By NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews

An outbreak of bird flu was recorded in the Blagovarsky district of Bashkiria. There was a massive death of geese and ducks. The likely cause of the virus is a synanthropic bird – sparrows, pigeons and crows, the regional veterinary department’s press service said on Friday.


This is the second outbreak of avian influenza in the region in a year. For the first time, the focus of the disease was discovered in October on the territory of the Altyn-Kaz farm in the Tuimazinsky district.

“The Blagovarsk regional veterinary station received information about the mass mortality of birds. To establish a diagnosis, the selected pathological material was delivered to the Bashkir Scientific and Production Veterinary Laboratory, where the influenza A virus was established, and studies are continuing to determine the type of the virus,” the message says.

An emergency meeting of the emergency interdepartmental commission was held in connection with the emergence of an outbreak of avian influenza, an action plan was developed to eliminate them and prevent the spread of the pathogen. “Owners of poultry livestock are advised to take measures to prevent further spread of avian influenza. As has been repeatedly recommended, first of all, it is necessary to close all birds and keep them in a free-range mode in order to exclude contact with wild birds,” added the press service.