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    Avian flu in the Człuchów poviat
    2022-01-13 | Przechlewo, Człuchów

    Some of the dead birds picked up from the Brda River in the Przechlewo commune suffered from bird flu. The poviat veterinarian confirmed the results of the research and announced that the entire Człuchów poviat would be covered by the endangered area. According to ecologists, the constantly increasing number of dead birds in Pomerania is not only the result of the H5 N1 virus.

    Witnesses alerted about the large number of dead swans in the vicinity of Przechlewo, who, with horror, discovered a dead flock on the Brda River. The employees of the poviat veterinary inspectorate in Człuchów immediately began to act. With the help of firefighters in the section from Przechlewo to Sępolno, 43 dead swans were found and sent to the laboratory, where it was shown that some swans suffered from avian flu.

    Over the next few days, the entire Człuchów poviat will be included in the endangered area. For farmers and poultry farmers, this means keeping farms strictly confined to keep the animals from coming into contact with wild birds. Currently, dead birds found in the Pucki and Nowodworski poviats are also examined. Dead birds were found again in Puck Bay. For environmentalists who have been sounding the alarm for many years about the growing unexplained cases of dead swans at this site, this is worrying.

    Ecologists from the association "Our Earth" recall with horror what happened last year in the vicinity of Władysławowo, where almost a thousand dead birds were found, only some of them suffered from the H5N1 virus.

    Ecologists are convinced that the poor condition of the environment is related to the discharge of salt minerals into the waters of the Puck Bay. The H5N1 virus, commonly known as bird flu, first appeared in Poland in 2007. Despite the efforts of the Ministry of Agriculture, the virus spreads to private farms every year.

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      Wieliszew. Highly pathogenic flu in swans. A dead bird was found in Skrzeszew
      January 14, 2022
      Magdalena Siebierska

      The first swan that died in the area of ​​Skrzeszewo in Skrzeszew was confirmed for the first time in 2022. a case of highly pathogenic avian influenza of the subtype H5N1. This information was confirmed by the Provincial Veterinary Inspectorate from Siedlce.

      Skrzeszew, Wieliszew Commune, Legionowski Poviat - in this town, at the dead swan, it was first confirmed in 2022. a case of influenza in wild birds. The presence of the genetic material of the avian influenza virus (#AlV) of the subtype # H5N1 was confirmed by the report of tests carried out at the State Veterinary Institute - National Research Institute in Puławy - he informed today, i.e. on January 14, 2022. in social media Provincial Veterinary Inspectorate from Siedlce...


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          A case of H5N1 bird flu was discovered in Kruszwica. Infected wild goose
          Bartosz Stelmasik 2022-01-19 | Kuyavian-Pomeranian Voivodeship

          The third case of avian influenza in wild birds in Kujawsko-Pomorskie
          The district veterinarian in Inowrocław issued an ordinance on the control of avian influenza in connection with the discovery of a dead goose in Kruszwica, in which the presence of the H5N1 virus was confirmed. According to it, a zone within a kilometer around the site of the outbreak of influenza was considered an infected zone. It covers Kruszwica, Kobylniki and Szarlej...


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              Source: https://nowydworgdanski.naszemiasto..../ar/c1-8651395

              Dead geese on the beach in Jantar. Avian flu is attacking the region
              Bilicka Jagoda
              Bilicka Jagoda January 28, 2022, 12:54

              The area at risk of an infectious animal disease - highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) is the following poviats: Chojnicki, Człuchowski, Kartuski, Nowodworski, Gdańsk, and the City of Gdańsk - informs the Pomeranian Voivode in the regulation of January 18, 2022.
              According to the Poviat Veterinary Officer in Nowy Dwór Gdański, on January 10, 2022, from the reference laboratory of the State Veterinary Institute in Puławy, positive laboratory test results were obtained confirming the occurrence of highly pathogenic avian influenza in wild birds.
              The research carried out on January 10, 2021 confirmed the presence of genetic material of the H5N1 subtype of avian influenza virus in samples collected from dead geese on the beach in Jantar. The carcasses of the animals were sent for recycling. There were no outbreaks of avian influenza in domestic birds in the Nowy Dwór district.
              The Veterinary Inspection has implemented appropriate disease elimination procedures.
              Contact with dead and sick birds should be avoided and, if it has happened, the basic rules of hygiene must be followed...


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                    Avian Flu Strikes AGAIN. New cases in our region!
                    Adam Jozwiak Adam Jozwiak 16.27, 06.12.2022 A.J. Update: 16.34, 06.12.2022 approx. 1 min. reading

                    This is very bad news for the inhabitants of our region, especially farmers. The Chief Veterinary Officer informed that based on the results of laboratory tests received on December 1 and 2 from the National Veterinary Institute - National Research Institute in Puławy, outbreaks of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) in wild birds No. 29 and 30 in 2022, subtype H5N1.

                    This time, the presence of genetic material of the avian influenza virus H5N1 was found in dead mute swans found in Świecie, Świecie commune, Świecie poviat, Province of Kuyavian-Pomeranian.

                    The Veterinary Inspection reminds you of the obligation to comply with the principles of biosecurity. In total, 30 such cases have been reported in Poland this year.


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                      Bird flu in the Opole region. We have a second outbreak of infectious disease. This time near Nysa
                      Christopher Strauchmann
                      Krzysztof Strauchmann January 4, 2023, 14:19

                      A swan found on December 30 in a river near Nysa was sick with bird flu, caused by the H5N1 virus. For the time being, however, the veterinary inspection has not designated an infected area there.

                      We have the results of research from the National Veterinary Institute in Puławy. The DNA of the H5N1 virus was confirmed in the swan found in Nysa Kłodzka. However, the mallard duck found then also died, it was "clean" - informs the district veterinarian in Nysa Zenon Ziubrzyński.

                      On December 29, 3 dead swans were found in the bushes on the banks of Nysa Kłodzka in the area of Aleja Wojska Polskiego in Nysa. Since foxes had already gotten to the remains, none of the birds were suitable for laboratory testing. At the request of state veterinary inspectors, firefighters searched the Nysa riverbed below the city the next day and found another dead swan. He was diagnosed with bird flu. In the area of the Nysa and Otmuchów reservoirs in the Nysa district, there are currently thousands of birds on their winter migrations.

                      - After consulting the provincial doctor, we did not decide to establish protection zones and restrictions in force therein, including perlustration of farms - says Dr. Zenon Ziubrzyński. – However, with the help of firefighters and police officers, we will search the water's edge. The found remains of birds will be utilized, and if they are suitable - we will send them for further research on H5N1. We are constantly monitoring the situation, we will see how it develops.

                      The veterinary inspection will notify the local self-government authorities, anglers and Waters of Poland about the risk of avian influenza. There are no large poultry farms nearby. Small farmers are asked not to let the birds out of their henhouses. They should be fed and watered indoors at all times, out of contact with wild birds. The breeders themselves should follow the principles of biosecurity as closely as possible. Avian influenza does not spread to humans, but it causes huge economic losses.

                      On December 7, 2022, the State Veterinary Inspection confirmed an outbreak of pathogenic avian flu in Poland in the village of Fałkowice in the commune of Pokoje, on a breeding farm where over 200,000 laying hens had to be slaughtered.