Avian flu situation stabilized in Kazakhstan – Mamin

The situation on bird flu in the republic has stabilized and is under control. The Prime Minister of the Republic of Kazakhstan Askar Mamin announced this at a meeting of the Government, reports.

"The competitiveness of the agro-industrial complex depends on the state of the veterinary and phytosanitary situation. The state is taking all the necessary control measures. Kazakhstan has an official international status of a good country for a number of dangerous diseases. However, the facts of infection with bird flu in some regions showed a number of omissions in the activities of the authorities. However, today, the situation with bird flu has stabilized and is under control," Mamin said.

He added that it is necessary to continue monitoring the situation and promptly take preventive measures.

As the Minister of Agriculture of the Republic of Kazakhstan Saparkhan Omarov noted, in the period from September 22 to October 19, 2020, the death of birds was registered in seven regions.

"26.5 thousand heads of poultry died at private farmsteads, 847.4 thousand heads at three poultry farms. This includes confirmed cases of the disease and suspicions of it. Thus, from highly pathogenic bird flu, a total of 873.9 thousand heads died, which is 1,9% of the total number of birds", - Omarov said.
Zhanat Tukpiev
10:20, 20 October 2020