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Lebanon - Bird flu klled dozens of birds - April 8, 2016 H5N1? - MoA denies - Admits to H5 on April 21, 2016 -> FAO/OIE confirmed HP H5N1

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  • Lebanon - Bird flu klled dozens of birds - April 8, 2016 H5N1? - MoA denies - Admits to H5 on April 21, 2016 -> FAO/OIE confirmed HP H5N1

    Hit epidemic of bird flu in chickens Municipal most of the villages of Hasbaya, which led to the deaths of dozens of birds in less than a 24-hour special in the towns of Shoya appointed Qinya according to the National News Agency.
    He appealed to the breeders of these birds, "the concerned authorities need to take all measures to curb this deadly, which can spread rapidly to impacts all birds in addition to working in the cultured citizens of the epidemic."

    ضرب وباء أنفلونزا الطيور الدجاج البلدي في معظم قرى حاصبيا، ما أدى الى نفوق عشرات الطيور خلال أقل من 24 ساعة خاصة في بلدتي شويا وعين قنيا بحسب الوكالة الوطنية للاعلام. وناشد مربو هذه الطيور الجهات...

  • #2
    "Bird flu" kills chickens Hasbaya

    Tareq Abu Hamdan 08-04-2016 0
    4:45 PM

    Swept through the "bird flu" virus , many of the villages of Hasbaya, to kill tens of poultry , especially in the villages of Hasbaya and Shoya appointed Qinya, where surprised fanciers chicken decimate their birds quickly, to spend a rate of70 to 85 percent of chickens in less than 48 hours, under ignored all concerned parties, which did nothing yet despite the ferocity of the disease, the candidate for the spread and expansion of the impacts all villages in the area and thevillages of hock adjacent, so that did not appear on the horizon, any preventive action to reduce the risk of an epidemic that would apply inevitably in addition to various species of birds chicken as citizens of their owners and workers in breeding.
    this sudden epidemic inflicted a state of panic and fear among the dozens ofpeople from a breeder municipal chickens, who were surprised by a tunnel their chickens quickly and on a daily basis, and indicates the citizen Nabil Daibes of Shoya that dozens of birds belonging to his chickens, he began to change color to yellow two days ago, and then changed to black, to bleed later yellow substance beak, and the hen weight decreases during two days of 3 kg to less than a kilogram, describes what happened to a real environmental disaster, so recorded daily tunnel dozens of birds, we've lost 45 birds during the one day I was left only seven birds, look like symptoms of the disease. He adds: "We have had contact with a veterinarian in Hasbaya and Odanah in what is happening, and we are still waiting for any remedial action or preventive perhaps limiting our losses , which grows by the day."
    For his part, Akram Daibes pointed out losing all his chickens , or about 45 birds, during the two days, without that we find it extends a helping hand, to save what remains of the chicken with the people of this impoverished villages, where Pat many children live off of these birds for subsistence, and we are now afraid that these diseases destroy the productive sector , which began growth during the past few years, and possibly symptoms of citizens affected in general, and those who do not have any knowledge of how to deal with such afrightening disease.
    fanciers municipal chicken in the Hasbaya region and made ​​an appeal to theconcerned authorities , particularly the ministries of Health and Agriculture, theneed to accelerate the sending of specialized veterinary teams to conduct comprehensive survey, disclosure of all birds dead and the living , and took samples of her blood, to make the necessary laboratory tests, in preparation for determining the type of the epidemic and its treatment by the deepening, through the provision of guidance necessary and essential medicines, to save as much as possible of them and ensure that the expansion and spread of thedisease to the rest of the neighboring areas. These HRC also demanded compensation for losses The price per hen ranging Pia the 20 and the 25 thousand LP.
    , The student dead chickens owners of the competent authorities to work on the transfer of dead chickens and disposal of health means, in order to preserve the environment and to reduce the transmission of this epidemic and its spread broadly, because it becomes difficult to rectify notified


    • #3
      MoA denies......

