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Highly pathogenic #avian #influenza #H5N8, #UK [a #poultry #outbreak] (#OIE, Dec. 19 ‘16)

 

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

Subject: Avian Influenza, H5N8 subtype, poultry epizootic in the United Kingdom.

Source: OIE, full page: (LINK).

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Highly pathogenic avian influenza H5N8, United Kingdom

Information received on 17/12/2016 from Dr Nigel Gibbens, Chief Veterinary Officer, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, LONDON, United Kingdom

  • Summary
    • Report type Immediate notification
    • Date of start of the event 11/12/2016
    • Date of confirmation of the event 16/12/2016
    • Report date 17/12/2016
    • Date submitted to OIE 17/12/2016
    • Reason for notification Reoccurrence of a listed disease
    • Date of previous occurrence 17/07/2015
    • Manifestation of disease Clinical disease
    • Causal agent Highly pathogenic avian influenza virus
    • Serotype H5N8
    • Nature of diagnosis Clinical
    • This event pertains to a defined zone within the country
  • New outbreaks
    • Summary of outbreaks
      • Total outbreaks: 1
        • Outbreak Location  - ENGLAND ( Louth, East Lindsey, Lincolnshire )
          • Total animals affected: Species – Susceptible – Cases – Deaths – Destroyed – Slaughtered
            • Birds  - 2428  - 2428  - 2408  - 20  - 0
          • Outbreak statistics: Species - Apparent morbidity rate - Apparent mortality  rate - Apparent case fatality rate - Proportion susceptible animals lost*
            • Birds - 100.00% - 99.18% - 99.18% - 100.00%
              • * Removed from the susceptible population through death, destruction and/or slaughter;
  • Epidemiology
    • Source of the outbreak(s) or origin of infection
      • Unknown or inconclusive
  • Epidemiological comments
    • The epidemiological investigation has started and disease control programmes applied.
    • Updates will be provided in weekly reports as further information becomes available.
  • Control measures
    • Measures applied
      • Movement control inside the country
      • Stamping out
      • Surveillance within containment and/or protection zone
      • Zoning
      • Vaccination prohibited
      • No treatment of affected animals
    • Measures to be applied
      • Disinfection / Disinfestation
      • Traceability
      • Official destruction of animal products
      • Official disposal of carcasses, by-products and waste
  • Diagnostic test results
    • Laboratory name and type - Animal and Plant Health Agency (APHA), Weybridge ( OIE Reference Laboratory )
      • Tests and results: Species – Test - Test date – Result
        • Birds - haemagglutination (HA) test – Pending
        • Birds - haemagglutination inhibition test (HIT) - 16/12/2016 – Negative
        • Birds - neuraminidase inhibition assay  - Pending
        • Birds - nucleotide sequencing – Pending
        • Birds - real-time reverse transcriptase/polymerase chain reaction (RRT-PCR) - 16/12/2016 – Positive
        • Birds - virus isolation – Pending
  • Future Reporting
    • The event is continuing. Weekly follow-up reports will be submitted.

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Keywords: OIE; Updates; H5N8; Avian Influenza; UK; England; Poultry.

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