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#Japan #Yokoshibahikari #Chiba #BirdFlu #H5N8

At a duck farm in Chiba Prefecture, east of Tokyo, the Ministry of Agriculture and the Chiba Prefectural Government said Thursday, an outbreak of avian influenza thought to be highly pathogenic has been reported.
Approximately 12,400 ducks will be culled for food, including 6,000 at the Yokoshibahikari town farm and 6,300 chicks shipped from the farm in the past week to six prefectures, including neighboring Ibaraki.
The nine farms in Akabira in Hokkaido, Kakuda in Miyagi, Koga and Kasumigaura, both in Ibaraki, Gyoda and Kasukabe, both in Saitama, Matsubara in Osaka and Gose in Nara, are subject to duck culling in the six prefectures.
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#Southkorea #Yongin #Gyeonggi_do #BirdFlu #H5N8

Another case of highly pathogenic bird flu in poultry was reported by South Korea on Tuesday, bringing the total caseload to 67. Image
According to the Ministry of Agriculture, Food, and Rural Affairs, the latest case of the H5N8 strain of avian influenza came from an egg farm in Yongin, just south of Seoul.
On all poultry farms within a 10-kilometer radius of the affected farm, the ministry will conduct screening tests and enforce a 30-day movement ban. The restriction also extends for a seven-day duration to all poultry farms in Yongin, Gyeonggi Province.
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#Philippines #Manilla #BirdFlu #H5N6 #H5N8 #Import #BAN

The Philippines is now free of the highly pathogenic H5N6 bird flu virus, said the Department of Agriculture on Tuesday (19 January), citing a statement by the World Animal Health Organization (OIE).
The South-East Asian region, however, is one of the largest importers of meat, esspecialy for chicken, beef and other poultry products, but the report said that it is not dropping the guard against the disease.
A temporary ban on imports of domestic and wild birds and their products from France, South Korea, the Netherlands and Poland has been imposed by the Department of Agriculture, where another newer highly pathogenic strain, H5N8, had been found.
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#UnitedKingdom #Lisburn #NorthernIreland #H5N8 #BirdFlu

The Chief Veterinary Officer of Northern Ireland, Dr. Robert Huey, reported that notifiable avian influenza, subtype H5N8,
was observed at a commercial holding near Lisburn in a second poultry flock in Northern Ireland. Dr Huey reported the first ever case of the lethal H5N8 in Northern Ireland at a commercial premises in Clough last week, where 80,000 birds had to be slaughtered.
Moreover, a number of other suspicious cases around the area have been investigated by the Police. Strict disease prevention steps, including Temporary Control Zones (3km and 10km), are now in effect in the region to reduce the spread of diseases.
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#UnitedKingdom #Clough #NorthernIreland #H5N8 #BirdFlu

Following the discovery of bird flu at the premises, about 30,000 birds on a poultry farm in Northern Ireland were culled.
This is the first time that the disease has been reported in the country's commercial fleet since 1998. A 3-mile security zone has been set up by the Department of Agriculture around the farm near Clough in County Antrim. Dr Robert Huey,
Chief Veterinary Officer (CVO) of Northern Ireland, has launched disease control measures based on clinical signs and initial results provided by the Institute of Agri-Food and Biosciences (AFBI) and
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#India #Kerala #H5N8 #BirdFlu

In the wake of the disease being identified in two districts, Kerala has declared bird flu as a state disaster. Dr K M Dileep, Director of State Animal Husbandry,
said that stringent measures had already been taken to curb the spread of the infection to other districts. In the districts where bird flu was registered, restrictions were placed on the trade of chicken, ducks and eggs.
There was also success in the culling of nearly 50,000 birds.
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BirdFlu outbreak in India #BirdFlu #H5N8 #H5N1 #BirdFlu2020 #HPAI #AvianFlu
Are we dealing with one outbreak or two separate outbreaks of H5N8 and H5N1 strains?
This is a thread on the BirdFlu Outbreak, analysing what we know so far and potential risk 1/n…
Here is an excellent compilation of BirdDeath events across India. @birdcountindia affiliated with is a science project promoting cataloging BirdRecords in India. You would find lists of events with links here 2/n #BirdFlu…
Mass deaths of Birds have been reported from Kerala since mid December including in Duck Farms.
The causative agent has been confirmed as Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza type H5N8 #HPAIH5N8
Despite name it has very low pathogenicity in humans. 3/n…
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#Southkorea #Seoul #H5N8 #BirdFlu

