September 21, 2020


Seven avian influenza cases reported in Kazakhstan's north


Kazakhstan has reported seven outbreaks of avian influenza, said the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) on September 17.

According to Reuters, Kazakhstan confirmed the cases of highly pathogenic bird flu -- involving the H5 serotype -- in local backyards and villages in the country's northern region near the Russian border, the OIE said.

A total of 1,763 birds have died as a result of the outbreaks.

According to the OIE documentation, the source of the outbreak or origin of infection was "contact with wild species." Measures implemented in response to the outbreaks include movement control inside Kazakhstan, vaccination, screening, quarantine, zoning and disinfection.

- Global Ag Media