Loss of poultry decreases in Kazakhstan
The loss of poultry decreased to 22 birds per day in Kazakhstan, said Tursyn Kabduldanov, Acting Chairperson of the Veterinary Control and Supervision Committee of Kazakh Agriculture Ministry at a briefing in the Central Communications Service. Quarantine has been imposed in 78 villages of seven regions since mid-September due to the disease outbreak. The avian influenza has not been confirmed in Aktobe and Turkistan regions, Shymkent city as well as some districts of Akmola, Zhambyl, Kyzylorda and North Kazakhstan regions.
“Situation with the avian influenza in the country is stabilizing. Compensation payments started. 75 million tenge (US$175,290) have been already paid. More documents have been received about the death of 15,000 birds. In this regard, appropriate measures are being taken,” said Tursyn Kabduldanov.
Experts noted that epidemiological situation worldwide remains tense. The infection cases were detected in 26 countries. For example, in Russia, the virus killed more than 1.5 million birds. Therefore, Kazakhstan allocated over four million doses against the avian influenza since the beginning of the epidemic. To date, the vaccination was conducted in Akmola, East Kazakhstan, Kyzylorda regions and Nur-Sultan city.