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#Analysis of recent #scientific #information on #avian #influenza A(#H7N9) virus - 10 February 2017 (@WHO, edited)

  Title : #Analysis of recent #scientific #information on #avian #influenza A(#H7N9) virus - 10 February 2017. Subject : Avian Influenza, ...

23 Feb 2017

#HK CHP closely monitors #human case of #avian #influenza #H7N9 in #Guizhou (Feb. 23 ‘17)

 

Title: #HK CHP closely monitors #human case of #avian #influenza #H7N9 in #Guizhou.

Subject: Avian Influenza, H7N9 subtype, human case in Guizhou province of China.

Source: Centre for Health Protection, Hong Kong PRC SAR, full page: (LINK).

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CHP closely monitors human case of avian influenza A(H7N9) in Guizhou

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The Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health is today (February 23) closely monitoring an additional human case of avian influenza A(H7N9) in Guizhou, and again urged the public to maintain strict personal, food and environmental hygiene both locally and during travel.

According to the Health and Family Planning Commission of Guizhou Province, the patient, aged 51, in Qiandongnan, had live poultry contact before onset.

There is a likely risk that environments with live poultry in the Mainland might be contaminated with avian influenza viruses.

Travellers to the Mainland or other affected areas must avoid visiting wet markets, poultry markets or farms. They should be alert to the presence of backyard poultry when visiting relatives and friends. They should also avoid purchase of live or freshly slaughtered poultry, and avoid touching poultry/birds or their droppings. They should strictly observe personal and hand hygiene when visiting any place with live poultry.

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The public may visit the CHP's pages for more information:

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Keywords: HK PRC SAR; Updates; China; Guizhou; H7N9; Avian Influenza; Human.

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#Updates on #Yellowfever #vaccination #recommendations for International #Travellers related to current situation in #Brazil (@WHO, Feb. 23 ‘17)

 

Title: #Updates on #Yellowfever #vaccination #recommendations for International #Travellers related to current situation in #Brazil.

Subject: Yellow Fever Outbreak in Brazil, advice for travelers.

Source: World Health Organization (WHO), full page: (LINK).

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Updates on Yellow fever vaccination recommendations for International Travellers related to current situation in Brazil

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14 February 2017

This is an update to the WHO advice posted on 31 January 2017.

As of 13 February 2017, yellow fever virus transmission continues to expand towards the Atlantic coast of Brazil in areas not deemed to be at risk for yellow fever transmission prior to the revised risk assessment published by WHO in the Disease Outbreak News of 27 January 2017, and supported by the scientific and technical advisory group on geographical yellow fever risk mapping (GRYF).

The revised risk assessment was based on epidemiological evidence and ecological factors.

The expanded areas at risk of yellow fever transmission remain the same as in the Disease Outbreak News of 27 January 2017 and the WHO travel advice of 31 January 2017, and include:

  • Bahia State:
    • extension of the areas at risk for yellow fever transmission with the inclusion of the following municipalities in the south and south-west of the state:
      • Alcobasa;
      • Belmonte;
      • Canavieiras;
      • Caravelas;
      • Ilheus;
      • Itacare;
      • Mucuri;
      • Nova Visosa;
      • Porto Seguro;
      • Prado;
      • Santa Cruz Cabralia;
      • Una;
      • Urusuca;
      • Almadina;
      • Anage;
      • Arataca;
      • Barra do Chosa;
      • Barro Preto;
      • Belo Campo;
      • Buerarema;
      • Caatiba;
      • Camacan;
      • Candido Sales;
      • Coaraci;
      • CondeUba;
      • Cordeiros;
      • Encruzilhada;
      • Eunapolis;
      • Firmino Alves;
      • Floresta Azul;
      • Guaratinga;
      • Ibicarai;
      • Ibicui;
      • Ibirapua;
      • Itabela;
      • Itabuna;
      • Itagimirim;
      • Itaju do Colonia;
      • Itajuipe;
      • Itamaraju;
      • Itambe;
      • Itanhem;
      • Itape;
      • Itapebi;
      • Itapetinga;
      • Itapitanga;
      • Itarantim;
      • Itororo;
      • Jucurusu;
      • Jussari;
      • Lajedao;
      • Macarani;
      • Maiquinique;
      • Mascote;
      • Medeiros Neto;
      • Nova Canaa;
      • Pau Brasil;
      • Piripa;
      • Planalto;
      • Posoes;
      • Potiragua;
      • Ribeirao do Largo;
      • Santa Cruz da Vitoria;
      • Santa Luzia;
      • São Jose da Vitoria;
      • Teixeira de Freitas;
      • Tremedal;
      • Vereda;
      • Vitoria da Conquista.
  • Espírito Santo State:
    • at risk for yellow fever transmission with the exception of the urban area of Vitoria.
  • Rio de Janeiro State:
    • at risk for yellow fever transmission in the following northern municipalities bordering Minas Gerais and Espírito Santo States:
      • Bom Jesus do Itabapoana;
      • Cambuci;
      • Cardoso Moreira;
      • Italva;
      • Itaperuna;
      • Laje do Muriae;
      • Miracema;
      • Natividade;
      • Porciuncula;
      • Santo Antonio de Padua;
      • São Fidelis;
      • São Jose de Uba;
      • Varre-Sai;
      • Campos dos Goytacazes;
      • São Francisco de Itabapoa;
      • São João da Barra.

