In the vicinity of Ura-Guba, veterinarians found influenza in blue-backed gulls. By order of the governor, quarantine was introduced in the Kola region. By the way, for the first time in the history of the region.
What the restrictive regime requires and whether the disease is dangerous for humans – in the material murmansk.aif.ru.
Dead birds have been found near the coastline of the Barents Sea and the mouth of the Ura River. It is on the other side of the village, you can only get here by boat. In this place, an epizootic focus was marked with a tape and full houses “Quarantine” and “Stop, danger zone” and a round-the-clock veterinary post was set up. Here, experts collect fallen gulls and disinfect them.
Within a radius of five kilometers, which includes the village of Ura-Guba, fishermen and residents must take precautions: do not approach wild birds and do not touch them. The territory within a radius of ten kilometers belongs to the observation zone. In the vicinity of Ura-Guba, it is not recommended to swim in reservoirs and have picnics, in addition, it is necessary to pick mushrooms and berries with caution, as plants can be dangerous.
The virus is now found only in the wild. There are risks of infection for both poultry and humans.
“The virus is now found only in the wild. There are risks of infection for both poultry and humans. It is important to prevent this and follow simple safety rules, ”commented on July 6 Head of the Veterinary Committee of the Murmansk Region Aleksey Kasatkin.
It must be said that in the Murmansk region, only about 1,000 birds are kept in private subsidiary plots of citizens. Quarantine obliges farmers to manage their farms in accordance with veterinary rules: transfer birds to closed keeping and carry out additional processing of poultry houses.
“During the expeditions, we did not see sick birds, but a week ago we ringed gulls on Nemetsky Island on the Tuloma River, where we met three dead adult herring gulls. Maybe they were just pecked – this happens in colonies, or maybe there were patients. Here, only tests will show, – said murmansk.aif.ru head of the ornithological expedition, head of the nature sector of the region of the Murmansk Regional Museum of Local Lore Alexei Bolshakov. “Infected birds could come from anywhere, ringing in Murmansk showed that gulls fly to Holland, Norway, Denmark, Poland, the Baltic States, Germany, so the geography is very wide.”
Reminds me of a cold
The bird flu virus is also dangerous to humans.
“On the part of the Office of Rospotrebnadzor in the Murmansk region, measures have been taken to organize medical supervision of people who directly worked in the outbreak,” murmansk.aif.ru responded to a request. Deputy Head of the Office of the Federal Service for Supervision of Consumer Rights Protection and Human Welfare in the Murmansk Region Marina Ermakova. “There have been no cases of avian flu among individuals in the Murmansk region, both at the moment and in the past.”
During the veterinary quarantine, northerners are advised to exclude contact with wild birds, strictly observe hygiene, and buy meat only in places of official trade. In addition, it is important to remember: the egg must be boiled for at least 10 minutes, meat for at least half an hour at a temperature of 100 ° C.
The main symptoms of the disease are similar to those of a cold, but dizziness, headache, nausea and vomiting, difficulty breathing, convulsions, photophobia, and sometimes hallucinations may occur.
“Avian influenza is mainly transmitted to humans through contact with live or dead birds, such as during the slaughtering and processing of carcasses, as well as cooking meat at home. The main symptoms of the disease are similar to the common cold, but dizziness, headache, nausea and vomiting, shortness of breath, convulsions, photophobia, and sometimes hallucinations may occur, – commented specifically for murmansk.aif.ru head of the department of preventive examinations of the polyclinic of the IMC named after N. I. Pirogova FMBA of Russia Lyudmila Vasiliv. – For a person, the virus is terrible with complications: pneumonia, meningitis, otitis media, sinusitis can develop against its background, as well as chronic diseases can worsen. That is why, when the first symptoms of influenza occur, bed rest, plenty of warm drink and light food, antipyretics are indicated.
If dead birds are found or sick birds are found on the street, in private farms, the veterinary service should be immediately reported. The telephone number of the round-the-clock hotline of the Veterinary Committee of the Murmansk Region is 8-921-165–34–53.