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14 Nov 2016

Highly pathogenic #avian #influenza #H5N8, #Netherlands [infected #wildbirds] (#OIE, Nov. 14 ‘16)

 

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

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

Source: OIE, full page: (LINK).

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Highly pathogenic avian influenza H5N8, Netherlands

Information received on 11/11/2016 from Dr Christianne Bruschke, Chief Veterinary Officer , Ministry of Economic Affairs, Ministry of Economic Affairs, The Hague, Netherlands

  • Summary
    • Report type Immediate notification
    • Date of start of the event 08/11/2016
    • Date of confirmation of the event 10/11/2016
    • Report date 11/11/2016
    • Date submitted to OIE 11/11/2016
    • Reason for notification First occurrence of a listed disease
    • Manifestation of disease Clinical disease
    • Causal agent Highly pathogenic avian influenza virus in wild birds
    • Serotype H5N8
    • Nature of diagnosis Clinical, Laboratory (advanced)
    • This event pertains to a defined zone within the country
  • New outbreaks (1)
    • Outbreak 1 (HPAI 2016/01 WB) - Monnickendam, NOORD-HOLLAND
      • Date of start of the outbreak 08/11/2016
      • Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
      • Epidemiological unit Village
      • Affected animals: Species – Susceptible – Cases – Deaths – Destroyed – Slaughtered
        • Great Crested Grebe: Podiceps cristatus (Podicipedidae) – … – 2 – 2 – …  - …
        • Tufted  Duck: Aythya fuligula (Anatidae) – … – 3 – 3 – … – …
    • Summary of outbreaks
      • Total outbreaks: 1
        • Total animals affected: Species – Susceptible – Cases – Deaths – Destroyed – Slaughtered
          • Great Crested Grebe: Podiceps cristatus (Podicipedidae) – … – 2 – 2 – … – …
          • Tufted Duck: Aythya fuligula (Anatidae) – … – 3 – 3 – … – …
        • Outbreak statistics: Species - Apparent morbidity rate - Apparent mortality rate - Apparent case fatality rate - Proportion susceptible animals lost*
          • Great Crested Grebe: Podiceps cristatus (Podicipedidae) – ** – ** - 100.00% – **
          • Tufted Duck: Aythya fuligula (Anatidae) – ** – ** - 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
    • On November 8th, three tufted ducks (Aythya fuligula) and two Great crested grebes (Podiceps cristatus) were found dead in a wetland area.
    • On November 10th the national reference laboratory confirmed HPAI Virus H5N8 in the samples from the tufted ducks and Great crested grebes.
    • The Netherlands has ordered compulsory confinement of all commercial poultry in The Netherlands.
  • 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 – Species – Test - Test date – Result
      • Wageningen Bioveterinary Research, Lelystad (National laboratory) - Great Crested Grebe - polymerase chain reaction (PCR) - 10/11/2016 – Positive
      • Wageningen Bioveterinary Research, Lelystad (National laboratory) - Great Crested Grebe - polymerase chain reaction (PCR) - 10/11/2016 – 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; The Netherlands.

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