On Tuesday, South Korea said it had reported another case of highly pathogenic bird flu from a local poultry farm to increase the cumulative caseload to 44.
A seven-day standstill order for all poultry farms within the area has been given, the ministry said. Two alleged cases from Buan, 280 kilometers south of Seoul, and the central city of Sejong are also being investigated by the authorities.
According to the most recent data given on Tuesday, South Korea has culled more than 13 million poultry. Within a 3-kilometer radius of contaminated farms, the nation culls birds. Meanwhile, the number of cases recorded by wild birds has reached 52.
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#Tokyo #Gifu (#H5N8) #BirdFlu

The prefectural government of Gifu, central Japan, said Saturday that a highly pathogenic outbreak of avian influenza was reported at a chicken farm in the city of Minokamo.
This is the first time a farm outbreak of this form of bird flu has been recorded this season in the prefecture. Thus, the 14th Japanese prefecture to report such an outbreak became Gifu. All of the chickens on the Minokamo farm, 68,000 in total, will be culled.
The prefectural government will urge farms not to move their chickens or eggs within a 3-kilometer radius of the affected farm.
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#Southkorea #Seould #H5N8 #BirdFlu

On Sunday, South Korea imposed a 24-hour standstill order on all poultry farms across the country after a series of highly pathogenic cases of bird flu.
All poultry farms and livestock production facilities, including their vehicles and employees, will be subject to a travel ban until Sunday, with disinfection work to be performed during the time, the authorities said.
It was the second time a national standstill order was given over cases of bird flu this month. A 48-hour standstill order was issued on Dec. 12. The order's violators could face up to one year in prison or a 10 million won ($9,000) fine.
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#Japan #Tokushima #Miyazaki #BirdFlu #H5N8

In the Tokushima and Miyazaki prefectures, bird flu has been identified at chicken farms, leading to the killing of tens of thousands of chickens as the outbreak continues to spread in the region, local governments said Saturday.
The H5 strain, which has yet to be verified as a highly pathogenic type, was first identified at a farm in Tokushima, making it the 12th prefecture this year to record an outbreak of bird flu.
Initially, the farm in Awa, Tokushima, which borders Kagawa Prefecture, where the year's first case of flu was reported, intended to kill 10,000 chickens but ended up killing around 8,000.
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#Japan #Southkorea #Eurooe #UN #H5N8 #BirdFlu #Culling

Japan and South Korea are attempting to curb the spread of an infectious, deadly strain of bird flu that since November, wich has caused 9 million chickens, ducks and quails to be culled in South korea and Japan. Since July,
the "highly pathogenic avian influenza H5N8" outbreak has also been identified in wild birds and poultry in 12 other countries primarily in western Europe.
The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization said one of two separate worldwide bird flu epidemics was the outbreak in Japan and neighboring South Korea.
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Japan witnessed a massive fireball 1:30 am local time on 29 November 2020.

Oh... and #BirdFlu is trending.

We only have 32 days, 16 hours 9 minutes and 15 seconds until 2021.

Is it just me or are there a lot of these recorded in Japan?

22 November 2017.

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#Japan #Mitoyo #Kagawa #AvianInfluenzer #BirdFlu #H5N8