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Currently there is no evidence of yellow fever virus transmission in the large metropolitan areas of the East Coast such as Rio de Janeiro, San Salvador, and Sao Paulo.

The determination of new areas considered to be at risk for yellow fever transmission is preliminary and updates will be provided regularly.

In view of the evolving situation, and considering that travellers for the Carnival in the next few weeks may take side tours outside the main cities, the current advice by the WHO Secretariat for international travellers going to areas of Brazil deemed to be at risk, including the above mentioned ones, is the following:

  • Vaccination against yellow fever at least 10 days prior to the travel.
    • Note that, as per Annex 7 of the International Health Regulations(2005), a single dose of a yellow fever vaccine approved by WHO is sufficient to confer sustained immunity and life-long protection against yellow fever disease.
    • Travellers with contraindications for yellow fever vaccine (children below 9 months, pregnant or breastfeeding women, people with severe hypersensitivity to egg antigens, and severe immunodeficiency) or over 60 years of age should consult their health professional for advice;
  • adoption of measures to avoid mosquito bites;
  • awareness of symptoms and signs of yellow fever;
  • seeking care in case of symptoms and signs of yellow fever, while travelling and upon return from areas at risk for yellow fever transmission.

For 2017 updates on yellow fever vaccination requirements and WHO vaccination recommendations for travellers see Annex 1 and country list on the WHO International Travel and Health website.

 

Related links

WHO - International Travel and Health

Regional information

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Keywords: WHO; Updates; Yellow Fever; Brazil; Travel Warnings.

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#Surge in #human cases of #H7N9 #Influenza in #China, situation #assessment and #advice to the public (S. #Korea MoH, Feb. 23 ‘17)

 

Title: Surge in human infection with H7N9 Influenza virus in China, situation assessment and advice to the public.

Subject: Avian Influenza, H7N9 subtype, human cases in China.

Source: Ministry of Health, South Korea, full page: (LINK). Article in Korean, edited.

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Avian Influenza H7N9 human cases surge in China

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Travelers urged to avoid Poultry contact when in Mainland China

|-- When entering China, submit a health status questionnaire, within 10 days of contact with poultry. If fever and respiratory symptoms occur, contact the Public Health Center or ☏1339 (Disease Control Headquarters Call Center)

|-- Medical institutions should strictly report suspicious patients

Since the number of cases of H7N9 * AI (avian influenza) human infections is rapidly increasing in China, the disease management headquarters (director general) is urging tourists traveling to China to avoid contact with poultry at the time of the trip and to protect the preventive measures such as hand washing.

--| H7N9 AI is different from H5N6 and H5N8, which are currently prevalent in domestic birds. There were no poultry epidemics or human cases in Korea [caused by H7N9];

--| The number of human cases of AI (H7N9) in China has soared in recent years, with a total of 429 people * since Oct. 16, and has already exceeded three times the number of patients (121) in the past season;

--| There were 1,227 cases (and at least 426 deaths) globally reported from December 13 to February 18, 2005, with a mortality rate of 34.7%;

--| In China, AI (H7N9) human infections are seasonally prevalent from October to April after the first human cases since 2013, and it is expected that cases of human infection will continue to occur for the time being;

--| The AI ​​(H7N9) virus is infected through contact with infected poultry or wild birds in the live poultry market. It is known that inter-human transmission is limited to family members, medical staff, etc., But the possibility of [community-level] spread is considered [so far] low.

