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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...

15 Sep 2017

Highly pathogenic #avian #influenza #H5N8, #SouthAfrica [five #outbreaks in captive & #wildbrids] (#OIE, Sept. 15 ‘17)


Title: Highly pathogenic #avian #influenza #H5N8, #SouthAfrica [five #outbreaks in captive & #wildbrids].

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 15/09/2017 from Dr Bothle Michael Modisane, Chief Director , Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, Animal Production and Health, PRETORIA, South Africa

  • Summary
    • Report type    Follow-up report No. 6
    • Date of start of the event    30/06/2017
    • Date of confirmation of the event    30/06/2017
    • Report date    15/09/2017
    • Date submitted to OIE    15/09/2017
    • Reason for notification    New strain of a listed disease in the country
    • Causal agent    Highly pathogenic influenza A virus
    • Serotype    H5N8
    • Nature of diagnosis    Clinical, Laboratory (advanced)
    • This event pertains to    a defined zone within the country
  • Summary of outbreaks   
    • Total outbreaks: 5
      • Total animals affected: Species    - Susceptible    - Cases    - Deaths    - Killed and disposed of  - Slaughtered
        • Birds    - 508    - 229    - 214    - 0    - 0
        • House Sparrow:Passer domesticus(Passeridae)  - … – 1    - 1    - 0    - 0
      • Outbreak statistics: Species    - Apparent morbidity rate    - Apparent mortality rate    - Apparent case fatality rate    - Proportion susceptible animals lost*
        • Birds    - 45.08%    - 42.13%    - 93.45%    - 42.13%
        • House Sparrow:Passer domesticus(Passeridae)    - **    - **    - 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   
      • Unknown or inconclusive

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Keywords: OIE; Updates; Avian Influenza; H5N8 ; Poultry; Wild Birds; South Africa.

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