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  • Germany detects low pathogenic avian influenza H5N1 on poultry farm in Brandenburg - confirmed by OIE

    BERLIN, Dec 2 (Reuters) - Germany reported a first case of
    the contagious bird flu strain H5N1 on Friday on a small poultry
    farm in the northeastern state of Brandenburg, the state's
    consumer protection ministry said.
    The farm in the Oberhavel district was sealed off and some
    500 chicks, ducks and geese were culled, a spokeswoman for the
    consumer protection ministry of Brandenburg said.
    "It's the first time in the current season that this type of
    bird flu was detected on a poultry farm in Brandenburg," the
    spokeswoman said.

    The H5N1 strain is regarded as highly pathogenic, but less
    dangerous than the even more contagious H5N8 strain found in
    several European countries in the past few weeks.

    http://www.agriculture.com/markets/n...in-brandenburg

  • #2
    Wow...looking to verify...not on OIE yet....
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    • #3
      I do not see this on the Brandenburg gov site. link


      Please also see:

      Germany - 5 new outbreaks of highly pathogenic avian influenza H5N8 in wild bird, farm and zoos (OIE, November 29, 2016)


      "May the long time sun
      Shine upon you,
      All love surround you,
      And the pure light within you
      Guide your way on."

      "Where your talents and the needs of the world cross, lies your calling."
      Aristotle

      “In a gentle way, you can shake the world.”
      Mohandas Gandhi

      Be the light that is within.

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      • #4
        If it is true that the H5N1 strain is also in Germany - then all Europeans need to be sure to take precautions regarding handling and consumption of poultry. The H5N1 strain does have a history of infecting humans and the historical reported fatality rate is quite high at 52.8% link

        "May the long time sun
        Shine upon you,
        All love surround you,
        And the pure light within you
        Guide your way on."

        "Where your talents and the needs of the world cross, lies your calling."
        Aristotle

        “In a gentle way, you can shake the world.”
        Mohandas Gandhi

        Be the light that is within.

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        • #5
          Translation Google

          H5N1 virus in poultry stock: 500 animals for culling

          The bird flu has now also reached poultry farming in Brandenburg. However, it is not the high-infected H5N8 virus but a less contagious form. Ducks, chickens and geese must nevertheless be killed.

          Oberkrämer / Potsdam (dpa / bb) - The mild form of avian flu H5N1 has been discovered in the poultry population of a farm in Oberkrämer (Oberhavel). 500 animals have to be killed within 48 hours after the positive laboratory result of the Friedrich-Loeffler-Institute, in order to prevent the pathogen from jumping over to other stocks, as reported by the Ministry of Consumer Protection and the county on Friday. In addition, Stephan Nickisch, a veterinarian, has activated the crisis center to coordinate the disease control at the country level, they said.

          The present finding in Oberkrämer is however not related to the outbreak of current avian influenza in wild birds, according to a ministry spokesman. This involves the high-level H5N8 exciter.

          It was not until Friday morning that it became known that a second dead gull in the district of Potsdam-Mittelmark H5N8 was detected. The first wild bird, who died from the effects of avian influenza, was discovered a week ago at Werder / Havel. Consumer Protection Minister Stefan Ludwig (left) then issued a country-wide stabling obligation for poultry.

          The H5N1 infection in Oberkrämer was discovered by chance. The breeder wanted to have his ducks released from the stables by the veterinarians. The authorization was preceded by a virological examination. Lastly, the mild form of avian influenza in Brandenburg in 2013 was demonstrated in a duckling farm. There is no danger to humans.

          https://www.berlinonline.de/themen/g...00-tiere-.html
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          • #6
            In an agricultural enterprise in Oberkrämer in the district of Oberhavel, all 500 chickens, geese and ducks have been culled since Freitagnachagag. Previously, the district of Oberhavel had confirmed the suspicion of an avian flu virus. According to the Office, this is a comparatively mild form of the H5N1 virus and not the subtype H5N8, which was previously detected in Brandenburg.
            Wieder ist ein Fall von Vogelgrippe in Brandenburg bestätigt worden. Zwar ist es diesmal eine nicht ganz so gefährliche Virus-Variante, dennoch müssen alle Tiere eines Geflügelhofs in Oberkrämer getötet werden. In Berlin wurden unterdessen weitere Sperrbezirke eingerichtet.
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            • #7
              Low pathogenic avian influenza (poultry),
              Germany
              Information received on 07/12/2016 from Dr. Karin Schwabenbauer, Ministerial Dirigentin and Chief Veterinary Officer , Directorate of Animal Health, Animal Welfare, Bundesministerium für Ernährung und Landwirtschaft (BMEL) , Bonn, Germany
              Summary
              Report type Immediate notification
              Date of start of the event 30/11/2016
              Date of confirmation of the event 02/12/2016
              Report date 07/12/2016
              Date submitted to OIE 07/12/2016
              Reason for notification Reoccurrence of a listed disease
              Date of previous occurrence 03/2014
              Manifestation of disease Clinical disease
              Causal agent Low pathogenic avian influenza virus
              Serotype H5N1
              Nature of diagnosis Clinical, Laboratory (advanced), Necropsy
              This event pertains to the whole country
              New outbreaks (1)
              Outbreak 1 (16-015-00532) Oberkrämer, Oberhavel, BRANDENBURG
              Date of start of the outbreak 30/11/2016
              Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
              Epidemiological unit Farm
              Affected animals
              Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Destroyed Slaughtered
              Birds 621 8 0 621 0
              Affected population 154 hens, 76 geese, 172 ducks, 219 other birds
              Summary of outbreaks Total outbreaks: 1
              Total animals affected
              Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Destroyed Slaughtered
              Birds 621 8 0 621 0
              Outbreak statistics
              Species Apparent morbidity rate Apparent mortality rate Apparent case fatality rate Proportion susceptible animals lost*
              Birds 1.29% 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 All poultry have been culled and safely disposed of. No poultry or poultry products have been dispatched. This low pathogenic avian influenza outbreak is not connected to highly pathogenic avian influenza outbreaks recently notified in Germany.
              Control measures
              Measures applied
              • Movement control inside the country
              • Screening
              • Disinfection / Disinfestation
              • Traceability
              • Quarantine
              • Surveillance outside containment and/or protection zone
              • Stamping out
              • Official destruction of animal products
              • Official disposal of carcasses, by-products and waste
              • Surveillance within containment and/or protection zone
              • 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
              Friedrich-Loeffler Institute (National laboratory) Birds real-time PCR 02/12/2016 Positive
              Future Reporting
              The event is continuing. Weekly follow-up reports will be submitted.
              ...
              http://www.oie.int/wahis_2/public/wa...reportid=21824
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