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18 Nov 2016

Highly pathogenic #avian #influenza #H5N8, #Croatia [infected #wildbirds] (#OIE, Nov. 18 ‘16)

 

Title: Highly pathogenic #avian #influenza #H5N8, #Croatia [infected #wildbirds].

Subject: Avian Influenza, H5N8 subtype, multi-country epizootics in poultry and wildbids; Croatia.

Source: OIE, full page: (LINK).

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Highly pathogenic avian influenza H5N8, Croatia

Information received on 18/11/2016 from Dr Tomislav Kiš, Assistant to Minister, Veterinary and Food Safety Directorate, Ministry of Agriculture, Zagreb, Croatia

  • Summary
    • Report type Follow-up report No. 1
    • Date of start of the event 30/10/2016
    • Date of confirmation of the event 09/11/2016
    • Report date 18/11/2016
    • Date submitted to OIE 18/11/2016
    • Reason for notification New strain of a listed disease in the country
    • Causal agent Highly pathogenic avian influenza virus
    • Serotype H5N8
    • Nature of diagnosis Suspicion, Clinical, Laboratory (basic), Laboratory (advanced), Necropsy
    • This event pertains to a defined zone within the country
    • Related reports
      • Immediate notification (10/11/2016) / Follow-up report No. 1 (18/11/2016)
  • New outbreaks (1)
    • Outbreak 1 - River Drava- Bijelo Brdo, Bijelo Brdo, Erdut, OSIJECKO-BARANJSKA
      • Date of start of the outbreak 12/11/2016
      • Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
      • Epidemiological unit Village
      • Affected animals: Species – Susceptible – Cases – Deaths – Destroyed -  Slaughtered
        • Mute Swan: Cygnus olor (Anatidae) – … – 5 – 5 – 0 – 0
          • Affected population: Five dead swans were found on the river Drava, near Bijelo Brdo. Organ samples were taken and submitted to the Poultry Centre of the Croatian Veterinary Institute. Highly pathogenic avian influenza H5N8 was isolated.
    • Summary of outbreaks
      • Total outbreaks: 1
        • Total animals affected: Species – Susceptible – Cases – Deaths – Destroyed – Slaughtered
          • Mute Swan: Cygnus olor (Anatidae) – … – 5 – 5 – 0 – 0
        • Outbreak statistics: Species - Apparent morbidity rate - Apparent mortality rate - Apparent case fatality rate - Proportion susceptible animals lost*
          • Mute Swan: Cygnus olor (Anatidae) – ** – ** - 100.00% – **
            • *Removed from the susceptible population through death, destruction and/or slaughter
            • **Not calculated because of missing information
  • Epidemiology
    • Source of the outbreak(s) or origin of infection
      • Unknown or inconclusive
  • Epidemiological comments
    • Following control measures for prevention of possible introduction of infection into poultry holdings are applied:
      • prohibition of exhibitions, fairs and sports competitions for poultry and birds on the entire territory of Croatia,
      • recommendation to the poultry owners to keep the animals indoors (applied on the entire territory of Croatia) and
      • ban on keeping poultry outside within 3 km radius where infected wild birds have been found.
  • Control measures
    • Measures applied
      • Vaccination prohibited
      • No treatment of affected animals
    • Measures to be applied
      • No other measures
  • Diagnostic test results
    • Laboratory name and type – Species – Test - Test date – Result
      • Croatian Veterinary Institute - Poultry Centre (National laboratory) - Mute Swan - real-time PCR - 18/11/2016 – Positive
  • Future Reporting
    • The event is continuing. Weekly follow-up reports will be submitted.

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Keywords: OIE; Updates; H5N8; Avian Influenza; Wild Birds; Croatia.

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