Four countries report avian flu outbreaks

first_imgDec 12, 2007 (CIDRAP News) – Poland, Russia, Vietnam, and Saudi Arabia reported new outbreaks of the deadly H5N1 avian influenza in birds today, according to news reports.Poland has new outbreaks at two sites well separated from the five outbreaks reported recently in two areas northwest of Warsaw, according to a Reuters report.The disease cropped up at a small farm near Elblag, near the Gulf of Gdansk in northeastern Poland, the story said. Ewa Lech, Poland’s chief veterinary officer, calling the site “an entirely new location,” said the farm has about 40 birds, according to the report.Lech also confirmed a report that the virus was found in wild birds near the town of Orneta, according to the story. A separate Reuters story said the birds were a stork and two buzzards, all of which died. Maps show that Orneta lies roughly 30 miles east of Elblag, and both are approximately 100 miles from Plock.Poland’s recent series of outbreaks—its first in domestic birds—began Nov 30 at two turkey farms near Plock, about 60 miles northwest of Warsaw. On Dec 8 and 10 the disease killed laying hens on two large farms near Zuromin, according to Poland’s Dec 11 report to the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE). Zuromin is about 50 kilometers (31 miles) north of Plock, according to Reuters.As of Dec 10, the OIE report said, 1,181 birds had died of avian flu in the Polish outbreaks and another 4,258 had been destroyed. But the affected farms had a total of about 510,000 birds that were at risk and destined to be culled, the report said.Meanwhile, a government official said today that an H5N1 outbreak on a farm in southern Russia has killed more than 35,000 chickens over the past 5 days, according to an Associated Press (AP) report from Rostov-on-Don.Sergei Kozhemyaka, Rostov regional emergency services officer, said more than a half million remaining chickens on the farm would be destroyed to stop the virus, said the story.The last previous H5N1 outbreak in Russia was at a poultry farm in the Krasnodar region in September, the story noted. The virus also killed hundreds of domestic birds in the Moscow area in February.In Saudi Arabia, the agriculture ministry today announced an H5N1 outbreak at an egg production farm south of Riyadh, according to the Kuwait News Agency. The ministry said the farm, in the Alsahba area in Al-Kharj governorate, has about 400,000 hens.Saudi Arabia has had a series of avian flu outbreaks in the Riyadh vicinity that began Nov 12, according to previous reports.In Vietnam, which has battled many outbreaks this year, the virus has recurred in the northern province of Bac Giang, according to a Xinhua report published today. The virus has killed more than 1,000 ducks in the Viet Yen and Yen Dung districts, said the story, which cited the newspaper Saigon Liberation as its source.Vietnam’s latest report to the OIE, filed Nov 12, says the country had had 106 outbreaks for the year to that point, with 64,524 birds destroyed in control efforts.See also: OIE reports on 2007 outbreaks in Poland and Vietnamlast_img read more

Jack Butland: Stoke perfect place for me right now

first_imgIn-form goalkeeper Jack Butland has declared himself settled at Stoke ahead of the transfer window next month. Stoke boss Mark Hughes also stated Butland was “going nowhere” recently a nd the player himself is not angling for a move away either. “I do want to play at the top b ut, at the minute, I can’t fault where I am,” Butland told Sky Sports News HQ. “I’m in a brilliant, brilliant squad who are playing extremely well and things are looking really bright for the club. “Right now I can’t see any better place for me to be. I’m learning every week, I’m playing with some great players – the goalie coach (Andy Quy) I’m really happy with, and learning a lot from the staff as well. “Personally, I’m very comfortable, very happy with where I am and I believe that we can do some really good things at Stoke so that’s where my sole focus is at the minute. “Anything beyond that is purely speculation and rumours. It’s obviously wonderful to be linked with a club with the history like Liverpool but this is where I am.” Joe Hart’s England back-up has produced a string of impressive performances since being promoted to the Potters’ starting line-up at the beginning of this season, helping Stoke keep seven clean sheets in all competitions since September. That has led to speculation linking the 22-year-old with moves away from the Britannia Stadium in January, although Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp poured cold water on the idea he was in for Butland last week. center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

“Go ahead without fear of the final goal”

first_imgIt was 17:15 on a quiet and strange Saturday without soccer when over the public address of a depopulated Rodríguez López the hymn of the Tenerife. The idea arose since at that time the meeting against the Malaga which, like all others, was postponed until further notice by the coronavirus. Many residents and Blue and Whites’ fans also joined this initiative of the entity, who also made themselves heard from their balconies. “Tenerife, go ahead, you have to defend our noble tradition …” It begins by saying the song that was first played in the stadium on September 11, 1960 in the preview of the match against Real Murcia (3-2). In these previous days, the club encouraged its followers on social networks to resound throughout the Island the stanzas of such an emblematic theme. Many of them supported him and made Saturday a somewhat more bearable day, they achieved “without fear of the final goal”, feeling a little less football orphaned.The hymn of Tenerife It is a work composed by Diego García Cabrera Y Antonio González Santamaría, members of The Huaracheros, an unforgettable group that in its time became a musical reference in all Canary Islands Y South America. During the 90s, coinciding with the most glorious stage of the club, the Tenerife Symphony Orchestra, under the baton of Victor Pablo Pérez, made an instrumental version of the hymn, which was very well received. In 2017 a more modern version was made that did not have the expected acceptance.last_img read more