uutinen 14. joulukuuta 2015
GLOBAL - Outbreaks of the H5N8 strain of highly pathogenic avian
influenza have continued across Europe, with Hungary announcing 33 new
The outbreaks were all in the south of
the country, in the Bacs-Kiskun, Bekes and Csongrad regions. Over
300,000 susceptible ducks, geese and turkeys were housed on the affected
farms, which included one multi-species farm.
(Anseriformes, Anas, Anser)
Romania, Finland and Sweden have also given new reports to the World
Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) of dead wild birds from the
disease. In Romania three mute swans were killed by the disease, whereas
in Sweden two European herring gulls were found dead in the south. In
Finland tufted ducks and white-tailed eagles were affected.
The other major sets of new outbreaks to be reported this week were in France, where six farms were affected.
(Anseriformes, Cygnusolor) Kyhmyjoutsen, Knösvan
(Anseriformes, Aythya fuligula) Tukkasotka, viggen
(Charadriiformes, Laridae, Larus argentatus) , harmaalokki, gråtrut
(Accipitriformes, Haliaetus albicilla), merikotka, Havsörnen
HPAI H5N8 useissa farmeissa , myös LPAI H5N8 nyt. Vuosi sitten myös LPAI H5N1
FRANCE - The H5N8 strain of highly pathogenic avian influenza has
been found in several different locations in France in the past week.
different farms have been affected by the outbreaks. Four of these
farms were in the Tarn region, where the disease was first discovered
two weeks ago, just one day before France was due to be declared free from the disease. The outbreaks were discovered either through unusual mortality levels or through surveillance measures.
Another outbreak was found in another south western region - Gers.
The farm was identified as affected following clinical signs among the
7600 ducks on the multi-species farm.
In total these five outbreaks resulted in the destruction of over 50,000 birds.
A 3-km protection zone and a 10-km surveillance zone were implemented around the affected farms.
Another outbreak was also identified in Gers during surveillance
activities, on a duck farm. However, this disease incident was only a
low pathogenic form of flu, which does not kill birds.
It was also
caused by the H5N1 strain, a different strain that caused a lot of
problems in south west France last year.
One thousand ducks were culled to prevent the disease spreading, and
a regulated zone of a one-kilometre radius was implemented around the