Title: Highly pathogenic #avian #influenza #H5N8, #Sweden [a #poultry #outbreak].
Subject: Avian Influenza, H5N8 subtype, poultry epizootics in Sweden.
Source: OIE, full page: (LINK).
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Highly pathogenic avian influenza H5N8, Sweden
Information received on 25/04/2017 from Dr Ingrid Eilertz, Chief Veterinary Officer Director and Head, Swedish Board of Agriculture Department for Animal Welfare and Health, Ministry for Rural Affairs, Jönköping, Sweden
- Report type Follow-up report No. 10
- Date of start of the event 21/11/2016
- Date of confirmation of the event 23/11/2016
- Report date 25/04/2017
- Date submitted to OIE 25/04/2017
- Reason for notification Recurrence of a listed disease
- Date of previous occurrence 05/03/2015
- Manifestation of disease Clinical disease
- Causal agent Highly pathogenic avian influenza virus
- Serotype H5N8
- Nature of diagnosis Laboratory (advanced)
- 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
- Birds - 50000 - 12500 - 755 - 49245 - 0
- Outbreak statistics: Species - Apparent morbidity rate - Apparent mortality rate - Apparent case fatality rate - Proportion susceptible animals lost*
- Birds - 25.00% - 1.51% - 6.04% - 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
- Contact with wild species
- Epidemiological comments
- A protection zone (3 km) and a surveillance zone (10 km) have been put in place around the infected farm.
- Euthanizing and destruction of all the animals will be performed including disinfection of all the facilities.
- All other restrictions and necessary measures according to Directive 2005/94/EC are applied, including a prohibition of transportation of live birds, hatching eggs and non heat-treated poultry products in this area.
Keywords: OIE; Updates; Avian Influenza; H5N8 ; Poultry; Sweden.