Wednesday 13 April 2011


AVIAN INFLUENZA H5N1=Date: 12 Apr 2011 Affected Population: A Marsh Harrier (Circus aeruginosus)( with respiratory signs was found in the wild. It was brought to the wildlife veterinary hospital where it died a few hours afterwards. The body was sent to the Avian Laboratory of the Kimron Veterinary Institute.
Note by the OIE Animal Health Information Department: This outbreak is located into Israeli Settlements in the West Bank.
Epidemiology - Source of the outbreak(s) or origin of infection.
Contact with wild species
Epidemiological comments: The sick bird had no contact with other birds since it was discovered till its death. The cage has been disinfected. Some other wild birds, staying in the Wildlife Veterinary Hospital, were sampled and put under quarantine.
Control measures: Measures applied. Quarantine; Screening;
Disinfection of infected premises/establishment(s); No vaccination.
No treatment of affected animals

FMD IN ISRAEL [27 Mar-1 Apr 2011]
Following the disappearance of clinical signs from the initially affected fattening calves in Kibbutz Bet Zera [see ProMED-mail 20110311.0782], new cases with characteristic signs have been seen this week [27 Mar-1 Apr 2011] in several young (2-4 months old) female calves. These calves had been vaccinated once while, probably, still having maternal immunity to some degree.

Source ProMED

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