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14 Nov 2016

Highly pathogenic #avian #influenza #H5N8, #Austria [a #poultry #outbreak, #Vorarlberg] (#OIE, Nov. 14 ‘16)

 

Title: Highly pathogenic #avian #influenza #H5N8, #Austria [a #poultry #outbreak, #Vorarlberg].

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

Source: OIE, full page: (LINK).

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Highly pathogenic avian influenza H5N8, Austria

Information received on 11/11/2016 from Mr Dr Ulrich Herzog, Chief Veterinary Officer, Verbrauchergesundheit, Bundesministerium für Gesundheit , VIENNE, Austria

  • Summary
    • Report type Immediate notification
    • Date of start of the event 09/11/2016
    • Date of confirmation of the event 11/11/2016
    • Report date 11/11/2016
    • Date submitted to OIE 11/11/2016
    • Reason for notification Reoccurrence of a listed disease
    • Date of previous occurrence 26/04/2006
    • Manifestation of disease Clinical disease
    • 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 (1)
    • Outbreak 1 - Bregenz, VORARLBERG
      • Date of start of the outbreak 09/11/2016
      • Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
      • Epidemiological unit Farm
      • Affected animals: Species – Susceptible – Cases – Deaths – Destroyed – Slaughtered
        • Birds – 1150 – 250 – 70 – 0 – …
          • Affected population: Holding of free range turkeys; all animals will be killed, and the holding will be cleaned and disinfected. Farm is banned, protection and surveillance zones installed.
    • Summary of outbreaks
      • Total outbreaks: 1
        • Total animals affected: Species – Susceptible – Cases – Deaths – Destroyed – Slaughtered
          • Birds – 1150 – 250 – 70 – 0 – …
        • Outbreak statistics: Species - Apparent morbidity rate - Apparent mortality rate - Apparent case fatality rate - Proportion susceptible animals lost*
          • Birds - 21.74% - 6.09% - 28.00% – **
            • *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
      • Vaccination prohibited
      • No treatment of affected animals
    • Measures to be applied
      • Movement control inside the country
      • Disinfection / Disinfestation
      • Traceability
      • Stamping out
      • Official destruction of animal products
      • Official disposal of carcasses, by-products and waste
      • Surveillance within containment and/or protection zone
      • Zoning
  • Diagnostic test results
    • Laboratory name and type – Species – Test - Test date – Result
      • AGES IVET Mödling (National laboratory) – Birds - reverse transcription - polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR)  - 11/11/2016 – 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; Austria.

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