World Health Organization (WHO) risk assessment (January 17, 2006)

|-- AI (H7N9) Human infections are expected to continue through live poultry market and infected poultry:

--| There are reports of incidences in medical staff, but the likelihood of ongoing, sustained human-to-human transmission is considered low [at this stage];

--| There is a possibility of spreading between countries through travelers, but the possibility of propagation in the community is low;

|-- Along with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of China *

--| * Daily average people entry from China ('16): 25,956 (aircraft), 7,110 (ship)

--| Polluted areas * in China are designated on a regular basis according to the status of AI human infection, and information on contaminated areas is posted on the homepage of the Disease Control Headquarters.

--| * As of February, 17th, AI H7N9 affected area (14 areas): Zhejiang Province, Guangdong Province, Jiangsu Province, Fujian Province, Shanghai City, Hunan Province, Anhui Province, Shandong Province, Beijing City, Hebei Province, Hubei Province, Jiangxi Province, Guizhou Province,

--| ** Affected areas are designated according to the expansion of the area.

|-- According to the revised quarantine law at the time of entry, if the health status questionnaire is not reported to the quarantine officer after visiting the contaminated area, the ministry has paid special attention to the punishment of 7 million won;

|-- In addition, the people traveling to China can visit the area of ​​AI human infectious disease in China and information on prevention of infectious diseases from the 'International Travel Disease Information Center' on the 3rd floor of Incheon International Airport;

|-- Before traveling overseas, the Center for Disease Control (KCDC) checks the infectious disease information of the travel destination through the homepage of the Disease Control Headquarters (http://www.cdc.go.kr, mobile http://m.cdc.go.kr)

|-- When you enter the country, check whether you are visiting a contaminated area, fill out a health status questionnaire, submit it to the quarantine officer,

|-- After entering the country, if the fever and respiratory symptoms occur within 10 days after contact with the poultry in the contaminated area, it was also advised to call the Public Health Center or ☏1339 (Disease Control Headquarters Call Center).

|-- Since the disease management headquarters may come from overseas or come from abroad, the AI ​​(H7N9) is actively reporting to the Korean Medical Association, the Korean Hospital Association, and related professional medical organizations so that patients with suspected human infection can be diagnosed and diagnosed at an early stage And 17 of the nation's health and environment research institutes are preparing to make diagnostic tests within 24 hours. They are strengthening the surveillance system to prepare for immediate response.

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Keywords: China; South Korea; H7N9; Travel Warnings; Avian Influenza; Human; Updates.

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#China, #Shandong: a #human case of #influenza #H7N9 detected in #Tengzhou (Feb. 23 ‘17)

 

Title: China, Shandong: a human case of influenza H7N9 detected in Tengzhou.

Subject: Avian Influenza, H7N9 subtype, human case in Shandong province of China.

Source: Local Media, full page: (LINK). Article in Chinese, edited.

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Tengzhou, a suspected human case of H7N9 flu hospitalized in stable condition

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2017-02-23 10:03

February 23, 23, the reporter learned from the Tengzhou City Center for Disease Control and Prevention that during the afternoon of February 19, Tengzhou City hospital received for treatment a male patient with fever.

On February 20, by expert consultation, diagnosed as suspected H7N9 flu. On February 21 to Tengzhou City People's Hospital of isolation treatment, the patient was in stable condition.

His close contacts (wife and son, daughter) are in the city of Tengzhou City People's Hospital Department of infectious diseases in isolation for observation, so far with no flu-like symptoms, good physical condition.

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Keywords: Avian Influenza; H7N9; Human; China; Shandong.

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#USA, #NYC: #H7N2 #avian #flu #outbreak in #cats’ #shelter: end of #quarantine for the animals (DoH, Feb. 23 ‘17)

 

Title: USA, NYC: H7N2 avian flu outbreak in cats’ shelter: end of quarantine for the animals.

Subject: Avian Influenza, H7N2 subtype, cats’ epizootic in a New York City animal shelter; end of quarantine.

Source: Department of Health, New York City, USA, full page: (LINK).

