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Highly pathogenic #avian #influenza #H5N5, #Netherlands [infected #wildbirds] (#OIE, Dec. 15 ‘16)

 

Title: Highly pathogenic #avian #influenza #H5N5, #Netherlands [infected #wildbirds].

Subject: Avian Influenza, H5N5 subtype, wild birds epizootic in the Netherlands.

Source: OIE, full page: (LINK).

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Highly pathogenic avian influenza H5N5, Netherlands

Information received on 14/12/2016 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 14/11/2016
    • Date of confirmation of the event 13/12/2016
    • Report date 14/12/2016
    • Date submitted to OIE 15/12/2016
    • Reason for notification First occurrence of a listed disease
    • Manifestation of disease Clinical disease
    • Causal agent Highly pathogenic avian influenza virus in wild birds
    • Serotype H5N5
    • Nature of diagnosis Laboratory (advanced)
    • This event pertains to a defined zone within the country
  • New outbreaks
    • Summary of outbreaks
      • Total outbreaks: 1
        • Outbreak Location  - NOORD-BRABANT ( Werkendam )
          • Total animals affected: Species – Susceptible – Cases – Deaths – Destroyed – Slaughtered
            • Tufted Duck:Anatidae (Aythya fuligula)  - … – 1  - 1  - 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
  • Epidemiological comments
    • H5N5 was confirmed in one tufted duck found in a wetland area near Werkendam.
  • Control measures
    • Measures applied
      • Vaccination prohibited
      • No treatment of affected animals
    • Measures to be applied
      • No other measures
  • Diagnostic test results
    • Laboratory name and type - Wageningen Bioveterinary Research, Lelystad ( National laboratory )
      • Tests and results: Species – Test - Test date – Result
        • Tufted Duck - polymerase chain reaction (PCR) - 13/12/2016 – Positive
  • Future Reporting
    • The event is continuing. Weekly follow-up reports will be submitted.

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Keywords: OIE; Updates; Avian Influenza, H5N5; Wild Birds; The Netherlands.

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