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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....

3 Feb 2017

Highly pathogenic #Avian #influenza #H5N8, #Belgium [a captive #birds #oubtreak] (#OIE, Feb. 3 ‘17)

 
Title: Highly pathogenic #Avian #influenza #H5N8, #Belgium [a captive #birds #oubtreak].

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

Source: OIE, full page: (LINK).

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

Information received on 03/02/2017 from Dr Jean-François Heymans, Director, Animal Health and Safety of Products of Animal Origin, Federal Agency for the Safety of the Food Chain (FASFC), Bruxelles, Belgium

  • Summary
    • Report type Immediate notification
    • Date of start of the event 26/01/2017
    • Date of confirmation of the event 03/02/2017
    • Report date 03/02/2017
    • Date submitted to OIE 03/02/2017
    • 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), Necropsy
    • This event pertains to a defined zone within the country
  • New outbreaks
    • Summary of outbreaks
      • Total outbreaks: 1
        • Outbreak Location  - OOST-VLAANDEREN ( Lebbeke )
      • Total animals affected:  Species -  Susceptible -  Cases -  Deaths -  Destroyed -  Slaughtered
        • Common pheasant:Phasianidae (Phasianus colchicus)  - 1  -  **  -  0  -  1  -  0
        • Greylag Goose:Anatidae (Anser anser)  - 13  -  **  -  1  -  12  -  0
        • Indian Peafowl:Phasianidae (Pavo cristatus) -  7  -  **  -  0  -  7  -  0
        • Phasianidae (unidentified):Phasianidae (Phasianidae (incognita))  -  36  -  **  -  9  -  27  -  0
        • Common Guineafowl:Numididae (Numida meleagris)  -  3  -  **  -  2  -  1  -  0
        • Muscovy Duck:Anatidae (Cairina moschata)  -  7  -  **  -  0  -  7  -  0
      • Outbreak statistics:  Species -  Apparent morbidity rate -  Apparent mortality rate -  Apparent case fatality rate -  Proportion susceptible animals lost*
        • Common pheasant:Phasianidae (Phasianus colchicus) -  ** -  0.00% -  ** -  100.00%
        • Greylag Goose:Anatidae (Anser anser) -  ** -  7.69% -  ** -  100.00%
        • Indian Peafowl:Phasianidae (Pavo cristatus) -  ** -  0.00% -  ** -  100.00%
        • Phasianidae (unidentified):Phasianidae (Phasianidae (incognita)) -  ** -  25.00% -  ** - 100.00%
        • Common Guineafowl:Numididae (Numida meleagris) -  ** -  66.67% -  ** -  100.00%
        • Muscovy Duck:Anatidae (Cairina moschata) -  ** -  0.00% -  ** -  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
  • Epidemiological comments
    • First occurrence of the Highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5N8 serotype.
    • Last occurrence of HPAI in Belgium was in April 2003.

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

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