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21 Nov 2016

Highly pathogenic #avian #influenza #H5N8, #Iran [two #poultry #outbreaks] (#OIE, Nov. 21 ‘16)

 

Title: Highly pathogenic #avian #influenza #H5N8, #Iran [two #poultry #outbreaks].

Subject: Avian Influenza, H5N8 subtype, epizootic in poultry, Iran.

Source: OIE, full page: (LINK).

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Highly pathogenic avian influenza H5N8, Iran

Information received on 21/11/2016 from Dr Mehdi Khalaj, Head of IVO, Iran Veterinary Organization (IVO), Iran Veterinary Organization, Ministry of Jihad-e-Agriculture, Tehran, Iran

  • Summary
    • Report type Immediate notification
    • Date of start of the event 14/11/2016
    • Date of confirmation of the event 19/11/2016
    • Report date 21/11/2016
    • Date submitted to OIE 21/11/2016
    • Reason for notification New strain of a listed disease in the country
    • Causal agent Highly pathogenic avian influenza virus
    • Serotype H5N8
    • Nature of diagnosis Clinical, Laboratory (basic), Laboratory (advanced), Necropsy
    • This event pertains to the whole country
  • New outbreaks
    • Summary of outbreaks
      • Total outbreaks: 2
        • Outbreak Location  - TEHRAN ( Tohid Farm, Amirabad Tavanbakhshi, Malard Fatem2 Farm, Akhtarabad, Malard )
          • Total animals affected: Species – Susceptible – Cases – Deaths – Destroyed – Slaughtered
            • Birds  - 283461  - 60865  - 5583  - 277878  - 0
          • Outbreak statistics: Species - Apparent morbidity rate - Apparent mortality rate - Apparent case fatality rate - Proportion susceptible animals lost*
            • Birds - 21.47% - 1.97% - 9.17% - 100.00%
              • * Removed from the susceptible population through death, destruction and/or slaughter;
  • Epidemiology
    • Source of the outbreak(s) or origin of infection
      • Unknown or inconclusive
  • Epidemiological comments
    • {1} The event was reported according to the Iran Passive surveillance in place
    • {2} A post outbreak investigation to trace the source of infection is ongoing to detect the probable spread and circulation of this subtype.
    • {3} Active surveillance is ongoing.
  • Control measures
    • Measures applied
      • Screening
      • Disinfection / Disinfestation
      • Quarantine
      • Stamping out
      • Official disposal of carcasses, by-products and waste
      • Surveillance within containment and/or protection zone
      • Control of wildlife reservoirs
      • Zoning
      • Vaccination prohibited
      • No treatment of affected animals
    • Measures to be applied
      • Surveillance outside containment and/or protection zone
  • Diagnostic test results
    • Laboratory name and type - Laboratory of Tehran Province ( Local laboratory )
      • Tests and results: Species – Test - Test date – Result – Birds
        • real-time reverse transcriptase/polymerase chain reaction (RRT-PCR) - 18/11/2016 – Positive
    • Laboratory name and type - Central Veterinary Laboratory ( National laboratory )
      • Tests and results: Species – Test - Test date – Result
        • Birds - gene sequencing - 21/11/2016 – Positive
        • Birds - real-time reverse transcriptase/polymerase chain reaction (RRT-PCR) - 19/11/2016 – Positive
  • Future Reporting
    • The event is continuing. Weekly follow-up reports will be submitted.

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Keywords: OIE; Updates; H5N8; Avian Influenza; Poultry; Iran.

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