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22 Dec 2016

Highly pathogenic #avian #influenza #H5N8, #Finland [infected #wildbirds] (#OIE, Dec. 22 ‘16)

 

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

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

Source: OIE, full page: (LINK).

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Highly pathogenic avian influenza H5N8, Finland

Information received on 21/12/2016 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. 4
    • Date of start of the event 12/11/2016
    • Date of confirmation of the event 25/11/2016
    • Report date 21/12/2016
    • Date submitted to OIE 21/12/2016
    • Reason for notification First occurrence of a listed disease in the country
    • Causal agent Highly pathogenic avian influenza virus
    • Serotype H5N8
    • Nature of diagnosis Laboratory (advanced)
    • 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) / Follow-up report No. 2 (09/12/2016) / Follow-up report No. 3 (16/12/2016) / Follow-up report No. 4 (21/12/2016)
  • New outbreaks (2)
    • Outbreak 1 - Rauma, LOUNAIS-SUOMI
      • Date of start of the outbreak 12/12/2016
      • Outbreak status Resolved (17/12/2016)
      • Epidemiological unit Not applicable
      • Affected animals: Species – Susceptible – Cases – Deaths – Destroyed – Slaughtered
        • White-tailed Eagle:Haliaeetus albicilla(Accipitridae) – … – 1 – 1 – 0 – 0
    • Outbreak 2 - Sund, AHVENANMAAN MAAKUNTA
      • Date of start of the outbreak 14/12/2016
      • Outbreak status Resolved (20/12/2016)
      • Epidemiological unit Not applicable
      • Affected animals: Species – Susceptible – Cases – Deaths – Destroyed – Slaughtered
        • Eurasian Eagle-Owl:Bubo bubo(Strigidae) – … – 1 – 1 – 0 – 0
    • Summary of outbreaks
      • Total outbreaks: 2
        • Total animals affected: Species – Susceptible – Cases – Deaths – Destroyed – Slaughtered
          • White-tailed Eagle:Haliaeetus albicilla(Accipitridae) – … – 1 – 1 – 0 – 0
          • Eurasian Eagle-Owl:Bubo bubo(Strigidae) – … – 1 – 1 – 0 – 0
        • Outbreak statistics: Species - Apparent morbidity rate - Apparent mortality rate - Apparent case fatality rate - Proportion susceptible animals lost*
          • White-tailed Eagle:Haliaeetus albicilla(Accipitridae) – ** – ** - 100.00% – **
          • Eurasian Eagle-Owl:Bubo bubo(Strigidae) – ** – ** - 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
      • Movement control inside the country
      • Screening
      • Surveillance within containment and/or protection zone
      • 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
      • Finnish Food Safety Authority Evira (National laboratory) - Eurasian Eagle-Owl - real-time reverse transcriptase/polymerase chain reaction (RRT-PCR) - 16/12/2016 – Positive
      • Finnish Food Safety Authority Evira (National laboratory) - Eurasian Eagle-Owl - reverse transcription - polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) - 16/12/2016 – Positive
      • Finnish Food Safety Authority Evira (National laboratory) - Eurasian Eagle-Owl - virus sequencing - 20/12/2016 – Positive
      • Finnish Food Safety Authority Evira (National laboratory) - White-tailed Eagle -  real-time reverse transcriptase/polymerase chain reaction (RRT-PCR) - 16/12/2016 – Positive
      • Finnish Food Safety Authority Evira (National laboratory) - White-tailed Eagle - reverse transcription - polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) - 16/12/2016 – Positive
      • Finnish Food Safety Authority Evira (National laboratory) - White-tailed Eagle - virus sequencing - 17/12/2016 – Positive
  • Future Reporting
    • The event is continuing. Weekly follow-up reports will be submitted.

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Keywords: OIE; Updates; H5N8; Avian Influenza, Wild Birds; Finland.

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