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    14 October, 2020


    H5N8 virus was confirmed in black swans at Jerusalem Biblical Zoo. 5 dead birds were found.
    Mute swans and other water fowls were not affected.

    H5N8 virus was confirmed in black swans at Jerusalem Biblical Zoo. 5 dead birds were found.
    Mute swans and other water fowls were not affected.

    “Addressing chronic disease is an issue of human rights – that must be our call to arms"
    Richard Horton, Editor-in-Chief The Lancet

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  • #2
    Bird flu found in chickens in kibbutz in northern Israel


    OCTOBER 14, 2020 10:31

    The Agriculture Ministry found chickens infected with the bird flu in Kibbutz Ma'anit in northern Israel, the ministry announced on Wednesday.The affected chicken coop was closed by the ministry and nearby farms were placed under restrictions.

    The strain of bird flu found in the chickens was H5N8, which affects a variety of chickens, but has not yet been found to infect humans.
    “Addressing chronic disease is an issue of human rights – that must be our call to arms"
    Richard Horton, Editor-in-Chief The Lancet

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    • #3
      Two more cases of bird flu have been detected in the last day

      Oct 15, 2020

      The Ministry of Agriculture said today (Thursday) that two more cases of bird flu have been detected in the last day. One at a swan at the Biblical Zoo and the other at a turkey coop in Kibbutz Revadim. All the animals were locked up. Yesterday, a case of bird flu was discovered in a coop at Kibbutz Ma'anit in the Menashe Regional Council.


      “Addressing chronic disease is an issue of human rights – that must be our call to arms"
      Richard Horton, Editor-in-Chief The Lancet

      ~~~~ Twitter:@GertvanderHoek ~~~ GertvanderHoek@gmail.com ~~~

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      • #4
        Highly pathogenic avian influenza,
        Israel
        Information received on 15/10/2020 from Dr Tamir Goshen, Acting Director, Veterinary Services and Animal Health, Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, Beit Dagan, Israel
        Summary
        Report type Follow-up report No. 2
        Date of start of the event 12/10/2020
        Date of confirmation of the event 13/10/2020
        Report date 15/10/2020
        Date submitted to OIE 15/10/2020
        Reason for notification Recurrence of a listed disease
        Date of previous occurrence 03/02/2020
        Manifestation of disease Clinical disease
        Causal agent Highly pathogenic avian influenza virus
        Serotype H5N8
        Nature of diagnosis Clinical, Laboratory (advanced)
        This event pertains to a defined zone within the country
        Related reports Immediate notification (13/10/2020)
        Follow-up report No. 1 (14/10/2020)
        Follow-up report No. 2 (15/10/2020)
        New outbreaks (1)
        Outbreak 1 (REVADIM) REVADIM, Ashkelon, Hadarom
        Date of start of the outbreak 14/10/2020
        Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
        Epidemiological unit Farm
        Affected animals
        Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
        Birds 18800 650 150
        Affected population 3.5 weeks old turkeys. the flock is divided into two pens. The morbidity and mortality were observed in one pen.
        Summary of outbreaks Total outbreaks: 1
        Total animals affected
        Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
        Birds 18800 650 150
        Outbreak statistics
        Species Apparent morbidity rate Apparent mortality rate Apparent case fatality rate Proportion susceptible animals lost*
        Birds 3.46% 0.80% 23.08% **
        *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
        • Most likely by wild migrating birds
        Epidemiological comments Epidemiological investigation is ongoing. The last time that the virus was diagnosed in Israel was in January 2020 in a Bonelli's eagle in the desert. The last time that it was diagnosed in a commercial farm was in the north of the country in April 2019, in a turkey farm.
        Control measures
        Measures applied
        • Movement control inside the country
        • Quarantine
        • Zoning
        • Vaccination prohibited
        • No treatment of affected animals
        Measures to be applied
        • Surveillance outside containment and/or protection zone
        • Surveillance within containment and/or protection zone
        • Official disposal of carcasses, by-products and waste
        • Stamping out
        • Disinfection
        Diagnostic test results
        Laboratory name and type Species Test Test date Result
        Kimron Veterinary Institute, Avian Diseases Laboratory (National laboratory) Birds pathogen isolation by egg inoculation 15/10/2020 Pending
        Kimron Veterinary Institute, Avian Diseases Laboratory (National laboratory) Birds real-time reverse transcriptase/polymerase chain reaction (RRT-PCR) 15/10/2020 Positive
        Future Reporting
        The event is continuing. Weekly follow-up reports will be submitted.
        Map of outbreak locations
        “Addressing chronic disease is an issue of human rights – that must be our call to arms"
        Richard Horton, Editor-in-Chief The Lancet

