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21 Dec 2016

Highly pathogenic #avian #influenza #H5N8, #Romania [infected #wildbirds] (#OIE, Dec. 21 ‘16)

 

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

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

Source: OIE, full page: (LINK).

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Highly pathogenic avian influenza H5N8, Romania

Information received on 21/12/2016 from Dr. Marius Grigore, Director, Head of Unit Animal Health Department General Sanitary Veterinary Directorate, National Sanitary Veterinary and Food Safety Authority, Bucharest, Romania

  • Summary
    • Report type Follow-up report No. 4
    • Date of start of the event 22/11/2016
    • Date of confirmation of the event 24/11/2016
    • Report date 21/12/2016
    • Date submitted to OIE 21/12/2016
    • Reason for notification New strain 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 (29/11/2016) / Follow-up report No. 1 (05/12/2016) / Follow-up report No. 2 (13/12/2016) / Follow-up report No. 3 (20/12/2016) / Follow-up report No. 4 (21/12/2016)
  • New outbreaks (1)
    • Outbreak 1 - Suhaia, Shuaia, TELEORMAN
      • Date of start of the outbreak 08/12/2016
      • Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
      • Epidemiological unit Not applicable
      • Affected animals: Species – Susceptible – Cases – Deaths – Destroyed – Slaughtered
        • Greylag Goose:Anser anser(Anatidae) – … – 2 – 2 – 0 – 0
          • Affected population: Two geese found dead on the surface of Suhaia lake.
    • Summary of outbreaks
      • Total outbreaks: 1
        • Total animals affected: Species – Susceptible – Cases – Deaths – Destroyed – Slaughtered
          • Greylag Goose:Anser anser(Anatidae) – … – 2 – 2 – 0 – 0
        • Outbreak statistics: Species - Apparent morbidity rate - Apparent mortality rate - Apparent case fatality rate - Proportion susceptible animals lost*
          • Greylag Goose:Anser anser(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
      • Contact with wild species
  • Control measures
    • Measures applied
      • Movement control inside the country
      • Screening
      • Official disposal of carcasses, by-products and waste
      • Control of wildlife reservoirs
      • 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
      • Institute of Diagnostic and Animal Health (National laboratory) - Greylag Goose - haemagglutination inhibition test (HIT) - 16/12/2016 – Positive
      • Institute of Diagnostic and Animal Health (National laboratory) - Greylag Goose - reverse transcription - polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) - 16/12/2016 – Positive
      • Institute of Diagnostic and Animal Health (National laboratory) - Greylag Goose - 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; Wild Birds; Romania.

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