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  1. Report date : 2017-03-24 17:22:06 Country : Japan Disease: : Highly path. avian influenza View the full article
  2. Report date : 2017-03-24 16:43:18 Country : United States of America Disease: : Low pathogenic avian influenza (poultry) View the full article
  3. Report date : 2017-03-24 15:50:34 Country : China (People's Rep. of) Disease: : Highly path. avian influenza View the full article
  4. Report date : 2017-03-24 15:17:55 Country : Czech Republic Disease: : Highly path. avian influenza View the full article
  5. Report date : 2017-03-23 00:00:00 Country : Germany Disease: : Highly path. avian influenza View the full article
  6. As of 19 March 2017 (epidemiological week 11), a total of 1407 suspected cases of meningitis and 211 deaths (case fatality rate: 15%) have been reported from 40 local government areas (LGAs) in five states of Nigeria since December 2016. Zamfara, Katsina and Sokoto account for 89% of these cases. Twenty-six LGAs from all five states reported 361 cases in epidemiological week 11 alone. Twenty-two wards in 15 LGAs have crossed the epidemic threshold. Three of these LGAs share borders with Niger. NmC is the predominant serotype in this outbreak. View the full article
  7. Report date : 2017-03-22 00:00:00 Country : Australia Disease: : View the full article
  8. On 17 March 2017, the National Health and Family Planning Commission of China (NHFPC) notified WHO of 22 additional laboratory-confirmed cases of human infection with avian influenza A(H7N9) virus in mainland China. View the full article
  9. Report date : 2017-03-23 15:01:38 Country : Nigeria Disease: : Highly path. avian influenza View the full article
  10. Report date : 2017-03-23 16:09:33 Country : Chinese Taipei Disease: : Highly path. avian influenza View the full article
  11. Report date : 2017-03-23 16:02:56 Country : Russia Disease: : Highly pathogenic influenza A viruses (infection with) (non-poultry including wild birds) View the full article
  12. Report date : 2017-03-23 10:04:43 Country : Russia Disease: : Highly path. avian influenza View the full article
  13. Report date : 2017-03-22 11:29:16 Country : Vietnam Disease: : Highly path. avian influenza View the full article
  14. Report date : 2017-03-22 03:32:19 Country : Vietnam Disease: : Highly path. avian influenza View the full article
  15. Report date : 2017-03-21 18:23:00 Country : Germany Disease: : Highly path. avian influenza View the full article
  16. PRESS RELEASE Tuesday, March 21, 2017 Contact: Daniel Autrey 334-240-7100 Additional Poultry Flocks Test Positive for Low Pathogenic Avian Influenza Montgomery, Ala. - State Veterinarian, Dr. Tony Frazier, confirms that a flock of chickens at a commercial poultry breeding operation located in Pickens County and a backyard flock located in Madison County have both tested positive for low pathogenic avian influenza (LPAI). During routine screening, a commercial company collected samples from their Pickens County flock and submitted them to the Alabama Department of Agriculture and Industries State Diagnostic Laboratory located in Auburn, Alabama. These samples, suspected positive for avian influenza, were forwarded to the USDA National Veterinary Services Laboratory (NVSL) in Ames, Iowa. NVSL confirmed the commercial flock is positive for LPAI. This commercial flock has been placed under quarantine. While this is different from the highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) virus that has been found recently in the United States, control measures are under way as a precautionary measure. In addition to the suspected case in Pickens County, a backyard flock located in Madison County has also been confirmed positive for low pathogenic H7N9 avian influenza (LPAI) by NVSL. Surveillance zones have been put in place surrounding the locations in both Pickens and Madison counties. This suspected strain of avian influenza does not pose a risk to the food supply and no affected animals entered the food chain. On Tuesday, March 14, 2017, Dr. Tony Frazier issued an official Order Prohibiting Poultry Exhibitions and the Assembling of Poultry to Be Sold. The order prohibits: all poultry exhibitions, sales at regional and county fairs, festivals, swap meets, live bird markets, flea markets and auctions. The order also prohibits the concentration, collection, or assembly of poultry of all types, including wild waterfowl from one or more premises for purposes of sale. This order remains in effect. Shipments of eggs or baby chicks from National Poultry Improvement Plan (NPIP) approved facilities are not affected by this order. “The health of our poultry is critically important at this time,” said Dr. Frazier. “With confirmed cases of low pathogenic avian influenza in Alabama in both commercial and backyard flocks, the order reducing the assembly and commingling of poultry is the most effective way to practice strict biosecurity measures in our state.” USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) continues to work closely with the ADAI on a joint incident response. The U.S. has the strongest avian influenza surveillance program in the world and USDA is working with its partners to actively look for the disease in commercial poultry operations, backyard flocks, livebird markets and in migratory wild waterfowl populations. “The Alabama Department of Agriculture and Industries’ staff is working diligently to defend the health of poultry in our state,” said Commissioner John McMillan. “We are committed to protecting the livelihoods of Alabama farmers.” Dr. Frazier reminds poultry producers and backyard flock owners to observe their birds closely and to be vigilant about practicing strict biosecurity measures. These include: • Isolating poultry from other animals; • Wearing clothing designated for use only at the poultry house; • Minimizing access to people and unsanitized equipment; • Keeping the area around the poultry buildings clean and uninviting to wild birds and animals; • Sanitizing the facility between flocks; • Cleaning equipment entering and leaving the farm; • Having an all-in, all-out policy regarding the placement and removal of the poultry; • Properly disposing of bedding material and mortalities; • Avoiding contact with migratory waterfowl. Dr. Frazier reminds all poultry owners and producers to strictly adhere to the biosecurity guidelines mentioned above. During this time, backyard flock owners should refrain from moving birds offsite or introducing new birds. The ADAI Poultry Division is available to answer any questions concerning movement of poultry and should be notified at 334-240-6584 and/or USDA at 1-866-536-7593 if birds show unusual signs of disease (flu-like symptoms) or flocks experience unexplained mortalities. The Alabama Department of Agriculture and Industries will maintain updates of suspected cases of avian influenza on our website: www.agi.alabama.gov. The Alabama Cooperative Extension System has created a website to assist backyard flock owners with maintaining healthy birds and to provide answers for avian influenza control. It can be found at www.AlabamaAvianInfluenza.com. http://www.agi.alabama.gov/s/press-release's/additional-poultry-flocks-test-positive-for-low-pathogenic-avian-influenza
