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  • HenryN
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    <TABLE style="DIRECTION: ltr; BORDER-COLLAPSE: collapse; TEXT-ALIGN: left" cellPadding=0 width="100%" border=0><TBODY><TR><TD align=middle width="100%" bgColor=#fceec9> Jenin governor will meet with members of the Subcommittee for the control of avian influenza </TD></TR><TR><TD align=middle width="100%" bgColor=#fceec9><TABLE style="DIRECTION: ltr; BORDER-COLLAPSE: collapse; TEXT-ALIGN: left" cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=0 width="99%" border=0><TBODY><TR><TD vAlign=top>
    جنين14-1-2008 وفا- اجتمع قدورة موسى محافظ جنين بالضفة الغربية في مقر المحافظة، اليوم، بأعضاء اللجنة الفرعية لمكافحة أنفلونزا الطيور، وبحث معهم الخطوات والاستعدادات اللازمة للعمل كفريق موحد على مستوى المحافظة.
    Jenin 14-1-2008 Lofa - met Qaddura Musa, governor of Jenin in the West Bank headquarters of the governorate, today, the members of the Sub-Commission for the control of avian influenza, and discussed with them the steps and the necessary preparations to work as a unified at the level of governance.
    ووجه المحافظ عدة كتب إلى رؤساء الهيئات المحلية في المحافظة من خلال مديرية الحكم المحلي، تقضي بضرورة تنبيه المواطنين وتوعيتهم حول مرض أنفلونزا الطيور وطرق الوقاية منه، ومتابعة أمور الصحة والسلامة العامة، وتطبيقها من خلال أقسام الصحة في الهيئات المحلية، وخصوصاً في المزارع ومسالخ الدواجن (المعاطات)، وضرورة تسجيل مزارع الدواجن بكافة أنواعها لدى الهيئات المحلية والدوائر المختصة كالزراعة والبيطرة.
    The governor wrote to the heads of several local bodies in the province through the Directorate of local government, according to the need to alert and educate citizens about bird flu and ways to prevent it, and follow-up matters of health and public safety, and application through the health departments in local bodies, especially in poultry farms and slaughterhouses ( Almatat), and the need to register poultry farms of all kinds to the local bodies and the competent departments of agriculture and veterinary.
    وأهاب المحافظ بالمواطنين ضرورة أخذ مزيد من الحرص والحيطة وعدم شراء الدواجن ومنتجاتها من الباعة المتجولين لعدم معرفة مصدرها، رغم خلو المنطقة من المرض.
    He called on the governor citizens need to take more care and caution and not to buy poultry and their products from street vendors to non-identifiable, although the region is free of the disease.
    وتضم اللجنة ممثلين عن مديريات الصحة، الزراعة، البيطرة، والحكم المحلي.
    The committee includes representatives from the departments of health, agriculture, veterinary, and local government.
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  • Treyfish
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    AVIAN INFLUENZA (08): ISRAEL (H5N1),
    A ProMED-mail post
    <http://www.promedmail.org>
    ProMED-mail is a program of the
    International Society for Infectious Diseases
    <http://www.isid.org>

    In this update:
    [1] Israel: OIE, final report

    [1] Israel: OIE, final report
    Date: Mon 7 Jan 2008
    Source: OIE, WAHID (World Animal Health Information Database), weekly
    disease information 2008; 21(2) [edited]
    <http://www.oie.int/wahid-prod/public.php?page=single_report&pop=1&reportid=6659>


    Highly pathogenic avian influenza, Israel
    Information received on (and dated) 7 Jan 2008 from Dr Moshe
    Chaimovitz, Director, Veterinary Services and Animal Health, Ministry
    of Agriculture and Rural Development, Beit Dagan, Israel

    Summary
    Report type: follow-up report no. 1 (final report)
    Start date: 27 Dec 2007
    Date of confirmation of event: 3 Jan 2008
    Report date: 7 Jan 2008
    Date submitted to OIE: 7 Jan 2008
    Date event resolved: 7 Jan 2008
    Reason for notification: reoccurrence of a listed disease
    Date of previous occurrence: March 2006
    Manifestation of disease: clinical disease
    Causal agent: highly pathogenic avian influenza virus, serotype H5N1
    Nature of diagnosis: suspicion, clinical, laboratory (basic),
    laboratory (advanced), necropsy
    Report pertains to: defined zone within the country
    Related reports:
    1. Immediate notification (3 Jan 2008)
    2. Follow-up report no. 1 (7 Jan 2008)

    Outbreaks: There are no new outbreaks in this report

    Epidemiology
    Source of infection: unknown or inconclusive

    Epidemiological comments: A 3-km (2 mi)-radius protection zone and a
    10-km (6 mi)-radius surveillance zone were set up.

    The epidemiological investigation did not reveal evidence of
    introduction of new birds into the cage during the 40 days prior to
    the outbreak. Apparently, people who were taking care of the pet
    birds had no contact with other birds during the 40 days prior to the
    outbreak. The birds' feed containers remained closed and there was no
    apparent possibility of entrance of wild birds into the feed
    containers (which were situated outside the cage). Sparrows were
    abundant in the cage during the feeding of the pet birds.

    Increase of monitoring activities of sick and dead wild birds in the zone.

