Title: Highly pathogenic #avian #influenza #H5N1, #Nepal [infected captive birds].
Subject: Avian Influenza, H5N1 subtype, wild birds epizootics in Nepal.
Source: OIE, full page: (LINK).
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Highly pathogenic influenza A viruses (infection with) (non-poultry including wild birds) H5N1, Nepal
Information received on 10/03/2017 from Dr Bimal Kumar Nirmal, Doctor, Department of Livestock Services, DGA openRR, NEPAL, Nepal
- Report type Immediate notification
- Date of start of the event 02/03/2017
- Date of confirmation of the event 06/03/2017
- Report date 10/03/2017
- Date submitted to OIE 10/03/2017
- Reason for notification Reoccurrence of a listed disease
- Date of previous occurrence 22/05/2014
- Manifestation of disease Clinical disease
- Causal agent Highly pathogenic influenza A virus
- Serotype H5N1
- Nature of diagnosis Clinical, Laboratory (basic), Laboratory (advanced), Necropsy
- This event pertains to the whole country
- New outbreaks
- Summary of outbreaks
- Total outbreaks: 1
- Outbreak Location - KOSHI ( Itahari-2, Taltalaiya, Sunsari )
- Total animals affected: Species - Susceptible - Cases - Deaths - Destroyed - Slaughtered
- Whooper Swan:Anatidae (Cygnus cygnus) - 14 - 6 - 6 - 0 - 0
- Asian Openbill:Ciconiidae (Anastomus oscitans) - 1 - 1 - 1 - 0 - 0
- Outbreak statistics: Species - Apparent morbidity rate - Apparent mortality rate - Apparent case fatality rate - Proportion susceptible animals lost*
- Whooper Swan:Anatidae (Cygnus cygnus) - 42.86% - 42.86% - 100.00% - 42.86%
- Asian Openbill:Ciconiidae (Anastomus oscitans) - 100.00% - 100.00% - 100.00% - 100.00%
- * Removed from the susceptible population through death, destruction and/or slaughter;
- Source of the outbreak(s) or origin of infection
- Unknown or inconclusive
- Epidemiological comments
- Within the mini zoo under the TalTalaiya community-based recreational park, there were different species of animals (monkey, leopard, jackal, rabbit, guinea pig, and deer) and birds (swans and storks).
- No mortality in animals.
- The park is surrounded by a large area of forest.
- There was high movement of people to the park.
- Therefore, it has been closed by the committee at this moment.
- Proper cleaning and disinfection of the shed was done with burial of dead birds.
- Post-operative surveillance is ongoing.
Keywords: OIE; Updates; Avian Influenza; H5N1 ; Captive birds; Nepal.