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Bird Flu: H5N8 now in humans (Russia)


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FFS.... 

I enjoy a good pandemic as much as the next man ....... but come on... enough is enough.....

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-56140270

Just a matter of time before we have human to human transmission. Just need a little mutation.....

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Little bit of background for you....

The H5N8 virus manifests itself in various ways, from asymptomatic and sub-clinical to highly lethal in some populations. Many of the findings in wild birds are based on the discovery of dead animals. Its intravenous pathogenicity index (IVPI) is greater than 1.2, giving it a mortality rate of at least 75 percent.[3]

H5N8 has previously been used in place of the highly pathogenic H1N1 in studies.[4]

 

 

OutbreaksEdit

1983Edit

Perhaps the most known outbreak of H5N8 occurred in Ireland in 1983. Poultry on two farms showed the usual symptoms, plus diarrhea, nervousness, and depression. Poultry farms within close proximity soon began to show signs of infection, as well, but no contact between the farms could be established. In the end, 8,000 turkeys, 28,020 chickens, and 270,000 ducks were culled. When investigated in the lab, clinical findings demonstrated that turkeys were the most susceptible to infection. The virus could not be clinically reproduced in ducks.[5]

2014Edit

An outbreak of H5N8 was reported in breeding ducks in North Jeolla Province, South Korea, on 18 January 2014. The virus spread in duck and chicken farms and at least 12 million poultry were culled.[6]

2016–17Edit

In the second half of 2016 an H5N8 outbreak was first reported in Europe, spreading to Asia by the end of the year.

October 2016Edit

On 27 October 2016, an H5N8 case was first reported in a wild swan in Hungary. Further reports were subsequently made from seven additional European countries. There were outbreaks in poultry and wild birds in Austria, Hungary and Germany. There were reports of infection in wild birds only in Croatia, Denmark, Poland and Switzerland.

November 2016Edit

In the Netherlands, H5N8 was found in wild birds and birds in a zoo and on 26 November 190,000 ducks were destroyed at six farms. Outbreaks have also been reported in India, Israel, South Korea, Taiwan and Russia.[7]

December 2016Edit

On 16 December 2016, it was confirmed that there was an outbreak of the H5N8 virus at a farm near Tetney, Louth — the first outbreak in the United Kingdom. This outbreak has caused the combined death and culling of 5,000 turkeys. At the time of writing (16 December 2016), a 3 km protection zone and a 10 km surveillance zone were enforced by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.[8]

In the second week of December official delegations from Japan, South Korea and China gathered in Beijing for a symposium on preventing and controlling bird flu and other diseases in East Asia, according to the website of China's ministry of agriculture.[9]

By the end of December the outbreak had spread to South Korea, Japan, Germany, and the United Kingdom. Thousands of birds and animals were being culled in Germany to stop the spread.[10] In the United Kingdom the flu was found in a wild duck at a turkey farm in Lincolnshire.[11]

In South Korea, a total of record 18.4 million birds had been killed by December since the first outbreak of avian flu was reported at a farm on Nov. 18.[12]

Japan has reported five outbreaks since the end of November with 800,000 chickens having been culled in one month.[13]

January 2017Edit

In early January 2017, France culled about 800,000 birds to prevent the spread of H5N8.[14] In Nigeria, it was reported that the virus affected 3.5 million birds.[15] The virus was also detected in Spain and Slovenia.[16]

Uganda detected bird flu in two locations, one affecting wild birds and another hitting domestic birds.[17][18]

February 2017Edit

Two cases of the virus were detected in Northern Ireland amongst wild geese. As a response, the Department of Agriculture extended restrictions on poultry flocks until at least 16 March.[19]

June 2017Edit

A case of the virus was detected in Harare, Zimbabwe at one of the major poultry producers, Irvine's Private Limited. The virus saw over 7,000 birds succumbing to the virus. As a result, the company, culled over 140,000 birds to prevent the spread of the virus.[20]Even though a ban on all avian products from Zimbabwe was issued, on 22 June an outbreak[21][22] was reported at a commercial broiler poultry farm outside Villiers, South Africa after 5,000 chickens died. A few days later, just over 60 km away from the first outbreak, a separate outbreak was reported in Standerton, Mpumalanga,[23] where over 25,000 birds were culled to prevent the virus spreading. The South African Poultry Association reported that wild ducks migrating from Europe are spreading the virus.[24]

