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  • India: Domestic duck deaths in Alappuzha - H5N1

    Source: https://www.thehindu.com/news/nation...le37772242.ece

    Mystery disease kills ducks in Alappuzha
    Staff Reporter
    ALAPPUZHA, November 30, 2021 19:19 IST
    Updated: November 30, 2021 19:19 IST

    Mass death of ducks at Purakkad in Alappuzha has triggered panic among farmers in the region.

    Joseph Cherian, a duck farmer, said he had lost 9,000 ducks (around 70 days old) in the past week due to a mysterious illness.

    Animal Husbandry Department officials said samples of dead birds had been sent to the National Institute of High-Security Animal Diseases (NIHSAD), Bhopal, for analysis. “The cause of the deaths is yet to be ascertained. We are awaiting the examination results, which is expected in the next 48 hours. All the dead ducks belonged to a single farmer. Other than the deaths at Purakkad, no such incidents have been reported from anywhere in the district,” said an official.

    The samples were sent to NIHSAD after tests conducted at the Avian Disease Diagnostic Laboratory at Thiruvalla and the State Institute for Animal Diseases remained inconclusive...

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      Source: https://www.thehindu.com/news/nation...le37882960.ece

      Kerala
      More mass death of ducks in Alappuzha
      Staff Reporter
      ALAPPUZHA, December 07, 2021 17:41 IST
      Updated: December 07, 2021 18:52 IST


      Delay in identifying the cause worries farmers

      More duck deaths have been reported from Kuttanad in Alappuzha creating a sense of apprehension among farmers in the region.

      According to Binnychan Xavier, a duck farmer at Attuvathala in Nedumudi, more than 3,000 of his ducks perished in the last six days.

      It is the second reporting of mass death of ducks from the region in recent weeks. Joseph Cherian, a duck farmer from Purakkad lost more than 10,000 ducks in less than two weeks. However, the numbers have not yet been confirmed by the Animal Husbandry Department (AHD)...

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        Source: https://www.bhaskarlive.in/bird-flu-...las-alappuzha/

        Bird flu detected in Kerala’s Alappuzha
        December 9, 2021

        Thiruvananthapuram, Dec 9 | Bird flu detected in Kerala’s Alappuzha. Samples of ducks sent from Purakkad in Alappuzha district of Kerala have tested positive for bird flu, laboratory reports show.

        Authorities confirmed that the reports have come from the Bhopal based lab of National Institute of High Security Animal Diseases where the samples have tested positive for H5N1 influenza virus...

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            Source: https://www.thehindu.com/news/nation...le37956085.ece


            Bird flu hits Kottayam once again
            Staff Reporter
            KOTTAYAM, December 14, 2021 23:29 IST
            Updated: December 14, 2021 23:29 IST

            In a major blow to duck farmers ahead of the festive season, authorities have confirmed the presence of a highly pathogenic avian influenza virus in three panchayats of Kottayam district.

            District Collector P.K. Jayasree said the presence of H5N1 virus, a subtype of influenza A virus, was confirmed at Kattamada (wards 4, 5) in Vechoor panchayat, Vendakari Kizhakkechira in Kallara (ward 1), and the Kallungathara Ikkarasala paddy polders in Aymanam (ward 3) in tests conducted at the National Institute of High-Security Animal Diseases, Bhopal. An emergency meeting convened by the Collector on Tuesday decided to kick-start culling of all domestic birds in a km radius of the locations where the virus has been detected...

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                Immediate notification
                Highly pathogenic avian influenza (poultry) , India'

                ...
                COUNTRY OR ZONE
                ZONE

                DISEASE
                Highly pathogenic avian influenza (poultry)

                STARTED ON
                20-11-2021

                ANIMAL TYPE
                TERRESTRIAL

                GENOTYPE/ SEROTYPE/ SUBTYPE
                H5N1

                CONFIRMED ON
                07-12-2021

                REASON
                Recurrence

                CAUSAL AGENT
                Highly pathogenic avian influenza virus

                ENDED ON
                -

                DISEASE CATEGORY
                OIE-listed

                REPORTED ON
                16-12-2021

                LAST OCCURRENCE
                29-09-2020
                ...
                Epidemiology

                SOURCE OF EVENT OR ORIGIN OF INFECTION
                - Unknown or inconclusive


                EPIDEMIOLOGICAL COMMENTS
                The event is observed in duck population.

                ...
                OUTBREAKS 1
                ...

                Outbreaks

                ob_93847 - Madiyilakari, Thakazy, Champakulam

                OUTBREAK REFERENCE
                -

                STARTED ON
                21-11-2021

                EPIDEMIOLOGICAL UNIT
                Village

                DETAILED CHARACTERISATION
                -

                NUMBER OF OUTBREAKS
                -

                ENDED ON
                -

                AFFECTED POPULATION DESCRIPTION
                -

                APPROXIMATE LOCATION
                Madiyilakari, Thakazy, Champakulam

                FIRST ADMINISTRATIVE DIVISION
                Kerala

                SECOND ADMINISTRATIVE DIVISION
                Alappuzha

                THIRD ADMINISTRATIVE DIVISION
                Mankombu

                GEOGRAPHIC COORDINATES
                Lat : 9.349968

                Long : 76.40387


                SPECIES MEASURING UNIT SUSCEPTIBLE CASES DEATHS KILLED AND DISPOSED OF SLAUGHTERED/KILLED FOR COMMERCIAL USE VACCINATED
                Birds NEW Animal 18877 11250 9750 9127 - -
                TOTAL Animal 18877 11250 9750 9127 - -
                - NEW Animal 18877 11250 9750 9127 - -
                TOTAL Animal 18877 11250 9750 9127

                ...

                https://wahis.oie.int/#/report-info?reportId=44623
                "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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                    Source: https://www.thehindu.com/news/nation...le38100963.ece


                    Bird flu in more places in Alappuzha
                    Staff Reporter
                    ALAPPUZHA, January 03, 2022 19:30 IST
                    Updated: January 03, 2022 19:30 IST

                    Bird flu outbreak has been confirmed in more places in Alappuzha. Officials of the Animal Husbandry Department said that more than 19,000 ducks within a one-km radius of the hotspots in Pallipad and Ambalappuzha North grama panchayats would be culled in the next two days.

                    The outbreak has so far been confirmed in seven grama panchayats in Alappuzha. Avian flu was first confirmed in ducks at Kunnumma South (ward 10) in Thakazhy grama panchayat on December 8. Later, it was reported from Nedumudi and Karuvatta on December 14, followed by cases in Purakkad and Cheruthana. Last week, more than 16,000 ducks within a one-km radius of a hotspot in Ambalappuzha North grama panchayat were culled...

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