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Title: Highly pathogenic #avian #influenza #H5, #Ukraine [No New Cases reported]

Subject: Avian Influenza, H5 subtype, suspected cases in wild birds, Ukraine.

Source: OIE, full page: (LINK).

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Highly pathogenic avian influenza H5, Ukraine

Information received on 15/12/2016 from Dr Olga Shevchenko, Head of Directorate fot International Cooperation, Directorate fot International Cooperation, State Service of Ukraine on Food Safety and Consumer Protection, Kiev, Ukraine

  • Summary
    • Report type Follow-up report No. 1
    • Date of start of the event 14/11/2016
    • Date of confirmation of the event 30/11/2016
    • Report date 14/12/2016
    • Date submitted to OIE 15/12/2016
    • Reason for notification Reoccurrence of a listed disease
    • Date of previous occurrence 24/07/2006
    • Manifestation of disease Clinical disease
    • Causal agent Highly pathogenic avian influenza virus
    • Serotype H5
    • Nature of diagnosis Clinical, Laboratory (basic)
    • This event pertains to a defined zone within the country
    • Related reports
      • Immediate notification (30/11/2016) / Follow-up report No. 1 (14/12/2016)
  • Outbreaks
    • There are no new outbreaks in this report
  • Epidemiology
    • Source of the outbreak(s) or origin of infection
      • Unknown or inconclusive
  • Epidemiological comments
    • From 30 November to 3 December 2016, stamping out of domestic birds and disinfection of all private backyards where birds were kept were done in Novooleksiivka village.
    • All wastes and substances (feed, bedding material from sick poultry, low-value utensils, etc.) probably contaminated with highly pathogenic avian influenza virus were destroyed (burnt); litter was decontaminated by a method that guarantees the death of influenza virus.
    • Poultry products obtained at the possible date of introduction of the highly pathogenic avian influenza virus and when measures started to be taken have been traced and destroyed.
    • All private households in protection and surveillance zones keep poultry exclusively for own consumption and poultry was not placed on the market.
    • As a result of clinical examination of poultry, no infected or suspected poultry was found.
    • In order to carry out laboratory tests, 20 samples of blood serum and 20 cloacal swabs were taken from each village in the surveillance zone.
    • According to haemagglutination and PCR results, avian influenza was not found.
  • Control measures
    • Measures applied
      • Movement control inside the country
      • Disinfection / Disinfestation
      • Dipping / Spraying
      • Quarantine
      • Surveillance outside containment and/or protection zone
      • Stamping out
      • Official destruction of animal products
      • Official disposal of carcasses, by-products and waste
      • Surveillance within containment and/or protection zone
      • Control of wildlife reservoirs
      • Zoning
      • 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
      • Animal and Plant Health Agency (APHA), Weybridge, United Kingdom (OIE Reference Laboratory) – Birds - polymerase chain reaction (PCR) - 07/12/2016 – Positive
  • Future Reporting
    • The event is continuing. Weekly follow-up reports will be submitted.


Keywords: OIE; Updates; H5; Avian Influenza, Wild Birds; Ukraine.