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  • Pathfinder
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    Saudi Arabia bans import of Tunisian poultry

    Local Press by African Manager - 15/12/2016 18: 080

    The Saudi Ministry of Environment, Water and Agriculture has banned the import of poultry and eggs from Poland and Tunisia, the site "Akher Khabar" said Thursday.

    The decision comes after a warning issued by the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) confirming the presence of bird flu in the two countries, the source added.

    It is recalled that the Tunisian Ministry of Agriculture recently announced in a statement that no case of avian flu has been detected in industrial and family farms in Tunisia. The department added that the Ichkeul Park has been quarantined and that health checks will be multiplied to prevent the spread of the disease.
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    http://africanmanager.com/13_larabie...s-tunisiennes/

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    Highly pathogenic avian influenza,
    Tunisia
    Information received on 14/12/2016 from Dr Malek Zrelli, Directeur Général, Direction Générale des Services Vétérinaires, Ministère de l'Agriculture, Tunis, Tunisia
    Summary
    Report type Follow-up report No. 1
    Date of start of the event 24/11/2016
    Date of confirmation of the event 30/11/2016
    Report date 14/12/2016
    Date submitted to OIE 14/12/2016
    Reason for notification First occurrence of a listed disease in the country
    Causal agent Highly pathogenic avian influenza virus in wild birds
    Serotype H5N8
    Nature of diagnosis Laboratory (advanced)
    This event pertains to a defined zone within the country
    Related reports Immediate notification (01/12/2016)
    Follow-up report No. 1 (14/12/2016)
    Outbreaks There are no new outbreaks in this report
    Epidemiology
    Source of the outbreak(s) or origin of infection
    • Unknown or inconclusive
    Epidemiological comments - The H5 sequence fragment was sent to the Reference Laboratory in Padova to identify the neuraminidase (N). The Reference Laboratory confirmed that the H5 sequence fragment is directly related to highly pathogenic H5 virus sequences clade 2.3.4.4 (including the H5N8 viruses currently circulating in Russia and Europe). - A phylogenetic analysis is on-going at the Experimental Zooprophylactic Institute (IZS), Venice (OIE Reference Laboratory). - The situation is stable.
    Control measures
    Measures applied
    • Surveillance outside containment and/or protection zone
    • Official disposal of carcasses, by-products and waste
    • Surveillance within containment and/or protection zone
    • Control of wildlife reservoirs
    • Vaccination prohibited
    • No treatment of affected animals
    Measures to be applied
    • No other measures
    Future Reporting
    The event is continuing. Weekly follow-up reports will be submitted.
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    http://www.oie.int/wahis_2/public/wa...reportid=21793

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  • Pathfinder
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    on-registration of other cases of bird flu in ichkeul lake and a call for educators to apply bio-security rules to protect poultry from the leak disease facilities
    • Date of publication: 12/13/2016 - 13:27
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    Following the announcement of the emergence of bird flu when migratory birds Lake Include much, remember that the Ministry of Agriculture and Water Resources to have been taken to prevent leakage of this disease ,preventive measures have also been intensifying surveillance at different levels, which proved that there wereno other cases of bird flu in our country to this date. Also make sure the ministry the importance of the role of the educator , who is primarily responsible for the protection of education facilities of the leak of the disease and that the application of bio - security and hygiene rules and immediate reporting of any suspected case. As the foregoing learning and the Ministry of Agriculture, Water Resources and Fisheries that it has been programmed series of 10 days of training and awareness-raising in cooperation with the Tunisian Union of Agriculture and Fisheries for the benefit of educators in many States on preventive measures of bird flu. The ministry calls for the immediate media Veterinary Services Regional Moundobaat for Agricultural Development in case of suspicion of the disease and the death of an unusual note when poultry or when thewild birds. This continues Veterinary Services official vigilance and follow the evolution of the global health situation. For a calendar of awareness-raising days For a day sensitization program
    Contact: D.ova Ben Hamouda: 25995483
    http://www.agriculture.tn/index.php/...741-b111120162