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Health Department and Animal Care Centers of NYC Announce Resumption of Services at Shelters

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Normal intake of animals resumes after cleaning facilities in response to H7N2 outbreak / Health Department announces $600,000 investment in additional medical staff

February 22, 2017 – The Health Department and Animal Care Centers of NYC (ACC) announced today the resumption of normal cat adoption services at all shelters and at various mobile adoption events across the five boroughs.

Shelter operations were partially suspended in response to an outbreak among cats of the H7N2 virus, a rare strain of bird flu.

The Health Department and ACC worked with the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals® (ASPCA®), Maddie’s Fund ® and the University of Wisconsin School of Veterinary Medicine to provide a temporary quarantine shelter as cats recovered from the mild illness.

Over half of the quarantined cats have been placed with rescue groups and shelters, including the ASPCA’s Adoption Center, which received more than 100 cats that were completely cleared of the virus based on multiple negative test results prior to adoption.

The quarantine shelter will remain open as cats are cleared and released for adoption. 

“I thank our partners at ACC and the ASPCA for their support as we resume normal operations at our shelters and once again offer cats to New Yorkers looking for furry friends,” said Health Commissioner Dr. Mary T. Bassett.

“Our swift response to the H7N2 outbreak stands as a model for the nation and we will continue to do everything we can to ensure the cats in our care remain healthy and find loving homes.”

The Health Department will also be investing $600,000 for additional medical staff at ACC shelters through this summer. The staff members, which include veterinarians and veterinary technicians, will improve care and provide support during the springtime kitten season.

“We are grateful to the City of New York and the Health Department for their recent addition of $600,000 to our medical budget for the remainder of our fiscal year. This support will help ACC sustain our record success,” said ACC President and CEO Risa Weinstock.

“We have already helped more than 200 cats find their loving homes since resuming adoptions and look forward to placing many more in the coming months. We remain thankful for the additional support from other partners like the ASPCA and Maddie’s Fund.”

“Thanks to hundreds of local and out-of-state ASPCA responders, staff, and volunteers, we’ve been able to provide quality care and enrichment for these cats since late December as they recovered at our temporary shelter,” said ASPCA President and CEO Matt Bershadker.

“Our close partnership with ACC is vital in helping to protect vulnerable and homeless cats in New York City, and we’re looking forward to finding placement for cats released from quarantine.”

In 2016, ACC had a record high 89.2 percent placement rate for cats and dogs (88.4 percent for cats and 90.9 percent for dogs). This achievement was made possible by animal adoptions and the New Hope program, a community initiative aimed at finding homes for the city’s unwanted pet population.

The ASPCA is one of the New Hope partners, and in 2016, it received more than 2,000 animals from ACC. In addition to providing over 5,800 spay and neuter surgeries and medical support last year, the ASPCA is committing $1 million to ACC this year. Much of the investment will be used to support ACC’s surrender prevention program, which offers a variety of resources to help pet owners keep their pets. From 2015 to 2016, owner surrenders decreased by 629 animals.

ACC rabbits, cats and dogs available for adoption can be viewed online at http://nycacc.org/AdoptionSearch.htm, or on ACC’s free mobile app (available on Google Play and iTunes).

### / #005-17 / MEDIA CONTACT: Christopher Miller/Julien Martinez, (347) 396-4177 - pressoffice@health.nyc.gov

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Keywords: USA; Updates; H7N2; Avian Influenza; Cats; New York.

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22 Feb 2017

Highly Pathogenic #Avian #Influenza #H5N8, #Italy [a #poultry #outbreak in #Lombardy region] (#IZSVE, Feb. 22 ‘17)

 

Title: Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza H5N8, Italy [a #poultry #outbreak in #Lombardy region].

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

Source: National Reference Laboratory for Avian Influenza, Padua, Italy, full page: (LINK).

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Highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) in Italy

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2016/2017 – H5N5, H5N8

  • Outbreaks | PDF (last update: 22/02/2017)
  • Map | PDF (last update: 22/02/2017)

 

Summary

  • On 22 February 2017 the National Reference Laboratory for Avian Influenza and Newcastle Disease (NRL) confirmed as positive to Avian Influenza Subtype H5N8 an industrial meat turkey farm in Mantua province (Lombardy region).
  • This is the second case in this province, in fact the positive farm is located inside the protection zone of the first case (confirmed on 15 February).
  • At the moment of the impound, about 21.820 turkeys were present, some of which presented clinical symptoms.
  • An increase in mortality was observed in the previous days.
  • Further information on virus characterization and phylogenic analysis will be provided as soon as available.
  • On the same day, the Ministry of Health ordered the preventive slaughtering of a meat turkey farm with about 8.000 birds.
  • This farm is located inside the protection zone of the Verona outbreak (confirmed on 16/02/2017).

