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  • Saudi Arabia: H5N8 bird flu case recorded in Al-Azizya bird market in Riyadh

    Saudi Arabia: H5N8 avian flu case recorded in Riyadh region ...

    28 mins ago - RIYADH, July 20 (KUNA) -- The Ministry of Environment, Water and Agriculture on Friday confirmed the detection of one case of H5N8 avian flu in Al-Azizya bird...

    https://www.kuna.net.kw/ArticleDetai...02&language=en

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    General / Environment "announces the registration of bird flu H5N8 type in Riyadh

    Пятница 1439/11/7 - 2018/07/20

    Riyadh, July 7, 2018

    The Ministry of Environment, Water and Agriculture announced today that the detection and active examination of the markets and gatherings of bird sale in the Kingdom revealed one infection in the H5N8 bird flu virus in the Azizia market for birds in Riyadh.

    The official spokesman of the ministry, Dr. Abdullah Abaakhel said that the ministry immediately discovered the case of infection among the ducks, which is a bird of incubation of the disease and do not appear symptoms of infection, the ministry's branch in Riyadh in cooperation with the security authorities and the secretariat of Riyadh,

    And the Ministry of Finance in the implementation of emergency plan to deal with such cases, and prevent the movement of birds in the vicinity of the market, in addition to the closure of completely and safe disposal of birds, as directed by His Royal Highness Prince Mohammed bin Abdul Rahman bin Abdul Aziz,

    Riyadh.

    He stressed that the ministry in cooperation with the relevant government sectors have succeeded in the past period to stop the spread of the disease, which has not been confirmed to human transmission, in addition to controlling the movement of birds and the emphasis on bird projects by implementing biosecurity measures, safe disposal of birds

    In the affected areas, pointing out that the last recorded injury was on 17 April 2018.

    He called Aba horses horse owners and those who have a relationship with poultry projects left to go to the market Azizia in Riyadh during this period until the end of the site clean-up, to protect their birds from the transmission of the disease, which is a respiratory disease is rapidly spread among birds,

    To call the emergency telephone number 8002470000

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    https://www.spa.gov.sa/viewstory.php...newsid=1786704
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    Highly pathogenic avian influenza,
    Saudi Arabia
    Information received on 24/07/2018 from Dr Ali Al Doweriej, Director General of Veterinary Health and Monitoring Department, Veterinary Health and Monitoring Department, Ministry of Environment, Water and Agriculture, RIYADH, Saudi Arabia
    Summary
    Report type Follow-up report No. 8
    Date of start of the event 19/12/2017
    Date of confirmation of the event 20/12/2017
    Report date 22/07/2018
    Date submitted to OIE 24/07/2018
    Reason for notification Recurrence of a listed disease
    Date of previous occurrence 29/01/2008
    Manifestation of disease Clinical disease
    Causal agent Highly pathogenic avian influenza virus
    Serotype H5N8
    Nature of diagnosis Laboratory (advanced)
    This event pertains to a defined zone within the country
    Related reports Immediate notification (22/12/2017)
    Follow-up report No. 1 (02/01/2018)
    Follow-up report No. 2 (16/01/2018)
    Follow-up report No. 3 (13/02/2018)
    Follow-up report No. 4 (01/03/2018)
    Follow-up report No. 5 (29/04/2018)
    Follow-up report No. 6 (05/06/2018)
    Follow-up report No. 7 (03/07/2018)
    Follow-up report No. 8 (22/07/2018)
    New outbreaks (1)
    Outbreak 1 Alazizia live bird market, Riyadh, Riyadh, Ar Riyad
    Date of start of the outbreak 17/07/2018
    Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
    Epidemiological unit Livestock market
    Affected animals
    Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
    Birds 14675 1 0 14675 0
    Summary of outbreaks Total outbreaks: 1
    Total animals affected
    Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
    Birds 14675 1 0 14675 0
    Outbreak statistics
    Species Apparent morbidity rate Apparent mortality rate Apparent case fatality rate Proportion susceptible animals lost*
    Birds 0.01% 0.00% 0.00% 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 On 17th of July, active surveillance was conducted in the Alazizia bird market. Tracheal and cloacal samples were randomly collected. Out of 20 ducks tested only one bird was positive to real-time PCR test. All the susceptible and diseased birds were killed, the market was closed and all control measures were applied.
    Control measures
    Measures applied
    • Movement control inside the country
    • Surveillance outside containment and/or protection zone
    • Surveillance within containment and/or protection zone
    • Traceability
    • Quarantine
    • Official disposal of carcasses, by-products and waste
    • Stamping out
    • Disinfection
    • Vaccination prohibited
    • No treatment of affected animals
    Measures to be applied
    • No other measures
    Diagnostic test results
    Laboratory name and type Species Test Test date Result
    Riyadh Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory (National laboratory) Birds real-time PCR 19/07/2018 Positive
    Future Reporting
    The event is continuing. Weekly follow-up reports will be submitted.
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    http://www.oie.int/wahis_2/public/wa...reportid=27297
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