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  • Peru: Bird flu in wild birds

    Source: https://news.yahoo.com/peru-reports-...103022371.html


    Peru reports first severe bird-flu outbreak
    Fri, November 18, 2022 at 5:30 AM·1 min read

    PARIS (Reuters) - Peru has reported its first outbreak of highly pathogenic avian influenza as the disease swept through some wild pelicans, the Paris-based World Organisation for Animal Health (WOAH) said on Friday.

    The type A H5 virus killed 200 pelicans that were found on a beach in the northern province of Paita, WOAH said, citing a report from the Peruvian authorities....

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      Peru - Influenza A viruses of high pathogenicity (Inf. with) (non-poultry including wild birds) (2017-) - Immediate notification

      GENERAL INFORMATION
      COUNTRY/TERRITORY OR ZONE
      ZONE

      ANIMAL TYPE
      TERRESTRIAL

      DISEASE CATEGORY
      OIE-listed

      EVENT ID
      4732

      DISEASE
      Influenza A viruses of high pathogenicity (Inf. with) (non-poultry including wild birds) (2017-)

      CAUSAL AGENT
      Highly pathogenic avian influenza virus

      GENOTYPE / SEROTYPE / SUBTYPE
      Untyped or partially typed

      START DATE
      2022/11/10

      REASON FOR NOTIFICATION
      First occurrence in the country

      DATE OF LAST OCCURRENCE
      -

      CONFIRMATION DATE
      2022/11/13

      EVENT STATUS
      On-going

      END DATE
      -

      SELF-DECLARATION
      NO

      REPORT INFORMATION
      REPORT NUMBER
      Immediate notification

      REPORT ID
      IN_157921

      REPORT REFERENCE
      -

      REPORT DATE
      2022/11/17

      REPORT STATUS
      Validated

      NO EVOLUTION REPORT
      -

      EPIDEMIOLOGY
      SOURCE OF EVENT OR ORIGIN OF INFECTION
      Contact with wild species

      EPIDEMIOLOGICAL COMMENTS

      On November 11th, a notification was received regarding deaths in pelicans on Los Cangrejos beach, province of Paita, department of Piura. Samples were tested at SENASA's Animal Health Diagnostic Center Unit, where influenza virus type A H5 was detected.
      ...

      NEW OUTBREAKS
      OB_109029 - PLAYA CANGREJOS, DISTRITO DE PAITA, PROVINCIA DE PAITA, DEPARTAMENTO DE PIURA
      OUTBREAK REFERENCE
      -

      START DATE
      2022/11/10

      END DATE
      -

      DETAILED CHARACTERISATION
      -

      FIRST ADMINISTRATIVE DIVISION
      Peruvian Exclusive Economic Zone

      SECOND ADMINISTRATIVE DIVISION
      -

      THIRD ADMINISTRATIVE DIVISION
      -

      EPIDEMIOLOGICAL UNIT
      Body of water

      LOCATION
      Playa Cangrejos, distrito de Paita, provincia de Paita, departamento de Piura

      Latitude, Longitude
      -5.208677 , -81.203382

      (Approximate location)
      OUTBREAKS IN CLUSTER
      -

      MEASURING UNIT
      Animal

      AFFECTED POPULATION DESCRIPTION
      On November 11th, a notification was received regarding the death of seabirds (pelicans) on Los Cangrejos beach, district of Paita, province of Paita, department of Piura. The diagnosis was carried out at SENASA's Animal Health Diagnostic Center Unit, where avian influenza virus type A H5 was detected.

      SpeciesSusceptibleCasesDeathsKilled and Disposed ofSlaughtered/ Killed for commercial useVaccinated
      Peruvian pelican (WILD)
      NEW- 200 200 1 0 0
      TOTAL-200 200 1 0 0
      ...

      https://wahis.woah.org/#/in-review/4732
      "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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      • #4
        Source: https://www.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-63793654

        Peru bird flu: Thousands of pelicans found dead
        Published 50 minutes ago
        By Vanessa Buschschlüter
        BBC News

        More than 5,500 pelicans have died in Peru in recent weeks due to an outbreak of bird flu.

        Several beaches are littered with the carcasses of the dead animals and some have also been found in protected areas.

        In total, more than 13,000 birds have been killed by the H5N1 avian influenza strain, according to biologists.

        Peruvian officials have declared a health alert to prevent its spread to farm poultry....

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          South America

          Nearly 14,000 birds found dead from bird flu in Peru


          Thousands of pelicans have been found dead on the shores of Peruvian beaches in recent days, victims of the H5N1 avian flu.

          Posted today at 06:17

          Nearly 14,000 seabirds, including a majority of pelicans, have died of the H5N1 avian flu in Peru, the National Forestry and Wildlife Service (Serfor) said on Tuesday.

          “According to the latest official national report, more than 13,869 wild seabirds have died from H5N1 avian influenza, along much of our coastline, inside and outside protected areas,” according to a press release from Serfor. Of this number, some 10,257 pelicans have been counted.

