Title: Highly pathogenic #avian #influenza #H5N8, #Tunisia [subtype confirmation].
Subject: Avian Influenza, H5N8 subtype, epizootics in Tunisia.
Source: OIE, full page: (LINK).
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Highly pathogenic avian influenza H5N8, Tunisia
Information received on 14/12/2016 from Dr Malek Zrelli, Directeur Général, Direction Générale des Services Vétérinaires, Ministère de l'Agriculture, Tunis, Tunisia
- Report type Follow-up report No. 1
- Date of start of the event 24/11/2016
- Date of confirmation of the event 30/11/2016
- Report date 14/12/2016
- Date submitted to OIE 14/12/2016
- Reason for notification First occurrence of a listed disease in the country
- Causal agent Highly pathogenic avian influenza virus in wild birds
- Serotype H5N8
- Nature of diagnosis Laboratory (advanced)
- This event pertains to a defined zone within the country
- Related reports
- Immediate notification (01/12/2016) / Follow-up report No. 1 (14/12/2016)
- There are no new outbreaks in this report
- Source of the outbreak(s) or origin of infection
- Unknown or inconclusive
- Epidemiological comments
- The H5 sequence fragment was sent to the Reference Laboratory in Padova to identify the neuraminidase (N).
- The Reference Laboratory confirmed that the H5 sequence fragment is directly related to highly pathogenic H5 virus sequences clade 188.8.131.52 (including the H5N8 viruses currently circulating in Russia and Europe).
- A phylogenetic analysis is on-going at the Experimental Zooprophylactic Institute (IZS), Venice (OIE Reference Laboratory).
- The situation is stable.
- Control measures
- Measures applied
- Surveillance outside containment and/or protection zone
- Official disposal of carcasses, by-products and waste
- Surveillance within containment and/or protection zone
- Control of wildlife reservoirs
- Vaccination prohibited
- No treatment of affected animals
- Measures to be applied
- No other measures
- Future Reporting
- The event is continuing. Weekly follow-up reports will be submitted.
Keywords: OIE; Updates; Avian Influenza, H5N8, Tunisia.