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11,190 birds dead from Bird Flu in Maramures, Romania #Birds #BirdFlu #Romania

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Romania has reported an outbreak of the highly pathogenic H5N8 bird flu virus on a farm in the northern part of the country, the first such outbreak in nearly three years, the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) said on Wednesday.

The virus killed 11,190 birds out of a flock of 18,699 in the Maramures region near the borders with Ukraine and Hungary, the Paris-based OIE said, citing a report from Romania’s veterinary services.

The rest of the flock was slaughtered, it said.

Courtesy of reuters.com


3,600 birds killed due to avian flu in the Volta Region, Ghana

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Two poultry farms with a total of 3600 birds at Denu and Keta in the Volta Region have been destroyed due to infection of the farms with avian flu.
The poultry farm at Keta started with 1,800 but before it came to the notice of veterinary officers 1,100 had died and 700 had also died at Denu within three days.
The Volta Regional Veterinary Officer, Dr Mark Kofi Tettey who disclosed this to Tim Dzamboe, Graphic Online’s Volta Regional Correspondent, said the two farms had 1800 birds each.
He said all the birds have been destroyed together with eggs. The drinking and feeding troughs have accordingly been disinfected.
He said an intensive screening exercise had begun in the area and the entire Volta region to ensure that the disease was detected early enough to avoid further spread.
Dr Tettey said movement of livestock across markets has been banned as part of bio-security measures to hold the disease in check.
Courtesy of ghanaweb.com

23,500 birds killed due to new outbreak of avian flu in Taiwan, China

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Three more outbreaks of highly pathogenic avian influenza have been confirmed in Taiwan.
The outbreaks were of the H5N2 serotype and occurred in the western county of Yunlin.
There were 8894 cases in a susceptible population of 23528 birds, including two geese farms and one chicken farm. All the affected birds died, and the remaining susceptible birds were destroyed as a precaution.
These farms have been put under movement restriction, and thorough cleaning and disinfection have been conducted after the stamping out operation. Surrounding poultry farms within 3 km radius of the infected farms are under intensified surveillance for 3 months.
Courtesy of thepoultrysite.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

Dozens of dead sea birds found at the mouth of a lagoon in Naples, Italy

A real yellow at the mouth of Lake Patria after the discovery of twenty copies of Berte Minor death. The birds, in fact, a marine species that nests on the coast, typically on rocky islets, which the nearby Ischia and Procida. Sull’arenile Giugliano, however, twenty birds were killed. 
To clarify the cause of death and the question you are alerted immediately the representatives of the Lipu of Lago Patria led by Stefano Gauls. Yesterday morning, in fact, the volunteers have made the reliefs. “We have alerted the Coast Guard to Castelvolturno and await the response of the veterinary ASL that is putting birds mortem examination – said Franciosi -. Almost certainly – he concluded – there may be poisoning resulted from pollution “. 
The Berte Minor feed exclusively on fish that hunt during daylight hours in the open sea and usually fly low to locate large schools and then plunge chasing prey for several meters under water, or floating in waiting for the prey in the distance nearby. And right in front of the mouth of the lake there are schools of fish that perhaps some were poisoned by some chemical.
Courtesy of ilmattino.it

200,000 birds to be killed due to avian flu in Telangana, India

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A red alert has been issued in Telangana and Andhra Pradesh after bird flu broke out in two areas of Ranga Reddy district on the outskirts of Hyderabad.
The district’s Animal Husbandry Department, which came across hundreds of dead chicken in 2 poultry farms last week had sent several samples to the High-Security Animal Disease Lab at Bhopal and the results confirmed on Tuesday that the birds were affected by bird flu, also known as avian influenza or H5N1 virus.
The Telangana government has sounded an alert in districts near Hyderabad and has also issued an advisory to the neighbouring Andhra Pradesh. The government has decided to cull nearly 2 lakh chickens in a one km radius and rapid response teams from neighbouring districts have been mobilised to help Ranga Reddy officials.
“We are following a set protocol. Right now, we are culling birds in the farm where the virus broke out. There are about 80,000 birds in this farm and another 45,000 in the neighbouring farm which will also be culled. Only birds in the first farm are affected but as a precaution we have to cull birds in neighbouring farms too. Later, we may also cull birds in all the farms in Thorur village where this operation is going on. Pits are being dug to dump the culled birds,’’ Dr Vamsi Krishna Reddy, Assistant Veterinary Surgeon of Ranga Reddy district said.
The government has also asked officials of animal husbandry and veterinary department, who may have inadvertently exposed themselves to the infected birds, to seek immediate medical attention.
Courtesy of indianexpress.com