December 2017Edit

On 20 December 2017, the Ministry of Environment, Water and Agriculture (MEWA) in Saudi Arabia announced the detection of the highly pathogenic H5N8 virus among birds at a poultry market in Riyadh. A few days later, the virus was detected in other farms in other cities including Al-Ahsa, Al-Kharj, Al-Quaiyat, Dharma, and Mazahmiya. This outbreak in the country led to a cull of more than 100,000 birds at 12 locations across the country to prevent the spread of the virus.[25]

2020Edit

Main article: 2020–21 H5N8 outbreak

FebruaryEdit

On 4 February, Saudi Arabia reported an outbreak of the highly pathogenic H5N8 bird flu virus on a poultry farm. The outbreak, which occurred in the central Sudair region, killed 22,700 birds.[26]

SummerEdit

In the summer of 2020, H5N8 was detected in wild birds in western Russia and Kazakhstan. Because this included waterbirds that migrate into northern and western Europe, it was considered likely that the virus would be detected there later in the year (as would be confirmed in October–November).[1]

October–DecemberEdit

On 22 October, the agriculture minister Carola Schouten of the Netherlands confirmed that H5N8 had been found in samples from wild birds in the country.[27] As a countermeasure, it was required that birds in poultry farms were kept indoors and isolated. From late October to mid November, it had spread to three chicken farms and a duck farm in the country, and the 320,000 birds in the farms had been eradicated to stop the spread.[28] Shortly after the first detection in the Netherlands, it was confirmed in the United Kingdom (October: poultry; November: wild birds and poultry), Germany (October: wild birds; November: wild birds and poultry), Ireland (October and November: wild birds), Belgium (November: wild birds), Denmark (November: wild birds and poultry), France (November: poultry) and Sweden (November: poultry).[1] These outbreaks resulted in countermeasures that were similar to those already taken in the Netherlands.[29][30]

According to official confirmed reports from Ministry of Agriculture Foresty and Fisheries of Japan, multiple dead chickens were found in 47 chicken poultry farms in Japan, from 5 November 2020 to 11 February 2021, 16 places in Shikoku Island, 14 places in Kyushu Island, nine places in Kantō region, five places in western Honshu and each one place in Awaji Island, Gifu Prefecture, and Toyama Prefecture. According to local official confirmed report, these cases were highly pathogenic H5N8 type flu.[citation needed]

On 10 November, South Korea's agriculture ministry said it had confirmed the highly pathogenic H5N8 strain of bird flu in samples from wild birds in the central west of the country and issued its bird flu warning.[31]

At the end of November 2020, about 10,500 turkeys were killed on a British farm in North Yorkshire in order to limit the spread of H5N8 bird flu after an outbreak was discovered by health officials.[32]

On 16 December several birds were found dead on the Isle of Wight, in the UK, and the cause of death was identified as H5N8.

2021Edit

Main article: 2020–21 H5N8 outbreak

JanuaryEdit

India reported the virus first in the migratory birds following which in January 2021 culling of chickens and ducks began on Tuesday 6 Jan in parts of Kerala to contain the H5N8 strain of bird flu, while Jammu and Kashmir sounded an alert and started collecting samples from migratory species after Himachal Pradesh, Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh reported cases of avian influenza. Kerala officials have said around 40,000 domestic birds, including 34,000 in the Kuttanad region alone, will be culled to check the spread of the H5N8 virus. Till now, 2,700 migratory birds, mostly bar-headed geese, have been found dead in the lake area and samples have been sent for testing, state animal husbandry officials said. H5n8 flu in India 2021

According to Japan's Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries official report, several dead edible ducks were found in two poultry farms near Narita, Chiba Prefecture. Both cases were confirmed as H5N8 type bird flu via genetic test by a regional official on 21 January and 24. 5400 ducks were culled in response. [33][34]

As a larger nation-wide trend in avian flu, 7 million poultry were culled with aid from the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force as of February 17th, 2021. [35]

FebruaryEdit

On 20 February 2021, Russia reported the first known cases of H5N8 in humans. Seven people were confirmed to have been infected at a farm in southern Russia where outbreaks had been reported. There was no indication of human-to-human transmission and the seven cases were described as "mild."[2]

 

 

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8 hours ago, Vendetta said:

1983Edit

Perhaps the most known outbreak of H5N8 occurred in Ireland in 1983. Poultry on two farms showed the usual symptoms, plus diarrhea, nervousness, and depression. Poultry farms within close proximity soon began to show signs of infection, as well, but no contact between the farms could be established. In the end, 8,000 turkeys, 28,020 chickens, and 270,000 ducks were culled. When investigated in the lab, clinical findings demonstrated that turkeys were the most susceptible to infection. The virus could not be clinically reproduced in ducks.[5]

 

 

 

How do you identify a depressed chicken?   O.o

Clucks with a hint of ennui?  Performs internet searches on self-basting?

