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5 May 2017

Highly pathogenic #avian #influenza #H5N8, #UK [a #poultry #outbreak] (#OIE, May 5 ‘17)


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

Subject: Avian Influenza, H5N8 subtype, poultry epizootics in the UK.

Source: OIE, full page: (LINK).

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Highly pathogenic avian influenza H5N8, United Kingdom

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Information received on 05/05/2017 from Dr Nigel Gibbens, Chief Veterinary Officer, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, LONDON, United Kingdom

  • Summary
    • Report type    Immediate notification
    • Date of start of the event    03/05/2017
    • Date of confirmation of the event    04/05/2017
    • Report date    05/05/2017
    • Date submitted to OIE    05/05/2017
    • Reason for notification    Recurrence of a listed disease
    • Date of previous occurrence    27/02/2017
    • Manifestation of disease    Clinical disease
    • Causal agent    Highly pathogenic avian influenza virus
    • Serotype    H5N8
    • Nature of diagnosis    Clinical
    • This event pertains to    a defined zone within the country
  • New outbreaks (1)
    • Outbreak 1 (AIV 2017/10)    - Thornton, Wyre, Lancashire, ENGLAND
      • Date of start of the outbreak    03/05/2017
      • Outbreak status    Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
      • Epidemiological unit    Backyard
      • Affected animals: Species    - Susceptible    - Cases    - Deaths    - Destroyed    - Slaughtered
        • Birds    - 34    - 34    - 20    - 14    - 0
          • Affected population: Flock of backyard poultry; all susceptible birds died or were destroyed.
  • Summary of outbreaks   
    • Total outbreaks: 1
      • Total animals affected: Species    - Susceptible    - Cases    - Deaths    - Destroyed    - Slaughtered
        • Birds    - 34    - 34    - 20    - 14    - 0
      • Outbreak statistics: Species    - Apparent morbidity rate    - Apparent mortality rate    - Apparent case fatality rate    - Proportion susceptible animals lost*
        • Birds    - 100.00%    - 58.82%    - 58.82%    - 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   
    • The epidemiological investigation has started and disease control programmes applied.
    • Updates will be provided in weekly reports as further information becomes available.
    • This is a continuation of the event that started in December 2016.
  • Control measures
    • Measures applied   
      • Movement control inside the country
      • Stamping out
      • Surveillance within containment and/or protection zone
      • Zoning
      • Vaccination prohibited
      • No treatment of affected animals
    • Measures to be applied   
      • Disinfection / Disinfestation
      • Traceability
      • Official destruction of animal products
      • Official disposal of carcasses, by-products and waste
  • Diagnostic test results
    • Laboratory name and type    - Species    - Test    - Test date    - Result
      • Animal Health and Plant Health Agency (APHA), Weybridge (OIE Reference Laboratory)   
        • Birds    - real-time reverse transcriptase/polymerase chain reaction (RRT-PCR)    - 04/05/2017    - Positive
  • Future Reporting
    • The event is continuing. Weekly follow-up reports will be submitted.

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

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