AVIAN BIRD FLU 2017

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Glenda Heywoodo, Mar 21, 2017.

  1. Glenda Heywoodo

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    THERE HAVE BEEN SEVERAL CASES FOUND IN TENNESSE 3-2017

    SYMPTOMS OF AVIAN BIRD FLU?
    What is the avian flu?
    Avian influenza, or bird flu, is a contagious virus that largely affects birds though some humans also become sick with the infection, explains World Health Organization. There are several species of the virus though most human infections result from A(H5N1) and A(H7N9
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    www.reference.com › Health › Conditions & Diseases › Cold & Flu


    (1) What are the symptoms of the bird flu?
    What are the <B>symptoms</B> of the <B>bird</B> <B>flu</B>?
    Symptoms of the bird flu include abdominal pain, diarrhea, pneumonia, vomiting and seizures, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The disease can also mimic influenza symptoms including fever, coughing»
    www.reference.com › Health › Conditions & Diseases › Cold & Flu


    (2) What are some bird flu symptoms in chickens?
    What are some <B>bird</B> <B>flu</B> <B>symptoms</B> in chickens?


    (3) Bird flu symptoms in chickens may include ruffled feathers, decreased consumption of feed and reduced egg production, according to the official website of King County, Washington. In low-pathogenic forms of the disease,

    (4) Full Answer
    Symptoms of bird flu in chickens vary depending on the age of the chicken, the strain of the virus, the bird's environment and other bacterial diseases that may be present, advises Gempler's. Chickens may appear uncoordinated and lack energy. They may have diarrhea or nasal discharge, and they may cough or sneeze. Their wattles, combs and legs may take on a purplish hue, and their heads, wattles, hocks, combs and eyelids may swell. Any eggs they produce may have soft shells, or they may be misshapen.


    (5) Highly pathogenic bird flu viruses are virulent, often killing chickens within 48 hours, and the first sign that the disease is present may be dead chickens, notes the official website of King County, Washington.

    Infected birds shed the bird flu virus in their feces, saliva and nasal secretions, and susceptible chickens develop the virus following direct exposure to the virus or exposure to surfaces infected with the virus, explains the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

    The bird flu virus spreads quickly through flocks of chickens, can impact multiple organs in the birds and can kill 90 to 100 percent of a flock within two days.

    Learn more about Veterinary Health
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  2. Glenda Heywoodo

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    CONTAMINATED FLOCK OF POULTRY WAS A BACK YARD FLOCK IN ALABAMA!!! FOUND AT FLEA MARKET
    (1).Stop Movement Order Issued on Certain Poultry in Alabama
    Montgomery, Ala. — State Veterinarian Dr. Tony Frazier in consultation with Commissioner John McMillan today has issued a stop movement order for certain poultry in Alabama. “The health of poultry is critically important at this time,” said Dr. Frazier. “With three investigations of avian influenza in north Alabama on three sepa...rate premises we feel that the stop movement order is the most effective way to implement biosecurity for all poultry in our state.”


    (A) The first two investigations were on two separate premises in north Alabama. One flock of chickens at a commercial breeder operation located in Lauderdale County, Ala. was found to be suspect for avian influenza. No significant mortality in the flock was reported. The other premise was a backyard flock in Madison County, Ala. Samples from both premises have been sent to the USDA National Veterinary Services Laboratories (NVSL) in Ames, Iowa and are being tested to determine presence of the virus.

    (B) The most recent investigation began following routine surveillance while executing Alabama’s HPAI Preparedness and Response Plan. USDA poultry technicians collected samples at the TaCo-Bet Trade Day flea market in Scottsboro located in Jackson County, Ala. on Sunday, March 12. Samples collected were suspect and those samples are on the way to the USDA Lab in Ames, Iowa.

    (C) Dr. Frazier reminds poultry owners to be vigilant about biosecurity. It is the department’s responsibility to protect backyard flock, exhibition, show and commercial poultry and stopping the movement of certain poultry is the most effective way to do so.
    USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) is working closely with the Alabama Department of Agriculture and Industries (ADAI) on a joint incident response.


    (D) The U.S. has the strongest AI surveillance program in the world and USDA is working with its partners to actively look for the disease in commercial poultry operations, backyard birds, live bird markets and in migratory waterfowl populations.

    (E) This suspected strain of avian influenza does not pose a risk to the food supply. No affected poultry entered the food chain. The risk of human infection with avian influenza during poultry outbreaks is very low.
     
  3. Glenda Heywoodo

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    Avian Bird Flu in state of Georgia 2017

    Aviagen (a large poultry company) euthanized a flock of chickens over bird flu concerns. The facility is operated by a different company than the one confirmed March 5 of highly pathogenic avian influenza in Lincoln County. The two areas are less than two miles apart. Rival poultry producer Sanderson Farms Inc. declined 2.4 percent and Pilgrim's Pride Corp. slid 1.5 percent. The swift detection enabled immediate response. Earlier this week, Alabama said it was investigating bird flu cases at three premises in the northern part of the state.

