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11 Jan 2017

Highly pathogenic #avian #influenza #H5N8, #Ireland [infected #wildbirds] (#OIE, Jan. 11 ‘17)

 

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

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

Source: OIE, full page: (LINK).

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

Information received on 10/01/2017 from Dr Martin Blake, Chief Veterinary Officer, Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Agriculture House, Dublin, Ireland

  • Summary
    • Report type Immediate notification
    • Date of start of the event 28/12/2016
    • Date of confirmation of the event 06/01/2017
    • Report date 10/01/2017
    • Date submitted to OIE 10/01/2017
    • Reason for notification New strain of a listed disease in the country
    • Causal agent Highly pathogenic influenza A virus
    • Serotype H5N8
    • Nature of diagnosis Laboratory (advanced)
    • This event pertains to a defined zone within the country
  • New outbreaks
    • Summary of outbreaks
      • Total outbreaks: 1
        • Outbreak Location  - WEXFORD ( Wexford Town, County Wexford )
          • Total animals affected: Species – Susceptible – Cases – Deaths – Destroyed – Slaughtered
            • Eurasian Wigeon:Anatidae (Anas penelope)  - … – 1  - 0  - 1  - 0
          • Outbreak statistics: Species - Apparent morbidity rate - Apparent mortality rate - Apparent case fatality rate - Proportion susceptible animals lost*
            • Eurasian Wigeon:Anatidae (Anas penelope) – ** – ** - 0.00% – **
              • * 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
      • Unknown or inconclusive
  • Epidemiological comments
    • On 28 December, one wigeon was found in a residential area in Wexford town, 600 metres from the harbour.
    • The bird was alive but unable to fly, and it had no other clinical symptoms.
    • It was euthanized and submitted for routine avian influenza surveillance.
    • On 30 December the Irish Central Veterinary Research Laboratory confirmed H5N8.
    • On 6 January highly pathogenic avian influenza H5N8 was confirmed.

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

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