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13 Apr 2017

Highly pathogenic #avian #influenza #H5N8, #Italy [a #poultry #outbreak] (#OIE, Apr. 13 ‘17)


Title: Highly pathogenic #avian #influenza #H5N8, #Italy [a #poultry #outbreak].

Subject: Avian Influenza, H5N8 subtype, poultry epizootics in Italy.

Source: OIE, full page: (LINK).

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Highly pathogenic avian influenza H5N8, Italy

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Information received on 13/04/2017 from Prof. Dr. Romano Marabelli, Chief Veterinary Officer, Secretary General, Ministry of Health, Rome, Italy

  • Summary
    • Report type    Follow-up report No. 14
    • Date of start of the event    20/01/2017
    • Date of confirmation of the event    21/01/2017
    • Report date    13/04/2017
    • Date submitted to OIE    13/04/2017
    • Reason for notification    Recurrence of a listed disease
    • Date of previous occurrence    17/01/2015
    • Manifestation of disease    Clinical disease
    • Causal agent    Highly pathogenic avian influenza virus
    • Serotype    H5N8
    • Nature of diagnosis    Clinical, Laboratory (advanced)
    • This event pertains to    a defined zone within the country
  • New outbreaks (1)
    • Outbreak 1 (HPAI_VR_2017_15 )    - San Bonifacio, VERONA, VENETO
      • Date of start of the outbreak    11/04/2017
      • Outbreak status    Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
      • Epidemiological unit    Farm
      • Affected animals: Species    - Susceptible    - Cases    - Deaths    - Destroyed    - Slaughtered
        • Birds    - 13015    - 2413    - 36  - … – …
          • Affected population: The positivity regards a commercial farm of fattening turkeys.
  • Summary of outbreaks   
    • Total outbreaks: 1
      • Total animals affected: Species    - Susceptible    - Cases    - Deaths    - Destroyed    - Slaughtered
        • Birds    - 13015    - 2413    - 36 – … – …
      • Outbreak statistics: Species    - Apparent morbidity rate    - Apparent mortality rate    - Apparent case fatality rate    - Proportion susceptible animals lost*
        • Birds    - 18.54%    - 0.28%    - 1.49%    - **
          • *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   
    • The National Reference Laboratory has sequenced HPAI subtype H5N8.
    • A protection zone of 3 km and a surveillance zone of 10 km have been established.

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Keywords: OIE; Updates; Avian Influenza; H5N8 ; Poultry; Italy.

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