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Tuesday, January 02, 2018
Russian Federation - Bird Flu News OIE Reports Highly Pathogenic H5N2 Bird Flu Outbreak in Kostroma Oblast
RUSSIA - On 29 December 2017, Dr Evgeny Nepoklonov, Vice-minister at the Ministry of Agriculture, sent the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) a report, notifying them of an outbreak of highly pathogenic H5N2 bird flu.
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Friday, December 09, 2016
Russian Federation - Bird Flu News Russian Layers Hit by Latest Bird Flu Outbreak
RUSSIA - The latest country to report a case of highly pathogenic avian influenza is Russia, with a laying hen farm affected.
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Wednesday, June 22, 2016
Russian Federation - Bird Flu News Avian Flu Cases Reported in Russian Wild Birds
RUSSIA - A number of wild birds have been destroyed in Russia after they were found to be carrying an H5 strain of highly pathogenic avian influenza.
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Monday, August 24, 2015
Russian Federation - Bird Flu News More Avian Flu Found in Russian Wild Birds
RUSSIA - There have been three more outbreaks of highly pathogenic avian influenza in Russia.
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Wednesday, August 12, 2015
Russian Federation - Bird Flu News Avian Flu Found in Russian Swan
RUSSIA - Routine avian influenza monitoring uncovered a whooper swan with the disease at a nature park by the Ingren Lake.
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Tuesday, June 16, 2015
Russian Federation - Bird Flu News Avian Flu Outbreak Reported in Russia
RUSSIA - An outbreak of highly pathogenic avian influenza has been confirmed in wild birds in Russia.
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Wednesday, April 29, 2015
Russian Federation - Bird Flu News Russia Reports H5N1 High-path Avian Flu Virus in Wild Birds
RUSSIA - In an Immediate Notification dated 27 April to the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE), the veterinary authority reports that the H5N1 highly pathogenic avian influenza virus was found in five wild Dalmation pelicans (Pelecanus crispus; Pelecanidae) in the Damchinsky area of the Federal Governmental Budgetary Institution Astrakhan State Biosphere Reserve on the Caspian Sea on 17 April.
OIE
Monday, December 29, 2014
Russian Federation - Bird Flu News High-path H5N8 Avian Flu Virus Detected in Wild Bird in North-east Russia
RUSSIA - Highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5 was identified in a sample (trachea) from hunted healthy Eurasian wigeon through monitoring activities in the Sakha Republic. Preliminary analysis suggests this H5N8 is similar to the HPAIVs identified in Asian-Pacific region and Europe as some HA and NA genes fragments are consistent with current HPAI H5N8 virus.
World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE)
Thursday, December 04, 2014
Russian Federation - Bird Flu News Russia Restricts German Poultry Products over Bird Flu
RUSSIA - Russia has placed restrictions on imports of poultry meat and poultry products from Germany because of the recent outbreak of highly pathogenic avian influenza
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Wednesday, October 08, 2014
Russian Federation - Bird Flu News Russia Reports No New Cases of H5N1 Highly Pathogenic Avian Flu
RUSSIA - In a Follow-Up Report No.1 dated 8 October, Russia reports no further outbreaks of H5N1 highly pathogenic avian influenza since the previous report dated 30 September, which outline two outbreaks in village poultry flocks in Siberia.
World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE)
Wednesday, October 01, 2014
Russian Federation - Bird Flu News Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza Virus Detected in Russia
RUSSIA - There has been two outbreaks of H5N1 Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza in poultry reported in the Altai Kray region in Siberia in central Russia.
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Tuesday, December 04, 2012
Russian Federation - Bird Flu News Possible Avian Flu Outbreak in Russia
RUSSIA - Following tests at the Central Veterinary Laboratory, Moscow, and the National Reference Laboratory for avian influenza, Vladimir, a preliminary diagnosis of avian influenza has been made, following the mass death of wild waterfowl in two districts of the Krasnodar region.
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Tuesday, August 21, 2012
Russian Federation - Bird Flu News Russia Restricts Imports after Dutch H7N7 Outbreak
RUSSIA - Due to the outbreak of avian influenza H7N7 in the Utrecht region of the Netherlands, Russia has restricted the import of specific poultry products.
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Monday, June 28, 2010
Russian Federation - Bird Flu News Russia Reports Wild Birds with Bird Flu
RUSSIA - A total of 367 wild birds found dead in Tyva Republic were infected with H5N1 highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI).
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Friday, November 06, 2009
Russian Federation - Bird Flu News Russia Finds Bird Flu Virus in Wild Bird
RUSSIA - The veterinary authorities have sent a report to the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) about a sick dove in Moscow region, which was found to be infected with H5N1 highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI).
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Thursday, June 25, 2009
Russian Federation - Bird Flu News Wild Birds in Russia Died from H5N1 Bird Flu
RUSSIA - The veterinary authorities have reported the deaths of a number of wild birds from H5N1 highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) to the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE).
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Monday, October 20, 2008
Russian Federation - Bird Flu News Vaccination Against AI in Siberian Federal District
RUSSIA - About 7,000,000 birds were primarily vaccinated, about 2,250,000 birds were revaccinated.
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Tuesday, May 20, 2008
Russian Federation - Bird Flu News Siberian Birds Test Positive for Bird Flu Antibodies
NOVOSIBIRSK, RUSSIA - Agricultural experts have detected bird flu antibodies in migratory birds in southern Siberia, Russia's agricultural watchdog said in a statement Monday.
Novosti
Monday, April 14, 2008
Russian Federation - Bird Flu News Russia Ministry Confirms Bird Flu Outbreak
MOSCOW, RUSSIA - Russia's agriculture ministry has, according to this story, confirmed a bird flu outbreak in a village in the Far East region of Primorye which was quarantined after scores of chickens died.
IndiaTimes
Friday, March 28, 2008
Russian Federation - Bird Flu News Russia and South East Asia to Cooperate on Bird Flu Vaccine
RUSSIA - Russia is ready to cooperate with Southeast Asia in producing bird flu vaccines, officials from the country's leading vaccine company said at an international bird flu summit that opened on Bali Thursday.
Novosti
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Avian Influenza

