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25 Nov 2016

Low pathogenic #avian #influenza #H5N2, #SouthAfrica [two #poultry #outbreaks] (#OIE, Nov. 25 ‘16)

 

Title: Low pathogenic #avian #influenza #H5N2, #SouthAfrica [two #poultry #outbreaks].

Subject: Avian Influenza, H5N2 subtype, poultry epizootics in S. Africa.

Source: OIE, full page: (LINK).

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Low pathogenic avian influenza H5N2, South Africa

Information received on 25/11/2016 from Dr Bothle Michael Modisane, Chief Director , Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, Animal Production and Health, PRETORIA, South Africa

  • Summary
    • Report type Follow-up report No. 18
    • Date of start of the event 28/01/2014
    • Date of confirmation of the event 10/06/2014
    • Report date 25/11/2016
    • Date submitted to OIE 25/11/2016
    • Reason for notification Reoccurrence of a listed disease
    • Date of previous occurrence 02/11/2013
    • Manifestation of disease Sub-clinical infection
    • Causal agent Low pathogenic avian influenza virus
    • Serotype H5N2
    • Nature of diagnosis Laboratory (advanced)
    • This event pertains to the whole country
    • Related reports
      • Immediate notification (19/08/2014) / Follow-up report No. 1 (07/10/2014) / Follow-up report No. 2 (25/11/2014) / Follow-up report No. 3 (27/02/2015) / Follow-up report No. 4 (23/03/2015) / Follow-up report No. 5 (22/04/2015) / Follow-up report No. 6 (05/06/2015) / Follow-up report No. 7 (13/07/2015) / Follow-up report No. 8 (12/08/2015) / Follow-up report No. 9 (21/09/2015) / Follow-up report No. 10 (30/10/2015) / Follow-up report No. 11 (02/02/2016) / Follow-up report No. 12 (15/03/2016)  / Follow-up report No. 13 (03/05/2016) / Follow-up report No. 14 (02/08/2016) / Follow-up report No. 15 (02/09/2016) / Follow-up report No. 16 (20/09/2016) / Follow-up report No. 17 (24/10/2016) / Follow-up report No. 18 (25/11/2016)
  • New outbreaks (2)
    • Outbreak 1 (LPAI_2014_H5N2_058) - LPAI_2014_H5N2_058, Hessequa, WESTERN CAPE PROVINCE
      • Date of start of the outbreak 13/10/2016
      • Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
      • Epidemiological unit Farm
      • Affected animals: Species – Susceptible – Cases – Deaths – Destroyed – Slaughtered
        • Birds – 490 – 228 – 0 – 0 – 0
          • Affected population Commercial ostriches
    • Outbreak 2 (LPAI_2014_H5N2_059) - LPAI_2014_H5N2_059, Oudtshoorn, WESTERN CAPE PROVINCE
      • Date of start of the outbreak 20/10/2016
      • Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
      • Epidemiological unit Farm
      • Affected animals: Species – Susceptible – Cases – Deaths – Destroyed – Slaughtered
        • Birds – 2948 – 1769 – 0 – 0 – 0
          • Affected population Commercial ostriches
    • Summary of outbreaks
      • Total outbreaks: 2
        • Total animals affected: Species – Susceptible – Cases – Deaths – Destroyed – Slaughtered
          • Birds – 3438 – 1997 – 0 – 0 – 0
        • Outbreak statistics_ Species - Apparent morbidity rate - Apparent mortality rate - Apparent case fatality rate - Proportion susceptible animals lost*
          • Birds - 58.09% - 0.00% - 0.00% - 0.00%
            • *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
    • Geographical coordinates have been adjusted to be less accurate to protect the privacy of owners, in accordance with legislative requirements.
    • Note by the OIE World Animal Health Information and Analysis Department: H5 and H7 avian influenza in its low pathogenic form in poultry is a notifiable disease as per Chapter 10.4. on avian influenza of the Terrestrial Animal Health Code (2016).
  • Control measures
    • Measures applied
      • Movement control inside the country
      • Screening
      • Quarantine
      • Vaccination prohibited
      • No treatment of affected animals
    • Measures to be applied
      • No other measures
  • Future Reporting
    • The event is continuing. Weekly follow-up reports will be submitted.

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Keywords: OIE; Updates; H5N2; Avian Influenza; Poultry; S. Africa.

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