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Highly pathogenic #avian #influenza #H5N8, #Italy [a #poultry #outbreak] (#OIE, Jan. 25 ‘17)


Title: Highly pathogenic #avian #influenza #H5N8, #Italy [a #poultry #outbreak].

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

Source: OIE, full page: (LINK).

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Highly pathogenic avian influenza H5N8, Italy

Information received on 24/01/2017 from Prof. Dr. Romano Marabelli, Chief Veterinary Officer, Secretary General, Ministry of Health, Rome, Italy

  • Summary
    • Report type    Follow-up report No. 1
    • Date of start of the event    20/01/2017
    • Date of confirmation of the event    21/01/2017
    • Report date    24/01/2017
    • Date submitted to OIE    24/01/2017
    • Reason for notification    Reoccurrence of a listed disease
    • Date of previous occurrence    17/01/2015
    • Manifestation of disease    Clinical disease
    • Causal agent    Highly pathogenic avian influenza virus
    • Serotype    H5N8
    • Nature of diagnosis    Clinical, Laboratory (advanced)
    • 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
        • Birds    - 22630    - 254    - 254 – … – …
      • Outbreak statistics: Species    - Apparent morbidity rate    - Apparent mortality rate    - Apparent case fatality rate    - Proportion susceptible animals lost*
        • Birds    - 1.12%    - 1.12%    - 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   
    • The farm is located 9 km from the primary outbreak, within the surveillance zone.
    • Increase in the average mortality rate was reported in recent days.
    • The National Reference Laboratory has sequenced HPAI subtype H5N8.

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

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