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1 Dec 2016

Highly pathogenic #avian #influenza #H5N8, #Finland [a captive #birds #outbreak] (#OIE, Dec. 1 ‘16)

 

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

Subject: Avian Influenza, H5N8 subtype, poultry epizootic in Finland.

Source: OIE, full page: (LINK).

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Highly pathogenic avian influenza H5N8, Finland

Information received on 01/12/2016 from Dr Taina Aaltonen, Chief Veterinary Officer and Deputy Director General, Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, Helsinki, Finland

  • Summary
    • Report type Follow-up report No. 1
    • Date of start of the event 12/11/2016
    • Date of confirmation of the event 25/11/2016
    • Report date 01/12/2016
    • Date submitted to OIE 01/12/2016
    • Reason for notification First occurrence of a listed disease in the country
    • Causal agent Highly pathogenic avian influenza virus
    • Serotype H5N8
    • Nature of diagnosis Clinical, Laboratory (basic), Laboratory (advanced), Necropsy
    • This event pertains to a defined zone within the country
    • Related reports
      • Immediate notification (25/11/2016) / Follow-up report No. 1 (01/12/2016)
  • New outbreaks (1)
    • Outbreak 1 - Mariehamn, AHVENANMAAN MAAKUNTA
      • Date of start of the outbreak 26/11/2016
      • Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
      • Epidemiological unit Zoo
      • Affected animals: Species – Susceptible – Cases – Deaths – Destroyed – Slaughtered
        • Birds – 150 – 9 – 9 – 28 – 0
          • Affected population:
            • The outbreak is in a bird zoo in a group of galliform birds, all of which have died or been destroyed.
            • Psittacine and passerine birds are kept in a separate building (separate epidemiological unit) under movement restrictions and are being monitored continuously.
    • Summary of outbreaks
      • Total outbreaks: 1
        • Total animals affected: Species – Susceptible – Cases – Deaths – Destroyed – Slaughtered
          • Birds – 150 – 9 – 9 – 28 – 0
        • Outbreak statistics: Species - Apparent morbidity rate - Apparent mortality rate - Apparent case fatality rate - Proportion susceptible animals lost*
          • Birds - 6.00% - 6.00% - 100.00% - 24.67%
            • *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
      • Traceability
      • Stamping out
      • Official disposal of carcasses, by-products and waste
      • Vaccination prohibited
      • No treatment of affected animals
    • Measures to be applied
      • Disinfection / Disinfestation
      • Surveillance within containment and/or protection zone
  • Diagnostic test results
    • Laboratory name and type – Species – Test - Test date – Result
      • Finnish Food Safety Authority, Evira (National laboratory) – Birds - real-time reverse transcriptase/polymerase chain reaction (RRT-PCR) - 30/11/2016 – Positive
      • Finnish Food Safety Authority, Evira (National laboratory) – Birds - reverse transcription - polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR)  - 30/11/2016  - Positive
      • Finnish Food Safety Authority, Evira (National laboratory) – Birds - virus sequencing - 01/12/2016 – Positive
  • Future Reporting
    • The event is continuing. Weekly follow-up reports will be submitted.

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Keywords: OIE; Updates; H5N8; Avian Influenza; Captive Birds; Finland.

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