Thursday, November 29, 2012

Russia: #H5N1 in Temryuk District

Samples from the place of death of birds in Temryuk district tested in Moscow

Bird flu - the main cause of mass death of birds in Temryuk district and Anapa. This was officially announced today in the Regional Office of Rosselkhoznadzor.

Among the dead birds - swans, cormorants, ducks, coots. According to local environmentalists, have been found and curly pelicans, which are listed as endangered. To date, about a thousand dead birds of different species.

The prosecutor's office launched a probe region. In the so-called endangered area now check all poultry and poultry will hold vaccination.

"There will be a compulsory monitoring of blood tests to exclude the circulation of the virus in poultry in private yards and at poultry farms, respectively, will be vaccinated against bird flu," - said Alexander Malakhov, Deputy Head of Rosselkhoznadzor in Krasnodar Krai and Adygea.

Now all samples from the scene PE sent to Moscow, to the central laboratory Rosselkhoznadzor. There or confirm strain H5N1, or call another cause of bird death. Internet forums have already started discussing the possible poisoning of birds. And the administration Temryuk district deputy head today held an emergency meeting to denote the potential solutions to the problem.

The last outbreak of bird flu was detected in the region in 2007. Then killed more than three thousand wild birds. This happened in Anapa. H5N1 strain infects the respiratory system of birds and the digestive organs. Almost always causes death. Route of infection - airborne.

Specialists suggest that this time the flu was in our region due to the seasonal migration of wild birds from other countries. 

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