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    Bird flu detected at two more Czech farms in east Bohemia
    Prague- Czech vets have detected bird flu in two more farms within a three-kilometre zone around Norin, east Bohemia, where the infection occurred at a broiler farm at the end of June, State Veterinary Administration (SVS) spokesman Josef Duben said.

    Further tests will show whether the poultry was infected with the H5N1 strain that is dangerous to man, Zbynek Semrad from SVS said, adding that the result should be known still today.

    One of the afflicted farms is in Netreby. It breeds some 17,000 pieces of poultry. The other one is in Chocen. It breeds some 54,000 pieces of poultry.

    The first case of bird flu at a breeding farm was detected on June 20 in Tisova where turkeys were infected.

    One week later the illness was reported from Norin, four kilometres away from Tisova.

    Bird flu was uncovered in the Czech Republic for the first time last year. All of the 14 cases involved dead swans living in open nature.

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    Bird flu detected in another two Czech commercial poultry flocks

    Bird flu detected in another two Czech commercial poultry flocks
    Wednesday 11 July 2007 15:37
    Some 71,000 egg-laying hens raised on two farms in the eastern Czech Republic are to be culled as tests revealed that they have been infected with the bird flu virus, Josef Duben, a spokesman for state veterinarians said.
    Rapid tests have so far revealed that the animals have been infected with the H5 type of the virus. Further tests should indicate by Thursday whether the hens have the H5N1 strain, known to be deadly to humans, Duben said.

    "We do not count at all on the possibility that it is not the N1 strain," he told Deutsche Presse-Agentur dpa.

    Veterinarians have detected the most recent bird flu cases in commercial poultry in the eastern towns of Chocen and Netreby as they have been testing flocks around the Norin farm where the H5N1 strain was confirmed in broiler chickens in June.

    All the hens as well as the poultry raised by residents of villages within a three-kilometre protective zone are to be slaughtered, Duben said.

    <!-- -->Within a radius of another 10 kilometres from the farms, poultry breeders will have to keep their animals indoors and will be banned from moving or selling them.


    Since June the H5N1 strain was already confirmed in two Czech commercial flocks in the same area and in a dead swan in the country's south.


    Last year, the potentially lethal strain was found in 14 dead swans in the country's southern regions.



    The disease was also recently detected in wild and domestic birds in Germany and France.




    Some 190 people around the world have died of bird flu since 2003, mainly through coming into close contact with infected poultry, according to the World Health Organization (WHO).


    Scientists fear the virus could mutate into a form easily transmissible between humans, which could touch off a global pandemic that would kill millions of people. dpa kza gma

    http://jurnalo.com/jurnalo/storyPage.do?story_id=47372

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      Re: Bird flu detected at two more Czech farms in east Bohemia

      Czechs find bird flu at two more poultry farms
      Wed 11 Jul 2007 12:59:33 BST
      PRAGUE, July 11 (Reuters) - Vets found an unidentified type of H5 bird flu virus at two Czech farms with 71,000 poultry, bringing the number of outbreaks at farms to four, the State Veterinary Authority (SVS) said on Wednesday.

      The SVS said it knew the virus found at the two new farms was of the H5 strain, but had not confirmed it was the H5N1 form, which can be fatal to humans.

      The Czechs found their first bird flu case, which involved the lethal H5N1 strain, at a turkey farm in the eastern part of the country in June.

      The two farms where the disease was reported on Wednesday are within a 3-km (1.9-mile) protective zone around another farm where H5N1 was found.

      "We identified the virus during monitoring before the disease had broken out, which is good because it limits the chances of a further spread," SVS spokesman Josef Duben said.

      Poultry at both farms would be slaughtered, he added.

      Duben said standard 3-km protection and 10-km surveillance zones would be expanded to include the neighbourhood of the two farms.

      More than 30 countries have reported bird flu outbreaks in the past year, mostly in wild birds.

      Since late June, Germany has reported the H5N1 virus in dozens of wild birds and in a pet goose.

      Globally, H5N1 has killed nearly 200 people out of over 300 known cases, according to the World Health Organisation. None of the victims were from Europe.

      http://today.reuters.co.uk/news/Cris...ryId=L11793656

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        Re: Bird flu detected at two more Czech farms in east Bohemia

        Originally posted by niman View Post

        "We identified the virus during monitoring before the disease had broken out, which is good because it limits the chances of a further spread," SVS spokesman Josef Duben said.
        H5N1 in life asymptomatic birds ?
        I'm interested in expert panflu damage estimates
        my current links: [url]http://bit.ly/hFI7H[/url] ILI-charts: [url]http://bit.ly/CcRgT[/url]

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          Re: Bird flu detected at two more Czech farms in east Bohemia

          Originally posted by gsgs View Post
          H5N1 in life asymptomatic birds ?
          No. just early testing.

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            Re: Bird flu detected at two more Czech farms in east Bohemia

            A new stock of the aviary flu virus discovered in Czech Republic 17:51 | 11 07/ 2007 MOSCOW, July 11 - RIA Novosti. Czech veterinary surgeons updated a new sub-type of the aviary flu virus in two chicken breedings in the east of the country, reports Wednesday the Reuters agency according to the declarations of the Czech governmental veterinary service. According to this service, the virus discovered belongs to the H5 group, but one does not know yet if it is dangerous for the man, like stock H5N1. It is already the fourth alarm with the aviary influenza in Czech Republic this year. The first time, the virus had made its appearance in June in a factory of chicken conditioning, with 150 kilometers in the east of Prague.
            http://fr.rian.ru/society/20070711/68785961.html

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              Re: Bird flu detected at two more Czech farms in east Bohemia

              http://www.ceskenoviny.cz/news/index_view.php?id=261682


              Tests show further cases of dangerous bird flu virus in CzechRep
              Prague/Pardubice- Tests have confirmed further cases of the dangerous H5N1 bird flu virus in the Czech Republic, State Veterinary Administration spokesman Josef Duben told CTK today.

              The virus, which is transferable to people and can kill them, has been detected at the farms in Netreby and near Kosorin, both east Bohemia, he said.
              Both sites involved are not far away from the places where H5N1 infection was detected a few weeks ago, Duben said.
              The poultry at the afflicted farms will probably start to be liquidated on Thursday morning. About 70,000 pieces of poultry are involved.
              The Netrebice farm breeds some 17,000 pieces of poultry, Kosorin about 54,000. Their liquidation by tens of firefighters and soldiers will take up to five days.
              The police today closed the farms down along with access roads.
              There is no pending danger of bird flu epidemic in the Czech Republic, Radek Axmann from the Regional Veterinary Administration said.
              Czech vets detected this year's first bird flu case on June 20, at the Tisova farm, elsewhere in east Bohemia's Pardubice region. One week later the H5N1 virus was detected at another poultry farm, situated four kilometres far from Tisova.

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