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22 May 2017

Highly pathogenic #avian #influenza #H5N8, #Egypt [six #poultry #outbreaks] (#OIE, May 22 ‘17)


Title: Highly pathogenic #avian #influenza #H5N8, #Egypt [six #poultry #outbreaks].

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

Source: OIE, full page: (LINK).

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Highly pathogenic avian influenza H5N8, Egypt

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Information received on 22/05/2017 from Dr Ibrahim Mahrous Saleh Mohamed, Chairman, General Organization for Veterinary Services (GOVS), Ministry of Agriculture and Land Reclamation, Cairo, Egypt

  • Summary
    • Report type    Follow-up report No. 4
    • Date of start of the event    24/11/2016
    • Date of confirmation of the event    26/11/2016
    • Report date    22/05/2017
    • Date submitted to OIE    22/05/2017
    • Reason for notification    New strain of a listed disease in the country
    • Causal agent    Highly pathogenic avian influenza virus
    • Serotype    H5N8
    • Nature of diagnosis    Laboratory (basic), Laboratory (advanced)
    • This event pertains to    a defined zone within the country
  • Summary of outbreaks   
    • Total outbreaks: 6
      • Total animals affected: Species    - Susceptible    - Cases    - Deaths    - Killed and disposed of    -  Slaughtered
        • Birds    - 1344    - 203    - 129    - 1215    - 0
      • Outbreak statistics: Species    - Apparent morbidity rate    - Apparent mortality rate    - Apparent case fatality rate    - Proportion susceptible animals lost*
        • Birds    - 15.10%    - 9.60%    - 63.55%    -  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


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

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