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Highly pathogenic #avian #influenza #H5N8, #Sweden [infected #wildbirds] (#OIE, Dec. 13 ‘16)

 

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

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

Source: OIE, full page: (LINK).

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Highly pathogenic avian influenza H5N8, Sweden

Information received on 12/12/2016 from Dr Ingrid Eilertz, Chief Veterinary Officer Director and Head, Swedish Board of Agriculture Department for Animal Welfare and Health, Ministry for Rural Affairs, Jönköping, Sweden

  • Summary
    • Report type Follow-up report No. 2
    • Date of start of the event 14/11/2016
    • Date of confirmation of the event 23/11/2016
    • Report date 12/12/2016
    • Date submitted to OIE 12/12/2016
    • Reason for notification Reoccurrence of a listed disease
    • Date of previous occurrence 05/03/2015
    • Manifestation of disease Clinical disease
    • 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 (23/11/2016) / Follow-up report No. 1 (06/12/2016) / Follow-up report No. 2 (12/12/2016)
  • New outbreaks (1)
    • Outbreak 1 - Degerhamn, Degerhamn, Mörbylånga, KALMAR LÄN
      • Date of start of the outbreak 23/11/2016
      • Outbreak status Resolved (23/11/2016)
      • Epidemiological unit Not applicable
      • Affected animals: Species – Susceptible – Cases – Deaths – Destroyed – Slaughtered
        • Herring Gull:Larus argentatus(Laridae) – … – 2 – 2 – 0 – 0
          • Affected population: Two European herring gulls were found dead.
    • Summary of outbreaks
      • Total outbreaks: 1
        • Total animals affected: Species – Susceptible – Cases – Deaths – Destroyed – Slaughtered
          • Herring Gull:Larus argentatus(Laridae) – … – 2 – 2 – 0 – 0
        • Outbreak statistics: Species - Apparent morbidity rate - Apparent mortality rate - Apparent case fatality rate - Proportion susceptible animals lost*
          • Herring Gull:Larus argentatus(Laridae) – ** – ** - 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
  • Epidemiological comments
    • Two herring gulls were found dead and were sent to the National Veterinary Institute for analysis as part of the routine surveillance of avian influenza.
    • Weekly follow-up-reports on wild birds will only be sent if new cases are detected.
  • Control measures
    • Measures applied
      • Surveillance outside containment and/or protection zone
      • 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
      • National Veterinary Institute (National laboratory) - Herring Gull - real-time PCR - 08/12/2016 – Positive
      • National Veterinary Institute (National laboratory) - Herring Gull - virus sequencing - 09/12/2016 – 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; Sweden.

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