After reporting 11 cases on Saturday, the number of announced H5N8 outbreaks in Saudi Arabia dropped to 3 yesterday, and just 2 today.
While the numbers are moving in the right direction, we've seen a fair number of ups and downs in daily tallies since H5N8 was first announced in Riyadh on December 20th, and so it is too soon to speculate on how much longer KSA's battle against bird flu will go on.
Two New Cases Of Bird Fu Reported (H5N8)
The ministry continues to cooperate with the relevant authorities efforts to contain the outbreak of high pathogenic avian influenza (H5N8), where the number of new infections confirmed in the laboratory of the disease among birds during the twenty-four hours last in the Kingdom (two cases) only in Darmaa and Al-Ahsa province, source of backyard breeding traditional poultry .
Field, finished veterinary teams in the province Dhurma health security to get rid of two poultry which appeared their injury was announced in advance, the total number of birds that were healthy and safe disposal 246 103 birds.
While the veterinary field teams relay in Makkah Region and the provinces of Al-Kharj and Harimlae and Darmaa and Al-Ahsa and Buraidah Bakeereya and Dawadmi and Hawtat Bani Tamim, health safe disposal of birds procedures in a number of backyard traditional education in the vicinity of the areas that were discovered infection where and advertised, and the implementation and completion of control and control procedures those sites.
In the part of the laboratory diagnosis received the ministry laboratories veterinary until this day (2630) sample to be tested for the disease have been completed all, and collected samples based on the reports of citizens, and procedures for epidemiological surveillance in the vicinity of the affected areas, as well as non-infected to detect any new disease spots early in the Kingdom different.
The ministry is continuing to apply Ajerouat prevent the movement of live birds without issuing prior transfer authorization, and calls upon the Ministry Angel of birds and entrepreneurs to abide by the ministry's decision to prevent movement between the regions except prior permission from the ministry according to what has been previously announced, and will be applied to what is stated in Articles ( 51.52) of the Implementing Regulations of livestock issued by Royal decree No. m / 13 dated 10/3/1424 against the violators of the decision to ban the movement of live birds.
The ministry indicated that the toll-free central room information and emergency livestock (8002470000) works around the clock to answer inquiries and provide guidance tips for bird breeders in ways of protection against the disease, in addition to receiving reports of suspected disease of individuals or productive projects, where the number of communications received it during the twenty-four hours last nine reports were all brought in, while the number of inquiries about the disease (36) queries, bringing the total communications and inquiries (1,210) communication and inquiries since the beginning of the discovery of the disease.
In the part of veterinary awareness and guidance ministry is still continuing its awareness of high pathogenic avian influenza (H5N8) in the markets and communities in all regions of the Kingdom.