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  • Croatia - Avian Flu Detected at Duck Farm

    jan 14, 2017

    Ministry of Agriculture on Saturday afternoon on your web site is published to the bird flu virus was confirmed dead on breeding ducks in Sop Bukevski near Velika Gorica, on a farm that specializes in commercial breeding ducks.

    The Veterinary and Food Safety of the Ministry of Agriculture just formed a crisis headquarters.The infected farm and hatchery are closed and vulnerable area shall be declared radius of three kilometers from the farm where the virus was confirmed, emphasized the Ministry and announced that on Sunday morning team of ten veterinarians list all farms in four neighboring villages to determine the number of poultry and assessments made before the start of euthanasia. .

    All birds on the infected farm will be euthanized, as well as poultry in extensive farms in the protection zone, and it will make a risk assessment and if there's more organized cultivation within three kilometers.. Of course, owners of poultry will be compensated as before, "said Minister Tolušić adding that 'the avian influenza in the same way wrinkles and many other countries in the region. As soon as we have more information we will let the public, says the Ministry.

    . They remind that the avian influenza (bird flu) is very contagious viral disease of poultry and other birds, and never cause illness in humans.
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    Croatia to cull poultry near capital due to H5N8 bird fl

    January 14, 2017
    ZAGREB (Reuters) - Croatia said on Saturday it had detected H5N8 bird flu among ducks on a farm some 30 km (20 miles) southeast of the capital Zagreb.
    The Agriculture Ministry said in a statement that all the poultry on the affected farm would be culled, along with all poultry in non-intensive farming in a 3 km radius.
    "We're undertaking all the necessary measures to isolate the affected poultry that will have to be culled. The owners will be compensated. We're fighting this in the same manner as many other neighboring countries," Agriculture Minister Tomislav Tolusic said...https://www.yahoo.com/news/croatia-c...192828698.html
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      | Mon Jan 16, 2017 | 5:47am EST

      Croatia bans outdoor poultry after bird flu detected

      Croatia banned outdoor poultry on Monday and started culling ducks and hens on a farm near the capital Zagreb where H5N8 bird flu was detected over the weekend.

      "The virus has probably come with migratory birds. We've decided to ban outdoor poultry until the moment that we assess the danger is over," Agriculture Minister Tomislav Tolusic said.

      The bird flu virus was detected on Saturday on a farm some 30 km (20 miles) southeast of Zagreb. Poultry will also be culled on around a dozen small farms, involved in non-intensive farming, in the immediate vicinity.
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      http://www.reuters.com/article/us-he...-idUSKBN15015I
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        Highly pathogenic avian influenza,
        Croatia
        Information received on 16/01/2017 from Dr Tomislav Ki?, Assistant to Minister, Veterinary and Food Safety Directorate, Ministry of Agriculture, Zagreb, Croatia
        Summary
        Report type Follow-up report No. 1
        Date of start of the event 27/12/2016
        Date of confirmation of the event 03/01/2017
        Report date 16/01/2017
        Date submitted to OIE 16/01/2017
        Reason for notification New strain of a listed disease in the country
        Causal agent Highly pathogenic avian influenza virus
        Serotype H5N8
        Nature of diagnosis Clinical, Laboratory (basic), Laboratory (advanced)
        This event pertains to a defined zone within the country
        Related reports Immediate notification (05/01/2017)
        Follow-up report No. 1 (16/01/2017)
        New outbreaks (1)
        Outbreak 1 Sop Bukevski, Sop Bukevski, Velika Gorica, ZAGREBACKA
        Date of start of the outbreak 13/01/2017
        Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
        Epidemiological unit Farm
        Affected animals
        Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Destroyed Slaughtered
        Birds 927 40 40
        Summary of outbreaks Total outbreaks: 1
        Total animals affected
        Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Destroyed Slaughtered
        Birds 927 40 40
        Outbreak statistics
        Species Apparent morbidity rate Apparent mortality rate Apparent case fatality rate Proportion susceptible animals lost*
        Birds 4.31% 4.31% 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
        • Unknown or inconclusive
        Epidemiological comments Implementation of the disease control measures according to the Directive 2005/94/EC is ongoing.
        Control measures
        Measures applied
        • Vaccination prohibited
        • No treatment of affected animals
        Measures to be applied
        • Disinfection / Disinfestation
        • Stamping out
        • Official disposal of carcasses, by-products and waste
        Diagnostic test results
        Laboratory name and type Species Test Test date Result
        Croatian Veterinary Institute - Poultry Centre (National laboratory) Birds polymerase chain reaction (PCR) 14/01/2017 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=22369
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