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

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13 Jan 2017

Highly pathogenic #avian #influenza #H5N8, #Egypt [a #poultry #outbreak, #Sharqia] (#OIE, Jan. 13 ‘17)


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

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

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

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Highly pathogenic avian influenza H5N8, Egypt

Information received on 12/01/2017 from Dr Ibrahim Mahrous Saleh Mohamed, Chairman, General Organization for Veterinary Services (GOVS), Ministry of Agriculture and Land Reclamation, Cairo, Egypt

  • Summary
    • Report type    Follow-up report No. 1
    • Date of start of the event    24/11/2016
    • Date of confirmation of the event    26/11/2016
    • Report date    12/01/2017
    • Date submitted to OIE    12/01/2017
    • Reason for notification    New strain of a listed disease in the country
    • Causal agent    Highly pathogenic avian influenza virus
    • Serotype    H5N8
    • Nature of diagnosis    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
        • Birds    - 190    - 89    - 60    - 101    - 0
      • Outbreak statistics: – Species    - Apparent morbidity rate    - Apparent mortality rate    - Apparent case fatality rate    - Proportion susceptible animals lost*
        • Birds    - 46.84%    - 31.58%    - 67.42%    - 84.74%
          • *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   
    • A massive epidemiological surveillance was applied after the first outbreak.
    • It was implemented in 45 sites in the way of the migratory wild birds.
    • The sampling was applied on both domestic (farms and backyards) and wild birds.

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Keywords: OIE; Updates; Avian Influenza; H5N8 ; Poultry; Egypt; Sharqia.

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