Bird flu has spread again in the Vysočina region, with over 5,000 animals infected

After a month, bird flu was confirmed again in the Czech Republic. In this year’s 40th outbreak in Rohozná near Jihlava in the Vysočina region, there are 5,000 pieces of poultry, mainly geese, and veterinarians will kill them. The spokesman of the State Veterinary Administration (SVS) Petr Vorlíček announced this to ČTK today. According to him, it is a low pathogenic influenza of the H5N1 subtype, which can be potentially transmissible to humans. A month ago, it was a highly pathogenic type of disease in Trhové Dušníky in the Příbram region.

There are 1400 fattening geese, 2200 breeding flocks, 800 fattening geese and 600 broilers in breeding in Rohozná.

Low pathogenic influenza was last detected in breeding in the Czech Republic in 2010, in wild birds in 2012. In the following cases, as well as in this year’s outbreaks, it was always a highly pathogenic variant.

“The JRC shall order emergency veterinary measures and all farmed poultry will be slaughtered. A two-kilometer protection zone will be defined around the hearth. In this zone, emergency veterinary measures will be announced, which will ban the movement of poultry, banning the organization of mass events, such as stock exchanges or bird shows, which pose a high risk of spreading poultry diseases, “said the spokesman.

Veterinarians warned of another disease a month ago. “The bird flu virus is obviously still present to a certain extent in the population of wild birds, even though the infectious pressure is low compared to the cold winter and spring periods,” Petr Majer said earlier on behalf of SVS. Influenza has not occurred in the Czech Republic in the autumn in recent years. “It is therefore still necessary to comply with the rules of hygiene in farms, in particular to prevent contact of poultry with wild birds, “ added Majer at the time.

About a quarter of a million birds have already been killed in the Czech Republic this year, and the disease has significantly affected the breeding of Perena ducks. According to the Agrarian Chamber of the Czech Republic, this may mean outages in the duck market. Outages are not yet affected by chicken meat and eggs.


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