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South Africa - 2 new outbreaks of low pathogenic avian influenza H5N2 in commercial ostriches, Western Cape Province (OIE, March 14, 2017)

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  • South Africa - 2 new outbreaks of low pathogenic avian influenza H5N2 in commercial ostriches, Western Cape Province (OIE, March 14, 2017)

    Low pathogenic avian influenza (poultry),
    South Africa
    Information received on 14/03/2017 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. 20
    Date of start of the event 28/01/2014
    Date of confirmation of the event 10/06/2014
    Report date 14/03/2017
    Date submitted to OIE 14/03/2017
    Reason for notification Reoccurrence of a listed disease
    Date of previous occurrence 02/11/2013
    Manifestation of disease Sub-clinical infection
    Causal agent Low pathogenic avian influenza virus
    Serotype H5N2
    Nature of diagnosis Laboratory (advanced)
    This event pertains to the whole country
    Related reports Immediate notification (19/08/2014)
    Follow-up report No. 1 (07/10/2014)
    Follow-up report No. 2 (25/11/2014)
    Follow-up report No. 3 (27/02/2015)
    Follow-up report No. 4 (23/03/2015)
    Follow-up report No. 5 (22/04/2015)
    Follow-up report No. 6 (05/06/2015)
    Follow-up report No. 7 (13/07/2015)
    Follow-up report No. 8 (12/08/2015)
    Follow-up report No. 9 (21/09/2015)
    Follow-up report No. 10 (30/10/2015)
    Follow-up report No. 11 (02/02/2016)
    Follow-up report No. 12 (15/03/2016)
    Follow-up report No. 13 (03/05/2016)
    Follow-up report No. 14 (02/08/2016)
    Follow-up report No. 15 (02/09/2016)
    Follow-up report No. 16 (20/09/2016)
    Follow-up report No. 17 (24/10/2016)
    Follow-up report No. 18 (25/11/2016)
    Follow-up report No. 19 (23/01/2017)
    Follow-up report No. 20 (14/03/2017)
    New outbreaks (2)
    Outbreak 1 (LPAI_2014_H5N2_061) LPAI_2014_H5N2_061, Breede Valley, WESTERN CAPE PROVINCE
    Date of start of the outbreak 17/01/2017
    Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
    Epidemiological unit Farm
    Affected animals
    Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Destroyed Slaughtered
    Birds 234 60 0 0 0
    Affected population Commercial ostriches
    Outbreak 2 (LPAI_2014_H5N2_062) LPAI_2014_H5N2_062, Oudtshoorn, WESTERN CAPE PROVINCE
    Date of start of the outbreak 15/02/2017
    Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
    Epidemiological unit Farm
    Affected animals
    Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Destroyed Slaughtered
    Birds 672 19 0 0 0
    Affected population Commercial ostriches
    Summary of outbreaks Total outbreaks: 2
    Total animals affected
    Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Destroyed Slaughtered
    Birds 906 79 0 0 0
    Outbreak statistics
    Species Apparent morbidity rate Apparent mortality rate Apparent case fatality rate Proportion susceptible animals lost*
    Birds 8.72% 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 Geographical coordinates have been adjusted to be less accurate to protect the privacy of owners, in accordance with legislative requirements. Note by the OIE World Animal Health Information and Analysis Department: H5 and H7 avian influenza in its low pathogenic form in poultry is a notifiable disease as per Chapter 10.4. on avian influenza of the Terrestrial Animal Health Code (2016).
    Control measures
    Measures applied
    • Movement control inside the country
    • Screening
    • Quarantine
    • Vaccination prohibited
    • No treatment of affected animals
    Measures to be applied
    • No other measures
    Future Reporting
    The event is continuing. Weekly follow-up reports will be submitted.
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    http://www.oie.int/wahis_2/public/wa...reportid=23124
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