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US - Alabama: Media conference today regarding three findings of avian influenza in poultry in north Alabama - March 14, 2017

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  • #16
    Here is the current list of confirmed Low-Pathogenic Avian Influenza in Alabama

    County Farm Type Date Confirmed Positive for LPAI
    Madison Backyard Flock 03/21/17
    Pickens Commercial Flock 03/21/17
    Jackson Backyard Flock 03/16/17
    http://www.agi.alabama.gov/s/avian-influenza

    "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."
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    • #17
      https://batchgeo.com/map/2017-avian-influenza-outbreaks

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      • #18
        Here is the current list of confirmed Low-Pathogenic Avian Influenza in Alabama




        County Farm Type Date Confirmed Positive for LPAI
        Madison * Backyard 03/22/2017
        Lauderdale * Commercial 03/22/2017
        Cullman ​Commercial 03/22/2017
        Madison Backyard 03/21/2017
        Pickens Commercial 03/21/2017
        Jackson Backyard 03/16/2017
        * = These are the sites mentioned in the March 14th press release.

        http://www.agi.alabama.gov/s/avian-influenza




        "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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        • #19
          Covington County farm undergoes precautionary testing for bird flu

          Wednesday, March 22nd 2017, 12:34 pm CDT
          Wednesday, March 22nd 2017, 4:56 pm CDT
          By Hannah Lane, Reporter / AnchorC
          By WSFA 12 News Staff

          Officials with the State of Alabama confirmed Wednesday that a chicken farm in Covington County is being tested for possible bird flu. The state veterinarian's office confirmed the samples are being tested.

          Currently, three flocks of chickens at poultry breeding operations in Lauderdale, Pickens, and Cullman counties have tested positive for bird flu, along with two backyard flocks in Madison and Jackson counties.
          ...
          Agriculture Commissioner John McMillan said a veterinarian observed the flock and saw some things he didn't like, so he requested tests to be run for bird flu. McMillan noted the vet didn't see symptoms the department is concerned about, so this is to be extra safe.
          ...
          http://www.wsfa.com/story/34973486/c...g-for-bird-flu
          "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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          • #20
            Low pathogenic avian influenza (poultry),
            United States of America
            Information received on 24/03/2017 from Dr John Clifford, Official Delegate, Chief Trade Advisor, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, United States Department of Agriculture, Washington, United States of America
            Summary
            Report type Follow-up report No. 1
            Date of start of the event 06/03/2017
            Date of confirmation of the event 08/03/2017
            Report date 24/03/2017
            Date submitted to OIE 24/03/2017
            Reason for notification Reoccurrence of a listed disease
            Date of previous occurrence 2017
            Manifestation of disease Sub-clinical infection
            Causal agent Low pathogenic avian influenza virus
            Serotype H7N9
            Nature of diagnosis Laboratory (advanced)
            This event pertains to a defined zone within the country
            Related reports Immediate notification (10/03/2017)
            Follow-up report No. 1 (24/03/2017)
            New outbreaks (3)
            Outbreak 1 (00M2W4L) Lauderdale County, Lauderdale, ALABAMA
            Date of start of the outbreak 09/03/2017
            Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
            Epidemiological unit Farm
            Affected animals
            Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Destroyed Slaughtered
            Birds 16931 0 16931 0
            Affected population Commercial chicken broiler-breeder flock
            Outbreak 2 (00N84BM) Pickens County, Pickens, ALABAMA
            Date of start of the outbreak 15/03/2017
            Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
            Epidemiological unit Farm
            Affected animals
            Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Destroyed Slaughtered
            Birds 25000 0 25000 0
            Affected population Commercial chicken broiler-breeder flock
            Outbreak 3 (00N8JDS) Cullman County, Cullman, ALABAMA
            Date of start of the outbreak 17/03/2017
            Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
            Epidemiological unit Farm
            Affected animals
            Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Destroyed Slaughtered
            Birds 24000 0 0
            Affected population Commercial chicken broiler-breeder flock
            Summary of outbreaks Total outbreaks: 3
            Total animals affected
            Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Destroyed Slaughtered
            Birds 65931 ** 0 41931 0
            Outbreak statistics
            Species Apparent morbidity rate Apparent mortality rate Apparent case fatality rate Proportion susceptible animals lost*
            Birds ** 0.00% ** **
            *Removed from the susceptible population through death, destruction and/or slaughter
            **Not calculated because of missing information
            Epidemiology
            Source of the outbreak(s) or origin of infection
            • Unknown or inconclusive
            Epidemiological comments As part of routine testing and surveillance for H5/H7 Avian Influenza, low pathogenic avian influenza (LPAI) H7N9 of North American wild bird lineage was detected in healthy broiler breeder chickens. Although this is a low pathogenicity H7 strain, as a precautionary preventive measure, flocks are being depopulated. The USDA Animal Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) and State Departments of Agriculture are conducting comprehensive epidemiological investigations and have implemented enhanced surveillance and testing related to the event.
            Control measures
            Measures applied
            • Movement control inside the country
            • Disinfection / Disinfestation
            • Quarantine
            • Surveillance outside containment and/or protection zone
            • Stamping out
            • 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
            Diagnostic test results
            Laboratory name and type Species Test Test date Result
            National Veterinary Services Laboratories (NVSL) (National laboratory) Birds polymerase chain reaction (PCR) 14/03/2017 Positive
            National Veterinary Services Laboratories (NVSL) (National laboratory) Birds polymerase chain reaction (PCR) 16/03/2017 Positive
            National Veterinary Services Laboratories (NVSL) (National laboratory) Birds polymerase chain reaction (PCR) 21/03/2017 Positive
            National Veterinary Services Laboratories (NVSL) (National laboratory) Birds virus isolation 23/03/2017 Positive
            Future Reporting
            The event is continuing. Weekly follow-up reports will be submitted.
            ...
            http://www.oie.int/wahis_2/public/wa...reportid=23369
            "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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            • #21
              Originally posted by Pathfinder View Post
              Covington County farm undergoes precautionary testing for bird flu

              Wednesday, March 22nd 2017, 12:34 pm CDT
              Wednesday, March 22nd 2017, 4:56 pm CDT
              By Hannah Lane, Reporter / AnchorC
              By WSFA 12 News Staff

              Officials with the State of Alabama confirmed Wednesday that a chicken farm in Covington County is being tested for possible bird flu. The state veterinarian's office confirmed the samples are being tested.

              Currently, three flocks of chickens at poultry breeding operations in Lauderdale, Pickens, and Cullman counties have tested positive for bird flu, along with two backyard flocks in Madison and Jackson counties.
              ...
              Agriculture Commissioner John McMillan said a veterinarian observed the flock and saw some things he didn't like, so he requested tests to be run for bird flu. McMillan noted the vet didn't see symptoms the department is concerned about, so this is to be extra safe.
              ...
              http://www.wsfa.com/story/34973486/c...g-for-bird-flu

              March 23, 2017 ...
              • Premises under investigation in Covington Co., Ala. confirmed negative for avian influenza.
              ...
              http://www.agi.alabama.gov/s/avian-influenza

              "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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