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Title: Highly pathogenic #avian #influenza #H5N8, #Switzerland [infected #wildbirds].

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

Source: OIE, full page: (LINK).

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Highly pathogenic avian influenza H5N8, Switzerland

Information received on 07/12/2016 from Mr Hans Wyss, Chief Veterinary Officer, Schwarzenburgstrasse 161, Swiss Federal Veterinary Office, LIEBEFELD BERNE, Switzerland

  • Summary
    • Report type Follow-up report No. 4
    • Date of start of the event 05/11/2016
    • Date of confirmation of the event 09/11/2016
    • Report date 07/12/2016
    • Date submitted to OIE 07/12/2016
    • Reason for notification Reoccurrence of a listed disease
    • Date of previous occurrence 02/2008
    • Manifestation of disease Clinical disease
    • Causal agent Highly pathogenic avian influenza virus
    • Serotype H5N8
    • Nature of diagnosis Laboratory (basic), Laboratory (advanced), Necropsy
    • This event pertains to a defined zone within the country
    • Related reports
      • Immediate notification (10/11/2016) / Follow-up report No. 1 (16/11/2016) / Follow-up report No. 2 (22/11/2016) / Follow-up report No. 3 (29/11/2016) / Follow-up report No. 4 (07/12/2016)
  • New outbreaks (2)
    • Outbreak 1 ( HPAI_2016_1 ) - Bielersee, Täuffelen, Seeland, BERN
      • Date of start of the outbreak 28/11/2016
      • Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
      • Epidemiological unit Not applicable
      • Affected animals: Species – Susceptible – Cases – Deaths – Destroyed – Slaughtered
        • Mute Swan:Cygnus olor(Anatidae) – … – 1 – 1 – 0 – 0
    • Outbreak 2 ( HPAI_2016_1 ) - Vierwaldstättersee, Stansstad, Nidwalden, NIDWALDEN
      • Date of start of the outbreak 02/12/2016
      • Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
      • Epidemiological unit Not applicable
      • Affected animals: Species – Susceptible – Cases – Deaths – Destroyed – Slaughtered
        • Tufted Duck:Aythya fuligula(Anatidae) – … – 1 – 1 – 0 – 0
    • Summary of outbreaks
      • Total outbreaks: 2
        • Total animals affected: Species – Susceptible – Cases – Deaths – Destroyed – Slaughtered
          • Mute Swan:Cygnus olor(Anatidae) – … – 1 – 1 – 0 – 0
          • Tufted Duck:Aythya fuligula(Anatidae) – … – 1 – 1 – 0 – 0
        • Outbreak statistics: Species - Apparent morbidity rate - Apparent mortality rate - Apparent case fatality rate - Proportion susceptible animals lost*
          • Mute Swan:Cygnus olor(Anatidae) – ** – ** - 100.00% – **
          • Tufted Duck:Aythya fuligula(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
      • Unknown or inconclusive
  • Control measures
    • Measures applied
      • Surveillance within containment and/or protection zone
      • 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
      • National Reference Centre for Diseases of Poultrry and Rabbits (NRGK) (National laboratory) - Mute Swan - reverse transcription - polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) - 05/12/2016 – Positive
      • National Reference Centre for Diseases of Poultrry and Rabbits (NRGK) (National laboratory) - Tufted Duck - reverse transcription - polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) - 05/12/2016 – Positive
  • Future Reporting
    • The event is continuing. Weekly follow-up reports will be submitted.

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Keywords: OIE; Updates; Avian Influenza; H5N8; Wild Birds; Switzerland.

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