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4 hours ago, wherebee said:

No, this one is clapping AND dancing to stave of the air daemons.

The gods seem to be very angry, sending all these sicknesses. Do they need bigger sacrifices to appease them? Perhaps if we sacrifice the most important software salesman turned high priest of global sickness? If that is not enough for the angry gods, we could also give them our other best and most important self appointed leaders from the high temple of Davos.

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Thank you! 

 

My chickens can't play out as they have to stay covered because of bird flu. No one has suggested masks for the chickens yet or asking the ducks in the canal to social distance.

Is this where I've got my cold from?

I've had a funny not quite a cold for a while now.

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4 minutes ago, sarahbell said:

My chickens can't play out as they have to stay covered because of bird flu. No one has suggested masks for the chickens yet or asking the ducks in the canal to social distance.

So the supermarket is lying when they say on the box of 'free range' eggs that the hens have access to open grassland.

There is some there but they are locked in.

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Just now, Chewing Grass said:

So the supermarket is lying when they say on the box of 'free range' eggs that the hens have access to open grassland.

There is some there but they are locked in.

Yes. This was a discussion during the previous outbreak. They're allowed to keep them in so many days before they are supposed to change the label.

Even in good times free range only have to have access outside. No guarantee the chickens go out at all. 

 

1 minute ago, 201p said:

Stock up on KFC buckets.

And eggs. If they cull enough then there'll be shortages all round.

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3 minutes ago, spunko said:

The fact is, we cannot continue to have industrial units packed with billions of birds and not expect nature to fight back. Eventually nature will win. 

 

Ah it gets spread by wild birds as well as humans transporting birds about. 

Culling wild birds is also a suggestion perhaps

 

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17 minutes ago, spunko said:

The fact is, we cannot continue to have industrial units packed with billions of birds and not expect nature to fight back. Eventually nature will win. 

 

As Bill would say: The fact is, we cannot continue to have cities packed with billions of people and not expect nature to fight back. Eventually nature will win

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Here’s the scary part, there is a 60 per cent chance that a person infected with bird flu may die.

How do you know if a person is infected with bird flu?

He or she may have a fever, cough, sore throat and muscle aches. Early symptoms include abdominal pain, chest pain and Diarrhoea.

The person may even have difficulty breathing or experience shortness of breath. He may also experience neurological changes like seizures.

Bird Flu is rampant throughout the world at present. It has been ripping through bird populations all over the globe since 2019-20.

The way poultry is housed and the animal husbandry is disgusting. 
 

I must confess I always thought COVID-19 was the ‘warm up’ act....


Going to have a lamb roast today. 

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11 minutes ago, Vendetta said:

Here’s the scary part, there is a 60 per cent chance that a person infected with bird flu may die.

How do you know if a person is infected with bird flu?

He or she may have a fever, cough, sore throat and muscle aches. Early symptoms include abdominal pain, chest pain and Diarrhoea.

The person may even have difficulty breathing or experience shortness of breath. He may also experience neurological changes like seizures.

Bird Flu is rampant throughout the world at present. It has been ripping through bird populations all over the globe since 2019-20.

The way poultry is housed and the animal husbandry is disgusting. 
 

I must confess I always thought COVID-19 was the ‘warm up’ act....


Going to have a lamb roast today. 

 

Large culls of game birds have already taken place on two infected estates where birds were found dying form H5N8 in Anglesey and Scotland

I have about 120 pheasants in my freezer.......

 

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16 minutes ago, Vendetta said:

Here’s the scary part, there is a 60 per cent chance that a person infected with bird flu may die.

How do you know if a person is infected with bird flu?

He or she may have a fever, cough, sore throat and muscle aches. Early symptoms include abdominal pain, chest pain and Diarrhoea.

The person may even have difficulty breathing or experience shortness of breath. He may also experience neurological changes like seizures.

Bird Flu is rampant throughout the world at present. It has been ripping through bird populations all over the globe since 2019-20.

The way poultry is housed and the animal husbandry is disgusting. 
 

I must confess I always thought COVID-19 was the ‘warm up’ act....


Going to have a lamb roast today. 

Barnsley chops today.

Bird flu is not going to rampage around the world this flu season. Too late for that. If it is to be a problem it will be next winter.

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