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  • Poland hit by H5N8 bird flu outbreak on turkey farms

    Source: https://www.firstpost.com/world/pola...s-7848721.html

    Poland hit by bird flu outbreak on turkey farms
    World Reuters Jan 02, 2020 02:12:19 IST

    WARSAW (Reuters) - Bird flu has been detected in turkeys in eastern Poland, authorities said on Wednesday, and local media reported that the outbreak could require up to 40,000 birds to be slaughtered.

    Poland, Europe's largest poultry producer according to data from Eurostat, has not had an outbreak of bird flu since 2017...

    ..."Veterinary services are implementing virus eradication procedures in this situation," local authorities in Lubartowski county said in a press release issued on Tuesday, adding that the virus was a subtype of highly pathogenic H5N8 bird flu that can also threaten people...

  • #2
    Highly pathogenic avian influenza,
    Poland
    Information received on 02/01/2020 from Dr Bogdan Konopka, Chief Veterinary Officer, Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, General Veterinary Inspectorate, Warszaw, Poland
    Summary
    Report type Immediate notification
    Date of start of the event 30/12/2019
    Date of confirmation of the event 31/12/2019
    Report date 02/01/2020
    Date submitted to OIE 02/01/2020
    Reason for notification Recurrence of a listed disease
    Date of previous occurrence 20/04/2017
    Manifestation of disease Clinical disease
    Causal agent Highly pathogenic avian influenza virus
    Serotype H5N8
    Nature of diagnosis Laboratory (advanced)
    This event pertains to a defined zone within the country
    New outbreaks (1)
    Outbreak 1 (2019/1) Stary Uscimow, Uscimow, lubartowski (0608), Lubelskie
    Date of start of the outbreak 30/12/2019
    Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
    Epidemiological unit Farm
    Affected animals
    Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
    Birds 12089 12089 12089 0 0
    Summary of outbreaks Total outbreaks: 1
    Total animals affected
    Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
    Birds 12089 12089 12089 0 0
    Outbreak statistics
    Species Apparent morbidity rate Apparent mortality rate Apparent case fatality rate Proportion susceptible animals lost*
    Birds 100.00% 100.00% 100.00% 100.00%
    *Removed from the susceptible population through death, destruction and/or slaughter
    Epidemiology
    Source of the outbreak(s) or origin of infection
    • Unknown or inconclusive
    Epidemiological comments Following the suspicion of highly pathogenic avian influenza, samples were taken from five dead birds (turkeys).
    Control measures
    Measures applied
    • Screening
    • Traceability
    • Official destruction of animal products
    • Official disposal of carcasses, by-products and waste
    • Stamping out
    • Control of wildlife reservoirs
    • Zoning
    • 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
    National Veterinary Research Institute (National laboratory) Birds real-time reverse transcriptase/polymerase chain reaction (RRT-PCR) 31/12/2019 Positive
    Future Reporting
    The event is continuing. Weekly follow-up reports will be submitted.
    ...

    https://www.oie.int/wahis_2/public/w...reportid=32802
    "Safety and security don't just happen, they are the result of collective consensus and public investment. We owe our children, the most vulnerable citizens in our society, a life free of violence and fear."
    -Nelson Mandela

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    • #3
      Source: https://nationalpost.com/pmn/health-...two-more-cases

      Polish bird flu outbreak spreads, with two more cases
      Reuters
      January 3, 2020
      5:39 AM EST

      WARSAW — Two more outbreaks of bird flu have been reported in Poland at opposite ends of the country, authorities said on Friday, bringing the total number of incidents in Europe’s largest poultry producer to five this week.

      One of the outbreaks of the H5N8 strain reported on Friday was in the eastern Lubelskie region at a farm about 500 meters from where three cases in turkeys were reported this week...

      ...In the latest case in the Lubelskie region, 13,000 guinea fowl were affected, regional veterinary officer Pawel Piotrowski said.

      An outbreak of the H5N8 strain was also confirmed on a chicken farm in Przygodzice, in the western Wielkopolskie region, Poland’s General Veterinary Inspectorate said in a statement..

