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5 Dec 2016

Highly pathogenic #avian #influenza #H5N8, #France [infected #wildbirds] (#OIE, Dec. 5 ‘16)

 

Title: Highly pathogenic #avian #influenza #H5N8, #France [infected #wildbirds].

Subject: Avian Influenza, H5N8 subtype, wild birds and poultry epizootics in France.

Source: OIE, full page: (LINK).

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Highly pathogenic avian influenza H5N8, France

Information received on 02/12/2016 from Dr Loic Evain, Directeur Général adjoint, CVO, Direction générale de l'alimentation, Ministère de l'Agriculture, de l'Agroalimentaire et de la Forêt, Paris, France

  • Summary
    • Report type Follow-up report No. 1
    • Date of start of the event 17/11/2016
    • Date of confirmation of the event 26/11/2016
    • Report date 02/12/2016
    • Date submitted to OIE 02/12/2016
    • Reason for notification New strain of a listed disease in the country
    • Causal agent Highly pathogenic avian influenza virus
    • Serotype H5N8
    • Nature of diagnosis Clinical, Laboratory (advanced)
    • This event pertains to a defined zone within the country
    • Related reports
      • Immediate notification (28/11/2016) / Follow-up report No. 1 (02/12/2016)
  • New outbreaks (1)
    • Outbreak 1 (2_FS) - Evian, Evian, HAUTE-SAVOIE
      • Date of start of the outbreak 25/11/2016
      • Outbreak status Resolved (25/11/2016)
      • Epidemiological unit Not applicable
      • Affected animals: Species – Susceptible – Cases – Deaths – Destroyed – Slaughtered
        • Herring Gull:Larus argentatus(Laridae) – … – 1 – 1 – 0 – 0
          • Affected population: A gull was found dead on November 25. The site of the finding was disinfected and all farms in surrounding towns will be subjected to a veterinary check-up.
    • Summary of outbreaks
      • Total outbreaks: 1
        • Total animals affected: Species – Susceptible – Cases – Deaths – Destroyed – Slaughtered
          • Herring Gull:Larus argentatus(Laridae) – … – 1 – 1 – 0 – 0
        • Outbreak statistics: Species - Apparent morbidity rate - Apparent mortality rate - Apparent case fatality rate - Proportion susceptible animals lost*
          • Herring Gull:Larus argentatus(Laridae) – ** – ** - 100.00% – **
            • *Removed from the susceptible population through death, destruction and/or slaughter
            • **Not calculated because of missing information
  • Epidemiology
    • Source of the outbreak(s) or origin of infection
      • Contact with wild species
  • Epidemiological comments
    • The notification is about wild animals.
    • As the episode of mortality in wildlife happened in a zone where the risk had been considered as high (Ministerial Decree from November 16th, 2016, qualifying the risk level as regard to avian influenza), poultry farms have been subjected to extra biosecurity measures and containment ever since.
    • An epidemiological investigation was performed and surveillance measures have been strengthened around the outbreak.
  • Control measures
    • Measures applied
      • Screening
      • Disinfection / Disinfestation
      • Stamping out
      • Official disposal of carcasses, by-products and waste
      • 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
      • National Reference Laboratory (National laboratory) - Herring Gull - nucleotide sequencing - 02/12/2016 – Positive
      • National Reference Laboratory (National laboratory) - Herring Gull - real-time reverse transcriptase/polymerase chain reaction (RRT-PCR) - 02/12/2016 – Positive
      • ANSES Reference National Laboratory, Ploufragan (National laboratory) - Eurasian Wigeon - real-time reverse transcriptase/polymerase chain reaction (RRT-PCR) - 26/11/2016 – Positive
      • ANSES Reference National Laboratory, Ploufragan (National laboratory) - Eurasian Wigeon - virus sequencing - 26/11/2016 – Positive
  • Future Reporting
    • The event is continuing. Weekly follow-up reports will be submitted.

 

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

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