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Highly pathogenic #avian #influenza #H5N8, #Iran [five #poultry #outbreaks] (#OIE, Jan. 9 ‘17)


Title: Highly pathogenic #avian #influenza #H5N8, #Iran [five #poultry #outbreaks].

Subject: Avian Influenza, H5N8 subtype, poultry epizootics in Iran.

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

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Highly pathogenic avian influenza H5N8, Iran

Information received on 09/01/2017 from Dr Mehdi Khalaj, Head of IVO, Iran Veterinary Organization (IVO), Iran Veterinary Organization, Ministry of Jihad-e-Agriculture, Tehran, Iran

  • Summary
    • Report type    Follow-up report No. 4
    • Date of start of the event    14/11/2016
    • Date of confirmation of the event    19/11/2016
    • Report date    07/01/2017
    • Date submitted to OIE    09/01/2017
    • Reason for notification    New strain of a listed disease in the country
    • Causal agent    Highly pathogenic avian influenza virus
    • Serotype    H5N8
    • Nature of diagnosis    Clinical, Laboratory (basic), Laboratory (advanced), Necropsy
    • This event pertains to    the whole country
  • Summary of outbreaks   
    • Total outbreaks: 5
      • Total animals affected: Species    - Susceptible    - Cases    - Deaths    - Destroyed     - Slaughtered
        • Birds    - 169522    - 46052    - 3069    - 166453    - 0
      • Outbreak statistics: Species    - Apparent morbidity rate    - Apparent mortality rate    - Apparent case fatality rate    - Proportion susceptible animals lost*
        • Birds    - 27.17%    - 1.81%    - 6.66%    - 100.00%
          • *Removed from the susceptible population through death, destruction and/or slaughter
  • Epidemiology
    • Source of the outbreak(s) or origin of infection   
      • Unknown or inconclusive
  • Epidemiological comments   
    • 1 - These new outbreaks were detected under the ongoing avian influenza surveillance program.
    • 2 - A post outbreak investigation to trace the source of infection is ongoing to detect the probable spread and circulation of this subtype.
    • 3 - Active surveillance is ongoing.
    • 4 - To reduce at risk poultry population, 1,862,150 birds at farms in a 3 km radius around the affected farms or villages have been slaughtered after confirming to be negative for HPAI.

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Keywords: OIE; Updates; Avian Influenza; H5N8 ; Poultry; Iran.

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