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  Title : #Assessment of #risk associated with #influenza A(#H5N8) virus, 17 November 2016. Subject : Avian Influenza, H5N8 subtype, multi...

18 Nov 2016

Highly pathogenic #avian #influenza #H5N8, #Poland [infected #wildbirds] (#OIE, Nov. 18 ‘16)

 

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

Subject: Avian Influenza, H5N8 subtype, multi-country epizootics in poultry and wild birds; Poland.

Source: OIE, full page: (LINK).

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Highly pathogenic avian influenza H5N8, Poland

Information received on 18/11/2016 from Dr Krzysztof Jazdzewski, Deputy Chief Veterinary Officer, Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, General Veterinary Inspectorate, VARSOVIE, Poland

  • Summary
    • Report type Follow-up report No. 2
    • Date of start of the event 28/10/2016
    • Date of confirmation of the event 05/11/2016
    • Report date 18/11/2016
    • Date submitted to OIE 18/11/2016
    • 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
    • Related reports
      • Immediate notification (07/11/2016) / Follow-up report No. 1 (15/11/2016) / Follow-up report No. 2 (18/11/2016)
  • New outbreaks (1)
    • Outbreak 1 - Modrzewie, Goleniow, Goleniowski, ZACHODNIO-POMORSKIE
      • Date of start of the outbreak 12/11/2016
      • Outbreak status Resolved (14/11/2016)
      • Epidemiological unit Not applicable
      • Affected animals: Species – Susceptible – Cases – Deaths – Destroyed – Slaughtered
        • Anatidae (unidentified): Anatidae (incognita)(Anatidae) – … – 5 – 5 – 0 – 0
    • Summary of outbreaks
      • Total outbreaks: 1
        • Total animals affected: Species – Susceptible – Cases – Deaths – Destroyed – Slaughtered
          • Anatidae (unidentified): Anatidae (incognita)(Anatidae) – … – 5 – 5 – 0 – 0
        • Outbreak statistics: Species - Apparent morbidity rate - Apparent mortality rate - Apparent case fatality rate - Proportion susceptible animals lost*
          • Anatidae (unidentified): Anatidae (incognita)(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
  • Control measures
    • Measures applied
      • Control of wildlife reservoirs
      • 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
      • National Veterinary Research Institute (National laboratory) - Anatidae (unidentified) - real-time reverse transcriptase/polymerase chain reaction (RRT-PCR) - 16/11/2016 – 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; Poland.

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