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Cablegate: Kazakhstan Avian Influenza Update September 6

This record is a partial extract of the original cable. The full text of the original cable is not available.

UNCLAS ALMATY 003230

SIPDIS


DEPARTMENT FOR EUR/CACEN MUDGE, AND EUR/RUS NOLL
ALSO FOR EUR/PGI AYU, OES/IHA COMELLA AND SINGER, OES/STC
NP/PTR CAMERON, EB/TPP/ATP, EB/TPP/BTA AND INR/REA
USDA FAS FOR ITP FOR MACKE/THOMAS, CMP/DLP WETZEL
FAS PLEASE PASS TO APHIS AND FSIS
DEFENSE FOR USDP/CTR AWEBER
HHS FOR WSTEIGER, PBUDASHEWITZ
CDC FOR SBLOUNT, EMCCRAY
BRUSSELS PLEASE PASS TO APHIS/FENANDEZ
ANKARA FOR FAS ATTACHE HIGGISTON
GENEVA FOR HEALTH ATTACHE
TASHKENT FOR ESTH

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: EAGR TBIO ECON RS ETRD PGOV KZ POLITICAL
SUBJECT: KAZAKHSTAN AVIAN INFLUENZA UPDATE SEPTEMBER 6

REF: (A) STATE 153802

(B) ALMATY 3147

1. Summary: This cable responds to the directive in
paragraph 5 of Ref A. No/no further reports of human or
animal cases of AI have been made since Ref B August 26.
The GOK lifted the quarantines imposed in three of four
affected oblasts. North Kazakhstan Oblast is the only
region where preventive measures are still in effect. End
Summary.

2. There have been no new cases of avian influenza in
Kazakhstan since post's last report. On September 5,
Interfax reported an August 17 AI incident in North
Kazakhstan. The Ministry of Agriculture confirmed to post,
however, that the Interfax report referred to the last case
of bird deaths, which took place August 15 (Ref B).

3. The quarantines in Akmolinskaya, Pavlodar and Karaganda
oblasts have been lifted, leaving only North Kazakhstan
still under a preventive regime. Nalobino, Dubrovnoye and
Talakper villages are affected. The quarantine by
regulation lasts 30 days and is set to end September 10.
North Kazakhstan oblast borders on the affected Omskaya
oblast of the Russian Federation and has been the site of
the most significant AI incidents in Kazakhstan.

4. Dushanbe Minimize considered.

ASQUINO


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