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  • Highly pathogenic avian influenza H5N1, India (OIE, October 26 2012): 1 New Poultry Outbreak, Karnataka

    [Source: OIE, full PDF document: (LINK). Edited.]


    Highly pathogenic avian influenza H5N1, India


    Information received on 26/10/2012 from Mr Gokul Chandra Pati, Secretary, Animal Husbandry, Dairying and Fisheries, Ministry of Agriculture, New Delhi, India
    • Summary
      • Report type Immediate notification
      • Date of start of the event 12/10/2012
      • Date of pre-confirmation of the event 22/10/2012
      • Report date 26/10/2012
      • Date submitted to OIE 26/10/2012
      • Reason for notification First occurrence of a listed disease
      • Manifestation of disease Clinical disease
      • Causal agent Highly pathogenic avian influenza virus
      • Serotype H5N1
      • Nature of diagnosis Clinical, Laboratory (basic), Laboratory (advanced)
      • This event pertains to a defined zone within the country
    • New outbreaks
      • Summary of outbreaks: Total outbreaks: 1
        • Outbreak Location - KARNATAKA ( Hessarghatta, Turkey Unit, Central Poultry Development Organization, Bangalore Urban )
          • Total animals affected: Species - Susceptible - Cases - Deaths - Destroyed - Slaughtered
            • Birds - 4265 - 3481 - 3481 - 784 - 0
        • Outbreak statistics: Species - Apparent morbidity rate - Apparent mortality rate - Apparent case fatality rate - Proportion susceptible animals lost*
          • Birds - 81.62% - 81.62% - 100.00% - 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
      • Epidemiological investigation is ongoing.
      • An intensive surveillance campaign has been launched in 10 km radius zone.
      • Restocking will be applied in accordance with a specified protocol.
    • Control measures
      • Measures applied
        • Stamping out
        • Quarantine
        • Movement control inside the country
        • Screening
        • No vaccination
        • No treatment of affected animals
      • Measures to be applied
        • Disinfection of infected premises/establishment(s)
    • Diagnostic test results
      • Laboratory name and type: High Security Animal Disease Laboratory, Bhopal ( National laboratory )
        • Tests and results: Species - Test - Test date - Result
          • Birds - real-time reverse transcriptase/polymerase chain reaction (RRT-PCR) - 22/10/2012 - Positive
          • Birds - reverse transcription - polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) - 22/10/2012 - Positive
          • Birds - virus isolation - 22/10/2012 - Positive
    • Future Reporting
      • The event is continuing. Weekly follow-up reports will be submitted.
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  • #2
    Re: Highly pathogenic avian influenza H5N1, India (OIE, October 26 2012): 1 New Poultry Outbreak, Karnataka

    Source: http://news.outlookindia.com/items.aspx?artid=779163

    3,600 Turkeys Die Near Bangalore After Birdflu Outbreak
    Bangalore | Oct 26, 2012

    About 3,600 Turkeys have died of avian influenza (H5N1) at the Central Poultry Development Organisation at Hesaragatta on the city outskirts, a government official said here today.

    "The remaining 700 Turkeys have been culled",Secretary in the Department of Animal Husbandry,Arvind Jannu,told PTI here.

    CPDO has been quarantined,he said. Confirmation that these birds died following the influenza came from Bhopal based high security animal disease laboratory two days ago...

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    • #3
      Re: Highly pathogenic avian influenza H5N1, India (OIE, October 26 2012): 1 New Poultry Outbreak, Karnataka

      Source: http://www.deccanherald.com/content/...-outbreak.html

      Migratory birds suspects in flu outbreak
      Subhash Chandra N S and Chethan KumarBangalore, Oct 26, 2012 DHNS

      Bird watchers reject claim, say no winged visitors at Hesaraghatta Lake

      Veterinary experts have suspected migratory birds arriving at Hesaraghatta lake as the carriers of the avian influenza virus, three weeks after bird flu spread at the Central Poultry Development Organisation and Training Institute.

      However, bird watchers have rubbished the claim stating that there had been no migratory birds at the lake this year...

