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  • #91
    Re: Poland - Dec '07 Poultry H5N1 Outbreaks

    For information for our readers in Poland, here is an Avian Influenza leaflet in that language:

    http://new.wales.gov.uk/docrepos/403...polish?lang=en

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    • #92
      Re: Poland - Dec '07 Poultry H5N1 Outbreaks

      OIE report nr 5, december 13:

      http://www.oie.int/wahid-prod/public...&reportid=6592
      ?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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      • #93
        Re: Poland - Dec '07 Poultry H5N1 Outbreaks

        <TABLE cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=1 width="99%" align=center border=0><TBODY><TR><TD>Denmark says poultry to be kept indoors after bird flu in Germany </TD></TR><TR><TD><TABLE cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=0 width="100%" border=0><TBODY><TR><TD width="83%">Posted on : 2007-12-17 | Author : DPA
        News Category : Middle East
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        <TABLE cellSpacing=2 cellPadding=0 width="100%" border=0><TBODY><TR vAlign=top><TD>Copenhagen - Danish authorities Monday said owners of poultry should keep the birds indoors or under protective nets after outbreaks of bird flu in Germany and Poland. The Danish Veterinary and Food Administration said the measures were precautionary after tests in Germany indicated that some birds were infected with the H5N1 virus that can also harm humans.
        Denmark was one of several European countries that in 2006 reported cases of the virus, mainly in wild fowl but there was also a find among birds kept in a backyard holding.

        </TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE>

        http://www.earthtimes.org/articles/show/160267.html

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        • #94
          Re: Poland - Dec '07 Poultry H5N1 Outbreaks

          New H5N1 Bird Flu Outbreak At Polish Farm: Report -AFPLast update: 12/17/2007 1:33:55 PM

          WARSAW (AFP)--Poland has been hit by a fresh outbreak of bird flu, authorities told the PAP news agency on Monday, with the deadly H5N1 virus confirmed at a small northern poultry farm.

          Infected birds were discovered at a small farm near Milakowo in the northern region of Ostrada, PAP quoted veterinary service spokesman Adam Wojtaszek as saying.

          Infected poultry had also been discovered last week in two other small farms in the same region. Five other outbreaks of the strain, which can also be fatal to humans, have been discovered since the beginning of this month at larger chicken and turkey farms in central and northern Poland. Polish authorities have slapped security zones around the affected farms.

          Last week, a stork and two buzzards being cared for at a bird sanctuary in Poland's northwestern lake region of Mazuria were also found to have died from H5N1. Poland was also hit by the virus last year, but it only affected wild birds, and this year's outbreaks are the first among poultry. Since the latest outbreak began, veterinary authorities have as a precaution ordered the slaughter of around half a million domestic fowl. Poland's Agriculture Minister Marek Sawicki has warned that the outbreak must be brought under control because it could cause major economic problems given that the affected areas have a high concentration of poultry farms. Sawicki has promised farmers 100&#37; compensation for their losses. The European Commission has since Dec. 3 banned exports of live poultry, meat and eggs from the affected areas. Poland's fellow European Union member and neighbor Lithuania has imposed a blanket ban on Polish poultry products, a step likewise taken by Belarus, Russia and Ukraine. (END) Dow Jones NewswiresDecember 17, 2007 13:33 ET (18:33 GMT)
          Last edited by sharon sanders; December 17, 2007, 01:49 PM. Reason: formatting

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          • #95
            Re: Poland - Dec '07 Poultry H5N1 Outbreaks

            AVIAN INFLUENZA (189): POLAND (MAZOWSZE)
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            A ProMED-mail post
            <http://www.promedmail.org>
            ProMED-mail is a program of the
            International Society for Infectious Diseases
            <http://www.isid.org>

            Date: Mon 17 Dec 2007
            Source: Food Production Daily [edited]
            <http://www.foodproductiondaily.com/news/ng.asp?n=82102-bird-flu-poultry-poland>


            Poultry supply fears after Polish outbreak
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            More than 100 000 birds have been culled in Poland after an outbreak
            of bird flu was detected on a hen farm. The country's Ministry of
            Agriculture expects the new outbreak will have a significant economic
            impact on the Polish poultry industry.

            Poland is thought to be one of Europe's largest producers of poultry
            and poultry products, with annual exports to European markets
            averaging 230 000 metric tons. The announcement of previous outbreaks
            of bird flu caused wholesale prices for Polish poultry to drop at
            least 30 percent, according to media reports.

