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

  Title : #Analysis of recent #scientific #information on #avian #influenza A(#H7N9) virus - 10 February 2017. Subject : Avian Influenza, ...

21 Feb 2017

Highly pathogenic #avian #influenza #H7N9, #China [variant virus in live #poultry #market] (#OIE, Feb. 21 ‘17)


Title: Highly pathogenic #avian #influenza #H7N9, #China [variant virus in live #poultry #market].

Subject: Avian Influenza, H7N9 subtype, poultry epizootics in China.

Source: OIE, full page: (LINK).

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Highly pathogenic avian influenza H7N9, China (People's Rep. of)

Information received on 18/02/2017 from Dr Zhang Zhongqui, Director General , China Animal Disease Control Centre, Veterinary Bureau, Ministry of Agriculture, Beijing, China (People's Rep. of)

  • Summary
    • Report type Immediate notification
    • Date of start of the event 10/01/2017
    • Date of confirmation of the event 10/01/2017
    • Report date 18/02/2017
    • Date submitted to OIE 18/02/2017
    • Reason for notification Reoccurrence of a listed disease
    • Date of previous occurrence 2015
    • Manifestation of disease Sub-clinical infection
    • Causal agent Highly pathogenic avian influenza virus
    • Serotype H7N9
    • Nature of diagnosis Laboratory (advanced)
    • This event pertains to a defined zone within the country
  • New outbreaks
    • Summary of outbreaks
      • Total outbreaks: 1
        • Outbreak Location  - GUANGDONG ( Live bird markets )
      • Total animals affected:  Species -  Susceptible -  Cases -  Deaths -  Destroyed -  Slaughtered
        • Birds  -  … – ** – … – … – …
      • Outbreak statistics:  Species -  Apparent morbidity rate -  Apparent mortality rate -  Apparent case fatality rate -  Proportion susceptible animals lost*
        • Birds -  ** -  ** -  ** -  **
          • * 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
    • Samples from live bird markets sent to the National Reference Laboratory for Avian Influenza by the Guangdong veterinary authotities tested positive for a highly pathogenic avian influenza H7N9 virus.
    • Affected live poultry markets have been closed and surveillance is strengthened in the whole province.

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Keywords: OIE; Updates; Avian Influenza; H7N9 ; Poultry; China.

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