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Highly pathogenic #avian #influenza #H5N5, #Italy [infected #wildbirds] (#OIE, Jan. 11 ‘17)


Title: Highly pathogenic #avian #influenza #H5N5, #Italy [infected #wildbirds].

Subject: Avian Influenza, H5N5 subtype, wild birds epizootics in Italy.

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

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Highly pathogenic influenza A viruses (infection with) (non-poultry and wild birds), H5N5, Italy

Information received on 30/12/2016 from Prof. Dr. Romano Marabelli, Chief Veterinary Officer, Secretary General, Ministry of Health, Rome, Italy

  • Summary
    • Report type    Immediate notification
    • Date of start of the event    29/12/2016
    • Date of confirmation of the event    30/12/2016
    • Report date    30/12/2016
    • Date submitted to OIE    30/12/2016
    • Reason for notification    New strain of a listed disease in the country
    • Causal agent    Highly pathogenic influenza A virus
    • Serotype    H5N5
    • Nature of diagnosis    Clinical, Laboratory (advanced), Necropsy
    • This event pertains to    a defined zone within the country
  • Summary of outbreaks   
    • Total outbreaks: 1
      • Total animals affected: Species    - Susceptible    - Cases    - Deaths    - Destroyed    - Slaughtered
        • Eurasian Wigeon:Anas penelope(Anatidae)        - … – 1    - 1    - 0    - 0
      • Outbreak statistics: Species    - Apparent morbidity rate    - Apparent mortality rate    - Apparent case fatality rate    - Proportion susceptible animals lost*
        • Eurasian Wigeon:Anas penelope(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
  • Epidemiological comments   
    • The positivity regards a wild bird of a group of 3 found dead, in proximity of a natural reserve.
    • Diagnostic test have been carried out only in one bird because of the conditions of the other two.

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Keywords: OIE; Updates; Avian Influenza; H5N5 ; Wild Birds; Italy.

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