    Control measures
    Measures already applied
    - stamping out
    - quarantine
    - movement control inside the country
    - screening
    - disinfection of infected premises/establishment(s)
    - vaccination prohibited
    - no treatment of affected animals
    Measures to be applied: none specified

    Diagnostic test results
    Laboratory name and type: Kimron Veterinary Institute (National laboratory)
    Tests and results
    Species: Birds
    Tests: Polymerase chain reaction (PCR): 3 Jan 2008
    Result: positive
    Virus isolation: 5 Jan 2008
    Result: positive

    --
    Communicated by:
    ProMED-mail
    <promed@promedmail.org>

    [The timely and efficient manner by which this outbreak at Binyamina
    (map included in the report) was eradicated, has become possible by
    the immediate application of pre-prepared contingency plans; a
    significant contribution for its success was the behaviour of the
    owner, who called upon a vet immediately when 3 chickens died, and the
    response of the vet who involved the laboratory, even though avian
    influenza was initially not suspected.

    The main puzzling issue in this outbreak the source of infection.

    ProMED-mail's posting 20080104.0045 included a moderator's comment
    regarding the point in time when 3 hens were introduced from a
    broiler breeding flock in Kefar Menachem
    (south-east Israel; see map
    at
    <http://www.fallingrain.com/world/IS/1/Kefar_Menahem.html>).

    It seems that the media report cited, according to which the transfer
    took place a week before the discovery of the 1st 3 dead chickens,
    was inaccurate, since the follow-up report above says: "The
    epidemiological investigation did not reveal evidence of introduction
    of new birds into the cage during the 40 days prior to the outbreak
    ".
    This is in line with the epidemiological investigation report of 3
    Dec 2007, kindly forwarded to us by the Israeli Veterinary Services,
    which indicates that the exact date of the transfer cited above (3
    hens) was 20 Nov 2007. Reportedly, the breeding flock of origin was
    (routinely) slaughtered during the beginning of December (2007), and
    in any case prior to 9 Dec 2007, without observable morbidity or
    exceptional mortality.

    The epidemiological investigation (carried out commonly by the
    Ministries of Agriculture and Health) concludes as follows:

    "It is plausible to conclude that the disease was not introduced by
    the animals brought from Kefar Menachem. This, in view of the long
    time lapse and the fact that no exceptional event was seen in Kefar
    Menachem.


    No other suspected contacts could be traced, either by birds or by
    humans. Since the cage's roof (cover) was impervious, it is not
    plausible that droppings from birds flying over the cage could have
    entered it. On the other hand, the free entrance of sparrows, in
    large numbers, makes them [a] suspected source."


    Hopefully, this will remain a solitary event. Though the source of
    infection remains enigmatic, sequencing results and their comparison
    with other isolates from the region (such as, Egypt, Saudi Arabia)
    may help in elucidating the route of virus spread. - Mod.AS]
    http://tinyurl.com/2jhny5

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  • Gert van der Hoek
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    OIE report

    http://www.oie.int/wahid-prod/public...&reportid=6659

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  • HenryN
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    ISRAEL: Immediate action taken to contain avian flu, officials say
    06 Jan 2008 20:32:34 GMT
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    </SPAN><INPUT id=CurrentSize type=hidden value=13 name=CurrentSize> <!-- ISRAEL: Immediate action taken to contain avian flu, officials say --><!-- IRIN -->TEL AVIV, 6 January 2008 (IRIN) - On 3 January, the veterinary institute in the Israeli ministry of agriculture confirmed that the potentially deadly H5N1 virus was found in dead birds at a local zoo in an isolated location in the town of Binyamina. A teacher at a nearby kindergarten noticed the dead birds and alerted the veterinary services.
    Professor Samuel Rishpon, chairman of the Haifa district health department told reporters on the same day "Our investigation indicates that none of the children, parents or the staff in the kindergarten came in direct contact with the birds, yet we've instructed the hospitals in the Haifa area to be on alert for children showing symptoms common of chicken flu."
    Staff at the kindergarten were given preventive treatment and are under observation.
    The Israeli veterinary services immediately began culling all birds within a 3km radius, in accordance with international health regulations.
    Quarantine orders were issued to poultry farms within a 10km radius. Instructions to the general public on how to deal with avian flu were published on all news sites and television channels.
    Israeli authorities are constantly updating their methods of dealing with avian flu after the March 2006 avian flu outbreak which was successfully contained. At the time 1.25 million birds were culled in 13 different locations. No humans were infected, according to the health authorities..
    Dafna Yurista, a spokesperson for the Israeli Ministry of Agriculture said that "None of the samples from the culled birds showed positive results and the ministry will compensate chicken farm owners whose poultry has been culled."
    Eynav Shimron-greenbaum, a spokesperson for the Health Ministry issued a statement on Thursday stressing that the infected birds were contained in one chicken enclosure and, therefore, the danger of contamination was minimal. The ministry is monitoring the situation, added Shimron-greenbaum.
    The ministry has also said that in order to contain the disease from spreading into the Occupied Palestinian Territories (oPt), it will cooperate with the Palestinian Authority's veterinary services if needed, including analyzing samples from oPt in Israeli veterinary service laboratories.
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  • Treyfish
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    Jan 3, 2008 16:41 | Updated Jan 4, 2008 15:21
    Avian flu fears spark chicken cull
    Agricultural Ministry workers were observed on Friday clad in protective gear as they worked to cull as many as 4,000 chickens in the Binyamina area.
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    Lethal avian flu found in Binyamina




