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

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2 Mar 2017

Highly pathogenic #avian #influenza #H5N8, #Belgium [infected #wildbirds] (#OIE, Mar. 2 ‘17)


Title: Highly pathogenic #avian #influenza #H5N8, #Belgium [infected #wildbirds].

Subject: Avian Influenza, H5N8 subtype, wild birds epizootics in Belgium.

Source: OIE, full page: (LINK).

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Highly pathogenic influenza A viruses (infection with) (non-poultry including wild birds) H5N8, Belgium

Information received on 02/03/2017 from Dr Jean-François Heymans, Director, Animal Health and Safety of Products of Animal Origin, Federal Agency for the Safety of the Food Chain (FASFC), Bruxelles, Belgium

  • Summary
    • Report type    Follow-up report No. 2
    • Date of start of the event    26/01/2017
    • Date of confirmation of the event    03/02/2017
    • Report date    02/03/2017
    • Date submitted to OIE    02/03/2017
    • Reason for notification    New strain of a listed disease in the country
    • Causal agent    Virus de l'influenza A hautement pathogène
    • Serotype    H5N8
    • Nature of diagnosis    Laboratory (advanced), Necropsy
    • This event pertains to    a defined zone within the country
  • Summary of outbreaks   
    • Total outbreaks: 1
      • Total animals affected: Species    - Susceptible    - Cases    - Deaths    - Destroyed    - Slaughtered
        • Mallard:Anas platyrhynchos(Anatidae)  - … – 1    - 1    - 0    - 0
      • Outbreak statistics: Species    - Apparent morbidity rate    - Apparent mortality rate    - Apparent case fatality rate    - Proportion susceptible animals lost*
        • Mallard:Anas platyrhynchos(Anatidae)    - **    - **    - 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   
      • Contact with wild species

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Keywords: OIE; Updates; Avian Influenza; H5N8 ; Wild Birds; Belgium.

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