We wrote a few days ago that the H1N1 virus was initially detected in dead seagulls found in Skorzęcin at the end of May. The final test conducted by the government laboratory in Bulawi confirmed the presence of the virus.
certainly. An accredited laboratory in Puławy confirmed the presence of avian influenza virus in seagulls that were found on a beach in Skorzęcin.
– That’s right, we have a confirmed case of bird flu. A related regulation has been issued
– said the spokeswoman for Poviat Starosty in Gniezno Monika Boruszewska on Friday, June 2.
At the end of May, a dead seagull was found on the beach of a popular resort in Skorzęcin. Preliminary tests in a Poznan laboratory showed the presence of the H1N1 virus, i.e. bird flu, in her corpse. In accordance with procedures, the bird’s carcass was sent to an accredited state laboratory in Puławy. Although information about the virus has not been confirmed, health services have been working in Lake Niedziegiel for several days.
– We are cooperating with the commune, with staroste, we reported to the colonel and we are doing two jobs. Our employees carry out lakeside inspections on their own or together with municipal employees. The municipality inspects the area. The goal is to “cleanse” the area of dead bodies that are likely to be the source of the virus
– reported to the district veterinary officer, Dariusz Novacek, on May 29. Officials searched lake shores and waterways for dead birds that could spread the plague. All poultry farmers in the area would like to avoid this, because if avian influenza is detected, the flock in question must be culled.
It defines the quarantine area covering the cities of Skorzęcin, Popielarze and Wiekowo. Poultry breeders in designated towns are obligated to protect birds, isolate them from wild birds, secure feed, and sanitize their hands and shoes every time after dealing with their farms. It is prohibited in the affected area to hold exhibitions, exhibitions, shows or competitions in which domestic birds or other birds are collected, and informative boards with a warning of bird flu are placed at the entrances to the endangered places.
Let us remind you that in early May, bird flu was detected in dead seagulls near the beach in Powidzka. Since the two villages are only 17 kilometers apart, there is a possibility that the sick bird found in Skorzęcin could be part of the infected flock of Powidz. Even then, there was talk that Lake Powidzkie could be closed, which ultimately did not happen. As Dariusz Nowaczyk said in an interview with us, closing the lake to tourists, also in the case of Skorzęcin, is the final and most difficult solution. So far, it is expected that as the air temperature rises, the virus in the water is more likely to die. In the summer, the incubation period is short, due to the heat it does not spread.
The H5N1 virus is not dangerous to humans. Nor is it a new virus. Cases of infection have been recorded worldwide since the 1990s. This type of virus multiplies willingly at low temperatures. UV rays and a higher temperature make them incubate more slowly. Therefore, there is a possibility that the virus will completely disappear from the region in the summer.
See also: Avian influenza in the Repin district