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Keywords: Avian Influenza, H5N8, Updates, Italy, Poultry.

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Highly pathogenic #avian #influenza #H5N8, #Spain [infected #wildbirds] (#OIE, Feb. 22 ‘17)


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

Subject: Avian Influenza, H5N8 subtype, wild birds epizootics in Spain.

Source: OIE, full page: (LINK).

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

Information received on 21/02/2017 from Dr Valentín Almansa, Director General, Sanidad de la Produccion Agraria, Ministerio de Agricultura, Alimentación y Medio Ambiente, Madrid, Spain

  • Summary
    • Report type    Follow-up report No. 1
    • Date of start of the event    03/01/2017
    • Date of confirmation of the event    11/01/2017
    • Report date    20/02/2017
    • Date submitted to OIE    21/02/2017
    • Reason for notification    New strain of a listed disease in the country
    • Causal agent    Highly pathogenic influenza A virus
    • Serotype    H5N8
    • Nature of diagnosis    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    - Destroyed    - Slaughtered
        • White Stork:Ciconia ciconia(Ciconiidae)  - … – 1    - 1    - 0    - 0
      • Outbreak statistics: Species    - Apparent morbidity rate    - Apparent mortality rate    - Apparent case fatality rate    - Proportion susceptible animals lost*
        • White Stork:Ciconia ciconia(Ciconiidae)    - **    - **    - 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
  • Epidemiological comments   
    • Passive surveillance and biosecurity measures are strengthened in the farms.

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Keywords: OIE; Updates; Avian Influenza; H5N8 ; Wild Birds; Spain.

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Highly pathogenic #avian #influenza #H5, #Bulgaria [fifty-seven #poultry / #wildbirds #outbreaks] (#OIE, Feb. 22 ‘17)


Title: Highly pathogenic #avian #influenza #H5, #Bulgaria [fifty-seven #poultry / #wildbirds #outbreaks].

Subject: Avian Influenza, H5Nx subtype, poultry and wild birds epizootics in Bulgaria.

Source: OIE, full page: (LINK).

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Highly pathogenic avian influenza H5, Bulgaria

Information received on 21/02/2017 from Dr Damyan Iliev, Chief Veterinary Officer & Deputy Executive Director, Bulgarian Food Safety Agency, Ministry of Agriculture and Food, Sofia, Bulgaria

  • Summary
    • Report type    Follow-up report No. 2
    • Date of start of the event    19/12/2016
    • Date of confirmation of the event    19/12/2016
    • Report date    20/02/2017
    • Date submitted to OIE    21/02/2017
    • Reason for notification    Reoccurrence of a listed disease
    • Date of previous occurrence    01/07/2015
    • Manifestation of disease    Clinical disease
    • Causal agent    Highly pathogenic avian influenza virus
    • Serotype    H5
    • Nature of diagnosis    Clinical, Laboratory (basic)
    • This event pertains to    a defined zone within the country
  • Summary of outbreaks   
    • Total outbreaks: 57
      • Total animals affected: Species    - Susceptible    - Cases    - Deaths    - Destroyed    - Slaughtered
        • Birds    - 559446    - 12731    - 9438    - 548587    - 0
        • Eurasian buzzard (common buzzard):Buteo buteo(Accipitridae)  - … – 3    - 1    - 2    - 0
        • House Sparrow:Passer domesticus(Passeridae)  - … – 3    - 3    - 0    - 0
        • Mute Swan:Cygnus olor(Anatidae)    - 12    - 23    - 23    - 0    - 0
        • Greylag Goose:Anser anser(Anatidae)  - … – 2    - 2    - 0    - 0
      • Outbreak statistics: Species    - Apparent morbidity rate    - Apparent mortality rate    - Apparent case fatality rate    - Proportion susceptible animals lost*
        • Birds    - 2.28%    - 1.69%    - 74.13%    - 99.75%
        • Eurasian buzzard (common buzzard):Buteo buteo(Accipitridae)    - **    - **    - 33.33%    - **
        • House Sparrow:Passer domesticus(Passeridae)    - **    - **    - 100.00%    - **
        • Mute Swan:Cygnus olor(Anatidae)    - **    - **    - 100.00%    - **
        • Greylag Goose:Anser anser(Anatidae)    - **    - **    - 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
      • Contact with wild species

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Keywords: OIE; Updates; Avian Influenza; H5Nx; Poultry; Wild Birds; Bulgaria.