      April 8, 2016

      Agriculture Minister Akram Chehayeb said in a statement today that " the impact of transmission media news of outbreak of bird flu in the village of Hasbaya, a team from the Livestock Department and the Centre for the cultivation of Hasbaya detects the field immediately, and did not prove the existence of any medical condition requiring suspicion not on farms or in the chicken municipal. " Shoaib confirmed in his statement that" all there is thedeath of some municipal chicken when one person in the town ofShoya result of injury this chicken disease "Newcastle disease" spread between the municipal chicken, which leads to the death ofa large herd in the absence of chicken vaccinated against thedisease . " the statement said that" Livestock Department in theinterest of the cultivation of Nabatiyeh categorically denies the existence of Anflenoa bird flu in all the districts of the province ofNabatiyeh. "


      • #4
        The Ministry of Health has distributed information on the symptoms of bird flu: activation of the emergency plan and providing preventive treatment to those who were in direct contact with infected birds

        Thursday April 21, 2016 13:07 am

        National - The Ministry of Public Health, said in a statement today that " the impact of bird flu was detected the H5 type in the town of Nabi Sheet Beqaa in more than a chicken farm, the Ministry of Public Health in collaboration with the Ministry of Agriculture and the Supreme Commission for Agath?waljhat concerned of the army and the forces of security and other activate the emergency plan related to this disease. so matter and the Ministry ofpublic Health, said the emphasis on the following for the safety of citizens: First: the bird flu H5 type of disease is high - risk disease transmitted from infected birds living or dead to humans who have direct contact with with it through secretions including feathers. the disease leads to death by more than 50%. Second , summed up the symptoms of the disease in humans is high heat more than 38 degrees, cough, sore throat, shortness of breath, pain in the muscles may be accompanied by abdominal pain and diarrhea. It is possible that thedisease progresses to respiratory failure , acute and then to death. Third: The incubation period ranging from one day to a week in humans has not been shown so far , transmission of the disease from one human to another. Fourth: The transfer or smuggle any of theinfected birds, although not showing symptoms, it displays the farm which conveys to thebird to a complete death of the bird within a period not exceeding 48 hours as the owner presents a severe health risk. Fifth , it is important to be aware that some birds Kalooz and ducks may not show the symptoms of the disease but remains could transmit the disease to humans and to other birds. Sixth: No disease is transmitted through meat birds and poultry cooked consumption good , but the slaughter of infected birds and prepared for human consumption factor it presents a serious risk to health. Seventh: any citizen who had direct contact with birds the area affected and he showed symptoms of the disease (fever, respiratory symptoms such as cough or shortness of breath ...) review the doctor immediately and inform the Ministry of public Health. Eighth: All - citizens in the affected area comply with the instructions issued by the ministries of public Health and Agriculture and the forces of security for their own safety and to preserve the public health, noting that competent teams from the ministries concerned are field work in order to combat thedisease and prevent it. in the context of preventive measures has been providing preventive treatment to all the people who were in direct contact with infected birds in the town. "==== ==== E.R

        hat tip to Michael Coston for the link


        • #5
          20,000 chickens culled.

          Lebanon News - Bird flu in Nabi Sheet: precautionary measures and culled thousands of birds

          Since 48 minutes Lebanon today in News 0 Visit
          0 Lebanon News - It promises to start, it is the specter of bird flu overlooking again, in the midst of the environmental and health crises, social ills. Place this time the town of Nabi Sheet, and subject H5 virus emergence of high-risk poultry. This has necessitated the intervention of the Ministries of Agriculture and Health, and a health revealed the dead birds on farms, and preview the neighboring farms, and proved to be the cause of the deaths of thousands of birds is the bird flu virus. In this context, it destroyed the Ministry of Agriculture and the center of epidemiological surveillance at the Health Ministry, accompanied by veterinarians in collaboration with the Municipality of Nabi Sheet and with the support secret gendarmerie Baalbek and the Lebanese army intelligence 20,000 chickens at the farm neighborhood in the town of Nabi Sheet and worked to bury Bmekpat under the supervision of the ministries of environment and health according to the specifications after a series of tests to detect and processes which show that chickens infected with h5 The security forces have cordoned off the farms since the issuance of an hour as a result of laboratory tests and summoned the support and embarked on damage actions since the morning. "
          Jaafar al - Moussawi
          and saw the head of the municipality of the Prophet **** Jaafar al - Moussawi said : " The situation has become almost normal after the control of the infected farms in the restricted area and the ministries concerned since this morning to provide vaccines and testing in order to limit the disease and eliminate the infected chickens."

