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23 Nov 2016

Highly pathogenic #avian #influenza #H5N8, #Sweden [infected #wildbirds] (#OIE, Nov. 23 ‘16)

 

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

Subject: Avian Influenza, H5N8 subtype, epizootic in wild birds, Sweden.

Source: OIE, full page: (LINK).

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Highly pathogenic avian influenza H5N8, Sweden

Information received on 23/11/2016 from Dr Ingrid Eilertz, Chief Veterinary Officer Director and Head, Swedish Board of Agriculture Department for Animal Welfare and Health, Ministry for Rural Affairs, Jönköping, Sweden

  • Summary
    • Report type Immediate notification
    • Date of start of the event 14/11/2016
    • Date of confirmation of the event 23/11/2016
    • Report date 23/11/2016
    • Date submitted to OIE 23/11/2016
    • Reason for notification Reoccurrence of a listed disease
    • Date of previous occurrence 05/03/2015
    • Manifestation of disease Clinical disease
    • Causal agent Highly pathogenic influenza A 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  - SKÅNE LÄN ( Vellinge, Höllviken, Vellinge )
          • Total animals affected: Species – Susceptible – Cases – Deaths – Destroyed – Slaughtered
            • Common Goldeneye: Anatidae (Bucephala clangula)  - … – 1  - 1  - 0  - 0
          • Outbreak statistics: Species - Apparent morbidity rate - Apparent mortality  rate - Apparent case fatality rate - Proportion susceptible animals lost*
            • Common Goldeneye: Anatidae (Bucephala clangula) – ** – ** -  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
    • In accordance with the OIE Terrestrial Animal Health Code, Article 10.4.1, point 8, this outbreak does not change the disease free status of Sweden as this is a wild bird and therefore do not fall within the OIE definition of poultry.
  • 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 - National Veterinary Institute ( National laboratory )
      • Tests and results: Species – Test - Test date – Result
        • Common Goldeneye - real-time PCR - 22/11/2016 – Positive
        • Common Goldeneye - virus sequencing - 23/11/2016 – 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; Sweden.

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