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28 Nov 2016

Highly pathogenic #avian #influenza #H5N8, #Netherlands [a #poultry #outbreak] (#OIE, Nov. 28 ‘16)

 

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

Subject: Avian Influenza, H5N8 subtype, poultry epizootic in the Netherlands.

Source: OIE, full page: (LINK).

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Highly pathogenic avian influenza H5N8, Netherlands

Information received on 28/11/2016 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 25/11/2016
    • Date of confirmation of the event 26/11/2016
    • Report date 28/11/2016
    • Date submitted to OIE 28/11/2016
    • Reason for notification Reoccurrence of a listed disease
    • Date of previous occurrence 04/2015
    • 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 (HPAI 2016/1 P) - Biddinghuizen, FLEVOLAND
      • Date of start of the outbreak 25/11/2016
      • Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
      • Epidemiological unit Farm
      • Affected animals: Species – Susceptible – Cases – Deaths – Destroyed – Slaughtered
        • Birds – 10000 – 500 – 500 – 9500 – 0
          • Affected population Fattening ducks
    • Summary of outbreaks
      • Total outbreaks: 1
        • Total animals affected: Species – Susceptible – Cases – Deaths – Destroyed – Slaughtered
          • Birds – 10000 – 500 – 500 – 9500 – 0
        • Outbreak statistics: Species - Apparent morbidity rate - Apparent mortality rate - Apparent case fatality rate - Proportion susceptible animals lost*
          • Birds - 5.00% - 5.00% - 100.00% - 100.00%
            • *Removed from the susceptible population through death, destruction and/or slaughter
  • Epidemiology
    • Source of the outbreak(s) or origin of infection
      • Unknown or inconclusive
  • Epidemiological comments
    • On 26 November 2016, a 3 km surveillance and a 10 km protection zones have been established.
    • In this 3 km zone there are five other premises.
    • All susceptible animals on the infected premises have been killed.
    • All premises in the 3 km zone have been screened.
    • All samples of the screened premises were tested negative.
  • Control measures
    • Measures applied
      • Movement control inside the country
      • Screening
      • Disinfection / Disinfestation
      • Stamping out
      • Control of wildlife reservoirs
      • Zoning
      • 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) – Birds - polymerase chain  reaction (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; Poultry; Netherlands.

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