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#Analysis of recent #scientific #information on #avian #influenza A(#H7N9) virus - 10 February 2017 (@WHO, edited)

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23 Feb 2017

Highly pathogenic #avian #influenza #H5N8, #Spain [a #poultry #outbreak] (#OIE, Feb. 23 ‘17)


Title: Highly pathogenic #avian #influenza #H5N8, #Spain [a #poultry #outbreak].

Subject: Avian Influenza, H5N8 subtype, poultry epizootics in Spain.

Source: OIE, full page: (LINK).

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Highly pathogenic avian influenza H5N8, Spain

Information received on 23/02/2017 from Dr Valentín Almansa, Director General, Sanidad de la Produccion Agraria, Ministerio de Agricultura, Alimentación y Medio Ambiente, Madrid, Spain

  • Summary
    • Report type    Immediate notification
    • Date of start of the event    18/02/2017
    • Date of confirmation of the event    23/02/2017
    • Report date    23/02/2017
    • Date submitted to OIE    23/02/2017
    • Reason for notification    New strain of a listed disease in the country
    • Causal agent    Highly pathogenic avian influenza virus
    • Serotype    H5N8
    • Nature of diagnosis    Laboratory (advanced)
    • This event pertains to    a defined zone within the country
  • New outbreaks (1)
    • Outbreak 1    - Sant Gregori, Girona, CATALUNA
      • Date of start of the outbreak    18/02/2017
      • Outbreak status    Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
      • Epidemiological unit    Farm
      • Affected animals: Species    - Susceptible    - Cases    - Deaths    - Destroyed    - Slaughtered
        • Birds    - 17800    - 723    - 723    - 17077    - 0
          • Affected population: The first suspicion of the disease occurred following mortality in one of the six sheds in the duck farm. Samples were sent to the Central Veterinary Laboratory, Algete, the national reference laboratory, for confirmation and pathogenicity identification. On 23 February, a highly pathogenic H5N8 strain was confirmed.
  • Summary of outbreaks   
    • Total outbreaks: 1
      • Total animals affected: Species    - Susceptible    - Cases    - Deaths    - Destroyed    - Slaughtered
        • Birds    - 17800    - 723    - 723    - 17077    - 0
      • Outbreak statistics: Species    - Apparent morbidity rate    - Apparent mortality rate    - Apparent case fatality rate    - Proportion susceptible animals lost*
        • Birds    - 4.06%    - 4.06%    - 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

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Keywords: OIE; Updates; Avian Influenza; H5N8 ; Poultry; Spain.

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