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#Analysis of recent #scientific #information on #avian #influenza A(#H7N9) virus - 10 February 2017 (@WHO, edited)

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16 Jan 2017

Highly pathogenic #avian #influenza #H5, #Uganda [a #poultry #outbreak] (#OIE, Jan. 16 ‘17)


Title: Highly pathogenic #avian #influenza #H5, #Uganda [a #poultry #outbreak].

Subject: Avian Influenza, H5 subtype, poultry epizootics in Uganda.

Source: OIE, full page: (LINK). Excerpts.

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Highly pathogenic avian influenza H5, Uganda

Information received on 15/01/2017 from Dr Nicholas Kauta, Director Animal Resources, Department of Livestock Health Health and Entomology , Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries, Entebbe, Uganda

  • Summary
    • Report type Immediate notification
    • Date of start of the event 02/01/2017
    • Date of confirmation of the event 14/01/2017
    • Report date 15/01/2017
    • Date submitted to OIE 16/01/2017
    • Reason for notification First occurrence of a listed disease in the country
    • Causal agent Highly pathogenic avian influenza virus
    • Serotype H5
    • Nature of diagnosis Laboratory (advanced)
    • This event pertains to a defined zone within the country
  • New outbreaks
    • Summary of outbreaks
      • Total outbreaks: 1
        • Outbreak Location  - Masaka ( Kachanga, Bukibanga, Bukakata )
          • Total animals affected:  Species -  Susceptible -  Cases -  Deaths -  Destroyed -  Slaughtered
            • Birds  -  30000  -  20  -  7  -  0  -  0
          • Outbreak statistics:  Species -  Apparent morbidity rate -  Apparent mortality rate -  Apparent case fatality rate -  Proportion susceptible animals lost*
            • Birds -  0.07% -  0.02% -  35.00% -  0.02%
              • * Removed from the susceptible population through death, destruction and/or slaughter;
  • Epidemiology
    • Source of the outbreak(s) or origin of infection
      • Contact with wild species
  • Epidemiological comments
    • There are still continuous deaths of wild ducks and birds along the shores and islands of Lake Victoria in Masaka and Wakiso districts.
    • In Masaka alone, wild and domestic birds are dying at alarming numbers and in Lutembe wetland white-winged terns are the ones dying.
    • This is already a big threat to over thirty million domestic poultry in Uganda which calls for an urgent response to control the spread of the disease from wild birds to domestic birds.

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Keywords: OIE; Updates; Avian Influenza; H5 ; Poultry; Wild Birds; Uganda.

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