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      • #4
        Re: Highly pathogenic avian influenza H5N1, India (OIE, October 26 2012): 1 New Poultry Outbreak, Karnataka

        Avian flu kills 3,400 turkeys at Bangalore unit
        TNN | Oct 27, 2012, 05.43AM IST

        BANGALORE: The scare of bird flu looms over Bangalore after 3,481 turkeys died reportedly of the disease at a Hesaraghatta farm last week.

        The incident was reported from the Central Poultry Development and Organization (CPDO) on the city outskirts. After samples of dead birds sent to the High Security Animal Disease Laboratory at Bhopal tested positive for Type A Influenza ( H5N1), authorities culled 784 more turkeys to check the disease from spreading.

        The government has banned the sale of eggs and poultry items in the 10km radius of CPDO. Bangalore is already in the grip of a garbage crisis and there is a spike in the incidence of dengue, chikungunya and gastroenteritis.

        Aravind Jannu, principal secretary, state animal husbandry department, said: "The CPDO also houses chicken, emu and duck units, which have been declared safe by the authorities. We are investigating the reason for the spread of the virus. It seems to be in the air this season; also, it could be related to secondary infection among birds."

        Two more samples sent for tests on October 22 and 24 tested negative. Jannu said: "Areas within 1km of CPDO have been declared affected and those in 10km are on alert. Police have cordoned off the area and asked poultry farm owners to control the movement of their birds."

        As a precautionary measure, the government formed 25 rapid response teams which will visit all 68 villages around Hesaraghatta and educate people about the virus.
        ...
        http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/i...w/16976103.cms
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        • #5
          Re: Highly pathogenic avian influenza H5N1, India (OIE, October 26 2012): 1 New Poultry Outbreak, Karnataka

          It is of note that this region is also experiencing high levels of H1N1 human infection currently, and therefore it is likely that H1N1 infection levels will be high in any swine that may be in this area (as both pigs and humans readily infect each other with pH1N1).

          See thread
          Karnataka 2012: 34 H1N1 fatalities

          This is of concern if H5N1 is circulating widely in the same region as it increases potential risks of reassortment. Therefore it is good to see local authorities responding in this manner.

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          • #6
            3,600 turkeys die of bird flu in 13 days at Hesarghatta

            Alert sounded in 68 villages in 10-km radius of CPDO

            Following the death of 3,600 turkeys in 13 days at the Central Poultry Development Organisation (CPDO) at Hesarghatta, near here, the State government has sounded an avian influenza alert. Declaring an area within a 10-km radius of the CPDO an alert zone, the government has prohibited preparation and sale of chicken dishes in eateries.

            Minister for Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Services Revu Naik Belamagi told presspersons here on Friday that the CPDO had culled 700 turkeys. However, other species of birds on the 150-acre campus, including poultry and emu, did not show signs of avian influenza.

            People need not panic as the influenza has not spread as of now, he added. Besides turkeys, the CPDO has about 13,500 ducks, 19,000 poultry and 350 emus.

            According to Principal Secretary, Department of Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Services, Aravind Jannu, following continuous deaths of turkeys, the CPDO sent samples of blood to the High Security Animal Disease Laboratory, Bhopal, which confirmed avian influenza.

            Following this, department officers visited the CPDO and conducted preliminary survey. The Chief Secretary convened a high-level meeting on October 24 which was attended by personnel from the Health and Police departments and the Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike. The meeting decided to sound alert in 68 villages in the 10-km radius of the CPDO and create awareness among the people about avian influenza commonly called bird flu, Mr. Jannu said.

            Mr. Belamagi said the Bangalore District Deputy Commissioner issued a notification on October 25 enforcing the guidelines circulated by the Union government especially with regard to closure of egg and chicken meat shops. Movement of poultry and poultry products from and into the alert zone has been prohibited and police bandobust has been put in place. People have been advised to inform the department if there are any turkey deaths. The Minister informed presspersons that control rooms have been opened to monitor the spread of the disease and nodal officers have been appointed and 25 rapid response teams formed for culling birds, if required. Mr. Jannu said since birds within the alert zone are not showing any signs of influenza, culling has not been undertaken for the present. If the birds are culled, farmers will be compensated, he added.

