Avian Influenza – Decontamination program


People working on infected premises can get heavily contaminated. Therefore the risk of cross-contamination has to be minimised. All places where infected animals ( dead or alive) are inspected, at slaughter sites, at the site of carcase disposal, or where manure, straw, beddings are removed from buildings pose the greatest risk at heavy personal contamination.
All persons should go through the same procedures when a personal decontamination site is established. Before entering and before leaving the contaminated site, personal decontamination has to be applied. All overalls should be disinfected (soaked in the proper disinfectant) and disposable ones should be put in a plastic bag and burned. Boots have to be disinfected and used only on the premises.

Property decontamination


After identifying the suspected disease, be sure to choose the right disinfectant. Use a broad spectrum disinfectant which is active at all temperatures and effective in the presence of organic matter such as CID20 / VIROCID.(www.virocid.com)


First disinfection


Preliminary disinfection should be commenced as soon as possible after the presence of disease is identified. All areas known to be infected should be decontaminated in order to reduce the risk of spread. Disinfect with CID20 or VIROCID. (www.virocid.com) all buildings, roads, paths, entries, exits…
One should continue to disinfect these areas step by step until the first clean-up procedures start.

Clean-up procedures


Killing of infected birds is normally done by a special team appointed by an official institute responsible for the control of infectious diseases. After birds have been killed, they should be transported in hermetic closed containers to special combustion furnaces.
Thermal fogg the barn with VIROCID or CID 20. Don’t use water or disinfectant to minimise the weight of the run out to be handled. Close the barn hermetically during 2 days. After ventilation, remove all manure, dirt and debris. This material was already slightly disinfected during the preliminary disinfection. The easiest and safest disposal of faecal material is burial. Transport of this manure, dirt and debris from the barn to the place where it will be burned is ideally done in hermetic closed containers.