Friday 1 April 2011


1. Indonesia (Avian Flu)
Avian Flu Suspected in 1881 Bird Deaths
Nearly 2000 birds have died and tested positive for avian flu in
Bengkulu province over the past 2 weeks, an official said on Monday
[21 Mar 2011].

2. India   (Avian Flu)
Bird flu continues to ravage Tripura; new cases of outbreak reported
New cases of bird flu outbreak continue to ravage Tripura, sending
the officials into deep funk. About 400 birds died of avian influenza
last week [28 Feb - 4 Mar 2011] at Gandhinagar poultry farm. This
outbreak and die-off comes close on the heels of the outbreak in
R.K.Nagar poultry farm last month. Massive culling operations are
expected to start on Monday [14 Mar 2011] in Gandhigram government-run
poultry farm. After High Security Animal Disease Laboratory (HSADL) at
Bhopal confirmed the bird flu virus among the birds at the poultry
farm, plans are afoot to put more than 11 000 birds to death and 200
000 eggs to destruction.
3. Japan  (Avan Flu)
The Japanese news service, NHK, reported yesterday [19 mar 2011] an
outbreak of avian flu in a local farm. According to their data, the
infection was detected in 5 chickens.
4. Bulgaria (FMD)
Foot-and-mouth disease, Bulgaria
Information received on (and dated) 19 Mar 2011 from Mr Nikola T
Belev, [president of the OIE Regional Commission for Europe, delegate
to the OIE, OIE regional representation for Europe], Sofia, Bulgaria
Livestock die of epidemic in Arunachal
A large number of cattle and other livestock of Poma, Rillo, and Jote
villages near here have died here following the outbreak of an unknown
disease, officials said. Domestic animals like cow, goat and chicken
have been dying in large numbers since the outbreak, though veterinary
officials visited Poma village and provided medicine to the livestock.
The cause of grave concern is the death of mithuns, which is the
Indian buffalo, found in Arunachal Pradesh and North-East. Traditional
methods have failed to cure the animals, official sources said here
today. "Villagers are selling the mithuns at throwaway prices of about
Rs 2000 [USD 44.43] each," the gaon bura of Poma village said.
6. Bangladish (Avian Flu)
Avian influenza situation in Bangladesh
The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of the People's
Republic of Bangladesh, has confirmed a case of human infection with
avian influenza A (H5N1) virus. The case was detected through the
influenza sentinel surveillance centre run by the Institute of
Epidemiology Disease Control and Research (IEDCR) and the
International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research, Bangladesh
7. Israel (FMD)
Dairy cows and fattening calves have been affected by the foot and mouth disease virus, the country's veterinary authorities report.10.3.2011
8. Russia (FMD)
The Russian veterinary authorities have reported an outbreak of foot and mouth disease in cattle, swine and sheep.The World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) received an immediate notification yesterday, 21 March. According to the report, the causal agent has been identified as foot and mouth disease virus (SEA topotype), serotype O.

Sources: ProMed, OIE, Beefsite, WHO

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