Kazakhstan’s bird flu outbreak appears to be subsiding

Official vets in Kazakhstan report that the daily mortality rate for poultry infected with highly-pathogenic avian influenza appears to be decreasing.
calendar icon 13 October 2020
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Tursyn Kabduldanov, chairman of the CVCS, noted that quarantine measures enacted in mid-September and widespread vaccination appears to have slowed the outbreak’s progress.

"Since mid-September, almost 25 thousand poultry have died in private households due to infection with highly pathogenic influenza. In addition, 20,177 poultry have been seized from the foci of infection. Thus, at the moment, 45,110 heads of poultry of private households are subject to compensation, including 27,393 hens, 777 turkeys, 10 141 geese, 6 799 ducks," Kabduldanov said.

Kazakhstan has delivered an estimated 4 million doses of a bird flu vaccine since the middle of September.

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Tursyn Kabduldanov, chairman of the CVCS, noted that quarantine measures enacted in mid-September and widespread vaccination appears to have slowed the outbreak’s progress.

"Since mid-September, almost 25 thousand poultry have died in private households due to infection with highly pathogenic influenza. In addition, 20,177 poultry have been seized from the foci of infection. Thus, at the moment, 45,110 heads of poultry of private households are subject to compensation, including 27,393 hens, 777 turkeys, 10 141 geese, 6 799 ducks," Kabduldanov said.

Kazakhstan has delivered an estimated 4 million doses of a bird flu vaccine since the middle of September.

Read more about this story here.

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