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31 May 2017

Highly pathogenic #avian #influenza #H5N8, #Italy [a #poultry #outbreak] (#OIE, May 31 ‘17)


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

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

Source: OIE, full page: (LINK).

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Highly pathogenic avian influenza H5N8, Italy

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Information received on 31/05/2017 from Prof. Dr. Romano Marabelli, Chief Veterinary Officer, Secretary General, Ministry of Health, Rome, Italy

  • Summary
    • Report type    Follow-up report No. 15
    • Date of start of the event    20/01/2017
    • Date of confirmation of the event    21/01/2017
    • Report date    31/05/2017
    • Date submitted to OIE    31/05/2017
    • Reason for notification    Recurrence of a listed disease
    • Date of previous occurrence    17/01/2015
    • Manifestation of disease    Clinical disease
    • 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    - Killed and disposed of – Slaughtered
        • Birds    - 17152    - 17152    - 1889 – … – 0
      • Outbreak statistics: Species    - Apparent morbidity rate    - Apparent mortality rate    - Apparent case fatality rate    - Proportion susceptible animals lost*
        • Birds    - 100.00%    - 11.01%    - 11.01%    - **
          • *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   
      • Unknown or inconclusive
  • Epidemiological comments   
    • The National Reference Laboratory has sequenced HPAI subtype H5N8.
    • A protection zone of 3 km and a surveillance zone of 10 km have been established.


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

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