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13 Apr 2017

Highly pathogenic #avian #influenza #H5N6, #HK [infected #wildbirds] (#OIE, Apr. 13 ‘17)


Title: Highly pathogenic #avian #influenza #H5N6, #HK [infected #wildbirds].

Subject: Avian Influenza, H5N6 subtype, wild birds epizootics in Hong Kong PRC SAR.

Source: OIE, full page: (LINK).

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Highly pathogenic influenza A viruses (infection with) (non-poultry including wild birds) H5N6, Hong Kong (SAR - PRC)

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Information received on 12/04/2017 from Dr Thomas Sit, Chief Veterinary Officer / Assistant Director (Inspection & Quarantine), Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government, Hong Kong , Hong Kong (SAR - PRC)

  • Summary
    • Report type    Immediate notification
    • Date of start of the event    07/04/2017
    • Date of confirmation of the event    12/04/2017
    • Report date    12/04/2017
    • Date submitted to OIE    12/04/2017
    • Reason for notification    Recurrence of a listed disease
    • Date of previous occurrence    30/11/2016
    • Manifestation of disease    Clinical disease
    • Causal agent    Highly pathogenic influenza A virus
    • Serotype    H5N6
    • Nature of diagnosis    Laboratory (advanced)
    • This event pertains to    the whole country
  • New outbreaks (1)
    • Outbreak 1    - Argyle Street Playground, Kowloon City, HONG KONG
      • Date of start of the outbreak    07/04/2017
      • Outbreak status    Resolved (07/04/2017)
      • Epidemiological unit    Not applicable
      • Affected animals: Species    - Susceptible    - Cases    - Deaths    - Destroyed    - Slaughtered
        • Red-whiskered Bulbul:Pycnonotus jocosus(Pycnonotidae)  - … – 1    - 1 – … – …
          • Affected population: A dead red-whiskered bulbul was collected on 7th April 2017 at Argyle Street Playground, Argyle Street, Kowloon. The species is an abundant resident in Hong Kong.
  • Summary of outbreaks   
    • Total outbreaks: 1
      • Total animals affected: Species    - Susceptible    - Cases    - Deaths    - Destroyed    - Slaughtered
        • Red-whiskered Bulbul:Pycnonotus jocosus(Pycnonotidae)  - … – 1    - 1 – … – …
      • Outbreak statistics: Species    - Apparent morbidity rate    - Apparent mortality rate    - Apparent case fatality rate    - Proportion susceptible animals lost*
        • Red-whiskered Bulbul:Pycnonotus jocosus(Pycnonotidae)    - **    - **    - 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   
    • An intensive surveillance system is in place for all poultry farms, poultry markets, and pet bird shops in Hong Kong.
    • The H5N6 infected wild bird was detected in our ongoing surveillance program on wild birds.
    • No spread of disease was evident.
    • There are no poultry farms located within three kilometres of where the bird was found.
    • The Hong Kong Wetland Park and Mai Po Nature Reserve are not located within three kilometres of where the bird was found.
    • The date of end of the outbreak is the same as the date the bird was found (7 April 2017).

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Keywords: OIE; Updates; Avian Influenza; H5N6 ; Wild Birds; HK PRC SAR.

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