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16 Jan 2017

Highly pathogenic #avian #influenza #H5, #Uganda [mass #wildbirds dieoff] (#OIE, Jan. 16 ‘17)


Title: Highly pathogenic #avian #influenza #H5, #Uganda [mass #wildbirds dieoff].

Subject: Avian Influenza, H5 subtype, poultry and wild birds epizootics in Uganda.

Source: OIE, full page: (LINK). Excerpts.

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Highly pathogenic influenza A viruses (infection with) (non-poultry including wild birds) H5, Uganda

Information received on 15/01/2017 from Dr Nicholas Kauta, Director Animal Resources, Department of Livestock Health Health and Entomology , Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries, Entebbe, Uganda

  • Summary
    • Report type Immediate notification
    • Date of start of the event 02/01/2017
    • Date of confirmation of the event 14/01/2017
    • Report date 15/01/2017
    • Date submitted to OIE 16/01/2017
    • Reason for notification First occurrence of a listed disease in the country
    • Causal agent Highly pathogenic influenza A virus
    • Serotype H5
    • Nature of diagnosis Laboratory (advanced)
    • This event pertains to a defined zone within the country
  • New outbreaks
    • Summary of outbreaks
      • Total outbreaks: 2
        • Outbreak Location:
          • Masaka ( Kachanga, Bukibanga, Bukakata )
          • Wakiso ( Lutembe )
        • Total animals affected:  Species -  Susceptible -  Cases -  Deaths -  Destroyed – Slaughtered
          • White-winged Tern:Laridae (Chlidonias leucopterus)  - … – 2000 – 1200  -  0  - 0
        • Outbreak statistics:  Species -  Apparent morbidity rate -  Apparent mortality rate - Apparent case fatality rate -  Proportion susceptible animals lost*
          • White-winged Tern:Laridae (Chlidonias leucopterus) -  ** -  ** -  60.00% -  **
            • * 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
    • There are still continuous deaths of wild ducks and birds along the shores and islands of Lake Victoria in Masaka and Wakiso districts.
    • In Masaka alone, wild and domestic birds are dying at alarming numbers and in Lutembe wetland white-winged terns are the ones dying.
    • This is already a big threat to over thirty million domestic poultry in Uganda which calls for an urgent response to control the spread of the disease from wild birds to domestic birds.

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Keywords: OIE; Updates; Avian Influenza; H5 ; Poultry; Wild Birds; Uganda.

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