    The cull orders came following the outbreak of the human-lethal H5N1 strain of the avian flu in the petting zoo of a Binyamina kindergarten.
    All kindergarten and veterinary staff were given preventative treatment on Thursday, even though authorities were keen to emphasize that there was no reason to seriously fear for their health.
    At one point a 4-year old girl was hospitalized with flue like symptoms, only to be diagnosed as suffering from unrelated pnumonia.The kindergarten itself was opened Friday afternoon, after disinfection and cleaning procedures were completed. Eighteen chickens have been found dead from bird flu in a Binyamina kindergarten's animal corner on Thursday.
    The special incubator-beds prepared by MDA to treat potential avian flu victims.


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    The kindergarten teacher alerted the district health office when she discovered the chickens had died - but not the ducks or pigeons - and the authorities closed the kindergarten for a day. Magen David Adom announced that it would prepare for the possibility of human infection. MDA teams across the country were instructed to refresh procedures and ensure the presence of protective measures and Sterilization substances in their ambulances.
    Teams in the Binyamina area received briefings on disease symptoms and cautionary steps. In addition, MDA has prepared special enclosed beds, resembling large incubators, to allow safe transfer for people suspected of infection.
    The Health Ministry, meanwhile, reiterated basic guidelines to prevent bird flu infection. Consumers should buy food products only in recognized, licensed stores under veterinary supervision, hands should be washed thoroughly before and after handling food and raw foods, including eggs, should be fully cooked.
    Symptoms of(bird flu H5N1 virus) include an unexplained acute lower-respiratory infection. People who have been in contact with other poultry - not those in the Binyamina kindergarten, but within three kilometers of it - should be alert to any symptoms of fever within a week of contact with the fowl. If a fever of over 38 degrees Celsius develops, one should go to a hospital emergency room and tell staff about the possibility of bird flu. Ministry officials said it had no other reports of fowl deaths in the area. The ministry said it had not changed the level of alertness to bird flu, which is not a human epidemic. Only if the virus results in human-to-human infection will the authorities be worried, and this has not happened. http://www.jpost.com/servlet/Satellite?c=JPArticle&cid=1198517286735&pagename=J Post%2FJPArticle%2FShowFull

