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Kazakhstan reports bird flu outbreaks near Russian border - OIE

  • 24 Sep 11:29

Northern Kazakhstan reported seven outbreaks of avian influenza, said the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) on Thursday. According toReuters, Kazakhstan reported seven outbreaks of highly pathogenic bird flu in backyards and villages in the northern part of the country near the Russian border, the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) said on Thursday. The outbreaks killed a total of 1,763 birds and involved the H5 serotype, the OIE said, citing the Kazakh agriculture ministry. According to theOIE documentation, the source of the outbreak or origin of infection was "contact with wild species." The local measures. Read more...

OIE Urges Greater Biosecurity to Prevent Further Avian Flu Spread

  • 21 May 13:13

The World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) has recommended stronger farm biosecurity measures to curb the spread of avian influenza worldwide. Since early 2014, outbreaks of avian influenza (“bird flu”) involving different strains of the virus have been reported in more than 35 countries around the globe. Tens of millions of poultry have died as a result of these outbreaks, either naturally or due to the application of stamping out measures. While it is not unusual for the avian influenza virus to circulate, particularly among wild birds, the recent upsurge in outbreaks worldwide reaffirms the need for better implementation of the. Read more...