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Highly pathogenic #avian #influenza #H5N8, #Belgium [infected #birds] (#OIE, Jun 2 ‘17)


Title: Highly pathogenic #avian #influenza #H5N8, #Belgium [infected #birds].

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

Source: OIE, full page: (LINK).

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Highly pathogenic influenza A viruses (infection with) (non-poultry including wild birds) H5N8,  Belgium

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Information received on 02/06/2017 from Dr Jean-François Heymans, Director, Animal Health and Safety of Products of Animal Origin, Federal Agency for the Safety of the Food Chain (FASFC), Bruxelles, Belgium

  • Summary
    • Report type    Immediate notification
    • Date of start of the event    22/05/2017
    • Date of confirmation of the event    01/06/2017
    • Report date    02/06/2017
    • Date submitted to OIE    02/06/2017
    • Reason for notification    Recurrence of a listed disease
    • Date of previous occurrence    28/03/2017
    • Manifestation of disease    Clinical disease
    • Causal agent    Highly pathogenic influenza A virus
    • Serotype    H5N8
    • Nature of diagnosis    Clinical, Laboratory (advanced), Necropsy
    • This event pertains to    a defined zone within the country
  • New outbreaks (1)
    • Outbreak 1    - Wellin, LUXEMBOURG
      • Date of start of the outbreak    22/05/2017
      • Outbreak status    Resolved (02/06/2017)
      • Epidemiological unit    Other
      • ù Affected animals: Species    - Susceptible    - Cases    - Deaths    - Killed and disposed of  - Slaughtered
        • Phasianidae (unidentified):Phasianidae (incognita)(Phasianidae)    - 11  - … - 4    - 7    - 0
  • Summary of outbreaks   
    • Total outbreaks: 1
      • Total animals affected: Species    - Susceptible    - Cases    - Deaths    - Killed and disposed of  - Slaughtered
        • Phasianidae (unidentified):Phasianidae (incognita)(Phasianidae)    - 11    - **    - 4    - 7    - 0
      • Outbreak statistics: Species    - Apparent morbidity rate    - Apparent mortality rate    - Apparent case fatality rate    - Proportion susceptible animals lost*
        • Phasianidae (unidentified):Phasianidae (incognita)(Phasianidae)    - **    - 36.36%    - **    - 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   
      • Contact with wild species
  • Control measures
    • Measures applied   
      • Surveillance outside containment and/or protection zone
      • Surveillance within containment and/or protection zone
      • Traceability
      • Official destruction of animal products
      • Official disposal of carcasses, by-products and waste
      • Stamping out
      • Control of wildlife reservoirs
      • Zoning
      • Vaccination prohibited
      • No treatment of affected animals
    • Measures to be applied   
      • Disinfection
  • Diagnostic test results
    • Laboratory name and type    - Species    - Test    - Test date    - Result
      • CERVA (National laboratory)    - Phasianidae (unidentified)    - nucleotide sequencing    - 01/06/2017    - Positive
      • CERVA (National laboratory)    - Phasianidae (unidentified)    - real-time reverse - transcriptase/polymerase chain reaction (RRT-PCR)    - 31/05/2017    - Positive
      • CERVA (National laboratory)    - Phasianidae (unidentified)    - virus isolation        - Pending
  • Future Reporting
    • The event is continuing. Weekly follow-up reports will be submitted.


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

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