(aka bird flu, avian flu) is caused by a type of influenza virus that is hosted by birds, but may infect several species of mammals. It was first identified in Italy in the early 1900s and is now known to exist worldwide. A strain of the H5N1-type of avian influenza virus that emerged in 1997 has been identified as the most likely source of a future influenza pandemic.Strains of avian influenza virus may infect various types of animals, including birds, pigs, horses, seals, whales and humans. However, wild fowl act as natural asymptomatic carriers, spreading it to more susceptible domestic stocks.

Diagnosis
How to Recognise Avian Influenza
What to look for
  • Ruffled feathers
  • Soft-shelled eggs
  • Depression and droopiness
  • Sudden drop in egg production
  • Loss of appetite
  • Cyanosis (purplish-blue coloring) of wattles and comb
  • Edema and swelling of head, eyelids, comb, wattles, and hocks
  • Green diarrhoea
  • Blood-tinged discharge from nostrils
  • Incoordination, including loss of ability to walk and stand
  • Pin-point hemorrhages (most easily seen on the feet and shanks)
  • Respiratory distress
  • Increased death losses in a flock
  • Sudden death
  • Nasal discharges
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Poultry Vaccination

Poultry Vaccination as a strategy for controlling AI in commercial birds

Outbreaks of avian influenza in the poultry industry cause devastating economic losses and is generally controlled through extensive culling of infected birds. Alternative strategies also use vaccination as a supplementary control measure during avian influenza outbreaks.

.Advantages of Vaccination
  • Vaccination reduces susceptibility to infection.
  • A higher dose of virus is necessary to infect the vaccinated birds.
  • Vaccinated birds shed less virus.
    - Decreased contamination of the environment.
    - Decreased risk of human infection
  • Used strategically vaccination compliments a stamping out strategy by slowing/stopping the spread of the virus
For more information on poultry vaccination see:
Biosecurity

Avian Influenza (Fowl Plague) is a potentially devastating disease, predominantly of chickens and turkeys, although the virus can also affect game birds (pheasants, partridge and quail), ratites (ostrich and emu), psittacine and passerine birds.

Avian Influenza is caused by an orthomyxovirus, or influenza virus and can survive for considerable lengths of time outside of the host and birds are infected through contact with other birds, mechanical vectors such as vehicles and equipment and personnel travelling between farms, markets and abattoirs.

Precautionary requirements include cleaning and disinfection of premises and the establishment of a Biosecurity barrier to help prevent spread of disease is essential.

For more information on biosecurity see the links below

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