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Highly pathogenic #avian #influenza #H5, #Bulgaria [#poultry & #wildbirds #outbreaks] (#OIE, Dec. 23 ‘16)

 

Title: Highly pathogenic #avian #influenza #H5, #Bulgaria [#poultry & #wildbirds #outbreaks].

Subject: Avian Influenza, H5 subtype, poultry and wild birds epizootics in Bulgaria.

Source: OIE, full page: (LINK).

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Highly pathogenic avian influenza H5, Bulgaria

Information received on 22/12/2016 from Dr Damyan Iliev, Chief Veterinary Officer & Deputy Executive Director, Bulgarian Food Safety Agency, Ministry of Agriculture and Food, Sofia, Bulgaria

  • Summary
    • Report type Immediate notification
    • Date of start of the event 19/12/2016
    • Date of confirmation of the event 19/12/2016
    • Report date 22/12/2016
    • Date submitted to OIE 22/12/2016
    • Reason for notification Reoccurrence of a listed disease
    • Date of previous occurrence 01/07/2015
    • Manifestation of disease Clinical disease
    • Causal agent Highly pathogenic avian influenza virus
    • Serotype H5
    • Nature of diagnosis Laboratory (basic)
    • This event pertains to a defined zone within the country
  • New outbreaks
    • Summary of outbreaks
      • Total outbreaks: 8
        • Outbreak Location:
          • VIDIN ( Novo selo, Novo sleo, Vidin Vidin, Vidin, Vidin Vidin, Vidin, Vidin Vodnyantzi, Dimovo, Vidin )
          • VRACA ( Vratsa, Vratsa, Vratsa )
          • PLOVDIV ( Manole, Maritsa, Plovdiv )
          • JAMBOL ( Yambol, Elhovo, Yambol )
          • SOFIJA ( Doganovo, Elin Pelin, Sofia district )
      • Total animals affected: Species – Susceptible – Cases – Deaths – Destroyed – Slaughtered
        • Birds – 4417  - 83  - 73  - 4344  - 0
        • Grey Heron:Ardeidae (Ardea cinerea)  - 2  - 2  - 2  - 0  - 0
      • Outbreak statistics: Species - Apparent morbidity rate - Apparent mortality rate - Apparent case fatality rate - Proportion susceptible animals lost*
        • Birds - 1.88% - 1.65% - 87.95% – **
        • Grey Heron:Ardeidae (Ardea cinerea) - 100.00% - 100.00% - 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
  • Control measures
    • Measures applied
      • Movement control inside the country
      • Screening
      • Quarantine
      • Surveillance outside containment and/or protection zone
      • Official destruction of animal products
      • Official disposal of carcasses, by-products and waste
      • Surveillance within containment and/or protection zone
      • 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 - National Reference Laboratory for Avian Influenza/Newcastle Disease ( Regional Reference Laboratory )
      • Tests and results: Species – Test - Test date – Result
        • Birds - real-time PCR - 19/12/2016 – Positive
        • Birds - real-time PCR - 20/12/2016 – Positive
        • Birds - real-time PCR - 22/12/2016 – Positive
        • Grey Heron - real-time PCR - 21/12/2016 – Positive
  • Future Reporting
    • The event is continuing. Weekly follow-up reports will be submitted.

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Keywords: OIE; Updates; H5; Avian Influenza; Poultry; Wild Birds; Bulgaria.

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