            The highly pathogenic (H5N1) avian influenza outbreak was detected at
            a large laying hen farm in Mazowsze Province. More than 120 000 birds
            were culled and 100 000 eggs were destroyed by the Veterinary
            Service. The exact damage to the economy has not yet been calculated,
            but earlier indications have not been good.

            This is reported to be the 5th case of avian flu registered by Polish
            veterinary authorities since last week [10-14 Dec 2007], when the
            deadly virus was discovered at 3 turkey farms in central Poland. A
            safety zone has been set up around the site to prevent the spread of
            the virus. The deadly bird flu virus has hit numerous locations
            across the bloc this year.

            Hungary suffered an attack of the virus in January [2007]. Germany
            and the Czech Republic have also both reported outbreaks of H5N1. The
            Czech Republic was hit with its first bird flu case in March 2006.
            Since then the country has registered another 13 cases of H5N1
            infection of swans.

            Also this year [2007], Germany confirmed that H5N1 was found in 6
            wild birds found dead near Nuremberg, and then reported a later
            incident where 3 wild swans in the east of the country were also
            infected.[This was followed on Mon 17 Dec 2007 by an outbreak in a
            backyard poultry holding in Magdeburg, a German State bordering
            Poland; see ProMED Mail post 20071217.4061. - Mod.AS]

            [Byline: Alex McNally]

            --
            Communicated by:
            ProMED-mail
            <promed@promedmail.org>

            [Poland submitted the following reports to the OIE since 3 Dec 2007:
            03 Dec 2007: Immediate Notification
            04 Dec 2007: Follow-up Report 1
            09 Dec 2007: Follow-up Report 2
            11 Dec 2007: Follow-up Report 3
            12 Dec 2007: Follow-up Report 4
            14 Dec 2007: Follow-up Report 5

            The full reports, and maps, are available at
            <http://www.oie.int/wahid-prod/public.php?page=event_summary&reportid=6540>.

            The current, 5th outbreak, is expected to be notified soon. - Mod.AS]

            [see also:
            Avian influenza (188): Saudi Arabia, Germany (Brandenburg) 20071217.4061
            Avian influenza (186): Poland, Russia (Krasnodar) 20071212.4002
            Avian influenza (184): Poland, Nigeria 20071210.3984
            Avian influenza (183): Benin, Poland, OIE, Saudi Arabia 20071206.3934
            Avian influenza (182): UK, Poland, Bangladesh 20071202.3887]
            ....................arn/ejp/lm

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            • #96
              Re: Poland - Dec '07 Poultry H5N1 Outbreaks

              WARSAW, Dec 17 (Reuters) - Five chickens have been found infected with the deadly H5N1 bird flu virus on a private farm in Poland in the latest outbreak of the disease in the country, state news agency PAP said on Monday.

              Emergency services set up a safety perimeter around the site near the northern city of Olsztyn and special disinfection mats were placed on roads in the region.

              "It is too early to say whether the decision to kill all poultry in the village will be made," Adam Wojtaszek, spokesman for the Olsztyn veterinary authorities, was quoted as saying by the agency.

              "All our actions are now focused on ensuring the disease does not spread," he added.

              This is the seventh case of the H5N1 bird flu virus discovered in Poland since the start of December, when the first case was found in central Poland at a turkey farm 80 km (50 miles) northwest of Warsaw.

              One of the European Union's biggest poultry producers, Poland exported 230,000 tonnes of poultry to European markets last year.

              http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSL17640074

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              • #97
                Re: Poland - Dec '07 Poultry H5N1 Outbreaks

                WARSAW, Dec 22 (Reuters) - Laboratory tests have confirmed a fresh outbreak of deadly H5N1 avian flu in the same area of northern Poland where the virus was discovered earlier this month, PAP news agency said on Saturday.

                "The presence of the H5N1 virus has been confirmed by the State Veterinary Institute in (dead) chickens found on an egg-producing farm in the district of Zuromin," PAP cited a statement from Poland's Chief Veterinary Office as saying.

                Preparations were under way to cull birds on four poultry farms in the village of Sadlowo Parcele, where 186,000 egg-laying hens are found, the agency reported.

