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18,000 chickens killed due to bird flu in Hunan, China #chickens #BirdFlu #Hunan #China

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A city in China’s central Hunan province reported that it had culled almost 18,000 chickens after an outbreak of H5N1 bird flu, the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs said in statement on its website Saturday.

The statement didn’t say when the outbreak occurred, or when the cull happened. Hunan is next to Hubei, the epicenter of the separate coronavirus outbreak.

The avian influenza, found in a farm in Shaoyang City, killed 4,500 chickens, more than half the farm’s flock, the ministry said. The city culled almost 18,000 poultry after the outbreak. The statement said the outbreak was of a “highly pathogenic subtype” of the H5N1 flu.

Since 2003, the H5N1 avian flu has killed 455 people worldwide, according to the World Health Organization.

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115,000 ducks killed due to Bird Flu in Hungary #Ducks #BirdFlu #Hungary

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Hungarian food safety authority NÉBIH on Wednesday said it detected avian flu virus at a duck farm in Hajdú-Bihar County (about 215 km east of Budapest), marking the second major discovery of the H5N8 strain of the virus in the country in the last few days, state news wire MTI reports.

NÉBIH said it had started to destroy the 115,000 ducks on the farm. It will also establish a 3 km protection zone and a 10 km surveillance zone around the site.

The authority said the ducks were probably infected by wild birds from a nearby lake and advised poultry farmers to keep their birds in enclosed areas.

NÉBIH made the announcement of the discovery of the H5N8 strain of the virus days after finding the same strain at a turkey farm in Komárom-Esztergom County (approximately 80 km northeast of Budapest). As the Budapest Business Journal reported earlier, all 53,500 birds were destroyed at the turkey farm.

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6,000 geese to be killed due to Bird Flu in Poland #BirdFlu #Poland

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A new outbreak of bird flu was reported in Poland on Monday, with around 6,000 geese now set to be exterminated, a regional spokesman confirmed to Reuters, adding to about half a dozen cases already detected across the country since December.

“Six thousand geese at the farm (are) set for extermination, the state veterinary inspectorate has already taken steps,” Tomasz Stube, the spokesman for the Wielkopolska region told Reuters.

The strain of the virus was a subtype of the highly pathogenic H5N8 bird flu, Polish state news agency PAP reported, which can also pose a threat to human health.

Last month’s outbreak in Poland, Europe’s largest poultry producer, was preceded by an outbreak in 2017.

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6,200 hens killed due to bird flu in Koshi, Nepal

Nepal has reported firmed an outbreak of severe H5N8 bird flu on a poultry farm in the Koshi region, the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) said on Monday, citing a report from the Nepalese authorities.
 
The virus killed 3,650 of the 6,200 hens exposed, with the remaining animals culled, the Paris-based OIE said.
 
Nepal had already reported last month an outbreak of highly pathogenic H5N1 bird flu among backyard chickens and ducks.
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MASSIVE deaths of chickens killed due to bird flu in Cao Bang, Vietnam

VIET NAM – Viet Nam reported outbreaks of avian flu H5N1 and H5N6 in northern Cao Bang province, the National Institute of Hygiene and Epidemiology (NIHE) said on Monday.
 
Accordingly, in 34 households in Quoc Toan community, Cao Bang’s Tra Linh district and one household in Cao Bang City’s Song Bang ward, massive deaths of chicken with unknown reason were recorded, the local Tien Phong (Pioneer) newspaper reported.
 
Local animal health officials took samples and sent them to the NIHE for tests. The test results showed that dead poultry in Tra Linh district were positive with avian influenza H5N1 while those in Cao Bang City were positive with H5N6 strain.
 
Cao Bang’s authorities have culled a total of 4,015 chicken and 18 doves as well as sterilized poultry cages and surrounding environment in two virus-hit areas.
 
The province has over 330 km of shared border with China, where avian influenza H7N9 virus is detected.
Courtesy of thepoultrysite.com

200,000 Chickens to be killed due to another outbreak of avian flu in Nebraska, USA

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Bird flu has been confirmed at a northeast Nebraska farm that was already voluntarily slaughtering its 200,000 chickens.
 
The Nebraska Department of Agriculture said Tuesday that bird flu has now been confirmed on four farms in the state, up from three.
 