    Last edited by sharon sanders; December 13th, 2016, 12:53 PM. Reason: link

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  • Treyfish
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    Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza in Tunisia

    Click on: 125 Time: 2016-12-06 17:19 Author: Bees Source: First of Agricultural Economics

    The first hearing Nongjing Wang Tunisia Ministry of Agriculture reported to the OIE emergency, November 24, Bizerte Governorate (Bizerte) 1 seat nature park H5 subtype highly pathogenic bird flu. There are 17 bony top chicken and 13 red-necked duck disease, death. Diagnostic properties for the laboratory test. The source of infection is not clear. This is the first occurrence of highly pathogenic avian influenza in Tunisia.http://translate.googleusercontent.c...Ikg-3JYN26-R1Q

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  • Pathfinder
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    Highly pathogenic avian influenza,
    Tunisia
    Information received on 01/12/2016 from Dr Malek Zrelli, Directeur Général, Direction Générale des Services Vétérinaires, Ministère de l'Agriculture, Tunis, Tunisia
    Summary
    Report type Immediate notification
    Date of start of the event 24/11/2016
    Date of confirmation of the event 30/11/2016
    Report date 01/12/2016
    Date submitted to OIE 01/12/2016
    Reason for notification First occurrence of a listed disease in the country
    Causal agent Highly pathogenic avian influenza virus in wild birds
    Serotype H5
    Nature of diagnosis Laboratory (advanced)
    This event pertains to a defined zone within the country
    New outbreaks (1)
    Outbreak 1 Ichkeul Natural Park, Ghazala, BIZERTE
    Date of start of the outbreak 24/11/2016
    Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
    Epidemiological unit Natural park
    Affected animals
    Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Destroyed Slaughtered
    Common Coot:Fulica atra(Rallidae) 17 17 0 0
    Eurasian Wigeon:Anas penelope(Anatidae) 13 13 0 0
    Affected population On November 24, 2016, 30 Eurasian wigeons (Anas Penelope) and common coots (Fulica atra) were found dead in Ichkeul Natural Park (wetland), in the framework of the strengthened surveillance in wetland areas (REPIOM network). On November 30, 2016, the laboratory of the Veterinary Research Institute in Tunis confirmed the presence of H5 virus in the samples taken on the animals.
    Summary of outbreaks Total outbreaks: 1
    Total animals affected
    Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Destroyed Slaughtered
    Common Coot:Fulica atra(Rallidae) 17 17 0 0
    Eurasian Wigeon:Anas penelope(Anatidae) 13 13 0 0
    Outbreak statistics
    Species Apparent morbidity rate Apparent mortality rate Apparent case fatality rate Proportion susceptible animals lost*
    Common Coot:Fulica atra(Rallidae) ** ** 100.00% **
    Eurasian Wigeon:Anas penelope(Anatidae) ** ** 100.00% **
    *Removed from the susceptible population through death, destruction and/or slaughter
    **Not calculated because of missing information
    Epidemiology
    Source of the outbreak(s) or origin of infection
    • Unknown or inconclusive
    Epidemiological comments - Tunisia is located in the main migratory corridor for wild birds going to Africa from Europe during winter migration. Migration is ongoing and this viral strain must have been carried over by migrating birds. - According to the OIE Terrestrial Animal Health Code, article 10.4.1, provision 8, this outbreak does not modify the sanitary status of the country as affected birds are wild and thus are not included in the OIE definition of poultry. - A 3-km protection zone and a 10-km surveillance zone were implemented. There is no industrial poultry farm within the protection zone, and eight broiler farms within the surveillance zone. - Surveillance measures strengthened within the surveillance zone and the whole country. - Access to Ichkeul Natural Park was suspended.
    Control measures
    Measures applied
    • Surveillance outside containment and/or protection zone
    • Official disposal of carcasses, by-products and waste
    • Surveillance within containment and/or protection zone
    • Control of wildlife reservoirs
    • Vaccination prohibited
    • No treatment of affected animals
    Measures to be applied
    • No other measures
    Diagnostic test results
    Laboratory name and type Species Test Test date Result
    Veterinary Research Institute in Tunis (National laboratory) Common Coot real-time reverse transcriptase/polymerase chain reaction (RRT-PCR) 30/11/2016 Positive
    Future Reporting
    The event is continuing. Weekly follow-up reports will be submitted.
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    http://www.oie.int/wahis_2/public/wa...reportid=21749

