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