Title: Highly pathogenic #avian #influenza #H5N5, #Croatia [four #poultry #outbreaks].
Subject: Avian Influenza, H5N5 subtype, poultry epizootics in Croatia.
Source: OIE, full page: (LINK).
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Highly pathogenic avian influenza H5N5, Croatia
Information received on 17/03/2017 from Dr Damir Agičić, Assistant to Minister, Chief Veterinary Officer, Veterinary and Food Safety Directorate, CRO Ministry of Agriculture, ZAGREB, Croatia
- Report type Immediate notification
- Date of start of the event 08/03/2017
- Date of confirmation of the event 15/03/2017
- Report date 17/03/2017
- Date submitted to OIE 17/03/2017
- Reason for notification New strain of a listed disease
- Manifestation of disease Clinical disease
- Causal agent Highly pathogenic avian influenza virus
- Serotype H5N5
- Nature of diagnosis Clinical, Laboratory (basic), Laboratory (advanced)
- This event pertains to a defined zone within the country
- Summary of outbreaks
- Total outbreaks: 4
- Total animals affected: Species - Susceptible - Cases - Deaths - Destroyed - Slaughtered
- Birds - 65 - 65 - 43 - 22 - 0
- Outbreak statistics: Species - Apparent morbidity rate - Apparent mortality rate - Apparent case fatality rate - Proportion susceptible animals lost*
- Birds - 100.00% - 66.15% - 66.15% - 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
- Suspicion on the disease for two neighbouring holdings (Spickovina 1 and Spickovina 2) was notified at the same time on the 8th March 2017 following an increased mortality in birds (all poultry heads on both holdings were found dead).
- According to the observation of authorised veterinarian on the neighbouring area there are two small ponds on which wild ducks gather.
- AI subtype H5N5 in poultry was confirmed on the 13th March 2017.
- Following the confirmation of AI, the measures were applied on 15 holdings on 14th March 2017, and approximately 248 poultry heads were killed and destroyed.
- Three neighbouring holdings were additionally tested and two (out of three; Spickovina 3 and Spickovina 4) reacted positively to avian influenza.
- There were no clinical signs (including mortality) on those holdings.
- Virus sequencing was finished on the 15th March; highly pathogenic avian influenza is confirmed.
- Conducting of measures according to the Directive 2005/94 is still ongoing.
Keywords: OIE; Updates; Avian Influenza; H5N5 ; Poultry; Croatia.