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