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  • LPAI in Sweden

    As far as I can tell, this has slipped under the radar so far - seems like an outbreak of LPAI in Sweden:

    12:09 | Tuesday October 21, 2008
    Bird influenza can last here

    Gåsbesättning in Kvänum A goose crew in Vara municipality in Västergötland can be contaminated of bird flu. It can last the first bargain in Sweden. "the Swedish Board of Agriculture blocked of the farm this morning" "the birds have been in contact with fågelviruset" samples that have taken on the geese on the farm has shown that they have antibodies in the blood against bird flu and it means according to the Swedish Board of Agriculture that infection cannot is eliminated. It will now be tested if it acts about it so called högpatogena the mould of bird flu that the geese set stem, the mould that also can hit people, Ingrid says Eilertz on the Swedish Board of Agriculture to Sweden's radio Skaraborg. The farm has 700 laying hens and 300 geese. The previous week was taken 40 samples on the geese and 34 of them shown be positive. The Swedish Board of Agriculture blocked of the farm on the Tuesday morning, in preventive aim, and additional samples will be taken. No animals are stated be having a propensity to. This is the first time antibodies has been found at a tame fowl crew in Sweden.

    Radio Sweden

    The bird flu in Kvänum not dangerous
    Wednesday October 22, 2008, 17:51

    The geese on a farm in Vara municipality, Skaraborg, where antibodies against bird flu was detected last Tuesday after it rutinprovtagning, does not have the offensive variant of bird flu. It types the Swedish Board of Agriculture in a pressure message today. There is nothing in those part sample replies the Swedish Board of Agriculture have may today as interprets on that it would last the the offensive bird flu H5N1. It is a milder variant of flu, of a type one quite often sees at vilda birds and wild ducks. This variant is not contagious for people.

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  • #2
    Re: LPAI in Sweden

    Bird Flu Emerges in Sweden

    Wed, 22 Oct 2008

    ZHANG:
    At a farm in southwestern Sweden, a tame goose population may be infected with bird flu. This would be the first occurrence of the epidemic in Sweden.

    STORY:
    A farm near Vara in south-western Sweden was sealed off today as a precautionary measure while more tests are being carried out to establish whether the geese on the farm are infected with bird flu. No animals were said to be sick.


    Routine tests already taken on the geese on the farm indicated they had antibodies against bird flu in the blood, meaning that infection could not be ruled out.

    [Robert Horst, Skaraborg’s Chief Veterinarian]:
    "During a routine investigation anti-bodies against the bird flu virus have been found... That means that the birds on the farm have been in contact with the virus."

    "We have found anti-bodies and then it's important that we continue investigating to either confirm that the virus is on the farm or that we can say that it was a false alarm."

    This is the first time antibodies have been found in a tame poultry population in Sweden. Ingrid Eilertz at the Swedish Board of Agriculture told Swedish radio tests were now being carried out to establish the type of virus the geese had established antibodies against, as there are many kinds of bird flu virus.


    The highly pathogenic form of the bird flu virus can affect humans. Over a thousand of hens and geese have been tested, and most results have turned out positive. When the test results are known, some time this week, the Board of Agriculture will decide what steps to take.

    http://english.ntdtv.com/?c=150&a=5542
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    • #3
      Re: LPAI in Sweden

      Not the first time bird flu was detected in Sweden:


      - snip -

      Date of start of the event: 24 Feb 2006.

      Details and Location of outbreak: Gasshult, Oskarshamn municipality, Kalmar
      County (County No. 8)

      <http://encarta.msn.com/encnet/features/mapcenter/map.aspx>.

      There was one case, and 692 susceptible birds were destroyed. There is no
      commercial poultry in the area. All birds were clinically healthy at the
      time of sampling, and there is no high mortality among wild birds noted in
      the area either.

      Description of affected population: in a holding (fenced area) which
      included game birds (500 farmed mallards [_Anas platyrhynchos_]), 150
      pheasants, 30 pigeons, 10 backyard hens and 2 peafowl; 50 samples were
      taken from mallards and pheasants. HPAI virus subtype H5 was found in one
      mallard.

      Laboratory where diagnostic tests were performed: National Veterinary
      Institute, Uppsala.



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        Re: LPAI in Sweden

        Video, English spoken:

        http://blip.tv/file/1388635
        “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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        • #5
          Re: LPAI in Sweden

          07:10 | Friday, October 31, 2008

          A week after the alarm about bird flu


          It has been just over a week ago the alarm that a goose farm in Kv&#228;num could be infected with bird flu. It turned out later not to be the aggressive form.

          - Most of this takes Kv&#228;num course, that this is nothing serious, but some rings and are worried say g&#229;sfarmaren Klas Tornberger.

          Jorbruksverket has now eased restrictions on farm and life goes on at the farmer Klas Tornberger and his geese. The 300 geese go out in the leriga hagen. Chickens house is empty, however, the birds would be slaughtered anyway, but he may not bring home new.

          Agriculture Department wants him waiting until all test responses have come. He may not sell eggs because agriculture does not want people running here he explains.

          If necessary, he can seek compensation from the agricultural work but Klas Tornberger who had geese and chickens all his life is not so worried about the future.

          "Goosefarming has never been something for people with weak nerves ", he said.

          http://www.sr.se/skaraborg/nyheter/a...rtikel=2412341
          “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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