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3 Mar 2017

Highly pathogenic #avian #influenza #H5N6, #Greece [a #poultry #outbreak] (#OIE, Mar. 3 ‘17)


Title: Highly pathogenic #avian #influenza #H5N6, #Greece [a #poultry #outbreak].

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

Source: OIE, full page: (LINK).

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Highly pathogenic avian influenza H5N6, Greece

Information received on 03/03/2017 from Mr Spiros Doudounakis, Director, , Directorate General of Veterinary Services / Animal Health Directorare , Ministry of Rural Development and Food , ATHENS, Greece

  • Summary
    • Report type Immediate notification
    • Date of start of the event 06/02/2017
    • Date of confirmation of the event 02/03/2017
    • Report date 03/03/2017
    • Date submitted to OIE 03/03/2017
    • Reason for notification New strain of a listed disease in the country
    • Causal agent Highly pathogenic avian influenza virus
    • Serotype H5N6
    • Nature of diagnosis Laboratory (basic), Laboratory (advanced), Necropsy
    • This event pertains to the whole country
  • New outbreaks
    • Summary of outbreaks
      • Total outbreaks: 1
        • Outbreak Location  - DYTIKI MAKEDONIA ( Village of Antigonos in Florina Prefecture )
      • Total animals affected:  Species -  Susceptible -  Cases -  Deaths -  Destroyed -  Slaughtered
        • Birds  -  60  -  60  -  60  -  0  -  0
      • Outbreak statistics:  Species -  Apparent morbidity rate -  Apparent mortality rate -  Apparent case fatality rate -  Proportion susceptible animals lost*
        • Birds –  100.00% -  100.00% -  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
  • Epidemiological comments
    • This outbreak was mistakenly reported on 16/2/2017 as HPAI H5N8 instead of HPAI (H5) other than H5N8 and H5N1.
    • Subsequent laboratory investigation confirmed HPAI H5N6 on 2/3/2017.
    • All measures on holding were applied upon AI H5 confirmation on 9/02/2017.

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

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