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12 Jan 2017

Highly pathogenic #avian #influenza #H5N8, #Italy [infected #wildbirds] (#OIE, Jan. 12 ‘17)

 

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

Subject: Avian Influenza, H5N8 subtype, wild birds epizootic in Italy.

Source: OIE, full page: (LINK).

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Highly pathogenic influenza A viruses (infection with) (non-poultry and wild birds) H5N8, Italy

Information received on 11/01/2017 from Prof. Dr. Romano Marabelli, Chief Veterinary Officer, Secretary General, Ministry of Health, Rome, Italy

  • Summary
    • Report type Immediate notification
    • Date of start of the event 03/01/2017
    • Date of confirmation of the event 05/01/2017
    • Report date 11/01/2017
    • Date submitted to OIE 11/01/2017
    • Reason for notification New strain of a listed disease
    • Manifestation of disease Clinical disease
    • Causal agent Highly pathogenic influenza A virus
    • Serotype H5N8
    • Nature of diagnosis Laboratory (advanced), Necropsy
    • This event pertains to a defined zone within the country
  • New outbreaks
    • Summary of outbreaks
      • Total outbreaks: 1
        • Outbreak Location  - FRIULI-VENEZIA GIULIA ( Grado, GORIZIA )
          • Total animals affected: Species – Susceptible – Cases – Deaths – Destroyed – Slaughtered
            • Eurasian Wigeon:Anatidae (Anas penelope)  - … – 1  - 1  - 0  - 0
          • Outbreak statistics: Species - Apparent morbidity rate - Apparent mortality rate - Apparent case fatality rate - Proportion susceptible animals lost*
            • Eurasian Wigeon:Anatidae (Anas penelope) – ** – ** - 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

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

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