HPAI in Hungary (Bács-Kiskun County) Update report 14 June 2006. Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development Department of Animal Health and Food Control H-1055 Budapest, Kossuth tér 11. Tel.: +36-1-301-4498 Fax: +36-301-4669 email@example.com www.fvm.hu National Disease Control Centre firstname.lastname@example.org Summary of the events Saturday, 3 June 2006 Ms. Gabriella Mészáros, animal keeper, reported to the competent official veterinarian (Dr. Gábor Fülöp) to have about 3,000 geese of the age of approx. 2 months (10 weeks) at her goose farm located at Kiskunmajsa-Bodoglár1, Land Registry Reference No. 0645/11, and several animals show droop and loss of appetite. At this point, mortality did not show significant increases. Sunday – Tuesday, 4-6 June 2006 The mortality of the affected population was gradually increasing; 46, 66 and 636 geese died on the 4th, 5th and 6th of June, respectively. Upon on-site clinical and post-mortem examination, the official veterinarian sent samples (3 freshly dead geese and one live animal) to the Central Veterinary Institute on the 5th of June. Tuesday, 6 June 2006 The Bács-Kiskun County Animal Health and Food Control Station (AHS) ordered a movement restriction on poultry at the settlement and reported the case to the Department of Animal Health and Food Control of the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural development (MARD). Wednesday, 7 June 2006 Upon consultations with the Department of Animal Health and Food Control of MARD and the Institute, the Bács-Kiskun AHS decided to stamp out the remaining population (approx. 2,300 geese). Culling as well as cleansing and disinfection of the farm were completed before noon. Carcasses were disposed at the rendering facility of ATEV in Solt (in the same county). The epidemiological investigation revealed that a close relative of the owner of the goose farm had visited the farm a number of times recently. Therefore, the poultry population (2 cocks, 5 hens and 6 ducks) kept in the backyard flock of Mrs. Ferencné Mészáros, resident at Kiskunmajsa-Bodoglár (same locality), were also killed and disposed of on the same day. Cleansing and disinfection of the flock was carried out immediately. The Bács-Kiskun County AHS had previously defined the limits of an at least 3-km wide protection zone and of an at least 10-km wide surveillance zone around the farm in Bodoglár and initiated the registration and clinical inspection of the animals present in the flocks in these zones. The MARD reported the case to the Directorate-General of Health and Consumer 1 N 46,523o E 19,654o Protection of the European Commission (52316/76/2006). Thursday, 8 June 2006 The Bács-Kiskun County AHS continued the registration and clinical assessment of the poultry populations within the 3-km zone. Friday, 9 June 2006 The Central Veterinary Institute informed the MARD and the Bács-Kiskun County AHS that test results showed the presence of highly pathogenic avian influenza virus subtype (H5) in the samples sent from the goose farm of Bodoglár on the 5th of June 2006. (The virus isolation (VI), molecular biology (RT-PCR) and serological (HAI) tests gave positive results.) In the protection and observation zones, the Bács-Kiskun County AHS officially implemented the measures of MARD Decree No. 44/2002. (in line with Directive 92/40/EEC). The 3-km protection zone includes Kiskunmajsa-Bodoglár and the 10-km observation zone includes Kiskunmajsa, Jászszentlászló, Szank, Móricgát, Tázlár and Harkakötöny. The MARD set up a National Disease Control Centre and, in accordance with Decision No (EC) 2006/135, identified a high-risk zone (Area “A”) and a buffer zone separating the high-risk zone from the free parts of the country (Area “B”). In both areas, the provisions of the above Commission Decision are to be applied. Area “A” includes the following settlements: In Bács-Kiskun County: Kisk rös, Kecel, Imrehegy, Orgovány, Kaskantyú, Bócsa, Soltvadkert, Tázlár, Pirtó, Kiskunhalas, Jakabszállás, Bugacpusztaháza, Bugac, Szank, Kiskunmajsa-Bodoglár, Harkakötöny, Fülöpjakab, Móricgát, Pet fiszállás, Jászszentlászló, Kiskunmajsa, Kiskunfélegyháza, Gátér, Pálmonostora, Kömpöc, Csólyospálos. In Csongrád County: Üllés, Bordány, Zsombó, Szatymaz, Sándorfalva, Felgy , Forráskút, Balástya, Dóc, Kistelek, Ópusztaszer, Csongrád, Baks, Csengele, Pusztaszer, Csanytelek, Tömörkény. Area „B” consists of the entire administrative areas of Bács-Kiskun and Csongrád County. In addition to the control measures laid down in MARD Regulation No. 44/2002, which contains provisions in compliance with Council Directive No. (EEC) 92/40, and those of Decision No (EC) 2006/135, the MARD arranged for the execution of the following supplementary control measures: • pre-emptive killing and disposal of all poultry (approximately 300.000 birds, mostly ducks) in the 1-km area around the outbreak (Bodoglár), and disinfection of the affected farms, together with government compensation; • in Area “A”, poultry must be kept indoors or under bird nets; • in Area “B”, prohibition of visiting holdings keeping poultry and other captive birds; • in Area “B”, overall prohibition of the transport of live animals until the 14th of June 2006 pursuant to Article 3 of Commission Decision (EC) No. 2006/135, from which no derogations according to Articles 4 to 8 can be made until that date, except for: 1. the exemptions defined in Paragraph (1) a-c of Article 5 of Decision No (EC) 2006/135 for hatching eggs; 2. the exemptions defined in Paragraph (1) d of Article 4 of the above Decision for live poultry; 3. in case of fresh meat, derogations from the movement control may only be granted for fresh meat from poultry defined in Paragraph (1) d of Article 4 of the above Decision. • the meat of animals from the protection zone and surveillance zone that are slaughtered after 29 May 2006 and the table eggs produced in these zones after that date can only be placed on the market after heat treatment; • from the protection zone and surveillance zone, animals can only be transported to the slaughterhouses designated by the competent AHS and only for immediate closed slaughter. Such meat may only be placed on the market after heat treatment. • Until 14 June 