            Mr. Jannu said that there was no cause for concern as there have been no reports of human deaths from across the country and situation is under control. Movement of people in the 10-km radius of the CPDO is restricted. The zone has about 15 commercial poultry farms and about 1.5 lakh poultry population.

            Meanwhile, a senior official at the CPDO told The Hindu that the organisation has regularly been sending blood samples of the livestock on daily basis to the Bhopal laboratory.

            Control rooms

            The control room at the office of the Commissioner, Animal Husbandry, can be reached on 080-22863260; the one at State Livestock Breeding and Training Centre, Hesarghatta, can be reached on 080-28466397 and the control room at the Deputy Director?s office in Bangalore Urban can be reached on 080-23418327.http://www.thehindu.com/news/states/...le4035508.ece?
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            • #7
              Re: 3,600 turkeys die of bird flu in 13 days at Hesarghatta

              Bird flu hits poultry sale near City
              Bangalore, Oct 26, 2012, DHNS:
              Thousands of turkeys die on farm

              The State government has banned the sale of poultry products in a 10-km zone around the Central Poultry Breeding Farm in Hessarghatta as a precautionary measure following the outbreak of bird flu among turkey fowl in the poultry complex.

              Animal Husbandry Minister Revu Naik Belamagi said at a press conference on Friday that eateries and hotels in 68 villages which come under the 10-km ?surveillance zone? had been directed not to serve poultry products, including eggs, until further notice.

              The outbreak of the avian influenza was noticed last week following the sudden death of 3,481 turkeys in 10 sheds in the breeding farm run by the Central Poultry Development Organisation. The remaining 784 turkeys were culled in a scientific manner. Tissue samples were sent to the High Security Animal Diseases Laboratory in Bhopal and a confirmation was received on October 25 on the presence of H5N1 virus in the affected birds. http://www.deccanherald.com/content/...try-sale.html?
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              • #8
                Re: Highly pathogenic avian influenza H5N1, India (OIE, October 26 2012): 1 New Poultry Outbreak, Karnataka

                Source: http://www.thehindu.com/news/states/...cle4038698.ece

                NAMAKKAL, October 28, 2012
                Bird flu outbreak creates shiver among Namakkal exporters
                M. K. Ananth

                It has been reported from a turkey unit in Bangalore

                The bird flu outbreak in a turkey unit of the government-run Central Poultry Development Organisation in Bangalore has triggered fear among farmers and exporters in Tamil Nadu that poultry products from across the country will be prevented from entering overseas and domestic markets.

                Though poultry farms in the State have not been affected, the fear is that overseas buyers will not be location-specific while banning the products. The experience so far is that instead of banning products only from the affected zone, buyers react by clamping a ban on poultry products from across the country...

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                • #9
                  Re: Highly pathogenic avian influenza H5N1, India (OIE, October 26 2012): 1 New Poultry Outbreak, Karnataka

                  Source: http://www.deccanherald.com/content/...avian-flu.html

                  Response teams to arrest avian flu
                  Bangalore, Oct 27, 2012, DHNS:

                  The State government has constituted 25 Rapid Response Teams to check the spread of avian bird flu, which has created a flutter in the City.

                  Aravind Jannu, Principal Secretary to Animal Husbandry Department, said the virus has been contained within the farm belonging to the Central Poultry Development Organisation and Training Institute off Hesaraghatta where the flu broke out.

                  He said the entire area has been quarantined while the turkeys have been culled before the flu could spread to other areas...

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                  • #10
                    Re: Highly pathogenic avian influenza H5N1, India (OIE, October 26 2012): 1 New Poultry Outbreak, Karnataka

                    Migratory birds suspects in flu outbreak
                    Subhash Chandra N S and Chethan Kumar Bangalore, Oct 26, 2012 DHNS
                    Bird watchers reject claim, say no winged visitors at Hesaraghatta Lake

                    Veterinary experts have suspected migratory birds arriving at Hesaraghatta lake as the carriers of the avian influenza virus, three weeks after bird flu spread at the Central Poultry Development Organisation and Training Institute.

                    However, bird watchers have rubbished the claim stating that there had been no migratory birds at the lake this year.

