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Highly pathogenic #avian #influenza #H5N6, #Japan [two #poultry #outbreaks] (#OIE, Mar. 24 ‘17)


Title: Highly pathogenic #avian #influenza #H5N6, #Japan [two #poultry #outbreaks].

Subject: Avian Influenza, H5N6 subtype, poultry epizootics in Japan.

Source: OIE, full page: (LINK).

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Highly pathogenic avian influenza H5N6, Japan

Information received on 24/03/2017 from Dr Kazuo Ito, Director, International Animal Health Affairs Office, Animal Health Division, Food Safety and Consumer Affairs Bureau, Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, Tokyo, Japan

  • Summary
    • Report type    Follow-up report No. 12
    • Date of start of the event    28/11/2016
    • Date of confirmation of the event    28/11/2016
    • Report date    23/03/2017
    • Date submitted to OIE    24/03/2017
    • Reason for notification    Reoccurrence of a listed disease
    • Date of previous occurrence    17/02/2015
    • Manifestation of disease    Clinical disease
    • Causal agent    Highly pathogenic avian influenza virus
    • Serotype    H5N6
    • Nature of diagnosis    Clinical, Laboratory (basic)
    • This event pertains to    the whole country
  • Summary of outbreaks   
    • Total outbreaks: 2
      • Total animals affected: Species    - Susceptible    - Cases    - Deaths    - Destroyed    - Slaughtered
        • Birds    - 288000    - 71    - 71  - 0 – …
      • Outbreak statistics: Species    - Apparent morbidity rate    - Apparent mortality rate    - Apparent case fatality rate    - Proportion susceptible animals lost*
        • Birds    - 0.02%    - 0.02%    - 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   
      • Unknown or inconclusive
  • Epidemiological comments   
    • Outbreak 11 (Miyagi, Kurihara-shi) – this report
      • On 23 March 2017, the local veterinary service in Miyagi Prefecture received a notification from a domestic hen farm on an increase in the number of dead birds (45 birds on the same day).
      • The samples from dead birds were confirmed to be influenza A virus positive by antigen-capture kits (on site) and to be subtype H5 by RT-PCR and RRT-PCR in Miyagi Livestock Hygiene Service Centre.
      • Destruction of all the susceptible birds in the affected farm is being implemented.
      • Movement and shipment restrictions are imposed on the farms within a radius of 3km and 3-10 km of the affected farm, respectively.
    • Outbreak 12 (Chiba, Asahi-shi) – this report
      • On 23 March 2017, the local veterinary service in Chiba Prefecture received a notification from a domestic hen farm on an increase in the number of dead birds (26 birds on the same day).
      • The samples from dead birds were confirmed to be influenza A virus positive by antigen-capture kits (on site) and to be subtype H5 by RT-PCR and RRT-PCR in Chu-ou Livestock Hygiene Service Centre.
      • Destruction of all the susceptible birds in the affected farm is being implemented.
      • Movement and shipment restrictions are imposed on the farms within a radius of 3km and 3-10 km of the affected farm, respectively.

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Keywords: OIE; Updates; Avian Influenza; H5N6 ; Poultry; Japan.

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