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Highly pathogenic #avian #influenza #H5N8, #Ireland [infected #wildbirds, 2nd] (#OIE, Feb. 22 ‘17)


Title: Highly pathogenic #avian #influenza #H5N8, #Ireland [infected #wildbirds, 2nd].

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

Source: OIE, full page: (LINK).

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

Information received on 21/02/2017 from Dr Martin Blake, Chief Veterinary Officer, Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Agriculture House, Dublin, Ireland

  • Summary
    • Report type    Follow-up report No. 4
    • Date of start of the event    28/12/2016
    • Date of confirmation of the event    20/02/2017
    • Report date    21/02/2017
    • Date submitted to OIE    21/02/2017
    • 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    the whole country
  • Summary of outbreaks   
    • Total outbreaks: 2
      • Total animals affected: Species    - Susceptible    - Cases    - Deaths    - Destroyed    - Slaughtered
        • Grey Heron:Ardea cinerea(Ardeidae)  - … – 1    - 1    - 0    - 0
        • Whooper Swan:Cygnus cygnus(Anatidae)  - … – 1    - 1    - 0    - 0
      • Outbreak statistics: Species    - Apparent morbidity rate    - Apparent mortality rate    - Apparent case fatality rate    - Proportion susceptible animals lost*
        • Grey Heron:Ardea cinerea(Ardeidae)    - **    - **    - 100.00%    - **
        • Whooper Swan:Cygnus cygnus(Anatidae)    - **    - **    - 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

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

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