21 Pelicans found dead ‘due to bird flu’ in Srebarna Nature Reserve, Bulgaria

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The bodies of 21 pelicans were found in the Srebarna nature reserve in northeastern Bulgaria on Tuesday. The likely causes of the birds’ death are disease, poisoning or overpopulation of the colony, private bTV station reports. The reserve has a pelican colony consisting of 65 couples and during the inspection on Tuesday newly-hatched pelicans were discovered. Employees at the reserve and local residents claim that there has been no such mass death of birds until now. The pelican colony had not been inspected as the birds should not be disturbed during their nesting period. It was announced that the measures against bird flu, which had been introduced in the beginning of the year, will remain in force and monitoring of the reserve will continue. White immovable birds had been spotted through the reserve’s video surveillance system, but they were not identified until Tuesday. The regional environmental and water inspection in Ruse has informed the Ministry of Environment and Water of the incident.
Courtesy of novinite.com

5,000 Birds killed due to avian flu in Jigawa State, Nigeria

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The Jigawa State Government on Tuesday said it has recorded three cases of bird flu outbreak and has culled over 5,000 birds in the state.
Dr Abdullahi Birniwa, the Director, Veterinary Service, State’s Ministry of Agriculture made this known in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Dutse.
Birniwa said the outbreaks were recorded in three different farms in Hadejia, Taura and Dutse Local Government Areas of the state.
He explained that when the symptoms were noticed in the affected farms, the ministry took a sample to the National Laboratory, Vom in Jos, where it was confirmed.
The director said that the ministry was directed to cull all birds in the affected farms.
According to him, over 5, 000 birds have been culled in the operation.
Birniwas said the affected birds included Turkeys, Ducks, Chickens and Geese.
He further explained that all the affected farms were sprayed with disinfectant to prevent further spread of the disease.
The director said that the operators of the affected farms were directed not put another birds until further notice.
Courtesy of dailypost.ng

3,000 birds have died due to another outbreak of avian flu in Katsina State, Nigeria

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Avian Influenza, a.k.a. bird flu , has hit some poultry farms in Katsina leading to the death of over 3,000 birds.
Alhaji Musa Danhassan, the Vice Chairman, Katsina State Poultry Farmers Association, confirmed the outbreak of the disease to Naija247news in a phone chat from Katsina on Friday.
Naija247news also reports that the outbreak of the bird flu occurred at Abukur village in Rimi local government area of the state.
Danhassan said that the farm of one of their members, Alhaji Garba Dalhatu was affected by the outbreak and the last the man lost over 3,000 birds.
He said that specimen from the affected birds have been taken to the National Veterinary Research Institute, Vom, Plateau State, where it was confirmed.
The Vice Chairman disclosed that their association had reported the outbreak to both the state and federal ministries of agriculture about the outbreak of the disease.
NAN investigation revealed that officials from the Department of Veterinary Services of the state Ministry of Agriculture had visited the affected farms where they carried out total elimination of the affected birds.
The investigation further revealed that another backyard farm at Tudun-yanlifidda, belonging to one Hajiya Zainab Muhammad, has also been affected by the bird flu.
The woman poultry farmer lost over 300 birds on Friday morning.
When contacted, the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Agriculture, Alhaji Garba Sanda, confirmed the outbreak.
Courtesy of naija247news.com

554 sea birds and 4 sea lions found dead on beaches in Baja California, Mexico

Found 554 dead seabirds in San Felipe, BCAfter surveillance operations at the Port of San Felipe, Baja California, the Federal Attorney for Environmental Protection (Profepa) found 554 birds and 4 sea lions dead, believe that his death occurred due to climate recent.

“Changes in water temperature will cause the shoals of fish entering deeper and consequently the birds can not get their main food source,” he said.

The Profepa indicated that this hypothesis considered under the experience of other countries in the same research on the mass killing of specimens of wildlife.

The remains of animals found in the stretch of 10 kilometers out of the breakwater of the Port of San Felipe south.

Courtesy of Tiempo