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    Czech Republic: Avian Influenza in South Moravia

    Prague / Brno 24th February (Reuters) - About 3,000 geese and 350 ducks today ordered culling the South veterinarians because of infection of avian influenza, the virus identified in Rybářství society Hodonín.

    Vets take this drastic measure, although not dangerous H5N1 strain, which
    could be transferred to humans, but a less dangerous strain of H7.


    On preventive health measures today informed the head of Southern Regional Veterinary Jaroslav Salavat report.

    http://www.tasr.sk/24.axd?k=20090224TBB00783
    “Addressing chronic disease is an issue of human rights – that must be our call to arms"
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    Re: Czech Republic: Avian Influenza in South Moravia (H7)

    Geese with bird flu put down | Prague Daily Monitor
    Geese with bird flu put down

    ČTK /26 February 2009

    Hodonin, South Moravia, Feb 25 (CTK) -

    The staff of the Czech Rybarstvi Hodonin fishing company as well as tens of firemen Wednesday put down a gaggle of 700 geese in some of which vets had discovered a bird flu virus, local vet Ivan Prikryl told CTK.


    Control tests will decide about the fate of another roughly 2300 geese and about 350 wild ducks. The result will be known in the night, Prikryl said.

    The birds were killed by gas in special containers, which is the most merciful way of killing such a big number of birds, local vet authority head Jaroslav Salava said.

    Tens of firemen and police were on the scene. The latter sealed it off.

    A virus of bird flu was discovered by local vets when checking the breeding of waterfowl in Rybarstvi, Salava said on Tuesday.

    It was discovered in nine out of the 60 randomly checked geese near the Pisecensky pond. However, it is not the risky type H5N1, but the much less dangerous H7 stem, Salava said.

    An area with the 1-km radius was created around the focus of the epidemic, Salava said, adding that special veterinary measures for the disinfection of the farms and movement of people and poultry would be in effect there.

    Salava said the staff and locals were not exposed to any serious danger in the area.

    "The found H7 stem is among the low pathogenic stems of bird flu with a minimum risk. The transfer of the infection to humans can be discounted," Renata Vaverkova from the regional sanitation authority told CTK.

    The low pathogenic stem of bird flu was recently discovered also in Germany, France, Belgium and Italy.

    "We are using one-use protective gear that proved well in the past bird flus two years ago," head of the firemen's team Martin Cervenka told CTK.

    "The firemen also have special gloves and masks and are decontaminated as is the equipment," Cervenka said.

    A special firemen's team was called in to the place. It has a special crane to handle the containers with the cadavers.Most firemen will stay in Hodonin until Thursday as the disposal of the birds will continue in next days if the results of the tests are positive.

    Firm owner Oldrich Pecha put the value of one goose at 2000 crowns. If 680 geese are put down, he will lose 1,360.000 crowns.

    Further losses will be incurred through the forced disposal of about 6000 eggs in the hatchery, Pribyl said.Prikryl said the breeder could claim compensation for the disposal of the birds and disinfection of the firm premises with the Agriculture Ministry.

    Pecha said the company would survive the loss of one gaggle, but if the rest were put down, too, it would go bust.

    Pecha said there was more than 40-year tradition of goose breeding in Hodonin.

    The firm annually produces some 50,000 goslings it sells to small breeders. There are about 90 ponds with the acreage of 520 hectares in the Hodonin region.
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    <cite cite="http://praguemonitor.com/2009/02/26/geese-bird-flu-put-down">Geese with bird flu put down | Prague Daily Monitor</cite>

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      Re: Czech Republic: Avian Influenza in South Moravia (H7)

      Low pathogenic avian influenza (poultry), Czech Republic (2/26/2009) [WAHID-OIE]

      Low pathogenic avian influenza (poultry), Czech Republic

      [Full PDF Document at LINK. EDITED.]

      Information received on 26/02/2009 from MVDr. Milan Malena, Chief Veterinary Officer, Chief Veterinary Officer, Ministry of Agriculture , PRAGUE, Czech Republic

      -- Summary

      Report type Immediate notification
      Start date 24/02/2009
      Date of first confirmation of the event 24/02/2009
      Report date 26/02/2009
      Date submitted to OIE 26/02/2009
      Reason for notification First occurrence of a listed disease
      Manifestation of disease Sub-clinical infection
      Causal agent Low pathogenic avian influenza virus Serotype Pending
      Nature of diagnosis Laboratory (basic)
      This event pertains to the whole country

      -- New outbreaks
      Summary of outbreaks Total outbreaks: 1
      - Outbreak Location and Affected population: JIHOMORAVSKÝ (Hodonin, Hodonin) : Breeding geese.

