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  • H5N3 in Leipzig Germany Zoo

    Source: http://www.ad-hoc-news.de/bersicht-N...litik/19752333

    Google translation:
    (Summary - New: Zoo Leipzig) virus in ducks and geese in the Leipzig Zoo discovered


    Leipzig (ddp-LSC) after the bird flu case in Ostsachsen are at a routine control in Leipzig Zoo in a virus infected ducks and a goose have been found.


    Leipzig (ddp-LSC). After the bird flu case in Ostsachsen are at a routine control in Leipzig Zoo in a virus infected ducks and a goose have been found. By influenza virus type H5N3 caused disease was, however, by the avian influenza to distinguish informed the Ministry of Health on Wednesday in Dresden. The so-called bird flu confirmed by the highly contagious H5N1 influenza virus caused.

    The diseased animals, including a Gelbschnabelente a Sichelente and a Brandgans, were, according to the zoo veterinary officer killed arrangement.

    The agents were probably introduced by wild birds has been divided further with the Ministry. Therefore, the birds of the zoo precaution in the stables remain. Disease risks posed by these influenza viruses were not known. A danger to visitors, there is not, it was.

    Birds that would otherwise live in open-air enclosures, including ostriches, pelicans and water fowl, had until further notice not to be seen, said Joerg Zoodirektoren Junhold with. All precautionary measures arising from the Animal Disease Act and Regulation to protect against the avian influenza found were immediately begun.

    In the past week was in a poultry flock in the village marker, a new case of bird flu discovered and the dangerous and highly contagious H5N1 virus has been detected. 1400 geese, ducks, chickens and turkeys were subsequently been killed.

    Reuters / ror / pon

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    Re: H5N3 in Leipzig Germany Zoo

    Source: http://www.sz-online.de/nachrichten/...asp?id=1967275

    Google translation:
    Wednesday, 15 October 2008

    Less dangerous type of bird flu discovered in Leipzig Zoo

    Leipzig / Dresden - In Leipzig Zoo is a less dangerous type of bird flu outbreak. As the Saxon Ministry of Social Affairs in Dresden on Wednesday announced that the influenza virus type H5N3, during a routine examination in two ducks and a goose have been found. This bird flu virus was highly unlike the H5N1 type is not dangerous for humans and animals more difficult to transmit. The H5N1 virus was in the past week on a Geflügelhof marker in the village at Goerlitz has been demonstrated.

    In Leipzig Zoo, the diseased yellow beak and sickle and the ducks Brandgans killed. The infection was probably carried out on wild birds. Precaution, all other birds in the zoo are jailed. "We ask for understanding that these precautionary measures because some birds that would otherwise live in open-air enclosures, such as ostriches or pelicans, until further notice does not show up", said zoo director Joerg Junhold with. "A threat to Zoobesucher does not exist," he said.

    The H5N3 virus among wild birds is very widespread, said a spokesman for the Leipziger Veterinary Office. Probably did the zoo animals on a nearby pond in the wild birds infected. The animals infected with H5N3 had no disease characteristics showed impacted "clinically healthy". "The only danger is that the pathogenic H5N1 virus to mutate," said the spokesman continued. In an initial investigation, all other samples of poultry Zoo negative. A second recurrence was planned in a few days.

    Meanwhile, there are markers observation area in the village no further bird flu cases. According to the ministry so far are all negative samples. Staff at the Friedrich-Loeffler-Institute were on the spot and investigate how it is a duck infected with the H5N1 virus has come. In a radius of 50 kilometers, there is a stall duty. Of these, the county Goerlitz, as well as parts of the counties Bautzen and Saxon Switzerland affected. Even in parts of Brandenburg as well as Poland and the Czech Republic must be caged poultry. In this restricted zone is also an import and export ban on poultry products. (dpa)

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      Re: H5N3 in Leipzig Germany Zoo

      Testing for avian influenza viruses seems to proceed in Europe as Austria sent to OIE a report about a couple of hawks found positive for West Nile Virus after being collected dead on suspicion of bird flu.

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        Re: H5N3 in Leipzig Germany Zoo

        Bird flu in Leipzig proven Wednesday, 15 October 2008 Leipzig. The fair city has a case of bird flu. This was proven in the framework by routine investigations in the city with ducks and a goose in the zoo Leipzig. According to data the-Saxonian Gesundheitsmisteriums acts it with the exciter around the strongly not sticking on influenza A-virus of the TYPE H5N3. As it is called further, it concerns here an illness of poultry, which of the bird flu, caused by influenza viruses - which will be differentiated by high-sticking on influenza viruses caused is. The Gesundheitsmisterium assumes the fact that the virus was brought in by wild birds and arranged that the birds of the zoo are accommodated as a precaution in stables. As the Misterium continues to communicate, disease risks are not well-known for humans by the viruses proven in Leipzig. A danger for visitors does not exist thus. In the Lausitz last week also the H5N1-Virus on a poultry yard, dangerous for humans, had been discovered - 1400 animals thereupon killed.
        http://leipzig-seiten.de/index.php?o...4537&Itemid=42

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          Re: H5N3 in Leipzig Germany Zoo

          Less dangerous kind of the bird flu in the Leipziger zoo discovers Leipzig/Dresden - in the Leipziger zoo broke a less dangerous kind off of the bird flu. How the Saxonian Social Department communicated on Wednesday in Dresden, the influenza virus had been determined of the type H5N3 during a routine investigation with two ducks and a goose. This bird flu virus is more difficult contrary to the high-sticking on type H5N1 for humans not dangerously and under animals to transfer. The H5N1 virus had been proven in the past week on a poultry yard in marker village with Görlitz. In the Leipziger zoo the yellow bill and sickle ducks gotten sick as well as the fire goose were killed. The infection was probably made by wild birds. As a precaution all other birds in the zoo must be locked up. „We ask for understanding that due to these precaution measures some kinds of bird, which live otherwise in Freigehegen are as to be seen to bunch or pelicans, until further notice not “, communicated director of zoo Jörg Junhold. „A danger for the zoo visitors exists not “, stressed it. The H5N3-Virus is common under game poultry very much, said a speaker of the Leipziger of veterinary centre. Probably the zoo animals on an obvious pond would have been infected with the wild birds. The animals infected with H5N3 would have shown, worked no disease characteristics „clinically healthy “. „The danger consists only of the fact that the virus said to the hochpathogenen H5N1 mutated “, the speaker further. In a first investigation all further samples of the zoo poultry failed negatively. A second repetition is intended in some days. Meanwhile there are no further cases of bird flu in the observation area in marker village. According to data of the Ministry so far all further samples are negative. Coworkers of the Friedrich of Loeffler institute are locally and examine, how it came to infecting a duck with the H5N1-Virus. In a periphery of 50 kilometers an obligation to confine animals to their cages exists. Of it the district Görlitz as well as parts of the districts Bautzen and Saxonian Switzerland are concerned. Also in parts of Brandenburg as well as Poland and Czech Republic poultry must be locked up. In this prohibited area also an in and an export prohibition for poultry products exists. (DPA)
          http://www.sz-online.de/nachrichten/...asp?id=1967275

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