Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Russia: Rosselkhoznadzor Reports Bird Flu Outbreak In Rostov Region


In recent weeks the number of avian flu outbreaks across much of Europe has slowly declined, likely due to warmer weather and the annual spring migration of birds back to their summer roosting areas in Russia, China, and the arctic.

One of the things we are watching for is an increase in the number of outbreaks along those migratory routes to the north and east. 

Today Russia's Federal Service for Veterinary and Phytosanitary Surveillance (Rosselkhoznadzor) is reporting on an outbreak at a poultry production facility in Rostov. You may recall we saw an outbreak at the end of December in this same region.

Other than identifying the virus as an avian Influenza A, we have no word yet on the subtype, although HPAI H5 is most likely.  I expect we'll see an OIE Notification today or tomorrow, which should provide more details. 

Two government reports, the first released late yesterday, and the second earlier today.

On the outbreak of bird flu in the Rostov region
April 17, 2017

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17 April 2017 years at study pathological material samples from dead birds (chickens) selected in poultry houses № 3, № 6 LLC "Poultry Markinskaya" Kastrychnitski area, SBD PO "Rostov Regional Veterinary Laboratory" using the polymerase chain reaction (PCR) is found the genetic material influenza A virus of birds.

Currently, measures are being taken in accordance with the rules for combating avian influenza approved by Order of the Ministry of Agriculture of the Russian Federation of March 27, 2006 № 90.

On measures for the elimination of avian influenza outbreak in the Rostov region
April 18, 2017

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In the municipality of the Oktyabrsky district of 17/04/17, the Committee held a meeting on the prevention and elimination of extremely dangerous animal diseases. The event was attended by specialists of the regional Ministry of Agriculture and Food, Rosselkhoznadzor, Rospotrebnadora, Ministry of Health, DPCHS Department, representatives of the municipality.

Members of the commission, it was decided to determine the focus of the entire epizootic territory "Markinskaya poultry farm", considered endangered area area of ​​5 km radius, install the surveillance zone within a radius of 10 km. To the Governor of the Rostov region sent representation to impose restrictive measures.

At this point in the outbreak of the disease, veterinary experts conduct animal health measures in accordance with the requirements of veterinary legislation "rules to combat bird flu" from 27.03.06 № 90. Articles 6, 7 and 8.

Actions Rostov veterinary field service aimed at arresting the site of infection in order to prevent its further spread. The analysis of the consignment notes for tracking poultry products sent from the enterprise.

Control activities are carried out in the threatened zone and surveillance zone in order to evaluate the clinical status of birds in the private farms, as planned forced poultry vaccination and monitoring studies of wild and synanthropic birds.

Parallel to this will be monitored on transport, the movement of poultry and poultry products and are organized by the epidemiological analysis of possible ways to determine the drift of the pathogen.

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