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15 May 2018

Highly pathogenic #avian #influenza #H5N8, #SouthAfrica [one #poultry #outbreak] (#OIE, May 15 ‘18)

          

Title:

Highly pathogenic #avian #influenza #H5N8, #SouthAfrica [one #poultry #outbreak].

Subject:

Avian Influenza, H5N8 subtype, poultry epizootics in South Africa.

Source:

OIE, full page: (LINK).

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Highly pathogenic avian influenza H5N8, South Africa

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Information received on 15/05/2018 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. 30
    • Date of start of the event    19/06/2017
    • Date of confirmation of the event    22/06/2017
    • Report date    14/05/2018
    • Date submitted to OIE    15/05/2018
    • 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
  • Summary of outbreaks   
    • Total outbreaks: 1
      • Total animals affected: Species    - Susceptible    - Cases    - Deaths    - Killed and disposed of    - Slaughtered
        • Birds    - 3730    - 29    - 0    - 0    - 0
      • Outbreak statistics: Species    - Apparent morbidity rate    - Apparent mortality rate    - Apparent case fatality rate    - Proportion susceptible animals lost*
        • Birds    - 0.78%    - 0.00%    - 0.00%    - 0.00%
          • *Removed from the susceptible population through death, destruction and/or slaughter
  • Epidemiology
    • Source of the outbreak(s) or origin of infection   
      • Unknown or inconclusive
  • Epidemiological comments   
    • Coordinates modified to protect confidentiality as required by South African Legislation.

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

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