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      • #4
        Highly pathogenic avian influenza,
        Poland
        Information received on 07/01/2020 from Dr Bogdan Konopka, Chief Veterinary Officer, Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, General Veterinary Inspectorate, Warszaw, Poland
        Summary
        Report type Follow-up report No. 1
        Date of start of the event 30/12/2019
        Date of confirmation of the event 31/12/2019
        Report date 07/01/2020
        Date submitted to OIE 07/01/2020
        Reason for notification Recurrence of a listed disease
        Date of previous occurrence 20/04/2017
        Manifestation of disease Clinical disease
        Causal agent Highly pathogenic avian influenza virus
        Serotype H5N8
        Nature of diagnosis Laboratory (advanced)
        This event pertains to a defined zone within the country
        Related reports Immediate notification (02/01/2020)
        Follow-up report No. 1 (07/01/2020)
        New outbreaks (8)
        Outbreak 1 (2019/2) Stary Uscimow, Uscimow, Lubartowski (0608) , Lubelskie
        Date of start of the outbreak 31/12/2019
        Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
        Epidemiological unit Farm
        Affected animals
        Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
        Birds 9500 3000 120 9380 0
        Outbreak 2 (2019/3) Stary Uscimow, Uscimow , Lubartowski (0608) , Lubelskie
        Date of start of the outbreak 31/12/2019
        Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
        Epidemiological unit Farm
        Affected animals
        Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
        Birds 20600 18900 18900 1700 0
        Outbreak 3 (2020/2) Topola Osiedle, Przygodzice, Ostrowski (3017), Wielkopolskie
        Date of start of the outbreak 31/12/2019
        Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
        Epidemiological unit Farm
        Affected animals
        Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
        Birds 36069 36069 1261 34808 0
        Outbreak 4 (2020/1) Stary Uscimow, Uscimow , Lubartowski (0608) , Lubelskie
        Date of start of the outbreak 01/01/2020
        Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
        Epidemiological unit Farm
        Affected animals
        Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
        Birds 12960 500 500 12460 0
        Outbreak 5 (2020/4) Olchowiec Kolonia, Zolkiewka, Krasnostawski (0606) , Lubelskie
        Date of start of the outbreak 02/01/2020
        Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
        Epidemiological unit Farm
        Affected animals
        Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
        Birds 43 10 7 36 0
        Outbreak 6 (2020/5) Stary Uscimow, Uscimow, Lubartowski (0608) , Lubelskie
        Date of start of the outbreak 03/01/2020
        Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
        Epidemiological unit Farm
        Affected animals
        Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
        Birds 13186 2500 1550 11636 0
        Outbreak 7 (2020/3) Wolka Orlowska, Izbica, Krasnostawski (0606), Lubelskie
        Date of start of the outbreak 03/01/2020
        Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
        Epidemiological unit Farm
        Affected animals
        Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
        Birds 36 19 1 35 0
        Outbreak 8 (2020/6) Drozdowka, Uscimow , Lubartowski (0608) , Lubelskie
        Date of start of the outbreak 04/01/2020
        Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
        Epidemiological unit Farm
        Affected animals
        Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
        Birds 24000 20 20 23980 0
        Summary of outbreaks Total outbreaks: 8
        Total animals affected
        Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
        Birds 116394 61018 22359 94035 0
        Outbreak statistics
        Species Apparent morbidity rate Apparent mortality rate Apparent case fatality rate Proportion susceptible animals lost*
        Birds 52.42% 19.21% 36.64% 100.00%
        *Removed from the susceptible population through death, destruction and/or slaughter
        Epidemiology
        Source of the outbreak(s) or origin of infection
        • Unknown or inconclusive
        Control measures
        Measures applied
        • Screening
        • Traceability
        • Official destruction of animal products
        • Official disposal of carcasses, by-products and waste
        • Stamping out
        • Control of wildlife reservoirs
        • Zoning
        • 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
        National Veterinary Research Institute (National laboratory) Birds real-time reverse transcriptase/polymerase chain reaction (RRT-PCR) 02/01/2020 Positive
        National Veterinary Research Institute (National laboratory) Birds real-time reverse transcriptase/polymerase chain reaction (RRT-PCR) 03/01/2020 Positive
        National Veterinary Research Institute (National laboratory) Birds real-time reverse transcriptase/polymerase chain reaction (RRT-PCR) 04/01/2020 Positive
        National Veterinary Research Institute (National laboratory) Birds real-time reverse transcriptase/polymerase chain reaction (RRT-PCR) 05/01/2020 Positive
        Future Reporting
        The event is continuing. Weekly follow-up reports will be submitted.
        ...
        https://www.oie.int/wahis_2/public/w...reportid=32829
        "Safety and security don't just happen, they are the result of collective consensus and public investment. We owe our children, the most vulnerable citizens in our society, a life free of violence and fear."
        -Nelson Mandela

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