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  • HenryN
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    War against avian influenza combining the Palestinians and Israelis
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    الآن- سامر خويرة- الضفة الغربية
    Now - Samer graduates - West Bank </TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE></TD></TR><TR><TD vAlign=top><TABLE style="TEXT-ALIGN: left; text-direction: ltr" height=220 cellSpacing=1 cellPadding=1 width=281 align=left border=0><TBODY><TR><TD></TD></TR><TR><TD height=21></TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE>
    يبدو أن من تفرقهم السياسة قد تجمعهم امور اخرى لكن على مستوى الفلسطينيين والإسرائيليين فما يوحدهم هو مجابهة مرض 'أنفلونزا الطيور'، خاصة بعد إعلان إسرائيل عن اكتشاف مئات الطيور النافقة بسبب المرض.
    It seems that the policy has brought them together dispersed by other things but the level of the Palestinians and the Israelis, what is united confront disease 'bird flu', especially after the announcement of the discovery of hundreds of Israeli dead birds because of the disease.
    فقد فرضت وزارة الزراعة الإسرائيلية حجرا صحيا على دائرة تبعد عشرة كيلومترات عن بلدة 'بنيامينا' في وسط إسرائيل للاشتباه باكتشاف حالات لمرض أنفلونزا الطيور في طيور موجودة في روضة أطفال في البلدة.
    Have imposed the Israeli Agriculture Ministry on health stone circle lies ten kilometers from the town of 'Binyamina' in central Israel on suspicion of discovering cases of avian influenza in birds found in a kindergarten in the town.
    وحظرت الوزارة نقل الطيور في تلك المنطقة.
    The ministry banned the transfer of birds in that region.
    ويتلقى ثمانية أشخاص بالغين خالطوا الطيور ومن بينهم حاضنة الروضة العلاج الطبي الوقائي.ومن جهتها أكدت وزارة الصحة ضرورة عدم شراء الطيور إلا من أماكن معروفة ومرخصة تخضع للرقابة البيطرية.كما دعت الوزارة الجمهور إلى الحرص على غسل اليدين بالصابون قبل إعداد الطعام وبعده وإلى ضمان نظافة المطابخ وأدواتها وطبخ الطيور بصورة كاملة في حرارة لا تقل عن سبعين درجة مئوية.
    Receive eight adults contacts of birds, including breeding kindergarten preventive medical treatment. For its part, said the Ministry of Health should not buy birds only places known and licensed subject to veterinary control. Ministry also invited the public to ensure that washing hands with soap before preparing food and after and to ensure the cleanliness of kitchens , tools and cooking bird fully in the temperature of not less than seventy degrees Celsius.
    وقال الدكتور شمعون بوكامونسكي الطبيب بالوزارة لراديو إسرائيل 'تم اكتشاف وجود السلالة (اتش5) من أنفلونزا الطيور'.
    His physician, Dr. Shimon Bocamunsky Ministry of Radio Israel 'has been the discovery of strain (Watch 5) of bird flu'.
    وأضاف 'الفحوص لم تستكمل بعد...
    He added 'tests had not yet been completed ...
    ونحن الآن نعدم كل الطيور في حديقة روضة الأطفال'.
    Now we all use every bird in the garden of kindergarten '.
    وعلى المستوى الفلسطيني، أكد الدكتور عماد مكركر نائب مدير الخدمات البيطرية في وزارة الزراعة أن انه وكإجراء وقائي قامت الخدمات البيطرية بتشكيل لجنة لمتابعة أي ظهور لفيروس أنفلونزا الطيور يمكن أن يظهر في الأراضي الفلسطينية.وقال د.
    On the Palestinian level, Dr. Imad Mkrker Deputy Director of Veterinary Services in the Ministry of Agriculture that it is a preventive measure, the veterinary services formation of a committee to follow up any appearance of the bird flu virus could appear in the Palestinian territories. Added.
    مكركر في تصريحات صحفية 'انه وبعد تسجيل حالة إصابة بفيروس H5N1 المسبب للأنفلونزا في بلدة قريبة من مدينة الخضيرة في إسرائيل، قامت الأخيرة بعمل حجر صحي على دائرة بقطر 10 كيلو متر مربع تقريباً لمنع انتشار المرض.
    Mkrker in press statements' that, after registering cases of H5N1 influenza in the nearby town of the city of Hadera in Israel, the recent work Quarantine Service diameter 10 square kilometres nearly to prevent the spread of disease.
    وأضاف 'أن حدود مناطق السلطة الفلسطينية خارج هذه الدائرة حيث تبعد اقرب تجمعات فلسطينية (مدينة طولكرم وقرية شويكة وقرية الشعرانية) وجميعها شمال الضفة الغربية بحدود 12 كيلومتر مربع وهي بذلك خارج إطار الحجر الصحي وإمكانية انتقال الفيروس غير وارد.
    He added, 'The limits of the Palestinian Authority areas outside this constituency where the nearest away Palestinian population (the city of Tulkarm, a village Shuwaikah village hirsutism), all north of the West Bank limits of 12 square kilometres and thus outside the quarantine and the possibility of transmission of the virus is out.
    وأكد جاهزية الأطقم البيطرية للاستجابة لأي نفوق غير طبيعي في مناطق السلطة، مؤكدا أن هناك متابعة كبيرة للموضوع، قائلا: 'نحن على جاهزية عالية من ناحية المعقمات والقدرة التشخيصية أكثر بكثير عن العام السابق'.
    The crew veterinary readiness to respond to any unnatural deaths in the areas of power, pointing out that there were substantial follow-up of the subject, saying: 'We are high in terms of readiness and the ability Sterilizers diagnostic more than the previous year'.
    مهيبا بمربي الدواجن التبليغ عن أي حالة نفوق غير طبيعية للطيور لأقرب دائرة بيطرية.
    Touchingly toast poultry reported any case of unnatural deaths of birds to the nearest vet.
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  • HenryN
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    Israel take action necessary to limit the spread of bird flu <TABLE style="TEXT-ALIGN: left; text-direction: ltr" cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=0 width="98%" border=0><TBODY><TR><TD align=middle bgColor=#333333 height=1></TD></TR><TR><TD class=g10 align=middle height=21>
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    القدس 4 يناير (شينخوا) سلمت الادارة المدنية الاسرائيلية السلطة الفلسطينية 65 الف حقنة لتحصين آلاف الدواجن والحيوانات فى مناطق الضفة الغربية وذلك خشية من انتشار فيروس انفلونزا الطيور فى مناطق الضفة ومن ثم انتقاله لداخل اسرائيل.
    Jerusalem, January 4 (Xinhua) Israeli Civil Administration handed over the Palestinian Authority 65 thousand injection to immunize thousands of poultry and animals in the areas of the West Bank and fear of the spread of the bird flu virus in the West Bank areas and then he moved to inside Israel.
    وقامت وزارة الزراعة الاسرائيلية منذ صباح يوم الجمعة بإبادة نحو اربعة آلاف دجاجة فى منطقة بيت حنينا بعد العثور على دواجن مصابة بفيروس انفلونزا الطيور فى تلك المنطقة.
    The Israeli Agriculture Ministry since Friday morning extermination of about four thousand chickens in the area of Beit Hanina after poultry found infected with bird flu virus in that region.
    وتم الكشف عن اول حالة مصابة بانفلونزا الطيور يوم الخميس فى روضة اطفال بمنطقة بنيامينا, وسط اسرائيل, حيث أصيبت طفلة بالعدوى وظهر عليها ارتفاع فى درجة الحرارة وضيق فى الجهاز التنفسى.
    Was detected on the first infected bird flu on Thursday in the Binyamina area kindergarten, central Israel, where the girl was infected by the afternoon high temperature and shortness of the respiratory system.
    وفى السياق المتصل, كانت تقارير وسائل الاعلام الاسرائيلية المحلية قد ذكرت ان وزارة الزراعة الاسرائيلية بدأت يوم الخميس اعدام كافة الدواجن فى دائرة نصف قطرها ثلاثة كيلومترات فى بلدة بنيامينا شمال البلاد, حيث اكتشف فيروس "اتش5ان1" لانفلونزا الطيور.
    In related context, the reports and Israeli media had reported that the local Israeli Agriculture Ministry began on Thursday the execution of all poultry in a radius of three kilometres in the town of Binyamina north of the country, where the virus was discovered "Watch 5 to 1" avian influenza.
    كانت وزارة الزراعة الاسرائيلية قد اعلنت في وقت سابق من يوم الخميس اكتشاف الفيروس فى حضانة حديقة الحيوانات في بنيامينا, على بعد اكثر من عشرة كيلومترات جنوب مدينة حيفا.
    The Israeli Agriculture Ministry had announced earlier on Thursday the discovery of the virus in custody Zoo in Binyamina, a distance of more than ten kilometers south of the city of Haifa.
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  • HenryN
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    Bird culling at Beit Hanania ends


