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Highly pathogenic #avian #influenza #H5N8, #Belgium [a #poultry #outbreak] (#OIE, Jun 19 ‘17)


Title: Highly pathogenic #avian #influenza #H5N8, #Belgium [a #poultry #outbreak].

Subject: Avian Influenza, H5N8 subtype, poultry epizootics in Belgium.

Source: OIE, full page: (LINK).

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Highly pathogenic avian influenza H5N8, Belgium

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Information received on 19/06/2017 from Dr Jean-François Heymans, Director, Animal Health and Safety of Products of Animal Origin, Federal Agency for the Safety of the Food Chain (FASFC), Bruxelles, Belgium

  • Summary
    • Report type  Immediate notification
    • Date of start of the event  10/06/2017
    • Date of confirmation of the event  16/06/2017
    • Report date  19/06/2017
    • Date submitted to OIE  19/06/2017
    • Reason for notification  Recurrence of a listed disease
    • Date of previous occurrence  28/03/2017
    • Manifestation of disease  Clinical disease
    • Causal agent  Highly pathogenic avian influenza virus
    • Serotype  H5N8
    • Nature of diagnosis  Clinical, Laboratory (advanced), Necropsy
    • This event pertains to  a defined zone within the country
  • New outbreaks
    • Summary of outbreaks
      • Total outbreaks: 1
        • Outbreak Location  -   WEST-VLAANDEREN ( Waardamme )
      • Total animals affected:  Species -  Susceptible -  Cases -  Deaths -  Killed and disposed of -  Slaughtered
        • Birds  -  4047  -  1650  -  500  -  3547  -  0
      • Outbreak statistics:  Species -  Apparent morbidity rate -  Apparent mortality rate -  Apparent case fatality rate -  Proportion susceptible animals lost*
        • Birds -  40.77% -  12.35% -  30.30% -  100.00%
          • * Removed from the susceptible population through death, destruction and/or slaughter;
  • Epidemiology
    • Source of the outbreak(s) or origin of infection
      • Introduction of new live animals
      • Fomites (humans, vehicles, feed, etc.)
  • Control measures
    • Measures applied
      • Surveillance outside containment and/or protection zone
      • Surveillance within containment and/or protection zone
      • Traceability
      • Official destruction of animal products
      • Official disposal of carcasses, by-products and waste
      • Stamping out
      • Zoning
      • Vaccination prohibited
      • No treatment of affected animals
    • Measures to be applied
      • Disinfection
  • Diagnostic test results
    • Laboratory name and type -  CERVA ( National laboratory )
      • Tests and results:  Species -  Test -  Test date -  Result
        • Birds -  nucleotide sequencing -  16/06/2017 -  Positive
        • Birds -  real-time reverse transcriptase/polymerase chain reaction (RRT-PCR) -  14/06/2017 -  Positive
        • Birds -  virus isolation -  16/06/2017 -  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; Belgium.

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