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23 Sep 2016

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Title: Highly pathogenic #avian #influenza #H5N8, #Russia.

Subject: Avian Influenza; H5 subtypes, wild birds surveillance results.

Source: OIE, full page: (LINK).

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Highly pathogenic avian influenza H5N8, Russia

Information received on 23/09/2016 from Dr Evgeny Nepoklonov, Deputy Head, Federal Service for Veterinary and Phytosanitary Surveillance, Ministry of Agriculture, Moscow, Russia

  • Summary
    • Report type Follow-up report No. 1 (Final report)
    • Date of start of the event 09/06/2016
    • Date of confirmation of the event 09/06/2016
    • Report date 23/09/2016
    • Date submitted to OIE 23/09/2016
    • Date event resolved 15/06/2016
    • Reason for notification Reoccurrence of a listed disease
    • Date of previous occurrence 06/08/2015
    • Manifestation of disease Sub-clinical infection
    • 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
    • Related reports
      • Immediate notification (17/06/2016) / Follow-up report No. 1 (23/09/2016)
  • Outbreaks
    • There are no new outbreaks in this report
  • Epidemiology
    • Source of the outbreak(s) or origin of infection
      • Contact with wild species
  • Epidemiological comments
    • During the active monitoring of the ornithofauna in the surroundings of Ubsu-Nur Lake, a few wild birds were shot.
    • Genome of H5 avian influenza virus was detected in 17 samples from carcasses of birds [black-headed gull (Larus ridibundus), grey heron (Ardea cinerea), common tern (Sterna hirundo), great crested grebe (Podiceps cristatus), great cormorant (Phalacrocorax carbo), duck (Anatidae)].
    • Sequence analysis of the isolates showed that they belonged to the Asian HPAI virus H5 lineage A/Guandong/1/96, clade
  • Control measures
    • Measures applied
      • Screening
      • Control of wildlife reservoirs
      • Vaccination permitted (if a vaccine exists)
      • No treatment of affected animals
    • Measures to be applied
      • No other measures
  • Future Reporting
    • The event is resolved. No more reports will be submitted.


Keywords: OIE; Updates; H5N8; Avian Influenza; Wild Birds; Russia.