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18 Jan 2017

Highly pathogenic #avian #influenza #H5N8, #China [infected #wildbirds] (#OIE, Jan. 18 ‘17)


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

Subject: Avian Influenza, H5N8 subtype, wild birds epizootics in China.

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

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Highly pathogenic influenza A viruses (infection with) (non-poultry including wild birds) H5N8, China (People's Rep. of)

Information received on 18/01/2017 from Dr Zhang Zhongqui, Director General , China Animal Disease Control Centre, Veterinary Bureau, Ministry of Agriculture, Beijing, China (People's Rep. of)

  • Summary
    • Report type Immediate notification
    • Date of start of the event 01/01/2017
    • Date of confirmation of the event 16/01/2017
    • Report date 18/01/2017
    • Date submitted to OIE 18/01/2017
    • 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 Clinical, Laboratory (basic), Laboratory (advanced)
    • This event pertains to a defined zone within the country
  • New outbreaks
    • Summary of outbreaks
      • Total outbreaks: 1
        • Outbreak Location  - HUBEI ( Wuhan )
      • Total animals affected:  Species -  Susceptible -  Cases -  Deaths -  Destroyed -  Slaughtered
        • Black Swan:Anatidae (Cygnus atratus)  -  314  -  99  -  99  -  215  -  0
      • Outbreak statistics:  Species -  Apparent morbidity rate -  Apparent mortality rate -  Apparent case fatality rate -  Proportion susceptible animals lost*
        • Black Swan:Anatidae (Cygnus atratus) -  31.53% -  31.53% -  100.00% -  100.00%
          • * Removed from the susceptible population through death, destruction and/or slaughter;
  • Epidemiology
    • Source of the outbreak(s) or origin of infection
      • Unknown or inconclusive
  • Epidemiological comments
    • Local poultry was visited, no abnormal event was found.

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Keywords: OIE; Updates; Avian Influenza; H5N8 ; Wild Birds; China; Hubei.

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