    "The risk of human infection with avian influenza during poultry outbreaks is very low", the release said.
    The new flock has already been "depopulated", as agriculture officials say.
    McMillan said officials don't know if the virus will be found in other flocks, but he stressed the food supply is not affected by the outbreak.


    The Ministry of Agriculture, Water and Forestry has suspended the importation and in-transit movement of live poultry and products due to the outbreaks of the Avian Influenza. This strain of H7N9 virus has so far not been notified in poultry populations outside of China despite intensified surveillance in neighbouring countries and those at risk.

    The primary difference between LPAI and HPAI is mortality rate in domesticated poultry.

    Alabama Department of Agriculture and Industries (ADAI) Commissioner John McMillan issued the order Wednesday following the recent confirmation of avian influenza in Tennessee and three investigations into possible cases in Madison, Jackson and Lauderdale counties. These low pathogenic viruses can mutate to highly pathogenic forms after introduction to poultry.
    No other flocks have shown signs of illness, according to state officials.


    A poultry farm event at the Carroll County Agriculture Center was canceled on Saturday, a direct result of the "serious" avian influenza threat which is seemingly creeping closer and closer to Georgia.

    · Avoid poultry exhibitions, shows or sales. Such data are essential to the coordinated global effort to understand avian influenza in all its types, as well as to gauge H7N9's potential to spread along different poultry value chains or through wild bird movement.

    · Practice good biosecurity http://healthybirds.aphis.usda.gov/ with your poultry.
    Burke encouraged poultry farmers to stay alert by being in touch with the Extension office or to enroll in the National Poultry Improvement Plan.


    The state veterinarian and staff are focused on animal health and disease prevention.

    "The health of poultry is critically important at this time, "Frazier said".
     
  4. WillGriffin03

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    This is helpful, thanks!
     
  5. Glenda Heywoodo

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    Thanks WILL for reading and commenting.

    I am just trying to help every one out there,
    to keep alert to what is happening in your poultry area.
    Glenda Heywood
     
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  7. Glenda Heywoodo

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    The Facts - March 21, 2017

    Previous Updates
    • Final test results on the Jackson County guinea fowl samples are in. They tested positive for low pathogenic H7N9 avian influenza (LPAI). The premises of origin for the guinea fowl, also located in Jackson County, is under quarantine and continued surveillance. The guinea fowl have been depopulated.
    • Testing continues on samples from the other two north Alabama premises. Out of an abundance of caution, the company depopulated the entire flock at the commercial breeder operation in Lauderdale County. The birds were properly buried on the farm. The depopulation was not required but a decision made by the poultry company. The entire backyard flock in Madison County was also depopulated at the owner's request. According to U.S. Department of Agriculture, both cases are considered presumptive low pathogenic (LPAI) avian influenza because neither flock showed signs of illness.
    • USDA and the Tennessee Department of Agriculture confirmed a second case of highly pathogenic H7N9 avian influenza (HPAI) in a commercial breeder flock in Lincoln County, Tennessee. The flock is within 2 miles of the first Tennessee case. This second HPAI case in Tennessee does not extend the control zone in Alabama.
    • This H7N9 strain is of North American wild bird lineage and is the same strain of avian influenza that was previously confirmed in Tennessee. It is not the same as the China H7N9 virus that has impacted poultry and infected humans in Asia.
    • All poultry exhibitions and assembling of poultry to be sold in the state of Alabama are now prohibited by order of the Alabama Department of Agriculture and Industries March 15, 2017. The ban is in effect until this order is lifted, according to John McMillan, ADAI Commissioner. (Order also available in Spanish and Vietnamese.)
    What Backyard Flock Owners Can Do

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      Continue effective biosecurity measures.
    • Do not move birds from their current location.
    • Do not visit farms or other households with poultry.
    • If you travel to a place where other birds are present or even to the feed store, clean and disinfect tires, poultry cages and equipment before returning to your property. These can harbor germs.
    • Keep out unnecessary visitors. Other people and birds—including new birds recently purchased and wild birds—can carry diseases to backyard flocks.
    • If visitors have birds of their own, do not let them enter your bird area or have any access to your birds.
    • Be sure that feeders are in a covered location where wild birds cannot gain access. This will help reduce the potential for disease carried in the droppings of wild birds.
    Alabama Poultry Industry

    • Alabama is the nation's second largest producer of broilers (chickens bred and raised for meat production).
    • Poultry and egg production generate more than $15 billion a year in Alabama.
    • More than 85,000 jobs in the state relate to the poultry and egg business.
    • Top broiler producing counties:
      1. Cullman
      2. Dekalb
      3. Marshall
    Avian Influenza Resources


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  8. barnyardblast

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    Alabama news is reporting a flock tested positive in Pickens County for the low pathogenic type. That is so close to the MS state line that they will probably implement measures as well.
     
  9. Glenda Heywoodo

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    THANKS OR THE NEWS
    HOPEFULLY MISSISSIPPI POULTRY FLOCKS WILL NOT GET IT ALSO.
     
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