Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Saudi MEWA Reports 4 New Cases Of H5N8


After reporting no new detections in yesterday's report, the Saudi Ministry of Environment, Water & Agriculture (MEWA) is back today with 4 new cases found over the past 24 hours.

All of today's reports come from within Riyadh Province.

Registration (4) New bird flu infections (H5N8)


The Ministry continues to work with the relevant authorities to contain the outbreak of H5N8. Four new cases have been recorded in the past 24 hours among the birds in Riyadh, Thadig and Aflaj districts. One poultry project in Thadak governorate.

While the veterinary teams in the field of Makkah, Al-Kharj, Huraila, Al-Ahrama, Al-Ahsa, Buraidah, Bekairiya, Al-Dawadmi, Hawatah Bani Tamim, Al-Aflaj and Thadak follow the procedures for safe disposal of birds in a number of traditional breeding areas in the areas where the infection was detected and declared. Control at those sites and investigate the disease in the vicinity of the infection sites with a radius of 5 km.

On the side of laboratory diagnosis, the Ministry of Veterinary Laboratories received 2877 samples to be tested for this disease, all of which were completed. The samples were collected on the basis of citizen communications and epidemiological survey procedures in the vicinity of infected and non-infected areas to detect any new sick spots early in the Kingdom. Different.

The Ministry is also continuing to implement procedures to prevent the movement of live birds without issuing a prior permission to transport. The Ministry calls upon the owners of birds and project owners to comply with the ministry's decision to prevent movement between the regions without the prior permission of the ministry, as previously announced. 51, 52) of the Executive Regulations of the Livestock Law promulgated by Royal Decree No. M / 13 dated 10/3/1424 H on the right of violators of the decision banning the movement of live birds.

The ministry said that the toll free number of the Central Information and Emergency Unit for Livestock (8002470000) is available 24 hours a day to answer queries, provide guidance to bird breeders in ways that protect them against disease and receive reports of suspected cases of individuals or productive projects. In the past 24 hours, nineteen communications have been received, while the number of inquiries about the disease has reached 17, thus bringing the total number of communications and inquiries (1366) to the question and inquiry since the beginning of the discovery of the disease.

In addition to veterinary awareness and guidance, the Ministry continues its efforts to raise awareness of highly pathogenic avian influenza (H5N8) in markets and gatherings in all regions of the Kingdom

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