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    <STYLE>P{margin:0;} UL{margin-bottom:0;margin-top:0;margin-right: 16; padding-right:0;} OL{margin-bottom:0;margin-top:0;margin-right: 32; padding-right:0;} H3.pHeader {margin-bottom:3px;COLOR: #192862;font-size: 16px;font-weight: bold;margin-top:0px;} P.pHeader {margin-bottom:3px;COLOR: #192862;font-size: 16px;font-weight: bold;}</STYLE><SCRIPT>var agt=navigator.userAgent.toLowerCase();var is_major = parseInt(navigator.appVersion);var is_ie = ((agt.indexOf("msie") != -1) && (agt.indexOf("opera") == -1));var is_ie5 = (is_ie && (is_major == 4) && (agt.indexOf("msie 5.0")!=-1) ); function txt_link(type,url,urlAtts) { switch (type){ case 'external' : if( urlAtts != '' ) {var x = window.open(unescape(url),'newWin',urlAtts)} else {document.location = unescape(url);} break; case 'article' : urlStr = '/articles/0,7340,L-to_replace,00.html';url=urlStr.replace('to_replace ',url); if( urlAtts == '' || !urlAtts) {document.location = url;} else {var x = window.open(url,'newWin',urlAtts)} break; case 'yaan' : urlStr = '/yaan/0,7340,L-to_replace,00.html';url=urlStr.replace('to_replace ',url); if( urlAtts == '' || !urlAtts) {document.location = url;} else {var x = window.open(url,'newWin',urlAtts)} break; case 'category' : urlStr = '/home/0,7340,L-to_replace,00.html'; url=urlStr.replace('to_replace',url); if( urlAtts == '' || !urlAtts) {document.location = url;} else {var x = window.open(url,'newWin',urlAtts)} break; } } function setDbLinkCategory(url) {eval(unescape(url));}</SCRIPT></B>Inspectors from the Agriculture Ministry's Veterinary Service have finished culling all poultry in Moshav Beit Hanania. The culling was ordered after a the H5N1 bird flu virus was detected in a Binyamina kindergarten's petting zoo.

    The Agriculture Ministry has put chicken coops within a six?mile radius under veterinarian inspection pending further testing. (Meital Yasur-Beit Or)
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  • Treyfish
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    Agriculture Ministry culls 4,000 chickens amid bird flu outbreak



    Poultry in Beit Hanania destroyed as safety measure following bird flu outbreak in nearby community. 'I don?t have the mental strength to watch ? it's very difficult,' chicken coop owner says, 'we have no idea what the future holds for us; this is our livelihood' Meital Yasur Beit-Or <TABLE cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=0 border=0><TBODY><TR><TD class=text12g>Published: </TD><TD class=text12g>01.04.08, 11:23 / Israel News </TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE>


