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Highly pathogenic #avian #influenza #H5N5, #Croatia [four #poultry #outbreaks] (#OIE, Mar. 17 ‘17)

Title: Highly pathogenic #avian #influenza #H5N5, #Croatia [four #poultry #outbreaks].

Subject: Avian Influenza, H5N5 subtype, poultry epizootics in Croatia.

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Highly pathogenic avian influenza H5N5, Croatia

Information received on 17/03/2017 from Dr Damir Agičić, Assistant to Minister, Chief Veterinary Officer, Veterinary and Food Safety Directorate, CRO Ministry of Agriculture, ZAGREB, Croatia

  • Summary
    • Report type    Immediate notification
    • Date of start of the event    08/03/2017
    • Date of confirmation of the event    15/03/2017
    • Report date    17/03/2017
    • Date submitted to OIE    17/03/2017
    • Reason for notification    New strain of a listed disease
    • Manifestation of disease    Clinical disease
    • Causal agent    Highly pathogenic avian influenza virus
    • Serotype    H5N5
    • Nature of diagnosis    Clinical, Laboratory (basic), Laboratory (advanced)
    • This event pertains to    a defined zone within the country
  • Summary of outbreaks   
    • Total outbreaks: 4
      • Total animals affected: Species    - Susceptible    - Cases    - Deaths    - Destroyed    - Slaughtered
        • Birds    - 65    - 65    - 43    - 22    - 0
      • Outbreak statistics: Species    - Apparent morbidity rate    - Apparent mortality rate    - Apparent case fatality rate    - Proportion susceptible animals lost*
        • Birds    - 100.00%    - 66.15%    - 66.15%    - 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   
    • Suspicion on the disease for two neighbouring holdings (Spickovina 1 and Spickovina 2) was notified at the same time on the 8th March 2017 following an increased mortality in birds (all poultry heads on both holdings were found dead).
    • According to the observation of authorised veterinarian on the neighbouring area there are two small ponds on which wild ducks gather.
    • AI subtype H5N5 in poultry was confirmed on the 13th March 2017.
    • Following the confirmation of AI, the measures were applied on 15 holdings on 14th March 2017, and approximately 248 poultry heads were killed and destroyed.
    • Three neighbouring holdings were additionally tested and two (out of three; Spickovina 3 and Spickovina 4) reacted positively to avian influenza.
    • There were no clinical signs (including mortality) on those holdings.
    • Virus sequencing was finished on the 15th March; highly pathogenic avian influenza is confirmed.
    • Conducting of measures according to the Directive 2005/94 is still ongoing.




Keywords: OIE; Updates; Avian Influenza; H5N5 ; Poultry; Croatia.