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25 Nov 2016

Highly pathogenic #avian #influenza #H5N8, #Finland [infected #wildbirds] (#OIE, Nov. 25 ‘16)

 

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

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

Source: OIE, full page: (LINK).

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Highly pathogenic avian influenza H5N8, Finland

Information received on 25/11/2016 from Dr Taina Aaltonen, Chief Veterinary Officer and Deputy Director General, Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, Helsinki, Finland

  • Summary
    • Report type Immediate notification
    • Date of start of the event 12/11/2016
    • Date of confirmation of the event 25/11/2016
    • Report date 25/11/2016
    • Date submitted to OIE 25/11/2016
    • Reason for notification First occurrence 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  - AHVENANMAAN MAAKUNTA ( Vårdö )
          • Total animals affected: Species – Susceptible – Cases – Deaths – Destroyed – Slaughtered
            • Tufted Duck: Anatidae (Aythya fuligula)  - … – 2  - 2   - 0  - 0
          • Outbreak statistics: Species - Apparent morbidity rate - Apparent mortality rate - Apparent case fatality rate - Proportion susceptible animals lost*
            • Tufted Duck: Anatidae (Aythya fuligula) – ** – ** - 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
  • Control measures
    • Measures applied
      • Movement control inside the country
      • Screening
      • Surveillance within containment and/or protection zone
      • Vaccination prohibited
      • No treatment of affected animals
    • Measures to be applied
      • No other measures
  • Diagnostic test results
    • Laboratory name and type - Finnish Food Safety Authority, Evira ( National laboratory )
      • Tests and results: Species – Test - Test date – Result
        • Tufted Duck - real-time reverse transcriptase/polymerase chain reaction (RRT-PCR) -  25/11/2016 – Positive
        • Tufted Duck - reverse transcription - polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) - 25/11/2016 – Positive
        • Tufted Duck - virus sequencing - 25/11/2016 – Positive
  • Future Reporting
    • The event is continuing. Weekly follow-up reports will be submitted.

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

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