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

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17 Jan 2017

Highly pathogenic #avian #influenza #H5N8, #Croatia [infected #wildbirds] (#OIE, Jan. 17 ‘17)


Title: Highly pathogenic #avian #influenza #H5N8, #Croatia [infected #wildbirds].

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

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

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Highly pathogenic avian influenza H5N8, Croatia

Information received on 16/01/2017 from Dr Tomislav Kiš, Assistant to Minister, Veterinary and Food Safety Directorate, Ministry of Agriculture, Zagreb, Croatia

  • Summary
    • Report type    Follow-up report No. 3
    • Date of start of the event    30/10/2016
    • Date of confirmation of the event    09/11/2016
    • Report date    16/01/2017
    • Date submitted to OIE    16/01/2017
    • 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)
    • 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
        • Mute Swan:Cygnus olor(Anatidae)        - … – 1    - 1    - 0    - 0
      • Outbreak statistics: Species    - Apparent morbidity rate    - Apparent mortality rate    - Apparent case fatality rate    - Proportion susceptible animals lost*
        • Mute Swan:Cygnus olor(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   
      • Unknown or inconclusive
  • Epidemiological comments   
    • Following control measures for prevention of possible introduction of infection into poultry holdings are applied:
      • prohibition of exhibitions, fairs and sports competitions for poultry and birds on the entire territory of Croatia,
      • recommendation to the poultry owners to keep the animals indoors (applied on the entire territory of Croatia) and
      • ban on keeping poultry outside within 3 km radius where infected wild birds have been found.

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

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