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Highly pathogenic #avian #influenza #H5N8, #UK [four #poultry & #wildbirds #outbreaks] (#OIE, Jan. 18 ‘17)


Title: Highly pathogenic #avian #influenza #H5N8, #UK [four #poultry & #wildbirds #outbreaks].

Subject: Avian Influenza, H5N8 subtype, poultry and wild birds epizootics in UK, England.

Source: OIE, full page: (LINK).

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Highly pathogenic avian influenza H5N8, United Kingdom

Information received on 18/01/2017 from Dr Nigel Gibbens, Chief Veterinary Officer, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, LONDON, United Kingdom

  • Summary
    • Report type    Follow-up report No. 3
    • Date of start of the event    11/12/2016
    • Date of confirmation of the event    16/12/2016
    • Report date    17/01/2017
    • Date submitted to OIE    18/01/2017
    • Reason for notification    Reoccurrence of a listed disease
    • Date of previous occurrence    17/07/2015
    • Manifestation of disease    Clinical disease
    • Causal agent    Highly pathogenic avian influenza virus
    • Serotype    H5N8
    • Nature of diagnosis    Clinical
    • This event pertains to    a defined zone within the country
  • Summary of outbreaks   
    • Total outbreaks: 4
      • Total animals affected: Species    - Susceptible    - Cases    - Deaths    - Destroyed    - Slaughtered
        • Tufted Duck:Aythya fuligula(Anatidae)    - 1    - 1    - 1    - 0    - 0
        • Black-headed Gull:Larus ridibundus(Laridae)    - 1    - 1    - 1    - 0    - 0
        • Mallard:Anas platyrhynchos(Anatidae)    - 2    - 2    - 2    - 0    - 0
        • Birds    - 6640    - 3420    - 400    - 0    - 0
      • Outbreak statistics: Species    - Apparent morbidity rate    - Apparent mortality rate    - Apparent case fatality rate    - Proportion susceptible animals lost*
        • Tufted Duck:Aythya fuligula(Anatidae)    - 100.00%    - 100.00%    - 100.00%    - 100.00%
        • Black-headed Gull:Larus ridibundus(Laridae)    - 100.00%    - 100.00%    - 100.00%    - 100.00%
        • Mallard:Anas platyrhynchos(Anatidae)    - 100.00%    - 100.00%    - 100.00%    - 100.00%
        • Birds    - 51.51%    - 6.02%    - 11.70%    - 6.02%
          • *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   
    • First Turkey flock (Louth - start date 11/12/2016):
      • disease control programmes have been applied and primary cleansing and disinfection of the infected premises was completed on 30 December 2016.
      • Investigations conducted so far on contact tracings and poultry holdings in the restriction zones have uncovered no evidence of further spread.
      • All control measures set out in the immediate notification have been applied.
      • Epidemiological investigations are ongoing.
      • Updates will be provided in weekly reports if further information becomes available.
    • Second Turkey flock (Louth - start date 15/01/2017):
      • disposal and culling have started on site; 3km and 10km zones have been put in place.
      • Epidemiological investigations are on-going.
      • No trade to international partners.
    • Backyard cases in Settle and Llanelli:
      • all control measures set out in the immediate notification have been applied including restriction zones.
      • Epidemiological investigations are ongoing.
      • Updates will be provided in weekly reports if further information becomes available.
    • Wild bird cases:
      • only one case (Abbotsbury) is continuing.
      • Epidemiological investigations are ongoing.
      • Updates will be provided in weekly reports if further information becomes available.

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Keywords: OIE; Updates; Avian Influenza; H5N8 ; Poultry; Wild Birds; UK; England.

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