Sunday, December 31, 2017

Saudi MEWA: Four More Detections Of H5N8 In Riyadh Area - Dec 31st


The Saudi Ministry of Environment, Water & Agriculture (MEWA) continues to provide us with daily updates on their surveillance and containment efforts against the recently arrived H5N8 avian flu. The latest report finds 4 new detections in the Riyadh region. bring the total over the last 3 days to 16.

Recording (4) new infections in the Riyadh area of ​​bird flu (H5N8)

- During the twenty-four hours past the ministry recorded 4 new cases of bird flu H5N8)) among birds, in the city of Riyadh, and the province Dhurma in the Riyadh region, all of them in the backyard traditional breeding.

- The number of samples that arrived at the veterinary diagnostic laboratory in Riyadh to this day (1851) sample since the beginning of the outbreak, and collected samples based on the reports of citizens, and procedures for the survey and investigation in the vicinity of the affected areas.

- reached the  number of communications to the emergency room during the past twenty - four hours (19) tip, were directly (8) of which, while arrived in the emergency room 66 inquiries.

-bulg the number of rounds the awareness of bird flu during the twenty-four hours last (25) awareness tour of the markets and communities in all regions of the Kingdom.
- the continuation of the ministry ban on all poultry projects and transport companies, as well as bird breeders and individuals, any transfer of birds between the regions of the Kingdom without obtaining a permit from the ministry.
The ministry also emphasizes the poultry farms in the Kingdom of the need to tighten biosecurity measures, and the lack of transport in the incidence of areas of bird flu, and the need to cleanse and wash transport vehicles at the entrances of farms and poultry processing plants and feed mills in the projects, and will field teams of the Ministry of its visits of inspection, and the closure of offending facilities and the rhythm of the sanctions on the violator according to the regulations. The ministry let bird breeders in the kingdom to avoid buying live birds from unknown sources, and not to bring birds to markets and places selling random, to reduce the risk of the spread of the disease.

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