                The latest bird flu centre is within the contamination zone of a Dec. 8 outbreak in the village of Karniszyn, from where the virus is believed to have been transmitted.

                This is the eighth case of the H5N1 bird flu virus in Poland since the start of December, when an outbreak was reported at a turkey farm in the Plock area, 80 km (50 miles) north-west of Warsaw.

                One of the European Union's leading poultry producers, Poland exported 230,000 tonnes of poultry to European markets last year.

                http://www.reuters.com/article/europ.../idUSL22186559

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                • #98
                  Re: Poland - Dec '07 Poultry H5N1 Outbreaks

                  Updated map

                  http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?ie=UT...1&t=h&z=7&om=0

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                  • #99
                    Re: Poland - Dec '07 Poultry H5N1 Outbreaks

                    Commentary at

                    http://www.recombinomics.com/News/12..._Poland_8.html

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                    • Re: Poland - Dec '07 Poultry H5N1 Outbreaks

                      Polish government says new H5N1 flu confirmed


                      A new outbreak of the potentially lethal H5N1 avian flu has been detected in northern Poland where cases have already been reported, the Polish Agriculture Ministry said Saturday.

                      "Veterinary authorities received the results Saturday morning from the national laboratory that confirm the presence of the H5N1 virus in the samples analysed," said a ministry statement.

                      The virus was detected on six farms in Sadlowo Parcele, a village within a health security zone set up after an H5N1 flu outbreak was detected in nearby Zuromin.

                      Some 200,000 chickens from four farms will be slaughtered, according to the statement.

                      At the start of December, avian flu was reported on two turkey farms and an egg producing poultry farm around Zuromin. Two large chicken farms in the northeast of the country were also reported to have H5N1.

                      Each time, exclusion zones were ordered. More than 500,000 birds were slaughtered.

                      The European Commission halted all fowl exports from the infected regions on December 3. Lithuania, Russia, Ukraine and Belarus have banned live fowl imports from Poland.

                      H5N1 has caused 209 deaths around the world since it was first detected in Asia in 2003.

                      The deadly H5N1 strain has passed from human to human only in very rare cases but scientists fear that such transmission could become more efficient and widespread through mutation, causing a global pandemic.

                      http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20071222...healthavianflu
                      ?Addressing chronic disease is an issue of human rights ? that must be our call to arms"
                      Richard Horton, Editor-in-Chief The Lancet

                      ~~~~ Twitter:@GertvanderHoek ~~~ GertvanderHoek@gmail.com ~~~

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                      • Re: Poland - Dec '07 Poultry H5N1 Outbreaks

                        Originally posted by niman View Post
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                        More H5N1 Spread in Poland

                        Recombinomics Commentary
                        December 22, 2007

                        Preparations were under way to cull birds on four poultry farms in the village of Sadlowo Parcele, where 186,000 egg-laying hens are found, the agency reported.

                        The latest bird flu centre is within the contamination zone of a Dec. 8 outbreak in the village of Karniszyn, from where the virus is believed to have been transmitted.

                        This is the eighth case of the H5N1 bird flu virus in Poland since the start of December.

                        As noted above, the is the eighth case of H5N1 in Poland (see satellite map). Although this latest outbreak is near earlier sites, the spread may not be due to poor biosecurity. H5N1 activity has been in high in Europe this fall. Germany has also reported multiple outbreaks this fall at regions adjacent to Poland. These outbreaks are genetically related to the Uva Lake strain of clade 2.2 which was reported in Germany, the Czech Republic, and France over the summer. More recently it was in wild and domestic birds in Krasnodar as well as England.

                        It is also likely that the strain was involved in human clusters in Pakistan. Human cases have not been previously reported in Pakistan, and that outbreak may herald human cases in the Middle East and Europe. A suspect case in a child in Kuwait has been reported, but the widespread outbreaks at this time of the year may signal more activity in the upcoming months, when H5N1 is more frequently reported in these regions.


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                        • Re: Poland - Dec '07 Poultry H5N1 Outbreaks

                          OIE report, outbreak december 22 , 2007

                          http://www.oie.int/wahid-prod/public...&reportid=6620
                          ?Addressing chronic disease is an issue of human rights ? that must be our call to arms"
                          Richard Horton, Editor-in-Chief The Lancet

                          ~~~~ Twitter:@GertvanderHoek ~~~ GertvanderHoek@gmail.com ~~~

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