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Highly pathogenic #avian #influenza #H5N8, #UK [infected #wildbirds] (#OIE, August 7 ‘17)


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

Subject: Avian Influenza, H5N8 subtype, wild birds epizootics in the United Kingdom.

Source: OIE, full page: (LINK).

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

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Information received on 07/08/2017 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  26/07/2017
    • Date of confirmation of the event  04/08/2017
    • Report date  07/08/2017
    • Date submitted to OIE  07/08/2017
    • Reason for notification  Recurrence of a listed disease
    • Date of previous occurrence  06/2017
    • Manifestation of disease  Clinical disease
    • Causal agent  Highly pathogenic influenza A virus
    • Serotype  H5N8
    • Nature of diagnosis  Laboratory (basic)
    • This event pertains to  a defined zone within the country
  • New outbreaks
    • Summary of outbreaks
      • Total outbreaks: 1
        • Outbreak Location  -   ENGLAND ( North Norfolk, North Norfolk )
      • Total animals affected:  Species -  Susceptible -  Cases -  Deaths -  Killed and disposed of -  Slaughtered
        • Mute Swan:Anatidae (Cygnus olor)  - … -   1  -  1 -  0 -  0
      • Outbreak statistics:  Species -  Apparent morbidity rate -  Apparent mortality rate -  Apparent case fatality rate -  Proportion susceptible animals lost*
        • Mute Swan:Anatidae (Cygnus olor) -  ** -  ** -  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
      • Vaccination prohibited
      • No treatment of affected animals
    • Measures to be applied
      • No other measures
  • Diagnostic test results
    • Laboratory name and type -  Animal and Plant Health Agency (APHA), Weybridge ( OIE Reference Laboratory )
      • Tests and results:  Species -  Test -  Test date -  Result
        • Mute Swan -  real-time reverse transcriptase/polymerase chain reaction (RRT-PCR) -  04/08/2017 -  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; UK; England.

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