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H5N8 detected in Thuringia mallard.

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First appeared highly contagious bird flu virus in Thuringia
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Nordhausen / Erfurt. To protect against bird flu in many regions Thuringian applies a confinement of poultry. Now it gets serious: the first time the virus H5N8 was detected in a wild bird in Thuringia. The Mallard comes from the district of Nordhausen.

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As part of the active wild bird monitoring in the field of Aulebener ponds in the district of Nordhausen, the highly pathogenic avian influenza virus H5N8 was detected in one killed on January 6, 2015 Mallard. Archive Photo: Daniel Volkmann As part of the active wild bird monitoring in the field of Aulebener ponds in the district of Nordhausen, the highly pathogenic avian influenza virus H5N8 was detected in one killed on January 6, 2015 Mallard. Archive Photo: Daniel Volkmann
Nordhausen / Erfurt. Bird flu hasThuringiaachieved: the highly contagious virus type H5N8 was first detected in the Free State with a mallard. She was last week (January 6) to the Aulebener ponds in the circleNordhausen been shot for a wild bird monitoring, the health ministry said on Monday in Erfurtwith. According to the State Office for Consumer Protection and the Friedrich-Loeffler-Institut now confirmed the infection.
Now veterinarians examine whether the virus has spread into surrounding poultry houses. For this purpose, the competent veterinary samples had ordered in all herds within a radius of one kilometer from the launch site. In addition, all commercial poultry farms will be investigated in a three-kilometer radius of the virus out. How many chickens, ducks and geese live in this area, it was the District Office on Monday give no exact information.
The area in which the infected mallard was shot, is close to the border with Saxony-Anhalt, In the neighboring Federal land in past weeks, the H5N8 virus had been detected in several wild birds. The inSouth Korea have long been known virus was in November in a Putenhof in Mecklenburg-Vorpommernsurfaced. It is unclear whether the transfer to wild birds or poultry feed and trade took place. In Rostock Zoo are in the last days many birds - including twelve white storks - died or had to be killed because they had been infected with the virus.
To prevent transmission to domestic poultry is considered since the end of November in about 40 Thuringian risk areas a confinement of hens, ducks and geese. This mainly affects regions in which to rest or spend the winter migratory birds. At the same time in these regions targeted wild birds are shot in order to investigate the virus out. 200 birds killed - According to Ministry of Health were in the context of this monitoring - now also infected Mallard was discovered by the.
Background on avian influenza H5N8

The bird flu virus H5N8 was last in zoo animals in Rostock and wild ducks in Saxony-Anhaltdiscovered. Last Saturday, the pathogen was detected in an Ibis in Rostock Zoo. Overall, there had been 60 animals are killed. Previously, many animals died inSouth Korea, A few weeks ago the dangerous bird flu pathogen first emerged inEuropeon. Now the virus has alsoThuringiareached. But what actually is H5N8?
There are three types of influenza viruses: A, B and C. The commonly occurring human influenza caused by viruses types A and B, the world's occurring avian pathogens of type A.
The viruses present on their surface proteins with the acronym H (hemagglutinin) and N (neuraminidase) are referred to. There are 16 H subtypes and 9 N subtypes. Depending on the combination of these substances in the envelope of the virus, resulting in names such as H5N8.
Aquatic birds are the natural hosts of such viruses. They usually suffer little. In chickens, turkeys and geese the viruses of the H5 and H7 subtypes, however, mutated into highly pathogenic forms.
So far, no case is known, according to the Friedrich-Loeffler-Institute, has been transferred in the H5N8 to humans. Still could susceptibility of humans not be completely excluded.

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bird flu reaches Thuringia
In Thuringia, there is a first confirmed case of H5N8 bird flu variant. How the Health Ministry announced on Monday imposed a mallard in the territory of Aulebener ponds in the district of Nordhausen was infected with the avian influenza also called animal disease. The duck was shot on January 6, to monitor wild bird populations in Thuringia. The Thuringian State Office for Consumer Protection had then found that the bird was infected with the avian influenza subtype H5. The Friedrich-Loeffler-Institute (FLI) of the Federal've announced on Monday, if it were dangerous variant H5N8.

No large-scale operation near

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A female mallard duck.
According to Ministry statistics are now sampled in all domestic poultry around the area where the downed duck. This is to ensure that the virus has already been einschleppt in domestic poultry. Larger poultry farms do not exist in this region. Also within three kilometers, where the poultry is now placed under observation, there are no large-scale enterprises. A goose breeders from pegs on the helmets said MDR TH√úRINGEN, its 200 geese were all sold at Christmas. In the field of Aulebener ponds Poultry shall not since November from the stable to reduce the risk of infection.

Next suspected case is examined

The Ministry of Social Affairs can also currently still investigating another bird flu suspected case with a H7N9 virus but not related to the Fund in Auleben. Avian influenza is a particularly severe clinical picture of animal disease. It affects poultry and other birds. So far, the experts believe that H5N8 to humans is not dangerous. In Germany H5N8 occurred before the Thuringian case already in Mecklenburg-Vorpommer, Saxony-Anhalt and Lower Saxony. It is unclear whether the transfer to wild birds or poultry feed and trade took place.

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