    <STYLE>P{margin:0;} UL{margin-bottom:0;margin-top:0;margin-right: 16; padding-right:0;} OL{margin-bottom:0;margin-top:0;margin-right: 32; padding-right:0;} H3.pHeader {margin-bottom:3px;COLOR: #192862;font-size: 16px;font-weight: bold;margin-top:0px;} P.pHeader {margin-bottom:3px;COLOR: #192862;font-size: 16px;font-weight: bold;}</STYLE><SCRIPT>var agt=navigator.userAgent.toLowerCase();var is_major = parseInt(navigator.appVersion);var is_ie = ((agt.indexOf("msie") != -1) && (agt.indexOf("opera") == -1));var is_ie5 = (is_ie && (is_major == 4) && (agt.indexOf("msie 5.0")!=-1) ); function txt_link(type,url,urlAtts) { switch (type){ case 'external' : if( urlAtts != '' ) {var x = window.open(unescape(url),'newWin',urlAtts)} else {document.location = unescape(url);} break; case 'article' : urlStr = '/articles/0,7340,L-to_replace,00.html';url=urlStr.replace('to_replace ',url); if( urlAtts == '' || !urlAtts) {document.location = url;} else {var x = window.open(url,'newWin',urlAtts)} break; case 'yaan' : urlStr = '/yaan/0,7340,L-to_replace,00.html';url=urlStr.replace('to_replace ',url); if( urlAtts == '' || !urlAtts) {document.location = url;} else {var x = window.open(url,'newWin',urlAtts)} break; case 'category' : urlStr = '/home/0,7340,L-to_replace,00.html'; url=urlStr.replace('to_replace',url); if( urlAtts == '' || !urlAtts) {document.location = url;} else {var x = window.open(url,'newWin',urlAtts)} break; } } function setDbLinkCategory(url) {eval(unescape(url));}</SCRIPT></B>Inspectors from the Agriculture Ministry's Veterinary Service began the process of culling some 4,000 chickens and Turkeys at Moshav Beit Hanania on Friday in an effort to contain the bird flu outbreak detected in a Binyamina kindergarten petting zoo.
    <TABLE dir=ltr style="TABLE-LAYOUT: fixed; WIDTH: 268px" cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=0 border=0><TBODY><TR><TD class=text16w style="PADDING-RIGHT: 5px; PADDING-LEFT: 5px; BACKGROUND-COLOR: #669acc" align=middle>Destroying Poultry</TD></TR><TR bgColor=#e5f0f4 height=9><TD></TD></TR><TR bgColor=#e5f0f4><TD><TABLE dir=rtl cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=0 width="100%" border=0><TBODY><TR><TD align=middle><TABLE dir=ltr cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=0 width=240 border=0><TBODY><TR><TD class=text16 align=left>Agricultural Ministry begins culling birds as preemptive action against bird flu / Raanan Ben-Zur</TD></TR><TR bgColor=#e5f0f4 height=7><TD></TD></TR><TR><TD class=text13>State Veterinarian Service begins destruction of all fowls in two-mile radius of Binyamina's bird flu outbreak as precautionary measure
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    The process, which is expected to be completed before Shabbat enters, will be carried out at a chicken coop belonging to the Muchersky family, the only one located within a two-mile radius of the kindergarten.


    On Thursday some 200 chickens were culled in Binyamina.


    The Agriculture Ministry said lab tests of samples taken from chicken coops in the area were negative, but it will go ahead with the culling as a safety measure against the spreading of the bird flu virus. The chicken coop owners will be compensated, the ministry added.


    The chickens are killed by electrocution in less than a second, in accordance with local animal rights regulations. Parrots and birds will be beheaded or receive a lethal injection.


    Once destroyed, the culled poultry will be buried in a pit dug especially for that purpose.


    "The chickens are being electrocuted; there are a lot of people outside, but I don?t have the mental strength to watch ? it's very difficult," Nava Muchersky said. "We have no idea what the future holds for us; this is our livelihood."
    A four-year-old girl who attended the kindergarten was admitted to the Hillel Jaffe Medical Center in Hadera Thursday with flu-like symptoms. Lab results showed that she had not contracted the bird-flu virus but was rather suffering from the Respiratory Syncytial Virus, the most common cause of bronchiolitis and pneumonia among young children.

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  • Gert van der Hoek
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    Child from Binyamina not infected with bird flu


    Published: 01.04.08, 09:46 / Israel News

    Lab tests showed that the four-year-old girl suspected of contracting bird flu suffered in fact from the Respiratory Syncytial Virus.

    The girl attended a kindergarten in Binyamina where a bird flu outbreak was detected; she was admitted to the "Hillel Jaffe" medical center in Hadera. (Meital Yasur Beit ?Or)

    http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7...490310,00.html

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  • Snowy Owl
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    From the Post Above

    Originally posted by Snowy Owl View Post
    MDA prepares for bird flu in humans
    <hr size="1"><table border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" width="100&#37;"><tbody><tr><td>Judy Siegel-Itzkovich , THE JERUSALEM POST </td><td align="right">Jan. 3, 2008</td></tr></tbody></table><hr size="1">Eighteen chickens have been found dead from bird flu in a Binyamina kindergarten's animal corner, while two others were unaffected. The Health Ministry, which is investigating but has stressed there is no reason to panic, said on Thursday that the animal corner had been completely closed, and that no one - including the children - had had any direct contact with the fowl except for the keeper.


    However, Channel 1 reported Thursday night that a four-year-old girl who attended the kindergarten had been hospitalized with flu-like symptoms.


    Haifa district health office workers in the area arrived at Gan Batya's animal corner early on Thursday to conduct an epidemiological examination and determine whether to recommend a medication called Tamiflu as a prophylactic measure. There is no vaccine against bird flu.


    The kindergarten teacher alerted the district health office when she discovered the chickens had died - but not the ducks or pigeons - and the authorities closed the kindergarten for a day. Magen David Adom announced that it would prepare for the possibility of human infection. MDA teams across the country were instructed to refresh procedures and ensure the presence of protective measures and sterilization substances in their ambulances.


    Teams in the Binyamina area received briefings on disease symptoms and cautionary steps. In addition, MDA has prepared special enclosed beds, resembling large incubators, to allow safe transfer for people suspected of infection.


    The Health Ministry, meanwhile, reiterated basic guidelines to prevent bird flu infection. Consumers should buy food products only in recognized, licensed stores under veterinary supervision, hands should be washed thoroughly before and after handling food and raw foods, including eggs, should be fully cooked.


    Symptoms of bird flu (H5N1 virus) include an unexplained acute lower-respiratory infection. People who have been in contact with other poultry - not those in the Binyamina kindergarten, but within three kilometers of it - should be alert to any symptoms of fever within a week of contact with the fowl. If a fever of over 38 degrees Celsius develops, one should go to a hospital emergency room and tell staff about the possibility of bird flu.