          Serfor's marine fauna specialist, Lady Amaro, clarified that this count was carried out by specialists in the regions of Piura (on the border with Ecuador), Lambayeque, La Libertad, Ancash, Ica, Moquegua, Tacna and Lima.

          Health alert

          The National Agricultural Health Service (Senasa) specified that a sanitary cordon was set up in the village of Gallito, in the region of Lambayeque, in order to control the first outbreak of avian flu detected in a poultry farm.

          Senasa issued a 180-day health alert last week after confirming three cases of the highly contagious H5N1 avian flu in pelicans. Dozens of pelicans were found dead on the shores of San Pedro, Punta Hermosa and San Bartolo beaches, south of Lima, between Monday and Tuesday.

          The National Agricultural Health Service said the health alert was issued as a precaution because the virus, imported by migratory birds from North America, could spread to "backyard poultry (turkeys, ducks, chickens and gamecocks)” and on commercial farms.

          Significant mortality

          Walter Silva, a specialist at Serfor, recalled that the first outbreak of bird flu on the American continent was declared in Canada last year. In January, the virus was detected in the United States, which affected poultry production.

          The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) has expressed concern and warns that due to seasonal bird migration, the disease could reach Central and South America, according to Walter Silva. Avian influenza is an incurable disease without treatment that causes significant mortality among wild and domestic birds such as ducks, hens, chickens and turkeys.

          AFP

          https://www.tdg.ch/pres-de-14000-ois...u-600188856961
          "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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          • #6

            Location of Miraflores in Lima province
            https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Miraflores_District,_Lima



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            Municipality of Miraflores closes its beaches until dead pelicans are collected

            Dying birds have been detected among the eight beaches of the Miraflores district; it is recommended not to approach them.

            published 46 minutes ago on 12/06/2022By Writing Lime Gray

            The District Municipality of Miraflores announced last night that it will close the beaches under its jurisdiction until the collection of all the pelicans killed by H5N1 avian influenza is completed . This district has eight beaches along five kilometers: Los Delfines , La Pampilla , Pacífico Sur , Waikiki , Makaha , Redondo , La Estrella and Las Piedritas .

            “Starting tomorrow (December 6) at 6 in the morning, the Municipality of Miraflores closes all its beaches, due to the presence of dead pelicans as a result of bird flu. The municipality has made this decision until all the birds found dead around the beaches are collected," said the mayor of Miraflores, Luis Molina , for the newspaper La República .

            The municipality made such a decision after the authorities of the Ministry of Health (Minsa) , after a meeting with officials of the National Agrarian Health Service of Peru (Senasa) and the National Forestry and Wildlife Service (Serfor) , agreed to recommend to the district municipalities limit the access of bathers to the beaches to allow the collection of dead birds.

            As recalled, the mayor of Miraflores had already announced that he would request the Minsa to temporarily close the beaches in his district in the face of the health emergency due to the presence of 'highly pathogenic' H5N1 avian influenza in domestic birds or backyard birds.

            The protocol and procedure for the collection and disposal of dead birds will be in charge of Senasa and Serfor, as well as the correct implementation with Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) for the personnel in charge of said task.

            Dead birds can infect humans

            As indicated by the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) , some strains of highly pathogenic avian influenza have the capacity to infect humans when in direct or indirect contact with infected animals or with environments and surfaces contaminated with stool.

            Avian influenza can be spread to humans through contact with birds killed by this virus ; that is to say, it can occur when you come into contact with these birds and from there put your hand to your mouth or respiratory tract, indicated the Minsa.

            The virus is highly contagious; In addition to saliva, a sneeze can be the route of infection, as well as touching the objects of people with this disease.
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            https://limagris.com/municipalidad-d...canos-muertos/
            "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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            • #7
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              Peru registers 22,000 seabirds killed by bird flu

              Posted December 6, 2022

              Health clarifies that it is not a health hazard for humans, although contact with the corpses of birds should not be made.

              Peru's National Forestry and Wildlife Service (Serfor) said Monday that the number of seabirds and shorebirds killed by the bird flu outbreak rose to 22,000.

              The institution records at least 16,890 dead pelicans, 4,324 sea boobies, 630 camanay and 168 guanay, among other species of birds that inhabit coastal areas and nature reserves.

              Just in the most recent week, it is estimated that more than 5,000 birds perished on the coasts of the Andean country, says Serfor.

              This disease "is like Covid for birds, which affects some more than others," the head of Sustainable Management of the Forest Service, Doris Rodríguez, told the press.

              The first cases of avian influenza type H5N1 appeared about two weeks ago and the Government decreed a health alert for 180 days, for which reason cockfights and poultry fairs scheduled for the month of December were suspended.

              Since its appearance, more than 37,000 poultry have been slaughtered on the producing farms, Peruvian media confirm, although the health authorities affirm that there is no risk of contagion for humans when eating the meat.

              However, they recommend that the population refrain from visiting the beaches while cleaning is being carried out, since direct contact with dead animals can be dangerous.

              https://telesurtv.net/news/peru-regi...1206-0008.html
              "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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