Title: Highly pathogenic #avian #influenza #H5N8, #Ireland [infected #wildbirds].
Subject: Avian Influenza, H5N8 subtype, wild birds epizootic in Ireland.
Source: OIE, full page: (LINK).
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Highly pathogenic influenza A viruses (infection with) (non-poultry and wild birds) H5N8, Ireland
Information received on 10/01/2017 from Dr Martin Blake, Chief Veterinary Officer, Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Agriculture House, Dublin, Ireland
- Report type Immediate notification
- Date of start of the event 28/12/2016
- Date of confirmation of the event 06/01/2017
- Report date 10/01/2017
- Date submitted to OIE 10/01/2017
- Reason for notification New strain of a listed disease in the country
- Causal agent Highly pathogenic influenza A virus
- Serotype H5N8
- Nature of diagnosis Laboratory (advanced)
- This event pertains to a defined zone within the country
- New outbreaks
- Summary of outbreaks
- Total outbreaks: 1
- Outbreak Location - WEXFORD ( Wexford Town, County Wexford )
- Total animals affected: Species – Susceptible – Cases – Deaths – Destroyed – Slaughtered
- Eurasian Wigeon:Anatidae (Anas penelope) - … – 1 - 0 - 1 - 0
- Outbreak statistics: Species - Apparent morbidity rate - Apparent mortality rate - Apparent case fatality rate - Proportion susceptible animals lost*
- Eurasian Wigeon:Anatidae (Anas penelope) – ** – ** - 0.00% – **
- * 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
- On 28 December, one wigeon was found in a residential area in Wexford town, 600 metres from the harbour.
- The bird was alive but unable to fly, and it had no other clinical symptoms.
- It was euthanized and submitted for routine avian influenza surveillance.
- On 30 December the Irish Central Veterinary Research Laboratory confirmed H5N8.
- On 6 January highly pathogenic avian influenza H5N8 was confirmed.
Keywords: OIE; Updates; H5N8; Avian Influenza; Wild Birds; Ireland.