                    ?These birds arriving here perch on tree branches on the Institute campus and their droppings on the grass might have been consumed by the turkeys which have been completely culled now,? said a top official. He said there were no turkeys in the Institute and the chicken farm was under observation.

                    However, bird watchers who visit Hesaraghatta regularly take exception to the claim. ?There are absolutely no migratory birds this year barring one or two marsh harriers and pallid harriers. And these birds don?t prefer human habitats,? said Manjunath P, a bird expert. Clement Francis, another bird expert and wildlife photographer too said migratory birds had not been sighted at the lake for the past five weeks.
                    ...
                    http://www.deccanherald.com/content/...-outbreak.html
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                    The views expressed are mine alone and do not represent the views of my employer or any other person or organization.

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                    • #11
                      Re: Highly pathogenic avian influenza H5N1, India (OIE, October 26 2012): 1 New Poultry Outbreak, Karnataka

                      Better poultry biosecurity needed to eliminate avian flu virus

                      The recent bird flu alert at the Central Poultry Development Organisation (CDPO) at Hesarghatta has yet again brought the focus back on the Highly Pathogenic Avi*an Influenza (HPAI-H5N1) which has the potential to cause significant economic loss and high mortality.
                      Small farmers and the rural poor, who depend on these livestock, are the ones who bear the brunt. Death rates in humans infected with this virus are much higher than the regular influenza infection. The virus can be transmitted to humans through direct or indirect contact with live or dead poultry ? their droppings, feathers, intesti*nes and blood. Once huma*ns are infected, the virus becomes airborne, which makes control difficult.
                      The failure to control the disease in a sustained manner is mainly because of inadequate veterinary services, high poultry density, poor biosecurity and poor re*gulation of the market chain. India has much to learn from countries in the Asia-Pacific region such as Japan, Korea, Malaysia, China, Thailand and Vietnam, where the disease had been introduced and also eliminated through improved biosecurity in poultry production and preventative vaccination. Com*m*unity-based approaches to communication and public awareness, keeping in mind local cultural practices, has helped the process.

                      ...


                      http://www.deccanchronicle.com/chann...-flu-virus-767

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                      • #12
                        Re: Highly pathogenic avian influenza H5N1, India (OIE, October 26 2012): 1 New Poultry Outbreak, Karnataka

                        ‘Bird flu has not spread to other areas’

                        SPECIAL CORRESPONDENT

                        Animal Husbandry Minister Revu Naik Belamagi has said that the outbreak of bird flu at the Central Poultry Development Organisation (CPDO) at Hesaraghatta near Bangalore has not spread to other parts of the State.

                        INCIDENTS

                        “Incidents of bird flu are limited to turkeys and no other species on the campus or elsewhere in the State has shown signs of avian influenza,” he told The Hindu here on Sunday.
                        ...
                        http://www.thehindu.com/news/cities/...cle4041375.ece

                        Birds at Ranganathittu under watch for flu
                        Srirangapatna, Oct 28, 2012, DHNS

                        Following the outbreak of bird flu at Central Poultry Breeding Farm at Hesaraghatta in Bangalore, veterinarians are on high alert at the popular Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary in the taluk.

                        A team of experts on Saturday visited the sanctuary and collected information pertaining to the movement of birds from the Forest officers. Veterinary officer at Palahalli Hospital Dr Shivashankar said he has sought the Forest department to inform the department in case of deaths among birds in the sanctuary. Preliminary reports state that there is nothing to fear. 
                        However, the officers are keeping a tab on the winged attractions.
                        ...
                        http://www.deccanherald.com/content/...watch-flu.html
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                        The views expressed are mine alone and do not represent the views of my employer or any other person or organization.

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                        • #13
                          Re: Highly pathogenic avian influenza H5N1, India (OIE, October 26 2012): 1 New Poultry Outbreak, Karnataka

                          Bird flu suspected in chicken, ducks at government poultry unit

                          STAFF REPORTER


                          Blood samples sent for investigation, school on the unit premises closed

                          Cases of chicken and duck deaths were reported over the weekend at the Central Poultry Development Organisation in Hesaraghatta, near Bangalore, where an outbreak of avian influenza killed around 3,600 turkeys over the last fortnight.

