Infectious Diseases 2006

Infectious Diseases 2006

Recent outbreaks of avian influenza

20 May, 2006

Russia: Avian influenza caused a massive death of domestic poultry in the village of Troitsk, the Kulundinsk district of the Altai Territory.
Deaths among domestic fowl have been registered in two villages and a town in the Omsk region. Three ducks died in the village of Klimino, eight chickens in the village of Ukrainka, and one chicken in the town of Nazyvayevsk. Two dead wild ducks were found on the shores of Lake Utuskoye.
China: The Chinese Ministry of Agriculture confirmed outbreak of avian influenza among wild birds in a remote areas Qinghai Province, northwest China. 308 migratory birds have died since April 23.This is the second time H5N1 has turned up in Qinghai, a region of high-altitude plains and mountains that sits on a prime migration route for birds between Siberia and South Asia.
Romania: Avian influenza returns to Romania. The avian influenza returns to Rumania with a new bud of the H5 virus in the locality of Horezu, district of Brasov, in the center of the country, inform sanitary sources.
Some one million domestic fowl are to be culled in Romania after the potentially deadly H5N1 virus was found in three locations in the centre of the country.
The discovery of avian influenza in a farm is a first in Romania, since the first case of the disease was detected on October 2005.
Burkina Faso: Highly pathogenic avian influenza H5N1 strain was first detected near the capital last month spread to two more towns.
The disease had been confirmed in Bobo-Dioulasso, the second city some 360 km (220 miles) west of the capital Ouagadougou, and in Sabou, around 100 km west of the capital, the government said. A new outbreak had also been found in Ouagadougou itself.