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Egypt - MoA announces 27 bird flu outbreaks so far in 2018 - March 7, 2018

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  • Egypt - MoA announces 27 bird flu outbreaks so far in 2018 - March 7, 2018

    Agriculture: control of 27 foci for avian flu and continued detection

    Wednesday, 07 March 2018 01:52 PM

    Dr. Jihad Salah, Director General of the General Directorate of Poultry Diseases at the General Authority for Veterinary Services in the Ministry of Agriculture, said that with regard to avian influenza, active surveillance devices have succeeded in controlling 27 outbreaks of the disease, including 9 farms, 2 markets and 16 domestic education in all governorates since January 1st, Now they have been surrounded, controlled and executed by dead birds .

    The director of the epidemics of poultry, in statements to "the seventh day," that the Commission is taking all precautionary measures to deal with epidemic diseases, especially avian influenza, through preventive medicine programs to investigate, and the proper health treatment with foci, and follow-up biosecurity of farms and immunization, and the formation of teams to deal with health The establishment of a core team and a reserve team in each veterinary department, training each member of the team in a program to ensure the safe disposal of birds and birds, carrying out awareness and counseling work for citizens within the focal area, Ra .
    The veterinary services report revealed that the rapid precautionary measures to control the disease and respond to the eradication of any infected spot is the quarantine on the infected farm, the safe disposal of infected and dead birds, clearing and cleaning the nests of infected birds and farms, and communicating with the public and farmers and advising them about the disease , To check the focus of the farms from 3 to 5 kilometers, in the affected village for 21 days, and vaccination for birds free home education, and villages around the affected site to 9 km .

    The report added that it is periodically required local government to follow up the implementation of the containment of epidemic diseases through the non-circulation of animals sold if not included in the program of immunization and numbering implemented by the ministry, to prevent the spread of the disease and ensure the sale and circulation of animals free from epidemic diseases, To combat bird flu and safe bird slaughter, which aims to prevent the practice of slaughtering birds and those present at the slaughter site for possible infection with the virus .