2006, all day-old-chicks hatched in Area “B” must be killed together with government compensation. After this date, derogations laid down in Decision No (EC) 2006/135 may be granted. • State Veterinary Service must be on 24-hour duty in all counties thoroughout the country. • In the protection and surveillance zone, disinfectants must be provided free of charge to owners of small-scale and backyard poultry holdings. • Pigeon races are prohibited on the entire area of the country. • In Area “B” overall hunting prohibition for wild bird species is introduced. By the end of the day, registration and screening of the poultry population in the protection zone was completed. In the protection zone, a total of 467,588 birds (448,132 ducks, 17,457 geese, 1,093 laying hens, 577 broiler chickens, 42 cocks, 131 guinea fowls, 131 turkeys, 2 emus, 1 parrot and 22 pigeons) are kept in 82 poultry holdings. Location of the protection and surveillance zones: Surveillance zone 1,494,819 poultry in 2672 holdings Protection zone 467,588 poultry in 82 holdings Location of the affected holding (Kiskunmajsa – Bodoglár) Areas “A” and “B” were delimited as follows: Area “A” Area “B” Saturday, 10 June 2006 The Bács-Kiskun County Civil Protection Committee was assembled to inform the affected authorities on the current animal health situation. The Protection Committee is working in cooperation with the Local Disease Control Centre and provides support in ensuring compliance with veterinary measures. Mr. László Törteli, owning a duck farm2 with approx. 28,000 mullard ducks in the same setllement (Bodoglár) reported that symptoms of disease were observed among his animals. On the 6th of June, 400 ducklings were transported from this farm to three small scale flocks3 to the nearby settlement Móricgát for cramming. Another duck farm is located in the direct neighbourhood to this farm with approx. 15,000 ducks. Both populations were eliminated, cleansed and disinfected during the day. The epidemiological investigation revealed another contact holding4 at the neighbouring settlement Szank. The population consists of 8,500 51-day old and 10,500 10-day old ducks. Feed intake started to decrease in the flock, but no other clinical signs were detected in the holding. The owner of the population in Szank used the same feed transportation vehicle as the owner of the Bodoglár farm. The flock was culled on the following day. Sunday, 11 June 2006 Registration and screening of the poultry population in the 10-km zone around the Bodoglár site was completed. A total of 1,494,819 birds are kept in 2,672 poultry holdings. The contact holding in Szank was stamped out. The holding was cleansed and disinfected. The MARD instructed the directors of all county animal health and food control stations to ensure the following: • feed transportation vehicles must be cleansed and disinfected before leaving the feed mills and poultry holdings; • the routes of the feed transportation vehicles in Bács-Kiskun County and Csongrád County should be retrospectively investigated and recorded by the county AHS for the purpose of the epidemiological inquiry. Monday,12 June 2006 The Central Veterinary Institute sent the samples from the first Bodoglár site to the Community Reference Laboratory of Weybridge. Due to the revealed contact holdings, protection and surveillance zones were modified as follows: Szank and Móricgát were included in the protection zone and Bugac and Bugacpusztaháza were added to the surveillance zone. Location of the protection and surveillance zones after detection of the contact holdings: 2 N 46,519o E 19,631o 3 N 46,621o E 19,656o 4 N 46,542o E 19,681o Bács-Kiskun county (yellow) Csongrád county (green) <Móricgát> -3 small scale contact holdings to the suspect holding in Bodoglár (culled on 10 June) <Szank> contact holding to the primary <Bodoglár> outbreak with a total of 19.000 ducks. (culled on 11 June) -primary outbreak in the geese farm (stamping out on 7 June) -suspect holding with 28.000 ducks in direct contact with a neighbouring flock consisting of approx. 15.000 ducks. (both holdings culled on 10 June) No new contact holdings or suspected outbreaks have been detected. By the end of the day, a total of 262.329 poultry have been culled. Tuesday,13 June 2006 No further contact holdings or clinical signs were detected in any of the poultry holdings located in the protection and surveillance zones. An extraordinary meeting of the National Committee for Pandemic Influenza Preparedness was convened by the CVO and the CMO of Hungary at the MARD, where experts of the public health authorities and officers of other authorities are present. Number of culled poultry during the day by species and localities: Locality (holdings) geese ducks hens turkeys Móricgát (35) 4.110 28.313 439 3 Bodoglár (11) 8.826 118.781 140 - Total: (46) 12.936 147.094 579 3 A total of 160.612 poultry have been killed in 46 holdings during the day. Grand total of killed poultry by the end of the day: 422.941. Wednesday, 14 June 2006 No new cases were detected. From wednesday, derogations according to Articles 4-8. of Commission Decision 2006/135/EC may be granted by the competent regional veterinary authorities. In order to facilitate compliance with and the uniform interpretation of relevant legislation in force, a guide was compiled by the national disease control centre on possible derogations which may be granted by the regional authorities. The guide is placed on the website of the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development. Stamping out operations still running. Due to the relatively large number of smaller holdings culling is planned to be finished by thursday. Number of culled poultry during the day by species and localities: Locality (holdings) geese ducks hens turkeys pigeons Móricgát (8) 81 15.454 120 13 12 Szank (89) - - 2.167 - - Total: (97) 81 15.454 2.287 13 12 A total of 17.847 poultry have been killed in 97 holdings during the day. Grand total of killed poultry by the end of the day: 440.788. Thursday, 15 June 2006 The Bács-Kiskun county AHS started the process of compensation of farmers according to the records taken during stamping out operations.
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