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  • Romania confirms bird flu in dead pelicans: report - Highly pathogenic avian influenza virus H5N1 confirmed (OIE)

    Green | Fri Mar 27, 2015 9:52am EDT

    Romania confirms bird flu in dead pelicans: report

    BUCHAREST

    (Reuters) - More than 100 dead pelicans in Romania's Danube Delta were found to be infected with H5N1 bird flu virus, Romanian authorities were quoted as saying on Friday by state news agency Agerpres.
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    http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/...0MN1OS20150327
    "Safety and security don't just happen, they are the result of collective consensus and public investment. We owe our children, the most vulnerable citizens in our society, a life free of violence and fear."
    -Nelson Mandela

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    Press Release - ANSVSA

    Friday, March 27, 2015, 3:43 p.m.


    03/27/2015 Press Release
    In a species of pelicans in the Danube Delta has been detected avian influenza
    Directorate Veterinary and Food Safety Tulcea was announced by the National Institute for Research and Development 'Delta', on 25 March, the presence of dead pelicans Ceaplace dead island, located in Lake Sinoe.
    Inspectors DSVSA Tulcea went immediately and harvested area for laboratory tests, six bodies Dalmatian Pelican.
    The colony of pelicans were observed sick birds, but found that there is a total of 64 bodies Dalmatian Pelican. Although the area there were other bird species have not been identified other bird corpses.
    Dalmatian Pelicans are a migratory bird species that fly this time of year from the African continent in the Danube Delta to cuibării.
    The six bodies were taken examined on 26 March at the Central Veterinary Laboratory for Food Safety in the DSVSA Tulcea. Here were performed necropsy, bacterial seeding and molecular biology investigations.
    Following laboratory investigations, all samples showed positive for influenza.
    According to procedures, the samples were submitted for confirmation and serotyping National Institute for Animal Health Diagnostic, which is the National Reference Laboratory for avian influenza.
    As a result, the territory ANSVSA ordered by the operation of the service note avian influenza control, to increase surveillance of wild birds in the achineDanube Delta, the establishment of the protection zone (3km) and surveillance zone (10 km) around the outbreak which in this case do not include any inhabited.
    It will also be intensified and cooperation in this regard, local authorities, the National Institute for Research and Development of the Danube Delta Biosphere Reserve Danube Delta, Romanian Ornithological Association, and the Association of Hunters and Fishermen in Romania.
    Even if the disease was found in an isolated area, wetland, located at the boundary between the counties of Tulcea and Constanta, developments in veterinary services is constantly monitored to prevent spread of the disease to domestic poultry flocks.
    Please note that the disease is present in Bulgaria, veterinary services in neighboring confirmation notifying disease for the first time this year, all the Dalmatian Pelican copies of a nature reserve, on 28 January.
    Revisit call to inform the population in the shortest time, veterinarian, any case of illness or death, as recorded in animals in the household.
    ANSVSA implemented since 2005 a monitoring program of bird flu. Under this program, ANSVSA permanent inspection performed by laboratory tests on samples of blood, tracheal and cloacal swabs from poultry holdings located in areas of counties with high risk of cross-border and poultry imported under quarantine period. This program provides the specific objective of supervision migratory birds in the Danube Delta and performing within IDSA - The National Reference Laboratory for avian influenza - the isolates of avian influenza virus, the cloacal and organ samples taken from dead wild birds or hunted .
    Communication Service

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    http://www.agerpres.ro/comunicate/20...nsvsa-15-43-24



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      Highly pathogenic avian influenza,
      Romania
      Information received on 30/03/2015 from Dr Maximilian Dragan, General Director, National Sanitary Veterinary and Food Safety Authority, Ministry of Agriculture and Food, Bucharest, Romania
      Summary
      Report type Immediate notification
      Date of start of the event 25/03/2015
      Date of pre-confirmation of the event 27/03/2015
      Report date 30/03/2015
      Date submitted to OIE 30/03/2015
      Reason for notification Reoccurrence of a listed disease
      Date of previous occurrence 04/2010
      Manifestation of disease Clinical disease
      Causal agent Highly pathogenic avian influenza virus
      Serotype H5N1
      Nature of diagnosis Laboratory (advanced)
      This event pertains to a defined zone within the country
      New outbreaks (1)
      Outbreak 1 Sinoe Lake, Ceaplace island, CONSTANTA
      Date of start of the outbreak 25/03/2015
      Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
      Epidemiological unit Not applicable
      Affected animals
      Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Destroyed Slaughtered
      Dalmatian pelican:Pelecanus crispus(Pelecanidae) 250 64 64 0 0
      Affected population A colony of approximately 250 birds
      Summary of outbreaks Total outbreaks: 1
      Total animals affected
      Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Destroyed Slaughtered
      Dalmatian pelican:Pelecanus crispus(Pelecanidae) 250 64 64 0 0
      Outbreak statistics
      Species Apparent morbidity rate Apparent mortality rate Apparent case fatality rate Proportion susceptible animals lost*
      Dalmatian pelican:Pelecanus crispus(Pelecanidae) 25.60% 25.60% 100.00% 25.60%
      *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 On 25 March, the County Sanitary Veterinary and Food Safety Directorate (CSVFSD) of Tulcea was notified by the Danube Delta Biosphere Reserve Administration (ARBDD) about the identification of 64 carcasses of pelicans in an inhabited area, on Ceaplace island, Sinoe lake. This area is located at the border of Tulcea and Constanta Counties, and no other localities with domestic birds are found on a radius more than 10 km. The entire population of pelicans counted initially more than 250 birds, adults and young. Excluding the dead pelicans (found in different stages of putrefaction), no other birds were observed with clinical signs in the area. Also, in the area were observed other birds species, still unspecified.
      Control measures
      Measures applied
      • Control of wildlife reservoirs
      • Screening
      • 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
      Institute for Diagnosis and Animal Health (National laboratory) Dalmatian pelican reverse transcription - polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) 30/03/2015 Positive
      Institute for Diagnosis and Animal Health (National laboratory) Dalmatian pelican virus isolation 27/03/2015 Positive
      Future Reporting
      The event is continuing. Weekly follow-up reports will be submitted.
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      http://www.oie.int/wahis_2/public/wa...reportid=17445
      "Safety and security don't just happen, they are the result of collective consensus and public investment. We owe our children, the most vulnerable citizens in our society, a life free of violence and fear."
      -Nelson Mandela

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