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10 Nov 2016

Highly pathogenic #avian #influenza #H7N1, #Algeria [infected #wildbirds] (#OIE, Nov. 10 ‘16)


Title: Highly pathogenic #avian #influenza #H7N1, #Algeria [infected #wildbirds].

Subject: Avian Influenza, H7N1 subtype, epizootic in wild birds, Algeria.

Source: OIE, full page: (LINK).

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Highly pathogenic avian influenza H7N1, Algeria

Information received on 10/11/2016 from Dr Ahmed Chawky Karim Boughalem, Directeur des Services Vétérinaires, Services Vétérinaires, Ministère de l'Agriculture du Développement Rural et de la Pêche, Alger, Algeria

  • Summary
    • Report type Follow-up report No. 1
    • Date of start of the event 20/10/2016
    • Date of confirmation of the event 30/10/2016
    • Report date 10/11/2016
    • Date submitted to OIE 10/11/2016
    • Reason for notification First occurrence of a listed disease in the country
    • Causal agent Highly pathogenic avian influenza virus
    • Serotype H7N1
    • Nature of diagnosis Clinical, Laboratory (advanced)
    • This event pertains to a defined zone within the country
    • Related reports
      • Immediate notification (02/11/2016) / Follow-up report No. 1 (10/11/2016)
  • Outbreaks
    • There are no new outbreaks in this report
  • Epidemiology
    • Source of the outbreak(s) or origin of infection
      • Unknown or inconclusive
      • Animals in transit
      • Contact with wild species
  • Epidemiological comments
    • New deaths in migratory birds in the same outbreak in El Menia, Sbkhet El Malah.
    • 408 additional dead ruddy shelducks.
    • Also, among the deaths mentioned in the immediate notification there was an Eurasian spoonbill with a ring No. 268949 (German).
    • Measures taken in this outbreak:
      • Reactivation of the surveillance and monitoring team for avian influenza at wilayah level,
      • Surveillance around the infected area and of backyard animals,
      • Surveillance of wetlands by Forest Directorate,
      • Destruction of carcasses by burial between two layers of lime,
      • Awareness for vigilance for poultry farmers (radio, mosques and schools),
      • Ban on poultry and birds sales at markets.
  • Control measures
    • Measures applied
      • Screening
      • Surveillance outside containment and/or protection zone
      • Official disposal of carcasses, by-products and waste
      • Surveillance within containment and/or protection zone
      • Vaccination prohibited
      • No treatment of affected animals
    • Measures to be applied
      • No other measures
  • Future Reporting
    • The event is continuing. Weekly follow-up reports will be submitted.


Keywords: OIE; Updates; Germany; Algeria; Wild Birds; H7N1; Avian Influenza.