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29 Nov 2016

Highly pathogenic #avian #influenza #H5N8, #Romania [infected #wildbirds] (#OIE, Nov. 29 ‘16)

 

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

Subject: Avian Influenza, H5N8 subtype; Epizootic in wild birds, Romania.

Source: OIE, full page: (LINK).

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Highly pathogenic avian influenza H5N8, Romania

Information received on 29/11/2016 from Dr. Marius Grigore, Director, Head of Unit Animal Health Department General Sanitary Veterinary Directorate, National Sanitary Veterinary and Food Safety Authority, Bucharest, Romania

  • Summary
    • Report type Immediate notification
    • Date of start of the event 23/11/2016
    • Date of confirmation of the event 24/11/2016
    • Report date 29/11/2016
    • Date submitted to OIE 29/11/2016
    • Reason for notification New strain of a listed disease in the country
    • Causal agent Highly pathogenic avian influenza virus
    • Serotype H5N8
    • Nature of diagnosis Laboratory (advanced)
    • This event pertains to a defined zone within the country
  • New outbreaks
    • Summary of outbreaks
      • Total outbreaks: 1
        • Outbreak Location  - CONSTANTA ( Constanta harbour, Constanta )
          • Total animals affected: Species – Susceptible – Cases – Deaths – Destroyed – Slaughtered
            • Mute Swan: Anatidae (Cygnus olor)  - … – 1  - 1  - 0  - 0
          • Outbreak statistics: Species - Apparent morbidity rate - Apparent mortality  rate - Apparent case fatality rate - Proportion susceptible animals lost*
            • Mute Swan:Anatidae (Cygnus olor) – ** – ** - 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
      • Contact with wild species
  • Control measures
    • Measures applied
      • Movement control inside the country
      • Screening
      • Official disposal of carcasses, by-products and waste
      • Control of wildlife reservoirs
      • Zoning
      • Vaccination prohibited
      • No treatment of affected animals
    • Measures to be applied
      • No other measures
  • Diagnostic test results
    • Laboratory name and type - Institute for diagnostic and animal health ( National laboratory )
      • Tests and results: Species – Test - Test date – Result
        • Mute Swan - haemagglutination (HA) test - 24/11/2016 – Positive
        • Mute Swan - neuraminidase inhibition assay  - 24/11/2016 – Positive
        • Mute Swan - real-time PCR - 24/11/2016 – Positive
        • Mute Swan - virus isolation - 24/11/2016 – 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; Romania.

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