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Highly pathogenic #avian #influenza #H5N8, #SouthAfrica [a #poultry #outbreak] (#OIE, Jun 22 ‘17)


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

Subject: Avian Influenza, H5N8 subtype, poultry epizootics in South Africa.

Source: OIE, full page: (LINK).

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Highly pathogenic avian influenza H5N8, South Africa

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Information received on 22/06/2017 from Dr Bothle Michael Modisane, Chief Director , Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, Animal Production and Health, PRETORIA, South Africa

  • Summary
    • Report type    Immediate notification
    • Date of start of the event    19/06/2017
    • Date of confirmation of the event    22/06/2017
    • Report date    22/06/2017
    • Date submitted to OIE    22/06/2017
    • Reason for notification    New strain of a listed disease in the country
    • Causal agent    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 (AI_H5N8_2017)    - AI_H5N8_2017, Dipaleseng, MPUMALANGA
      • Date of start of the outbreak    19/06/2017
      • Outbreak status    Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
      • Epidemiological unit    Farm
      • Affected animals: Species    - Susceptible    - Cases    - Deaths    - Killed and disposed of – Slaughtered
        • Birds    - 24000    - 5000    - 5000    - 0    - 0
          • Affected population    Commercial broiler breeder farm. Process has started to cull remainder of birds.
  • Summary of outbreaks   
    • Total outbreaks: 1
      • Total animals affected: Species    - Susceptible    - Cases    - Deaths    - Killed and disposed of – Slaughtered
        • Birds    - 24000    - 5000    - 5000    - 0    - 0
      • Outbreak statistics: Species    - Apparent morbidity rate    - Apparent mortality rate    - Apparent case fatality rate    - Proportion susceptible animals lost*
        • Birds    - 20.83%    - 20.83%    - 100.00%    - 20.83%
          • *Removed from the susceptible population through death, destruction and/or slaughter
  • Epidemiology
    • Source of the outbreak(s) or origin of infection   
      • Unknown or inconclusive
  • Epidemiological comments   
    • Coordinates modified to protect confidentiality as required by South African Legislation.
  • Control measures
    • Measures applied   
      • Surveillance within containment and/or protection zone
      • Traceability
      • Quarantine
      • Vaccination prohibited
      • No treatment of affected animals
    • Measures to be applied   
      • Official destruction of animal products
      • Official disposal of carcasses, by-products and waste
      • Stamping out
      • Disinfection
  • Diagnostic test results
    • Laboratory name and type    - Species    - Test    - Test date    - Result
      • Agricultural Research Council - Onderstepoort Veterinary Institute (ARC-OVI) (OIE Reference Laboratory)    - Birds    - polymerase chain reaction (PCR)    - 22/06/2017    - Positive
  • Future Reporting
    • The event is continuing. Weekly follow-up reports will be submitted.


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Keywords: OIE; Updates; Avian Influenza; H5N8 ; Poultry; South Africa.

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