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#Update: Increase in #Human #Infections with #Avian #Influenza #H7N9 Viruses During the 5th #Epidemic — #China, Oct. ‘16–Aug. 7 ‘17 (@CDCgov, edited)

Title : #Update: Increase in #Human #Infections with #Avian #Influenza #H7N9 Viruses During the 5th #Epidemic — #China, Oct. ‘16–Aug. 7 ‘17....

9 Jan 2017

Highly pathogenic #avian #influenza #H5N8, #Croatia [a #poultry #outbreak] (#OIE, Jan. 9 ‘17)


Title: Highly pathogenic #avian #influenza #H5N8, #Croatia [a #poultry #outbreak].

Subject: Avian Influenza, H5N8 subtype, poultry epizootics in Croatia.

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

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Highly pathogenic avian influenza H5N8, Croatia

Information received on 05/01/2017 from Dr Tomislav Kiš, Assistant to Minister, Veterinary and Food Safety Directorate, Ministry of Agriculture, Zagreb, Croatia

  • Summary
    • Report type    Immediate notification
    • Date of start of the event    27/12/2016
    • Date of confirmation of the event    03/01/2017
    • Report date    05/01/2017
    • Date submitted to OIE    05/01/2017
    • 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
  • Summary of outbreaks   
    • Total outbreaks: 1
      • Total animals affected: Species    - Susceptible    - Cases    - Deaths    - Destroyed    - Slaughtered
        • Birds    - 41    - 16    - 16    - 25    - 0
      • Outbreak statistics: Species    - Apparent morbidity rate    - Apparent mortality rate    - Apparent case fatality rate    - Proportion susceptible animals lost*
        • Birds    - 39.02%    - 39.02%    - 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   
    • On 27 December 2016, a suspicion of avian influenza in backyard poultry was reported to the Veterinary and Food Safety Directorate.
    • Fifteen chickens and one turkey were found dead.
    • The animals showed clinical signs of the disease.
    • Samples were taken and sent to the Croatian Veterinary Institute - Poultry Centre (Croatian Reference Laboratory) in Zagreb.
    • Avian influenza subtype H5N8 was detected in the pooled samples on 29 December 2016.
    • According to the preliminary laboratory results, on 30 December 2016 all susceptible species from the affected holding as well as animals in the affected area were killed.
    • On 3 January 2017, highly pathogenic avian influenza subtype H5N8 was confirmed.
    • Implementation of the disease control measures according to the Directive 2005/94/EC is ongoing.

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Keywords: OIE; Updates; Avian Influenza; H5N8 ; Poultry; Croatia.

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