    Ministry officials said it had no other reports of fowl deaths in the area. The ministry said it had not changed the level of alertness to bird flu, which is not a human epidemic. Only if the virus results in human-to-human infection will the authorities be worried, and this has not happened.


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  • Snowy Owl
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    MDA prepares for bird flu in humans
    <hr size="1"><table border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" width="100&#37;"><tbody><tr><td>Judy Siegel-Itzkovich , THE JERUSALEM POST </td><td align="right">Jan. 3, 2008</td></tr></tbody></table><hr size="1">Eighteen chickens have been found dead from bird flu in a Binyamina kindergarten's animal corner, while two others were unaffected. The Health Ministry, which is investigating but has stressed there is no reason to panic, said on Thursday that the animal corner had been completely closed, and that no one - including the children - had had any direct contact with the fowl except for the keeper.


    However, Channel 1 reported Thursday night that a four-year-old girl who attended the kindergarten had been hospitalized with flu-like symptoms.
    Haifa district health office workers in the area arrived at Gan Batya's animal corner early on Thursday to conduct an epidemiological examination and determine whether to recommend a medication called Tamiflu as a prophylactic measure. There is no vaccine against bird flu.


    The kindergarten teacher alerted the district health office when she discovered the chickens had died - but not the ducks or pigeons - and the authorities closed the kindergarten for a day. Magen David Adom announced that it would prepare for the possibility of human infection. MDA teams across the country were instructed to refresh procedures and ensure the presence of protective measures and sterilization substances in their ambulances.


    Teams in the Binyamina area received briefings on disease symptoms and cautionary steps. In addition, MDA has prepared special enclosed beds, resembling large incubators, to allow safe transfer for people suspected of infection.


    The Health Ministry, meanwhile, reiterated basic guidelines to prevent bird flu infection. Consumers should buy food products only in recognized, licensed stores under veterinary supervision, hands should be washed thoroughly before and after handling food and raw foods, including eggs, should be fully cooked.


    Symptoms of bird flu (H5N1 virus) include an unexplained acute lower-respiratory infection. People who have been in contact with other poultry - not those in the Binyamina kindergarten, but within three kilometers of it - should be alert to any symptoms of fever within a week of contact with the fowl. If a fever of over 38 degrees Celsius develops, one should go to a hospital emergency room and tell staff about the possibility of bird flu.


    Ministry officials said it had no other reports of fowl deaths in the area. The ministry said it had not changed the level of alertness to bird flu, which is not a human epidemic. Only if the virus results in human-to-human infection will the authorities be worried, and this has not happened.


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  • Sally Furniss
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    JERUSALEM. Tous les programmes de News TV s?ouvrent ce soir sur la grippe aviaire. DEBUT de chute dramatique des ventes de volailles dans les march?s et souks d?ISRAEL ce jour. Ce soir la TV en ISRAEL tente difficilement de rassurer les isra?liens. Des milliers de poulets vont etre abattus dans les prochaines heures.

    http://www.israelvalley.com/news/200...nger-du-poulet

    JERUSALEM. All programs open TV News tonight about avian influenza. START dramatic drop in sales of chickens in markets and souks of ISRAEL date. Tonight the TV ISRAEL trying hard to reassure Israelis. Thousands of chickens will be slaughtered in the next few hours.

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  • HenryN
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    Lethal avian flu strain found in Binyamina
    By Haim Bior

    The avian flu that killed 18 chickens in the yard of a Binyamina kindergarten was of the lethal H5N1 strain potentially harmful to humans, the Agriculture Ministry's veterinary service announced yesterday.

    Eight people, including the kindergarten staff and veterinarians who inspected the site, received preventive therapy. Tests indicated that the children and their parents had not come into contact with the birds.

    In response, ministry officials culled suspect fowl at a kindergarten complex in the town, to minimize the risk to humans. In addition, the authorities banned moving animals within a 10-kilometer radius of Binyamina. Fowl within a 3-kilometer radius were culled and buried.

    The veterinary service has begun checking all poultry coops, petting zoos and yard fowl in Binyamina and the farming communities in the area under quarantine.

    The Haifa district physician, Prof. Shmuel Rishpon, praised the owner of the kindergarten, Batya Ben Asher, for calling a veterinarian instead of dumping the carcasses when 18 of the 25 chickens in a kindergarten fowl corner died.

    The veterinarian, Dr. Gilad Goldstein, suspected an outbreak of Newcastle fowl disease or avian flu, so he sent samples of the dead chickens to the Agriculture Ministry for examination.

    Meanwhile, the Poultry Breeders Association demanded an immediate increase of 25 percent in the monetary compensation for farmers, should the state order mass culling.

    The association's secretary, Yaakov Cohen, said the authorities were forced yesterday to destroy a flock of egg-laying hens at Moshav Beit Hanania, near Binyamina, but that the region does not have large numbers of fowl, reducing the health hazard to humans. He added that the outbreak's economic damage to farmers has not been great, and that the risk of harm to Israel's poultry export business is low.

    Israel reported the outbreak of avian flu to the European Union and World Health Organization, which praised it for acting promptly, Cohen said.