The new test result doesn’t change the agency’s plan to kill nearly 5 million chickens and quarantine all nearby farms to limit the disease’s spread.
 
The Dixon County farm where the disease was found recently is one of two where all birds are being slaughtered as a precaution. The company that owns those farms also owns several farms where the disease has been confirmed.
 
Workers continue to slaughter chickens on the affected farms and have begun sanitizing the facilities.
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1 MILLION chickens to be killed due to new outbreak of avian flu in Iowa, USA

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After a six-day break with no new bird flu cases, the Iowa Department of Agriculture says another egg-laying chicken farm has tested positive.
 
A farm in Wright County with 1 million chickens has experienced increased deaths among the flock and a preliminary test indicates the presence of the bird flu virus.
 
The frequency of new cases has slowed dramatically with no new cases in Minnesota in 11 days. Iowa’s last reported case was June 9. The bird flu has cost Minnesota, the leading turkey producer, 9 million birds. Egg farms in Iowa, the nation’s leading producer, have lost over 25 million laying hens.
 
State officials say all 76 previously affected farms have removed the 32 million birds that already died or were euthanized. Disposal of the dead birds continues.
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8,500 Chickens killed due to avian flu in Gaza, Palestine

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Gaza Agriculture Ministry executed a large number of chickens, having proven case of bird flu in the central Gaza Strip.
 
The Director General of the veterinary services in the Ministry of agriculture in Gaza, Zakaria Al-kafarna, “the Ministry in the past two days to cull infected chickens 8500 bird flu on three farms located in the area of Deir al-Balah and Nusseirat (Gaza Strip).
 
Kafarna stressed Sunday that “chicken cull came after completion of all the procedures and medical tests that proved his disease.”
 
And because of the emergence of this disease, said that after research and analysis show that the farms affected by the flu, located beside the farm ducks transferred infections. “
 
The ducks that contracted the disease won’t show symptoms also occur in chickens is dangerous, for all citizens, breeders of ducks and chickens do not mix them together, and disposal or slaughter their birds ducks for possible infection that would not appear to hurt.
 
He called Al-kafarna government compliance and Ministry in Ramallah to communicate with the Ministry in Gaza, and to put an end to this disease before it spreads, noting his Ministry in Gaza operate less possibilities in the absence of an operational budget, and it’s in dire need of assistance and the requirements of combating this disease at its beginnings.
 
He called on citizens and farm owners to notify the Ministry immediately if you suspect or show symptoms of the disease on the birds until they are dealt with in accordance with established procedures, adding that the Ministry was working with crews all existing potential in the fight against any appearance of the disease.
 
And called on the Government to intervene and the announcement put financial compensation for farm owners that may become infected and thus execute, so plantation owners are encouraged to report any injury or symptoms.
Courtesy of wattan.tv

57,000 birds to be killed due to new outbreak of avian flu in Iowa, USA

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Two more cases of bird flu have been found at Iowa turkey farms.
 
The Iowa Agriculture Department announced Monday that the avian influenza had been confirmed at a farm in Hamilton County with 36,000 turkeys and that a preliminary test for the disease was positive at a Calhoun County farm with 21,000 birds. A federal lab in Ames will test the Calhoun County samples.
 
Once the flu is confirmed at a farm, all the birds are euthanized.
 
The Agriculture Department says the virus has infected poultry at farms with more than 26 million birds.
Courtesy of omaha.com

50,000 birds to be killed due to another outbreak of avian flu in South Dakota, USA

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Another turkey farm in South Dakota has tested positive for bird flu.
 
South Dakota State Veterinarian Dustin Oedekoven says a Moody County operation of about 50,000 birds has a presumptive positive test for avian influenza.
 
This latest farm brings to 10 the number of affected operations in South Dakota. In total there have been more than 1.7 million birds affected in the state.
 
Oedekoven says they’re still waiting to learn whether the farm is affected with the H5N2 strain that’s swept through the Midwest.
 
Crews will soon begin euthanizing the birds to prevent the spread of the virus.
 
It’s been about two weeks since the state has had a confirmed case of bird flu. Oedekoven says cases are still popping up in the region, but are becoming less frequent.
Courtesy of washingtontimes.com