        ~~~~ Twitter:@GertvanderHoek ~~~ GertvanderHoek@gmail.com ~~~

        Comment


        • #5
          Highly pathogenic avian influenza,
          Israel
          Information received on 29/10/2020 from Dr Tamir Goshen, Acting Director, Veterinary Services and Animal Health, Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, Beit Dagan, Israel
          Summary
          Report type Follow-up report No. 5
          Date of start of the event 12/10/2020
          Date of confirmation of the event 13/10/2020
          Report date 29/10/2020
          Date submitted to OIE 29/10/2020
          Reason for notification Recurrence of a listed disease
          Date of previous occurrence 03/02/2020
          Manifestation of disease Clinical disease
          Causal agent Highly pathogenic avian influenza virus
          Serotype H5N8
          Nature of diagnosis Clinical, Laboratory (advanced)
          This event pertains to a defined zone within the country
          Related reports Immediate notification (13/10/2020)
          Follow-up report No. 1 (14/10/2020)
          Follow-up report No. 2 (15/10/2020)
          Follow-up report No. 3 (19/10/2020)
          Follow-up report No. 4 (26/10/2020)
          Follow-up report No. 5 (29/10/2020)
          New outbreaks (1)
          Outbreak 1 (GEVAT) GEVAT, Yizreel, Hazafon
          Date of start of the outbreak 28/10/2020
          Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
          Epidemiological unit Farm
          Affected animals
          Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
          Birds 22000 68 68
          Affected population 62 weeks old heavy breeders. Culling will be done shortly.
          Summary of outbreaks Total outbreaks: 1
          Total animals affected
          Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
          Birds 22000 68 68
          Outbreak statistics
          Species Apparent morbidity rate Apparent mortality rate Apparent case fatality rate Proportion susceptible animals lost*
          Birds 0.31% 0.31% 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
          • Most likely by wild migrating birds
          Epidemiological comments Epidemiological investigation is ongoing. The last time that the virus was diagnosed in Israel was in January 2020 in a Bonelli's eagle in the desert. The last time that it was diagnosed in a commercial farm was in the north of the country in April 2019, in a turkey farm.
          Control measures
          Measures applied
          • Movement control inside the country
          • Quarantine
          • Zoning
          • Vaccination prohibited
          • No treatment of affected animals
          Measures to be applied
          • Surveillance outside containment and/or protection zone
          • Surveillance within containment and/or protection zone
          • Official disposal of carcasses, by-products and waste
          • Stamping out
          • Disinfection
          Diagnostic test results
          Laboratory name and type Species Test Test date Result
          Kimron Veterinary Institute, Avian Diseases Laboratory (National laboratory) Birds pathogen isolation by egg inoculation Pending
          Future Reporting
          The event is continuing. Weekly follow-up reports will be submitted.
          Map of outbreak locations
          “Addressing chronic disease is an issue of human rights – that must be our call to arms"
          Richard Horton, Editor-in-Chief The Lancet