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Highly pathogenic #avian #influenza #H5N1, #Vietnam [three #poultry #outbreaks] (#OIE, Feb. 22 ‘17)


Title: Highly pathogenic #avian #influenza #H5N1, #Vietnam [three #poultry #outbreaks].

Subject: Avian Influenza, H5N1 subtype, poultry epizootics in Vietnam.

Source: OIE, full page: (LINK).

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Highly pathogenic avian influenza H5N1, Vietnam

Information received on 21/02/2017 from Dr Dong Pham Van, Director General, Chief Veterinary Officer, Department of Animal Health, Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, Hanoï, Vietnam

  • Summary
    • Report type    Follow-up report No. 1
    • Date of start of the event    14/02/2017
    • Date of confirmation of the event    15/02/2017
    • Report date    21/02/2017
    • Date submitted to OIE    21/02/2017
    • Reason for notification    Reoccurrence of a listed disease
    • Date of previous occurrence    10/2016
    • Manifestation of disease    Clinical disease
    • Causal agent    Highly pathogenic avian influenza virus
    • Serotype    H5N1
    • Nature of diagnosis    Clinical, Laboratory (advanced)
    • This event pertains to    the whole country
  • Summary of outbreaks   
    • Total outbreaks: 3
      • Total animals affected: Species    - Susceptible    - Cases    - Deaths    - Destroyed    - Slaughtered
        • Birds    - 10590    - 6500    - 4300    - 6290    - 0
      • Outbreak statistics: Species    - Apparent morbidity rate    - Apparent mortality rate    - Apparent case fatality rate    - Proportion susceptible animals lost*
        • Birds    - 61.38%    - 40.60%    - 66.15%    - 100.00%
          • *Removed from the susceptible population through death, destruction and/or slaughter
  • Epidemiology
    • Source of the outbreak(s) or origin of infection   
      • Unknown or inconclusive

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Keywords: OIE; Updates; Avian Influenza; H5N1 ; Poultry; Vietnam.

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Highly pathogenic #avian #influenza #H5N1, #Niger [a #poultry #outbreak] (#OIE, Feb. 22 ‘17)


Title: Highly pathogenic #avian #influenza #H5N1, #Niger [a #poultry #outbreak].

Subject: Avian Influenza, H5N1 subtype, poultry epizootics in Niger.

Source: OIE, full page: (LINK).

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Highly pathogenic avian influenza H5N1, Niger

Information received on 21/02/2017 from Dr Ibrahim Bangana, Directeur Général, Services Vétérinaires, Services Vétérinaires, Niamey, Niger

  • Summary
    • Report type    Follow-up report No. 3
    • Date of start of the event    21/02/2016
    • Date of confirmation of the event    26/05/2016
    • Report date    21/02/2017
    • Date submitted to OIE    21/02/2017
    • Reason for notification    Reoccurrence of a listed disease
    • Date of previous occurrence    2015
    • Manifestation of disease    Clinical disease
    • Causal agent    Highly pathogenic avian influenza virus
    • Serotype    H5N1
    • Nature of diagnosis    Clinical, Laboratory (basic), Laboratory (advanced), Necropsy
    • This event pertains to    a defined zone within the country
  • Summary of outbreaks   
    • Total outbreaks: 1
      • Total animals affected: Species    - Susceptible    - Cases    - Deaths    - Destroyed    - Slaughtered
        • Birds    - 33537    - 4893    - 2993    - 0    - 30500
      • Outbreak statistics: Species    - Apparent morbidity rate    - Apparent mortality rate    - Apparent case fatality rate    - Proportion susceptible animals lost*
        • Birds    - 14.59%    - 8.92%    - 61.17%    - 99.87%
          • *Removed from the susceptible population through death, destruction and/or slaughter
  • Epidemiology
    • Source of the outbreak(s) or origin of infection   
      • Unknown or inconclusive
      • Introduction of new live animals
      • Fomites (humans, vehicles, feed, etc.)

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Keywords: OIE; Updates; Avian Influenza; H5N1 ; Poultry; Niger.

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