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3 Feb 2017

Highly pathogenic #avian #influenza #H5N8, #Denmark [infected #wildbirds] (#OIE, Feb. 3 ‘17)


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

Subject: Avian Influenza, H5N8 subtype, wild birds epizootics in Denmark.

Source: OIE, full page: (LINK).

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Highly pathogenic influenza A viruses (infection with) (non-poultry including wild birds) H5N8, Denmark

Information received on 03/02/2017 from Dr Per Starcke Henriksen, Chief Veterinary Officer, Danish Veterinary and Food Administration, Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Fisheries, Glostrup, Denmark

  • Summary
    • Report type Immediate notification
    • Date of start of the event 26/12/2016
    • Date of confirmation of the event 12/01/2017
    • Report date 03/02/2017
    • Date submitted to OIE 03/02/2017
    • Reason for notification Reoccurrence of a listed disease
    • Date of previous occurrence 2016
    • Manifestation of disease Clinical disease
    • Causal agent Highly pathogenic avian influenza virus
    • Serotype H5N8
    • Nature of diagnosis Laboratory (advanced)
    • This event pertains to the whole country
  • New outbreaks
    • Summary of outbreaks
      • Total outbreaks: 4
        • Outbreak Location:
          • WEST ( Ormstrup Skov, Viborg Haderslev, Haderslev Egå Engsø, Århus )
          • EAST ( Hesnæs, Guldborgsund )
    • Total animals affected:  Species -  Susceptible -  Cases -  Deaths -  Destroyed -  Slaughtered
      • White-tailed Eagle:Accipitridae (Haliaeetus albicilla)  - … -  3  -  2 -  1  -  0
      • Eurasian Wigeon:Anatidae (Anas penelope) – … -  1 – 1 -  0 – 0
    • Outbreak statistics:  Species -  Apparent morbidity rate -  Apparent mortality rate -  Apparent case fatality rate -  Proportion susceptible animals lost*
      • White-tailed Eagle:Accipitridae (Haliaeetus albicilla) -  ** –  ** -  66.67% -  **
      • Eurasian Wigeon:Anatidae (Anas penelope) -  ** -  ** -  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
      • Contact with wild species
  • Epidemiological comments
    • The four cases of highly pathogenic avian influenza H5H8 in wild birds covered by this immediate notification have all been detected in 2017 and are epidemiologically linked to the cases reported in immediate notification and follow-up reports in November and December 2016.
    • In compliance with the letter of 26 December 2016 from the Director General, cases of HPAI in wild birds detected since 1 January 2017 are notified in WAHIS to the OIE using the new disease name “Highly pathogenic influenza A viruses (infection with) (non-poultry including wild birds)”.

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Keywords: OIE; Updates; Avian Influenza; H5N8 ; Wild Birds; Denmark.

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