          ~~~~ Twitter:@GertvanderHoek ~~~ GertvanderHoek@gmail.com ~~~

          Comment


          • #6

            2 November, 2020

            Israel reports 4 more cases of avian influenza in commercial farms:

            Oct 29: an outbreak in Kibbutz Gvat, broiler breeders, 62 wks old, 22,000 birds.
            Oct 30: an outbreak in Kibbutz Sluhot, meat turkeys, 16.5 wks old, 21,000 birds.
            Oct 31: an outbreak in Ma'ayan Zvi, Turkey breeders, 14 wks old - 8,200 birds.
            Nov 2: an outbreak in a broiler farm in the Golan heights - Ma'ale Gamla. The flock is 5.5 wks old. 130,000 bird will be culled.
            “Addressing chronic disease is an issue of human rights – that must be our call to arms"
            Richard Horton, Editor-in-Chief The Lancet

            ~~~~ Twitter:@GertvanderHoek ~~~ GertvanderHoek@gmail.com ~~~

            Comment


            • #7
              Highly pathogenic avian influenza,
              Israel
              Information received on 04/11/2020 from Dr Tamir Goshen, Acting Director, Veterinary Services and Animal Health, Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, Beit Dagan, Israel
              Summary
              Report type Follow-up report No. 7
              Date of start of the event 12/10/2020
              Date of confirmation of the event 13/10/2020
              Report date 04/11/2020
              Date submitted to OIE 04/11/2020
              Reason for notification Recurrence of a listed disease
              Date of previous occurrence 03/02/2020
              Manifestation of disease Clinical disease
              Causal agent Highly pathogenic avian influenza virus
              Serotype H5N8
              Nature of diagnosis Clinical, Laboratory (advanced)
              This event pertains to a defined zone within the country
              Related reports Immediate notification (13/10/2020)
              Follow-up report No. 1 (14/10/2020)
              Follow-up report No. 2 (15/10/2020)
              Follow-up report No. 3 (19/10/2020)
              Follow-up report No. 4 (26/10/2020)
              Follow-up report No. 5 (29/10/2020)
              Follow-up report No. 6 (01/11/2020)
              Follow-up report No. 7 (04/11/2020)
              New outbreaks (1)
              Outbreak 1 (MAALE GAMLA) MAALE GAMLA, Golan, Hazafon
              Date of start of the outbreak 01/11/2020
              Outbreak status Resolved (03/11/2020)
              Epidemiological unit Farm
              Affected animals
              Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
              Birds 133000 1500 1420 131580 0
              Affected population Six weeks old broilers. The farm includes six pens. The mortality has been seen in one pen only. All the birds in all the pens have been culled.
              Summary of outbreaks Total outbreaks: 1
              Total animals affected
              Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
              Birds 133000 1500 1420 131580 0
              Outbreak statistics
              Species Apparent morbidity rate Apparent mortality rate Apparent case fatality rate Proportion susceptible animals lost*
              Birds 1.13% 1.07% 94.67% 100.00%
              *Removed from the susceptible population through death, destruction and/or slaughter
              Epidemiology
              Source of the outbreak(s) or origin of infection
              • Most likely by wild migrating birds
              Epidemiological comments Epidemiological investigation is ongoing. The last time that the virus was diagnosed in Israel was in January 2020 in a Bonelli's eagle in the desert. The last time that it was diagnosed in a commercial farm was in the north of the country in April 2019, in a turkey farm.
              Control measures
              Measures applied
              • Movement control inside the country
              • Quarantine
              • Official disposal of carcasses, by-products and waste
              • Stamping out
              • Zoning
              • Vaccination prohibited
              • No treatment of affected animals
              Measures to be applied
              • Surveillance outside containment and/or protection zone
              • Surveillance within containment and/or protection zone
              • Disinfection
              Diagnostic test results
              Laboratory name and type Species Test Test date Result
              Kimron Veterinary Institute, Avian Diseases Laboratory (National laboratory) Birds pathogen isolation by egg inoculation Pending
              Future Reporting
              The event is continuing. Weekly follow-up reports will be submitted.
              Map of outbreak locations
              “Addressing chronic disease is an issue of human rights – that must be our call to arms"
              Richard Horton, Editor-in-Chief The Lancet