  17. Report date : 2017-03-21 15:05:37 Country : Romania Disease: : Highly path. avian influenza View the full article
  18. Report date : 2017-03-21 15:18:27 Country : Israel Disease: : Newcastle disease View the full article
  19. Low pathogenic avian influenza detected in western Kentucky Christian County flock depopulated; surveillance continues For Immediate Release Monday, March 20, 2017 For more information contact: Angela Blank (502) 573-0450 FRANKFORT, Ky. — Federal and state authorities say a case of low pathogenic avian influenza has been detected in a commercial poultry flock in western Kentucky. Kentucky State Veterinarian Robert C. Stout said the National Veterinary Services Laboratory in Ames, Iowa, confirmed the presence of H7N9 low pathogenic avian influenza in samples taken from the Christian County premises. The virus exposure at the premises was initially detected by the Murray State University Breathitt Veterinary Center in Hopkinsville while conducting a routine pre-slaughter test last week. Dr. Stout said there were no clinical signs of disease in the birds. The affected premises is under quarantine, and the flock of approximately 22,000 hens was depopulated as a precautionary measure, Dr. Stout said. “Dr. Stout and his staff have extensive experience and expertise in animal disease control and eradication,” Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles said. “They have an excellent working relationship with the Kentucky Poultry Federation and the poultry industry. They are uniquely qualified to contain this outbreak so our domestic customers and international trading partners can remain confident in Kentucky poultry.” Low pathogenic avian influenza (LPAI) may cause no disease or mild illness. Highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) can cause severe disease with high mortality. The OSV and its partners in the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (USDA APHIS) are conducting surveillance on flocks within a six-mile radius of the index farm, Dr. Stout said. The company that operates the farm is conducting additional surveillance testing on other commercial facilities it operates within that area. The Office of the State Veterinarian, an agency of the Kentucky Department of Agriculture, works with USDA APHIS, other government agencies, the University of Kentucky Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory, the Murray State University Breathitt Veterinary Center, private veterinary practitioners, and producers to prevent and eradicate disease in Kentucky livestock and poultry. Dr. Stout encouraged poultry producers and all other bird owners to take biosecurity measures to prevent their birds from being infected with avian influenza or other bird diseases: Keep your distance – Isolate your birds from visitors and other birds. Keep it clean – Prevent germs from spreading by cleaning shoes, tools and equipment. Don’t haul disease home – Clean vehicles and cages. Don’t borrow from your neighbor – Avoid sharing tools and equipment with neighbors. Know the signs – Watch for early signs to prevent the spread of disease. Report sick birds – Report unusual signs of disease or unexpected deaths to the Office of the Kentucky State Veterinarian at (502) 573-0282, option 3, or through USDA’s toll-free number at 1-866-536-7593. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website says that avian flu viruses do not normally infect humans. APHIS issued a reminder that the proper handling and cooking of poultry and eggs to an internal temperature of 165˚F kills bacteria and viruses. Poultry and eggs generated an estimated $1.2 billion in cash receipts to Kentucky farmers in 2015, the Kentucky office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service reported. Kentucky farmers produced 307.7 million broilers and nearly 1.3 billion eggs in 2015. Kentucky entry requirements are listed on the OSV website at kyagr.com/statevet. For more biosecurity tips and other information about avian influenza, go to healthybirds.aphis.usda.gov. For more information about the Christian County investigation, contact Dr. Stout at (502) 782-5921. http://www.kyagr.com/Kentucky-AGNEWS/press-releases/Low-pathogenic-avian-influenza-detected-in-western-Kentucky.html
  20. As of 16 March 2017, yellow fever virus transmission continues to expand towards the Atlantic coast of Brazil in areas not deemed to be at risk for yellow fever transmission prior to the revised risk assessment, supported by the scientific and technical advisory group on geographical yellow fever risk mapping (GRYF), and published by WHO in the Disease Outbreak News of 27 January 2017 and 6 March 2017; as well as on the WHO International Travel and Health website on 31 January 2017, 14 February 2017, and 6 March 2017. View the full article
  21. Report date : 2017-03-20 15:03:30 Country : Nigeria Disease: : Highly path. avian influenza View the full article
  22. Report date : 2017-03-20 14:59:51 Country : Nigeria Disease: : Highly path. avian influenza View the full article
  23. Report date : 2017-03-17 00:00:00 Country : Chile Disease: : Low pathogenic avian influenza (poultry) View the full article
  24. Report date : 2017-03-20 11:10:30 Country : Bosnia and Herzegovina Disease: : Highly path. avian influenza View the full article
  25. Report date : 2017-03-20 00:13:36 Country : Cameroon Disease: : Highly pathogenic influenza A viruses (infection with) (non-poultry including wild birds) View the full article