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22 Jun 2017

Highly pathogenic #avian #influenza #H5N8, #Belgium [two captive #birds #outbreaks] (#OIE, Jun 22 ‘17)


Title: Highly pathogenic #avian #influenza #H5N8, #Belgium [two captive #birds #outbreaks].

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 21/06/2017 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    Follow-up report No. 3
    • Date of start of the event    22/05/2017
    • Date of confirmation of the event    01/06/2017
    • Report date    21/06/2017
    • Date submitted to OIE    21/06/2017
    • Reason for notification    Recurrence of a listed disease
    • Date of previous occurrence    28/03/2017
    • Manifestation of disease    Clinical disease
    • Causal agent    Virus de l'influenza A hautement pathogène
    • Serotype    H5N8
    • Nature of diagnosis    Clinical, Laboratory (advanced), Necropsy
    • This event pertains to    a defined zone within the country
  • Summary of outbreaks   
    • Total outbreaks: 2
      • Total animals affected: Species    - Susceptible    - Cases    - Deaths    - Killed and disposed of – Slaughtered
        • Birds    - 167    - 57    - 57    - 110    - 0
      • Outbreak statistics: Species    - Apparent morbidity rate    - Apparent mortality rate    - Apparent case fatality rate    - Proportion susceptible animals lost*
        • Birds    - 34.13%    - 34.13%    - 100.00%    - 100.00%
          • *Removed from the susceptible population through death, destruction and/or slaughter
  • Epidemiology
    • Source of the outbreak(s) or origin of infection   
      • Introduction of new live animals


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

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