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25 Oct 2016

Low pathogenic #avian #influenza #H7N2, #SouthAfrica [one new #poultry #outbreak] (#OIE, Oct. 25 ‘16)

 

Title: Low pathogenic #avian #influenza #H7N2, #SouthAfrica [one new #poultry #outbreak].

Subject: Avian Influenza, H7N2 subtype, a new poultry epizootic in S. Africa.

Source: OIE, full page: (LINK).

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Low pathogenic avian influenza (poultry) H7N2, South Africa

Information received on 25/10/2016 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 10/07/2016
    • Date of confirmation of the event 26/09/2016
    • Report date 24/10/2016
    • Date submitted to OIE 25/10/2016
    • Reason for notification Reoccurrence of a listed disease
    • Date of previous occurrence 2016
    • Manifestation of disease Sub-clinical infection
    • Causal agent Low pathogenic avian influenza virus
    • Serotype H7N2
    • Nature of diagnosis Laboratory (advanced)
    • This event pertains to the whole country
  • New outbreaks (1)
    • Outbreak 1 (LPAI_H7N2_2016_001) - LPAI_H7N2_2016_001, George, WESTERN CAPE PROVINCE
      • Date of start of the outbreak 10/07/2016
      • Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
      • Epidemiological unit Farm
      • Affected animals: Species – Susceptible – Cases – Deaths – Destroyed – Slaughtered
        • Birds – 1790 – 278 – 0 – 0 – 0
          • Affected population Commercial ostriches
    • Summary of outbreaks
      • Total outbreaks: 1
        • Total animals affected: Species – Susceptible – Cases – Deaths – Destroyed – Slaughtered
          • Birds – 1790 – 278 – 0 – 0 – 0
        • Outbreak statistics: Species - Apparent morbidity rate - Apparent mortality rate - Apparent case fatality rate - Proportion susceptible animals lost*
          • Birds - 15.53% - 0.00% - 0.00% - 0.00%
            • *Removed from the susceptible population through death, destruction and/or slaughter
  • Epidemiology
    • Source of the outbreak(s) or origin of infection
      • Unknown or inconclusive
  • Epidemiological comments
    • Commercial ostriches.
    • This outbreak was first reported as LPAI H5N2 in the follow-up report No. 16 on 20 September 2016.
    • South Africa has been able to determine, with sequencing, that this is in fact LPAI H7N2.
  • Control measures
    • Measures applied
      • Movement control inside the country
      • Screening
      • Disinfection / Disinfestation
      • Quarantine
      • Vaccination prohibited
      • No treatment of affected animals
    • Measures to be applied
      • No other measures
  • Diagnostic test results
    • Laboratory name and type – Species – Test - Test date – Result
      • Agricultural Research Council - Onderstepoort Veterinary Institute (ARC – OVI) (National laboratory) – Birds - real-time reverse transcriptase/polymerase chain reaction (RRT-PCR) - 26/09/2016 – Positive
  • Future Reporting
    • The event is continuing. Weekly follow-up reports will be submitted.

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Keywords: OIE; Updates; H7N2; Avian Influenza; Poultry; S. Africa.

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