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24 Mar 2017

Highly pathogenic #avian #influenza #H5N8, #Belgium [infected #wildbirds] (#OIE, Mar. 24 ‘17)


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

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

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Information received on 24/03/2017 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 17/03/2017
    • Date of confirmation of the event 23/03/2017
    • Report date 24/03/2017
    • Date submitted to OIE 24/03/2017
    • Reason for notification Reoccurrence of a listed disease
    • Date of previous occurrence 01/03/2017
    • Manifestation of disease Clinical disease
    • Causal agent Highly pathogenic influenza A virus
    • Serotype H5N8
    • Nature of diagnosis Laboratory (advanced), Necropsy
    • This event pertains to the whole country
  • New outbreaks
    • Summary of outbreaks
      • Total outbreaks: 1
        • Outbreak Location  - LIMBURG ( Elen )
      • Total animals affected:  Species -  Susceptible -  Cases -  Deaths -  Destroyed -  Slaughtered
        • Mallard:Anatidae (Anas platyrhynchos)  - … -   1 -  1  - … – …
        • Black Swan:Anatidae (Cygnus atratus) – … – 1 – 1 – … – …
      • Outbreak statistics:  Species -  Apparent morbidity rate -  Apparent mortality rate -  Apparent case fatality rate -  Proportion susceptible animals lost*
        • Mallard:Anatidae (Anas platyrhynchos) -  ** -  ** -  100.00% -  **
        • Black Swan:Anatidae (Cygnus atratus) -  ** -  ** -  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
  • Control measures
    • Measures applied
      • Control of wildlife reservoirs
      • Vaccination prohibited
      • No treatment of affected animals
    • Measures to be applied
      • No other measures
  • Diagnostic test results
    • Laboratory name and type -  CODA-CERVA ( National laboratory )
      • Tests and results:  Species -  Test -  Test date -  Result
        • Black Swan -  nucleotide sequencing -  23/03/2017 -  Positive
        • Black Swan -  real-time reverse transcriptase/polymerase chain reaction (RRT-PCR) -  22/03/2017 -  Positive
        • Mallard -  nucleotide sequencing -  23/03/2017 -  Positive
        • Mallard -  real-time reverse transcriptase/polymerase chain reaction (RRT-PCR) -  22/03/2017 -  Positive
  • Future Reporting
    • The event is continuing. Weekly follow-up reports will be submitted.
       


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

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