          Abdu al - Moussawi
          said Abdo al - Moussawi , the owner of a chicken farm egg infected with "death began since last Wednesday Vnfq on the first day 13 chickens, and in the third a hundred on the fourth day tunnel hundreds until the number reached 4,700 birds have been landfilled legally under the supervision of the Ministry of Agriculture and the municipality and the disease now It is heading in the right situation. "

          Hassan al - Moussawi
          said Hassan Mohammed al - Moussawi said , " the disease has infected four farms belonging to him and Abdo Mohammed al - Moussawi and Abdullah Ali al - Moussawi, and the number of chickens Almtlov 20,000 birds in confined neighborhood has moved infection mortality of my chickens infected Pal h5 smuggled from Syria to Lebanon , near one of the farms are led to the transmission of the epidemic and its spread in a suburb of Nabi sheet and not in every town. since last Thursday , I contacted the Ministry of Agriculture for the night and the next morning blood samples were taken on the first day and thesecond, third , and after the confirmation of the disease has taken preventive measures to limit the matter whereabouts were destroyed chicken and Bucher sterilization after the stone on farms infected chickens will be transferred to the sanitary landfills in order to complete elimination of the virus and the disease. "


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          • #6
            FAO confirmed

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              Highly pathogenic avian influenza,
              Information received on 23/04/2016 from Dr Elias Ibrahim, Veterinarian Animal Resources Director, Animal Resources Directorate, Ministry of Agriculture, Beirut , Lebanon
              Report type Immediate notification
              Date of start of the event 20/04/2016
              Date of confirmation of the event 22/04/2016
              Report date 23/04/2016
              Date submitted to OIE 23/04/2016
              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 Suspicion, Clinical, Laboratory (basic), Laboratory (advanced)
              This event pertains to a defined zone within the country
              New outbreaks (1)
              Outbreak cluster 1 Nabichit, AL BIQA' (1 outbreaks)
              Date of start of the outbreak 20/04/2016
              Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
              Epidemiological unit Farm
              Affected animals
              Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Destroyed Slaughtered
              Birds 80000 20000 20000 60000 0
              Affected population Infected farm of 20000 birds was identified in the Bekaa region. The owner of the closed farm notified abnormal mortality among his birds, in Nabichit ? Bekaa Valley. The farm unit was immediately put under quarantine. Epidemiological investigation and epidemiological sampling are on ? going on the area. The National Reference Laboratory identified a highly pathogenic H5N1 strain.
              Summary of outbreaks Total outbreaks: 1
              Total animals affected
              Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Destroyed Slaughtered
              Birds 80000 20000 20000 60000 0
              Outbreak statistics
              Species Apparent morbidity rate Apparent mortality rate Apparent case fatality rate Proportion susceptible animals lost*
              Birds 25.00% 25.00% 100.00% 100.00%
              *Removed from the susceptible population through death, destruction and/or slaughter
              Source of the outbreak(s) or origin of infection
              • Illegal movement of animals
              Control measures
              Measures applied
              • Disinfection / Disinfestation
              • Traceability
              • Dipping / Spraying
              • Quarantine
              • Stamping out
              • Official destruction of animal products
              • Official disposal of carcasses, by-products and waste
              • Surveillance within containment and/or protection zone
              • Zoning
              • Vaccination prohibited
              • No treatment of affected animals
              Measures to be applied
              • No other measures
              Future Reporting
              The event is continuing. Weekly follow-up reports will be submitted.

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