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Preparedness, surveillance and response

South Africa confirms two more cases of H5N8 bird flu on poultry farms

South Africa`s agricultural department confirmed two more outbreaks of highly pathogenic H5N8 bird flu have been detected on commercial layer farms in the provinces of Gauteng and Mpumalanga. Two previous outbreaks of avian flu in recent weeks have also been detected in South Africa, including on a farm belonging to poultry producer Astral

July 12, 2017

Authorities confirm bird flu case in southern Belgium

Belgian health authorities said they have confirmed a case of bird flu in southern Belgium concerning the highly contagious H5N8 virus, and established a 3km perimeter around the area where the transport of birds and eggs was forbidden. In the perimeter around the village of Wangenies, just outside of Charleroi, authorities also introduced a ban on feeding birds outside. The measures will stay in place for at least three weeks

June 27, 2017
Reuters, Brussels Times, La Libre Belgique

South Africa bans sale of live hens to contain bird flu

South Africa has banned the sale of live hens throughout the country in a bid to control an outbreak of highly contagious H5N8 bird flu, but no humans have been affected, the government said. Exports of processed poultry products, live chickens and fresh produce will continue depending on the requirements of importing countries, the department of agriculture said. "To date, no human cases of infection with avian influenza H5N8 have been reported. However, people handling wild birds, sick or dying poultry must wear protective clothing and wash their hands with disinfectants," the department said

June 26, 2017

South Africa reports outbreak of H5N8 bird flu, industry body says

South Africa reported an outbreak of highly pathogenic H5N8 bird flu at a farm in the Free State province, agricultural industry body group AgriSA said. Poultry producer Astral confirmed that the H5N8 bird flu strain was found on its Villiers farm on the outskirts of the Free State province. The company said the farm had been quarantined and the site affected would be depleted of all birds. "Astral assures all stakeholders that everything is being done to contain this incident. If this incident is contained to that specific site and/or farm Astral’s contingency plans do ensure continued operations with no impact,” Astral Managing Director, Agriculture, Gary Arnold said

June 23, 2017

Sept foyers de H5N8 HP détectés en Belgique

Since June 1st, Belgium and Luxembourg have been hit by the H5N8 virus which seems to be spreading through markets, and 8 cases have been identified so far

June 20, 2017
Reussir Aviculture

South Africa suspends Zimbabwe chicken imports after bird flu outbreak

South Africa said it was suspending all trade in birds and chicken products from neighbouring Zimbabwe after it reported an outbreak of highly pathogenic H5N8 bird flu at a commercial poultry farm

June 8, 2017

South Korea to cull nearly 190,000 farm bids to contain bird flu

South Korea`s agriculture ministry said on Wednesday it has ordered a cull of 186,100 farm birds to prevent the spread of bird flu after more cases of the highly pathogenic H5N8 bird flu were confirmed, this order comes after the government raised the country`s bird flu alert level to the highest level on Monday when the first bird flu case found since early April was confirmed as the H5N8 strain. As of Wednesday, a total of five cases of highly pathogenic avian flu had been confirmed in the country`s four regions, the agriculture ministry said in a statement

June 7, 2017

South Korea raises bird flu alert after confirming first case since April

South Korea said it will raise its bird flu alert level to the second highest after small flocks of farm birds tested positive for the H5N8 virus, the first in the country since early April. In the wake of the discovery the ministry said it will slaughter the birds and launch an investigation into the source

June 3, 2017

Zimbabwe reports H5N8 bird flu at poultry farm: OIE

Zimbabwe has reported an outbreak of highly pathogenic H5N8 bird flu at a commercial poultry farm in Mashonaland East province, the World Organization for Animal Health said. The virus was detected on a farm with 2m birds in Lanark and killed 7,845 animals. Another 75,155 birds were culled, the Paris-based OIE said, citing a report from the Zimbabwe’s livestock and veterinary services

June 2, 2017

Congo reports outbreaks of severe bird flu in Ituri: OIE

The DRC has reported three outbreaks of highly pathogenic H5N8 bird flu among poultry in the north eastern province of Ituri, the World Organization for Animal Health said. The virus was detected among ducks and hens in three villages near the border with Uganda, citing a report from the Congolese agriculture ministry

May 31, 2017

Cathedral falcon had bird flu

A peregrine falcon which was semi-domesticated at Uppsala Cathedral in Sweden has died of bird flu virus H5N8. It was found dead on the steps just outside the church

April 5, 2017
Upsala Nya Tidning, Sverige Radio, svt, HD

Nepal reports severe H5N8 bird flu on farm: OIE

Nepal reported a fresh, severe H5N8 bird flu outbreak on a farm. Vietnam reported outbreaks of H5N1 and H5N6 in northern Cao Bang province. Taiwan reported more farms hit by bird flu with H5N8, H5N2 and H5N6 among the varieties found. Malaysia reported its first H5N1 outbreak in nearly 10 years

March 13, 2017
Reuters, Global Times
March 11, 2017
Focus Taiwan
March 8, 2017

Nepal reports severe H5N8 bird flu on farm - OIE

Nepal reported an outbreak of severe H5N8 bird flu on a poultry farm in the Koshi region OIE said, citing a report from Nepalese authorities. The virus killed 3,650 of the hens exposed, with the remaining animals culled. There was an earlier Nepalese outbreak of H5N1 last month, previously reported

March 13, 2017
March 14, 2017
The Himalyan Times
March 15, 2017
The Himalyan Times

South Korea culls 50,000 farm birds as 2 new bird flu cases confirmed

South Korea has culled 50,000 farm birds as two new cases of bird flu emerged (H5N6 and H5N8 strains). Part of Vienna’s Schoenbrunn Zoo has been closed to the public, after the highly contagious H5N8 bird flu virus was found in a penguin. More than 500,000 animals have been culled in the Moscow area in response to a bird flu outbreak. Malaysia is reporting an outbreak of highly contagious H5N1 bird flu in the northern part of the country, OIE said on Wednesday, citing a report from the Malaysian agriculture ministry. Bird flu outbreaks have been detected in some provinces in Vietnam’s southern Mekong Delta (H5N1). Hong Kong authorities reported that a man has contracted H7N9 in Fuzhou, in Fujian Province. Karnataka state is reporting an alarming rise in H1N1 cases, it is now three times as high as it was as last year, now with 274 cases reported. Finally, USDA reported that the Tennessee strain of H7N9 bird flu that has hit a farm in the state, is genetically distinct from the China virus, which has infected humans

March 8, 2017
Reuters, Reuters, Agrarheute, Reuters, South China Morning Post
March 9, 2017
March 7, 2017
Economic Times, Bloomberg

France detects possible bird flu outbreak on northern farm

French authorities reported a possible outbreak of bird flu on a poultry farm near the port town of Dunkirk. A case of H5N8 bird flu was detected in the far north of France late last year among wild birds. The type of flu in this new case was not indicated 

March 1, 2017

Lithuania reports H5N8 bird flu outbreak in swans: OIE

Lithuania reported an outbreak of the highly contagious H5N8 bird flu virus in the central part of the country, OIE said, citing a report from the country’s veterinary services

February 27, 2017