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Highly pathogenic #avian #influenza #H5N1, #Nepal [a #poultry #outbreak] (#OIE, Feb. 27 ‘17)


Title: Highly pathogenic #avian #influenza #H5N1, #Nepal [a #poultry #outbreak].

Subject: Avian Influenza, H5N1 subtype, poultry epizootics in Nepal.

Source: OIE, full page: (LINK).

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Highly pathogenic avian influenza H5N1, Nepal

Information received on 25/02/2017 from Dr Bimal Kumar Nirmal, Doctor, Department of Livestock Services, DGA openRR, NEPAL, Nepal

  • Summary
    • Report type Immediate notification
    • Date of start of the event 17/02/2017
    • Date of confirmation of the event 22/02/2017
    • Report date 25/02/2017
    • Date submitted to OIE 25/02/2017
    • Reason for notification Reoccurrence of a listed disease
    • Date of previous occurrence 22/05/2014
    • Manifestation of disease Clinical disease
    • Causal agent Highly pathogenic avian influenza virus
    • Serotype H5N1
    • Nature of diagnosis Clinical, Laboratory (basic), Laboratory (advanced), Necropsy
    • This event pertains to the whole country
  • New outbreaks
    • Summary of outbreaks
      • Total outbreaks: 1
        • Outbreak Location  - GANDAKI ( Khalte masina, Pokhara Sub Metropolitan city-18, Kaski )
      • Total animals affected:  Species -  Susceptible -  Cases -  Deaths -  Destroyed -  Slaughtered
        • Birds  -  395  -  98  -  98  -  297  -  0
      • Outbreak statistics:  Species -  Apparent morbidity rate -  Apparent mortality rate -  Apparent case fatality rate -  Proportion susceptible animals lost*
        • Birds -  24.81% -  24.81% -  100.00% -  100.00%
          • * 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
    • Ducks reared under a backyard system started to show torticollis and greenish white diarrhea and died.
    • Chicken reared in the same premises also died acutely without showing any prominent clinical signs.
    • Premises adjoining to the affected household also showed the similar symptoms with few deaths.

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Keywords: OIE; Updates; Avian Influenza; H5N1 ; Poultry; Nepal.

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