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A Highly Pathogenic #Avian #H7N9 #Influenza Virus Isolated from A #Human Is Lethal in Some #Ferrets Infected via #Respiratory #Droplets (Cell Host Microbe, abstract)

Title : A Highly Pathogenic #Avian #H7N9 #Influenza Virus Isolated from A #Human Is Lethal in Some #Ferrets Infected via #Respiratory #Drop...

22 May 2017

Low pathogenic #avian #influenza #H7, #Libya [a #poultry #outbreak] (#OIE, May 22 ‘17)


Title: Low pathogenic #avian #influenza #H7, #Libya [a #poultry #outbreak].

Subject: Avian Influenza, H7Nx subtype, poultry epizootics in Libya.

Source: OIE, full page: (LINK).

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Low pathogenic avian influenza H7, Libya

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Information received on 19/05/2017 from Dr Abdelghani Hamed, Chairman of the National Centre for Animal Health (NCAH) Chief Veterinary Officer, National Centre for Animal Health (NCAH), Public Authority of Agriculture, Livestock & Fisheries , Beida, Libya

  • Summary
    • Report type Immediate notification
    • Date of start of the event 08/05/2017
    • Date of confirmation of the event 16/05/2017
    • Report date 19/05/2017
    • Date submitted to OIE 21/05/2017
    • Reason for notification Recurrence of a listed disease
    • Date of previous occurrence 06/2013
    • Manifestation of disease Clinical disease
    • Causal agent Low pathogenic avian influenza virus
    • Serotype H7
    • Nature of diagnosis Laboratory (advanced)
    • This event pertains to the whole country
  • New outbreaks
    • Summary of outbreaks
      • Total outbreaks: 1
        • Outbreak Location  - GHARYAN ( Alsabta, Gharian-Abuzian )
      • Total animals affected:  Species -  Susceptible -  Cases -  Deaths -  Killed and disposed of – Slaughtered
        • Birds  -  20  -  **  -  1  -  19  -  0
      • Outbreak statistics:  Species -  Apparent morbidity rate -  Apparent mortality rate -  Apparent case fatality rate -  Proportion susceptible animals lost*
        • Birds -  ** -  5.00% -  ** -  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
    • As part of general surveillance carried out for avian influenza in the whole country under FAO project, samples from domestic poultry farms were collected by the monitoring teams in the Western Mountains, about 97 samples of different mountain regions.
    • One sample was positive in Abuzian area.
    • Migratory birds were seen a month ago in the area.
  • Control measures
    • Measures applied
      • Screening
      • Quarantine
      • Stamping out
      • Zoning
      • Disinfection
      • Vaccination prohibited
      • No treatment of affected animals
    • Measures to be applied
      • No other measures
  • Diagnostic test results
    • Laboratory name and type -  National Central Veterinary Laboratory, Tripoli ( National laboratory )
      • Tests and results:  Species -  Test -  Test date -  Result
        • Birds -  antigen (Ag) detection ELISA -  16/05/2017 -  Positive
        • Birds -  real-time PCR -  16/05/2017 -  Positive
  • Future Reporting
    • The event is continuing. Weekly follow-up reports will be submitted.

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Keywords: OIE; Updates; Avian Influenza; H7Nx ; Poultry; Libya.

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