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Highly pathogenic #avian #influenza #H5N8, #Denmark [infected #wildbirds] (#OIE, November 14 2016)

 

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

Subject: Avian Influenza, H5N8 subtype, epizootics in wild birds, Denmark.

Source: OIE, full page: (LINK).

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Highly pathogenic avian influenza H5N8, Denmark

Information received on 11/11/2016 from Dr Per Starcke Henriksen, Chief Veterinary Officer, Danish Veterinary and Food Administration, Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Fisheries, Glostrup, Denmark

  • 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 Reoccurrence of a listed disease
    • Date of previous occurrence 2006
    • Manifestation of disease Clinical disease
    • Causal agent Highly pathogenic avian influenza virus
    • Serotype H5N8
    • Nature of diagnosis Laboratory (advanced)
    • This event pertains to the whole country
  • New outbreaks
    • Summary of outbreaks
      • Total outbreaks: 2
        • Outbreak Location  - EAST ( Christinia, Copenhagen Stege, Vordingborg )
          • Total animals affected: Species – Susceptible – Cases – Deaths – Destroyed – Slaughtered
            • Tufted Duck: Anatidae (Aythya fuligula)  - … – 11  - 11  - 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
      • Contact with wild species
  • Epidemiological comments
    • All shows and other gatherings of birds and poultry are prohibited with immediate notice.
    • Herd owners and backyard poultry owners must as far as possible keep their birds indoors and follow the recommendations for biosecurity measures.
    • The same applies to zoos.
    • These measures apply to the whole country.
  • Control measures
    • Measures applied
      • Movement control inside the country
      • 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
        • Tufted Duck - reverse transcription - polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) - 10/11/2016 – Positive
        • Tufted Duck - virus sequencing - 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; Denmark.

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