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Highly pathogenic #avian #influenza #H5N8, #Denmark [infected #wildbirds] (#OIE, Feb. 10 ‘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 10/02/2017 from Dr Per Starcke Henriksen, Chief Veterinary Officer, Danish Veterinary and Food Administration, Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Fisheries, Glostrup, Denmark

  • Summary
    • Report type    Follow-up report No. 1
    • Date of start of the event    26/12/2016
    • Date of confirmation of the event    12/01/2017
    • Report date    10/02/2017
    • Date submitted to OIE    10/02/2017
    • Reason for notification    Reoccurrence of a listed disease
    • Date of previous occurrence    2016
    • Manifestation of disease    Clinical disease
    • Causal agent    Highly pathogenic influenza A virus
    • Serotype    H5N8
    • Nature of diagnosis    Laboratory (advanced)
    • This event pertains to    the whole country
  • Summary of outbreaks   
    • Total outbreaks: 2
      • Total animals affected: Species    - Susceptible    - Cases    - Deaths    - Destroyed    - Slaughtered
        • Eurasian buzzard (common buzzard):Buteo buteo(Accipitridae)  - … – 1    - 0    - 1    - 0
        • Birds    - 8    - 3    - 1    - 7    - 0
      • Outbreak statistics: Species    - Apparent morbidity rate    - Apparent mortality rate    - Apparent case fatality rate    - Proportion susceptible animals lost*
        • Eurasian buzzard (common buzzard):Buteo buteo(Accipitridae)    - **    - **    - 0.00%    - **
        • Birds    - 37.50%    - 12.50%    - 33.33%     - 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   
      • Unknown or inconclusive
  • Epidemiological comments   
    • In compliance with the letter of 26 December 2016 from the Director General, cases of infection with highly pathogenic influenza A viruses in birds other than poultry, including 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)". According to article 10.4.1.8 of the Terrestrial Animal Health Code, Member Countries should not impose bans on the trade in poultry and poultry commodities in response to notification on the presence of any influenza A virus in birds other than poultry

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

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