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  • Pathfinder
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    https://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Parc_n..._l'Ichkeul

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    Ichkeul Park closed by the Ministry of Agriculture

    01 December 2016 18:48

    The Department of Agriculture announced today, Thursday, December 1, 2016, the closure of the Ichkeul National Park in Bizerte after the discovery of several cases of avian influenza in birds living within the park.
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    http://www.mosaiquefm.net/fr/actuali...riculture.html








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  • Pathfinder
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    Communication announcement of the presence of bird flu in some types of migratory birds in the lake, "Include much" and take the necessary preventive measures

    Date of publication: 12/01/2016 - 14:19 Read 385 times



    In the ongoing health monitoring Wetlands insured by agents of the forestry and veterinary interests Bizerte state - wide has been observed deaths unusual for some types of migratory waterfowl in the El Tarf region of the COR gazelle - level Forum Valley Sejnane with ichkeul lake. It has been evacuated sampling and analysis. This had led laboratory tests for the diagnosis of cases of bird flu in migratory birds .

    And learning and the Ministry of Agriculture, Water Resources and Fisheries that have not located any cases of the disease recorded when industrial and family poultry in Tunisia and in other wet areas . It has been taking the following measures to prevent the leakage of the disease:

    - The closure of a protected confused the public and declared a quarantine zone.
    - Continuing to poultry plants and industrial health monitoring, family and wetlands intensify.
    Remember , the Ministry of Agriculture of all caregivers need to respect the rules of biosecurity (Biosécurité) in poultry breeding facilities and this by:
    - Protect the poultry from entering the facilities pets and birds migrating to close the doors and put iron nets windows and skylights

    - Provide laundry contractor shoes a day and has an antiseptic validated

    - Basin focus to cleanse the wheels for the transport of feed or eggs or chicks vehicles at the entrance to the level established with emphasis on the use of effective disinfectants or provide spraying machine to sterilize the wheels of vehicles before entering the facility

    - Delete or cover the adjacent waters of the Mdajn accumulation of points (basins, drums ...)

    - Monitor all inputs ( les Intrants de l'Élevage ) relating to the facility Kokias feed and farming tools with careful disinfected before inserted into the breeding facility
    - Not to introduce into education facilities birds with an anonymous source

    - Ensure as much as possible to make the family chicken places protected from wild birds while protecting stripes and Pots and feed wild birds distribution.

    The ministry calls for the immediate media Veterinary Services Regional Moundobaat for Agricultural Development in the case of the death of an unusual note when wild birds and poultry.

    http://www.agriculture.tn/index.php/...tion01-12-2016

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  • ​Tunisia: Bird flu HP H5N8 cases diagnosed in migratory birds at Lake Ichkeul

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    Tunisia: Bird flu cases diagnosed in migratory birds at Lake Ichkel

    Dec 1, 2016 By: Di with TAP

    Unusual deaths have been observed in some migratory bird species in the Taref region (Ghezala delegation) in the Bizerte governorate, at the intersection between Wadi Sejnane and Lake Ichkel, The Ministry of Agriculture, Water Resources and Fisheries, in a statement issued Thursday, adding that the analyzes carried out have made it possible to diagnose the disease of avian flu in these birds.

    In this context, the Ministry has reassured that no cases of disease have been reported in family and industrial chicken farming structures in different regions of the country or in other wetlands.
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    http://directinfo.webmanagercenter.c...au-lac-ichkel/
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