The Kagawa prefectural government said Wednesday that cases of avian influenza were reported at a poultry farm in the prefecture of western Japan, the third outbreak of bird flu at a Japanese farm this year.
A highly pathogenic strain is thought to be the virus. Around 11,000 chickens raised on a farm in the town of Mitoyo will be slaughtered. After getting a warning from the farm on Tuesday that an increasing number of chickens had died,
the Kagawa government started an on-site inspection.
The first outbreak was confirmed on Thursday at a separate farm in Mitoyo. In two years and 10 months, it was the first highly pathogenic bird flu outbreak on a farm in Japan.
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On Tuesday (Nov 10), the South Korean Ministry of Agriculture said it had confirmed the highly pathogenic H5N8 strain of bird flu in wild bird samples in the central west of the country and issued its bird flu warning.
The virus was found in samples collected last week from wild birds in Cheonan-si, Chungcheongnam-do, about 84 km west of Seoul, the Ministry of Agriculture said in a statement. ImageImage
The ministry said prevention measures to contain a wider spread of bird flu have been ramped up and a highly pathogenic avian influenza warning has been issued as there are increased risks of spreading the virus.
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#Japan #Kagawa #AvianInfluenzer #BirdFlu #Influenza #Culling #H5N8

At a poultry farm in Kagawa Prefecture, another case of bird flu has been reported, the prefectural government said Sunday, marking the country's second outbreak of avian influenza at a farm this year.
A highly pathogenic strain is thought to be the virus. In the town of Higashikagawa, about 48,000 chickens being raised at the farm will be culled.
Three poultry farms within 3 kilometers of the affected facility were ordered by the prefectural government not to move their chickens and eggs, while nine farms within 3 to 10 kilometers were ordered not to move their chickens and eggs outside the 10-kilometer range.
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1/11 Now that highly pathogenic avian influenza H5N8 has arrived in Europe again, some questions arise. What do 'H5N8' and 'highly pathogenic' mean? And where does the virus come from?

On request, a thread (for non-Dutch readers).

#HPAI #H5N1 #H5N8 #AvianInfluenza #birdflu
2/11 H5N8 refers to two proteins, haemagglutinin (H) & neuraminidase (N), on the surface of the virus. In birds there are 16 H subtypes, H1 to H16, and 9 N subtypes, N1 to N9. Avian influenza viruses sometimes exchange H & N with each other; for example, H5N1 can change to H5N8.
3/11 Pathogenic means disease-inducing. Avian influenza viruses are divided into two categories: low-pathogenic (inducing no or little disease in chickens) and highly pathogenic (inducing marked disease or mortality in chickens).
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The world expected an #influenza virus, but got #coronavirus! Here is my #thread on something new that I learnt about #pandemic #preparedness #plan. Did you know who had initiated a pandemic preparedness plan in 1999? Its @WHO :D Okay, here is what I found out! (1/n)
The WHO's plan was focused on tackling the #influenza virus, which was assumed to be the next big threat to the world. Remember #swineflu #birdflu? No harm, right? Here is what it read -… (2/n)
Based on this, many member countries, including #India, came up with theirs. I found a DRAFT influenza pandemic preparedness plan from India. I am not sure if this is authentic, but this has some information -… (3/n)
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'Tip of the iceberg': is our destruction of nature responsible for Covid-19?

The human species continued destruction of biodiversity is creating
conditions for new viruses and diseases such as Covid-

The eating of other animals IS the problem…
"Research suggests that outbreaks of animal-borne and other infectious diseases such as #Ebola, #SARS, #BirdFlu and now #COVID19, caused by a novel coronavirus, are on the rise"

Pathogens are crossing from other animals to the human species…
Dead #Pangolins seized by authorities in North #Sumatra.
Disease ecologists argue that viruses and other pathogens are likely to move from animals to humans in #wildlifemarkets.
via .@guardian
Photograph: Gatha Ginting/AFP via Getty Images
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#BirdFlu detected in Nueva Ecija #quail farm, can affect humans #Philippines

.@WHO said it has not received reports of new cases of human infection with #H5N6 btw January 31 & February 6, 2020

Maybe just maybe STOP EATING OTHER ANIMALS🔥 #Vegan…
February 7 update, WHO said a total of 24 lab-confirmed cases of human infection w #H5N6, including 7 deaths reported frm China since 2014
Whenever #AvianInfluenza #virus are circulating in #poultry there is risk for infection due to exposure to infected birds, envir...
aaannnddd again
#COVIDー19 #genetics of the new virus

#coronavirus group of viruses that cause diseases in mammals & birds
In people coronaviruses cause respiratory infections, inc common cold


#GISAID #Zoonotic #WashYourHands#StopEatingAnimals
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