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1 Dec 2016

Highly pathogenic #avian #influenza #H5N8, #Austria [three new #outbreaks] (#OIE, Dec. 1 ‘16)

 

Title: Highly pathogenic #avian #influenza #H5N8, #Austria [three new #outbreaks].

Subject: Avian Influenza, H5N8 subtype, wild birds epizootics in Austria.

Source: OIE, full page: (LINK).

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Highly pathogenic avian influenza H5N8, Austria

Information received on 01/12/2016 from Mr Dr Ulrich Herzog, Chief Veterinary Officer, Verbrauchergesundheit, Bundesministerium für Gesundheit , VIENNE, Austria

  • Summary
    • Report type Follow-up report No. 1
    • Date of start of the event 07/11/2016
    • Date of confirmation of the event 09/11/2016
    • Report date 01/12/2016
    • Date submitted to OIE 01/12/2016
    • Reason for notification Reoccurrence of a listed disease
    • Date of previous occurrence 26/04/2006
    • 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
    • Related reports
      • Immediate notification (10/11/2016) / Follow-up report No. 1 (01/12/2016)
  • New outbreaks (3)
    • Outbreak 1 - Lake Constance, VORARLBERG
      • Date of start of the outbreak 07/11/2016
      • Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
      • Epidemiological unit Not applicable
      • Affected animals: Species – Susceptible – Cases – Deaths – Destroyed – Slaughtered
        • Grey Heron:Ardea cinerea(Ardeidae) – … – 1 – 1 – 0 – 0
        • Herring Gull:Larus argentatus(Laridae) – … – 3 – 3 – 0 – 0
        • Eurasian buzzard (common buzzard):Buteo buteo(Accipitridae) – … – 1 – 1 – 0 – 0
        • Mute Swan:Cygnus olor(Anatidae) – … – 1 – 1 – 0 – 0
        • Eurasian Curlew:Numenius arquata(Scolopacidae) – … – 2 – 2 – 0 – 0
        • Black-headed Gull:Larus ridibundus(Laridae) – … – 1 – 1 – 0 – 0
        • Tufted Duck:Aythya fuligula(Anatidae) – … – 7 – 7 – 0 – 0
        • Green Sandpiper:Tringa ochropus(Scolopacidae) – … – 1 – 1 – 0 – 0
    • Outbreak 2 - Mattsee, SALZBURG
      • Date of start of the outbreak 15/11/2016
      • Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
      • Epidemiological unit Not applicable
      • Affected animals: Species – Susceptible – Cases – Deaths – Destroyed – Slaughtered
        • Common Pochard:Aythya ferina(Anatidae) – … – 1 – 1 – 0 – 0
    • Outbreak 3 - Gmunden, OBEROSTERREICH
      • Date of start of the outbreak 22/11/2016
      • Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
      • Epidemiological unit Not applicable
      • Affected animals: Species – Susceptible – Cases – Deaths – Destroyed – Slaughtered
        • Herring Gull:Larus argentatus(Laridae) – … – 1 – 1 – 0 – 0
    • Summary of outbreaks
      • Total outbreaks: 3
        • Total animals affected: Species – Susceptible – Cases – Deaths – Destroyed – Slaughtered
          • Grey Heron:Ardea cinerea(Ardeidae) – … – 1 – 1 – 0 – 0
          • Herring Gull:Larus argentatus(Laridae) – … – 4 – 4 – 0 – 0
          • Eurasian buzzard (common buzzard):Buteo buteo(Accipitridae) – … – 1 – 1 – 0 – 0
          • Mute Swan:Cygnus olor(Anatidae) – … – 1 – 1 – 0 – 0
          • Eurasian Curlew:Numenius arquata(Scolopacidae) – … – 2 – 2 – 0 – 0
          • Black-headed Gull:Larus ridibundus(Laridae) – … – 1 – 1 – 0 – 0
          • Tufted Duck:Aythya fuligula(Anatidae) – … – 7 – 7 – 0 – 0
          • Green Sandpiper:Tringa ochropus(Scolopacidae) – … – 1 – 1 – 0 – 0
          • Common Pochard:Aythya ferina(Anatidae) – … – 1 – 1 – 0 – 0
        • Outbreak statistics: Species - Apparent morbidity rate - Apparent mortality rate - Apparent case fatality rate - Proportion susceptible animals lost*
          • Grey Heron:Ardea cinerea(Ardeidae) – ** – ** - 100.00% – **
          • Herring Gull:Larus argentatus(Laridae) – ** – ** - 100.00% – **
          • Eurasian buzzard (common buzzard):Buteo buteo(Accipitridae) – ** – ** -  100.00% – **
          • Mute Swan:Cygnus olor(Anatidae) – ** – ** - 100.00% – **
          • Eurasian Curlew:Numenius arquata(Scolopacidae) – ** – ** - 100.00% – **
          • Black-headed Gull:Larus ridibundus(Laridae) – ** – ** - 100.00% – **
          • Tufted Duck:Aythya fuligula(Anatidae) – ** – ** - 100.00% – **
          • Green Sandpiper:Tringa ochropus(Scolopacidae) – ** – ** - 100.00% – **
          • Common Pochard:Aythya ferina(Anatidae) – ** – ** - 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
      • Contact with wild species
  • Control measures
    • Measures applied
      • 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
      • Austrian Agency for Health and Food Safety (AGES) (National laboratory) - Common Pochard - reverse transcription - polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) - 30/11/2016 – Positive
      • Austrian Agency for Health and Food Safety (AGES) (National laboratory) - Eurasian buzzard (common buzzard) - reverse transcription - polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) - 16/11/2016 – Positive
      • Austrian Agency for Health and Food Safety (AGES) (National laboratory) - Grey Heron - reverse transcription - polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) - 30/11/2016 – Positive
      • Austrian Agency for Health and Food Safety (AGES) (National laboratory) - Herring Gull - reverse transcription - polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) - 30/11/2016 – 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; Austria.

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