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

Subject: Avian Influenza, H5N8 subtype, poultry and wild birds epizootics in South Africa.

Source: OIE, full page: (LINK).

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Highly pathogenic influenza A viruses (infection with) (non-poultry including wild birds) H5N8, South Africa

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Information received on 24/07/2017 from Dr Bothle Michael Modisane, Chief Director , Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, Animal Production and Health, PRETORIA, South Africa

  • Summary
    • Report type  Immediate notification
    • Date of start of the event  30/06/2017
    • Date of confirmation of the event  30/06/2017
    • Report date  24/07/2017
    • Date submitted to OIE  24/07/2017
    • Reason for notification  New strain of a listed disease in the country
    • 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
  • New outbreaks
    • Summary of outbreaks
      • Total outbreaks: 4
        • Outbreak Location:
          • MPUMALANGA ( HPAI_H5N8_2017_006, Lekwa )
          • GAUTENG ( HPAI_H5N8_2017_005, City of Tshwane HPAI_H5N8_2017_007, City of Tshwane HPAI_H5N8_2017_008, Emfuleni )
      • Total animals affected:  Species -  Susceptible -  Cases -  Deaths -  Killed and disposed of – Slaughtered
        • Southern Masked-Weaver:Ploceidae (Ploceus velatus) – … -  2 -  2 -  0 -  0
        • Yellow-billed Duck:Anatidae (Anas undulata)  - … -   1  -  1  -  0  -  0
        • Egyptian Goose:Anatidae (Alopochen aegyptiaca)  - … -   1  - 0  -  0  -  0 
        • Birds  -  25  -  11  -  9  -  0  -  0
      • Outbreak statistics:  Species -  Apparent morbidity rate -  Apparent mortality rate -  Apparent case fatality rate -  Proportion susceptible animals lost*
        • Southern Masked-Weaver:Ploceidae (Ploceus velatus) -  ** -  ** -  100.00% -  **
        • Yellow-billed Duck:Anatidae (Anas undulata) -  ** -  ** -  100.00% -  **
        • Egyptian Goose:Anatidae (Alopochen aegyptiaca) -  ** -  ** -  0.00% -  **
        • Birds -  44.00% -  36.00% -  81.82% -  36.00%
          • * 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
      • Unknown or inconclusive
  • Control measures
    • Measures applied
      • Screening
      • Vaccination prohibited
      • No treatment of affected animals
    • Measures to be applied
      • No other measures
  • Diagnostic test results
    • Laboratory name and type -  Agricultural Research Center, Onderstepoort Veterinary Institute ( OIE Reference Laboratory )
      • Tests and results:  Species -  Test -  Test date -  Result
        • Southern Masked-Weaver -  polymerase chain reaction (PCR) -  11/07/2017 -  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; Wild Birds; South Africa.

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