Tuesday, September 27, 2022

Efforts to control bird flu are on the rise in Central Alberta County.

Nationwide, the death toll from the avian influenza epidemic earlier this week has reached nearly three-quarters of a million. Central Alberta County has five areas of the disease and treatment is in progress.

Mountain View County, Alberta – Efforts to control the avian influenza epidemic are unlikely to have an impact on the community, the Canadian Food and Drug Administration (CFA) said.

Since Monday, the agency has confirmed the presence of the highly contagious avian influenza, subtype H5N1, at five locations in Mountain View County (MVC), a two-region increase over the long weekend.

The first three – two in MVC and another in Ponoca County – are scheduled for April 6. Another was found two days later on April 8 in Kneehill County. The next day, April 9, an epidemic broke out in Paintt County. Three more were identified on April 10, 11, and 12 in Wataskiwin County, Kamroz County and MVC respectively. Then, on April 14, three more locations were added to the list – two at MVC and one in Warner County. The latest information posted on the agency’s website before the last day of the newspaper also states that an additional location in Carston County was announced on April 15.

The animals involved in the above-mentioned areas were drawn from all commercial poultry herds except for one in the MVC, which is for a small herd.

The agency said it had set up primary control zones in areas where the disease was detected.

“PCZs are set up to control the spread of the virus,” part of an email from the CIA said. “Each infected area is under isolation and goes through the same process of destruction and elimination; Compensation; Cleaning and sanitizing; Quarantine elimination ”

Although the Alberta The agency, which has not yet confirmed how many birds have been killed in the region, said last week that the virus was being “eradicated” in three areas in the region.

It needs permission from the agency to transport products in zones or poultry as well as poultry related products.

“Minor hazard activities may occur with the authors’ self-service, which developers can download from the CFA website,” he said. High-risk activities such as live birds, carcasses, manure, and egg hatching require special permits.

Regarding poultry farming, the agency said it is working with producers’ marketing boards to reduce the impact on disease-affected producers in the affected zones.

One of the zones in the region includes the towns of Olds and Didsbury.

Asked what the measures might mean for the area, the agency said: “But the general public is not normally affected.”

“Grocery stores purchased in both cities can be brought to homes outside the PCZ.

Meanwhile, across the country, the number of animals killed earlier this week was close to three-fourths.

“Nationally, the affected areas have affected about 700,000 birds,” the spokesman wrote in an email on April 18 in response to questions. .

How long the damaged property is expected to last is largely individual, but is expected to last at least a month.

“Completion of all measures to eliminate quarantine has been hampered by a number of environmental factors,” the spokesman said. But the whole process usually takes 45 days.

He also said that when the contaminated area leaves quarantine, related zones and related movement controls will not be removed immediately.

“The CFA will first complete the follow-up to ensure that the avian influenza virus is present in the PCZ.”

Despite the rapid spread of bird populations, the chances of transmission to humans are low.

“Infection with the avian influenza virus is rare, and the symptoms in humans are usually limited to conjunctivitis or mild respiratory disease,” said the spokesman.

“There is no evidence that eating mature poultry or eggs can transmit avian influenza to humans. All the information available so far shows that proper cooking can kill the virus.

Still, the agency advises people to stay away from wild birds.

“To prevent the spread of bird flu to bird populations and to prevent human exposure to humans, people should avoid eating or touching wild birds, including ponds or water bodies used by wild birds.”

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