                          A statement from the Department of Animal Husbandry and Fisheries said that 120 chicken deaths were recorded at the institute on Sunday, while 86 chicken and 17 ducks died on Saturday. Principal Secretary of the department Arvind Jannu told The Hindu that there was cause to suspect an outbreak of avian influenza that now includes poultry other than turkey.

                          As a precautionary measure, the department has directed local authorities to close a school that is located on the CPDO premises, he added.
                          ...
                          http://www.thehindu.com/news/cities/...cle4043099.ece

                          Bird flu gets scarier for Bangalore
                          Published: Monday, Oct 29, 2012, 9:12 IST
                          By Nirad Mudur & Y Maheswara Reddy | Place: Bangalore | Agency: DNA


                          Bangalore is facing its biggest-ever bird flu scare. After the Centre, last Thursday, notified the outbreak of highly pathogenic avian influenza among turkeys at the Central Poultry Development Organization and Training Institute (CPDOTI) in Hesaraghatta on the city?s outskirts, at least 206 chicken and 17 ducks have died, sending officials of the animal husbandry and health departments and scientists at the institute into a tizzy.

                          Samples of the dead chicken and ducks have been sent to the High Security Animal Disease Laboratory in Bhopal to confirm whether these deaths were caused by avian influenza too. A total of 50 serum samples and 41 cloacal samples (samples of posterior openings of intestinal, reproductive or and urinary tracts) were submitted for laboratory investigations. The reports are awaited.
                          ...
                          http://www.dnaindia.com/bangalore/re...galore_1757334

                          Chicken sellers see no cause for panic

                          HARISH KUMAR H. S.

                          The reported outbreak of avian influenza among turkeys in the State-run poultry unit in Hesaraghatta, which is now suspected to have spread to chicken and ducks, does not appear to have deterred people from purchasing chicken or other poultry products from the market.

                          ?NOT WORRIED?

                          Most of the private traders The Hindu spoke to near J.P. Nagar 1st phase, Banashankari, and Russell Market said that they were not worried as they procured from private poultry farms, and no issues had been reported elsewhere.

                          Some chicken sellers said that there had been a decrease in the sales over the weekend, and some over the week. However, they attributed it to the festival season rather than panic or fear due to the reported outbreak. The cases of chicken and duck deaths were only announced by the government officially on Sunday night.
                          ...
                          http://www.thehindu.com/news/cities/...cle4043097.ece
                          Twitter: @RonanKelly13
                          The views expressed are mine alone and do not represent the views of my employer or any other person or organization.

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                          • #14
                            Re: Highly pathogenic avian influenza H5N1, India (OIE, October 26 2012): 1 New Poultry Outbreak, Karnataka

                            Karnataka State in South West India:

                            ?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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                            • #15
                              Re: Highly pathogenic avian influenza H5N1, India (OIE, October 26 2012): 1 New Poultry Outbreak, Karnataka

                              Over 220 chicken, ducks die of suspected bird flu in Bangalore

                              Bangalore, Oct. 29:

                              More than 220 chicken and ducks have died at Central Poultry Development Organisation at Hesaragatta here, where avian influenza (H5N1) claimed over 3,600 turkeys over the last fortnight.

                              ?Mortality among the chicken and ducks are also reported from CPDO,? Secretary in the Animal Husbandry Department Arvin Ramachandra Jannu said.

                              As many as 120 chicken died yesterday and 86 chicken and 17 ducks on Saturday.

                              ?All these dead birds were disposed of as per the Government of India Action Plan. To know the cause of death, samples were collected from chicken and ducks and submitted to HSADL (High Security Animal Disease Laboratory), Bhopal, and the report is awaited,? Jannu said.

                              The Centre had notified the outbreak of highly pathogenic avian influenza in turkeys at CPDO on October 25.

                              Action has been initiated as per Government of India Action Plan 2012 for control, containment and eradication of avian influenza.

                              Sanitisation activity in the turkey unit has started and till yesterday one shed was sanitised. Remaining sheds would be sanitised in coming days and disinfection procedures will be followed. Yesterday, 78 officers and staffs were involved in this activity.

                              http://www.thehindubusinessline.com/...ue&ref=wl_home

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