              ~~~~ Twitter:@GertvanderHoek ~~~ GertvanderHoek@gmail.com ~~~

              Comment


              • #8
                Highly pathogenic avian influenza,
                Israel
                Information received on 05/11/2020 from Dr Tamir Goshen, Acting Director, Veterinary Services and Animal Health, Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, Beit Dagan, Israel
                Summary
                Report type Follow-up report No. 8
                Date of start of the event 12/10/2020
                Date of confirmation of the event 13/10/2020
                Report date 05/11/2020
                Date submitted to OIE 05/11/2020
                Reason for notification Recurrence of a listed disease
                Date of previous occurrence 03/02/2020
                Manifestation of disease Clinical disease
                Causal agent Highly pathogenic avian influenza virus
                Serotype H5N8
                Nature of diagnosis Clinical, Laboratory (advanced)
                This event pertains to a defined zone within the country
                Related reports Immediate notification (13/10/2020)
                Follow-up report No. 1 (14/10/2020)
                Follow-up report No. 2 (15/10/2020)
                Follow-up report No. 3 (19/10/2020)
                Follow-up report No. 4 (26/10/2020)
                Follow-up report No. 5 (29/10/2020)
                Follow-up report No. 6 (01/11/2020)
                Follow-up report No. 7 (04/11/2020)
                Follow-up report No. 8 (05/11/2020)
                New outbreaks (1)
                Outbreak 1 (NAHALAL) NAHALAL, Yizreel, Hazafon
                Date of start of the outbreak 03/11/2020
                Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
                Epidemiological unit Farm
                Affected animals
                Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
                Birds 28000 700 500
                Affected population 15 weeks old turkeys. Neurologic symptoms and acute death.
                Summary of outbreaks Total outbreaks: 1
                Total animals affected
                Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
                Birds 28000 700 500
                Outbreak statistics
                Species Apparent morbidity rate Apparent mortality rate Apparent case fatality rate Proportion susceptible animals lost*
                Birds 2.50% 1.79% 71.43% **
                *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
                • Most likely by wild migrating birds
                Epidemiological comments Epidemiological investigation is ongoing. The last time that the virus was diagnosed in Israel was in January 2020 in a Bonelli's eagle in the desert. The last time that it was diagnosed in a commercial farm was in the north of the country in April 2019, in a turkey farm.
                Control measures
                Measures applied
                • Movement control inside the country
                • Quarantine
                • Zoning
                • Vaccination prohibited
                • No treatment of affected animals
                Measures to be applied
                • Surveillance outside containment and/or protection zone
                • Surveillance within containment and/or protection zone
                • Official disposal of carcasses, by-products and waste
                • Stamping out
                • Disinfection
                Diagnostic test results
                Laboratory name and type Species Test Test date Result
                Kimron Veterinary Institute, Avian Diseases Laboratory (National laboratory) Birds pathogen isolation by egg inoculation 04/11/2020 Positive
                Kimron Veterinary Institute, Avian Diseases Laboratory (National laboratory) Birds real-time reverse transcriptase/polymerase chain reaction (RRT-PCR) 04/11/2020 Positive
                Kimron Veterinary Institute, Avian Diseases Laboratory (National laboratory) Birds virus sequencing 04/11/2020 Positive
                Future Reporting
                The event is continuing. Weekly follow-up reports will be submitted.
                Map of outbreak locations
                “Addressing chronic disease is an issue of human rights – that must be our call to arms"
                Richard Horton, Editor-in-Chief The Lancet

                ~~~~ Twitter:@GertvanderHoek ~~~ GertvanderHoek@gmail.com ~~~

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