    The previous outbreak of H5N1 avian flu, in March 2006, decimated nine commercial poultry farms in Israel, but harmed no people.

    The Health Ministry yesterday called on people in the Binyamina area to wash their hands before handling food, and to boil poultry at 70 degrees Celsius before eating it.
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  • HenryN
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    AVIAN INFLUENZA (03): ISRAEL
    ****************************
    A ProMED-mail post
    <http://www.promedmail.org>
    ProMED-mail is a program of the
    International Society for Infectious Diseases
    http://www.isid.org

    [1]
    Date: Thu, 3 Jan 2007
    Source: Haaretz Daily [edited]
    <http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/941395.html>


    Fear of bird flu in Binyamina after 18 chickens found dead
    ----------------------------------------------------------
    18 out of 25 chickens [for checked, correct figures see the
    commentary. - Mod. AS] were found dead in the northern town of
    Binyamina on Thursday [3 Jan2008], in what veterinarians suspect might
    have been caused by the bird flu.

    Veterinary services put the rest of the poultry to death, and ran
    epidemiology tests in the Beit Dagan veterinary institute.

    Laboratory findings have so far located the existence of one [H5] of
    the 2 proteins that are identified with the virus. Final results are
    to be received later on Thursday [3 Jan 2008], and will indicate
    whether the 2nd protein [N1] is also found in the chickens. [It was --
    see comment at end].

    Meanwhile, a closure had been declared surrounding the area, and the
    transference of poultry [out of it] in any direction is forbidden.

    [Byline: Amiram Cohen]
    --
    Communicated by:
    ProMED-mail rapporteur Mary Marshall

    *****
    [2]
    Date: Thu,3 Jan 2008
    Source: YNET News [edited]
    <http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-3489988,00.html>


    Deadly strain of bird flu found in Binyamina
    --------------------------------------------
    Health Ministry makes positive ID of H5N1 bird flu virus in Binyamina
    kindergarten. Agriculture Ministry quarantines all chicken coops,
    hatcheries within 6-mile radius pending further testing

    The Haifa District Physician, Prof. Shmuel Rishpon, confirmed Thursday
    [3 Jan 2008] that a deadly strain of the bird flu virus has infected
    chickens at a petting zoo in a Binyamina kindergarten.

    Earlier Thursday morning 18 of the 25 chickens in the kindergarten's
    petting zoo were found dead.

    --
    Communicated by:
    ProMED-mail rapporteur Mary Marshall

    [An immediate notification on the initial H5 finding has been sent to
    the OIE on Thu, 3 Jan 2008, morning by the Veterinary Services in the
    Ministry of Agriculture; it was copied to Israel's Ministry of Health.
    The identification was carried out late evening, Wednesday 2 Jan 2008,
    in the Kimron Veterinary Institute at Beit Dagan. The laboratory
    investigation was completed Thursday afternoon, when N1 was identified.

    The outbreak took place in a kindergarten facility in the
    central-Israeli township of Benyamina (see map at URL at end). In the
    backyard of the one-storey building, there is a 4X5 m [area], enclosed
    within a mesh, where 12 chickens, 8 ducks and 6 pigeons were kept as
    pets. Ten of the chickens and one duck died, found infected by HPAI
    H5N1; all the remaining birds, namely 7 ducks, 2 chickens and 6
    pigeons have been destroyed. A protective zone of 3 km and
    surveillance zone of 10 km have been applied. Epidemiological
    investigation is being carried out; the mesh, while keeping the birds
    enclosed, does not prevent their possible exposure to droppings of
    wild birds and to birds which land on the cage or come close to it.

    Israel's previous outbreak of HPAI H5N1 occurred in March 2007 [not
    reported on ProMED-mail. - Mod.JW]. It affected mainly farms adjacent
    to the Gaza strip; there was also one single outbreak in the Jordan
    Valley. Mass destruction was applied, to be analysed later. During the
    same period, an FMD outbreak was detected on the other side of the
    Jordan river, namely the Kingdom of Jordan. Israel has culled more
    than 1.2 million turkeys and chickens after detecting the H5N1 virus.
    There have been no human cases.

    HPAI H5N1 has been recorded as widely spread in Egypt and Saudi
    Arabia; it was just a question of time before the virus was identified
    in other regional countries. Israel has established intensive
    surveillance to detect H5N1 as early after its introduction (by
    migrating birds?) as possible. - Mod. AS].

    [See map at:
    <http://www.maplandia.com/israel/binyamina/>
    - Mod.JW]

    [see also:
    Avian influenza: Egypt, Bangladesh 20080101.0007
    Avian influenza, human: Egypt 20080101.0006
    2007
    ----
    Avian influenza, human (178): Egypt, Viet Nam, WHO 20071228.4163
    Avian influenza, human (177): Pakistan, Viet Nam, Egypt 20071227.4152
    Avian influenza (193): Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Vietnam (H7N3) 20071224.4131
    2006
    ----
    Avian influenza - worldwide (87): Russia, Israel 20060413.1098
    Avian influenza - worldwide (73): Europe, Israel 20060331.0979
    Avian influenza, human - worldwide (27): Indonesia, Israel 20060317.0828]
    ----------------------arn/jw

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