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

30 Nov 2016

Highly pathogenic #avian #influenza #H5N8, #Egypt [infected #wildbirds] (#OIE, Nov. 30 ‘16)

 

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

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

Source: OIE, full page: (LINK).

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Highly pathogenic avian influenza H5N8, Egypt

Information received on 30/11/2016 from Dr Ibrahim Mahrous Saleh Mohamed, Chairman, General Organization for Veterinary Services (GOVS), Ministry of Agriculture and Land Reclamation, Cairo, Egypt

  • Summary
    • Report type Immediate notification
    • Date of start of the event 24/11/2016
    • Date of confirmation of the event 26/11/2016
    • Report date 30/11/2016
    • Date submitted to OIE 30/11/2016
    • 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 (basic), Laboratory (advanced)
    • This event pertains to a defined zone within the country
  • New outbreaks (1)
    • Outbreak 1 - Dumyat, Dumyat, DUMYAT
      • Date of start of the outbreak 24/11/2016
      • Outbreak status Resolved (24/11/2016)
      • Epidemiological unit Village
      • Affected animals: Species – Susceptible – Cases – Deaths – Destroyed – Slaughtered
        • Common Coot:Fulica atra(Rallidae) – … – 2 – 2 – 0 – 0
          • Affected population Two common coots found dead during routine epidemiological surveillance activity
    • Summary of outbreaks
      • Total outbreaks: 1
        • Total animals affected: Species – Susceptible – Cases – Deaths – Destroyed – Slaughtered
          • Common Coot:Fulica atra(Rallidae) – … – 2 – 2 – 0 – 0
        • Outbreak statistics: Species - Apparent morbidity rate - Apparent mortality rate - Apparent case fatality rate - Proportion susceptible animals lost*
          • Common Coot:Fulica atra(Rallidae) – ** – ** - 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
      • Disinfection / Disinfestation
      • Surveillance outside containment and/or protection zone
      • Surveillance within containment and/or protection zone
      • Vaccination permitted (if a vaccine exists)
      • No treatment of affected animals
    • Measures to be applied
      • No other measures
  • Diagnostic test results
    • Laboratory name and type – Species – Test - Test date – Result
      • Animal Health Research Center (AHRI), Reference Laboratory for Veterinary Quality Control on Poultry Production (National laboratory)  - Common Coot - real-time PCR - 26/11/2016 – 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; Egypt.

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