      Total animals affected: Species - Susceptible - Cases - Deaths - Destroyed - Slaughtered
      - Birds - 679 - 6 - 0 - 679 - 0

      Outbreak statistics: Species - Apparent morbidity rate - Apparent mortality rate - Apparent case fatality rate - Proportion susceptible animals lost*
      - Birds - 0.88% - 0.00% - 0.00% - 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
      Sampling within the framework of the monitoring programme for avian influenza.
      Type: H7.
      Neuraminidase pending.


      -- Control measures
      Measures applied Stamping out
      Quarantine
      Movement control inside the country
      Zoning
      Disinfection of infected premises/establishment(s)
      No vaccination
      No treatment of affected animals

      Measures to be applied No other measures


      -- Diagnostic test results
      Laboratory name and type State Veterinary Institute (SVI), Prague (National laboratory)
      Tests and results: Species - Test - Test date - Result
      - Birds - haemagglutination (HA) test - 24/02/2009 - Positive
      - Birds - haemagglutination inhibition test (HIT) - 24/02/2009 - Positive
      - Birds - pathogen isolation by egg inoculation - 24/02/2009 - Positive
      - Birds - real-time PCR - 24/02/2009 - Positive


      -- Future Reporting
      The event is continuing. Weekly follow-up reports will be submitted.
      -
      -----

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        Re: Czech Republic: Avian Influenza in South Moravia (H7)

        Low pathogenic avian influenza (poultry), Czech Republic (3/6/2009) [WAHID Interface - OIE]
        Low pathogenic avian influenza (poultry), Czech Republic

        Information received on 06/03/2009 from MVDr. Milan Malena, Chief Veterinary Officer, Chief Veterinary Officer, Ministry of Agriculture , PRAGUE, Czech Republic

        -- Summary
        Report type Follow-up report No. 1
        Start date 24/02/2009
        Date of first confirmation of the event 24/02/2009
        Report date 06/03/2009
        Date submitted to OIE 06/03/2009
        Reason for notification First occurrence of a listed disease
        Manifestation of disease Sub-clinical infection
        Causal agent Low pathogenic avian influenza virus Serotype H7N9
        Nature of diagnosis Laboratory (basic)
        This event pertains to the whole country
        Related reports
        * Immediate notification (26/02/2009)
        * Follow-up report No. 1 (06/03/2009)

        -- Outbreaks
        There are no new outbreaks in this report

        -- Epidemiology
        Source of the outbreak(s) or origin of infection
        * Unknown or inconclusive

        -- Epidemiological comments
        Sampling within the framework of the monitoring programme for avian influenza.
        Mechanical cleansing and final disinfection of the outbreak were completed on 2 March 2009.

        Note by the OIE Animal Health Information Department: H5 and H7 avian influenza in its low pathogenic form in poultry is a notifiable disease as per Chapter 10.4. on avian influenza of the Terrestrial Animal Health Code (2008).

        -- Control measures
        Measures applied
        * Stamping out
        * Quarantine
        * Movement control inside the country
        * Zoning
        * Disinfection of infected premises/establishment(s)
        * Vaccination prohibited
        * No treatment of affected animals
        Measures to be applied
        * No other measures

        -- Diagnostic test results
        Laboratory name and type State Veterinary Institute (SVI), Prague (National laboratory)
        Tests and results: Species - Test - Test date - Result
        - Birds - haemagglutination (HA) test - 24/02/2009 - Positive
        - Birds - haemagglutination inhibition test (HIT) - 24/02/2009 - Positive
        - Birds - pathogen isolation by egg inoculation - 24/02/2009 - Positive
        - Birds - real-time PCR - 24/02/2009 - Positive

        -- Future Reporting
        The event is continuing. Weekly follow-up reports will be submitted.
        -
        <cite cite="http://www.oie.int/wahis/public.php?page=single_report&pop=1&reportid=7868" >WAHID Interface - OIE World Animal Health Information Database</cite>

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          Re: Czech Republic: Avian Influenza in South Moravia (H7)

          Presentation on the recent LP H7N9 outbreak in Czech Repblic:

          http://ec.europa.eu/food/committees/...4023009_cs.pdf
          “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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