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  • So. Africa: Joburg City Parks confirms outbreak of bird flu

    Source: https://www.iol.co.za/the-star/jobur...d-flu-11484847

    Joburg City Parks confirms outbreak of bird flu
    The Star / 4 October 2017, 12:00pm / ANNA COX

    Johannesburg - Avian influenza has hit Johannesburg with 598 carcasses of birds having been recovered from the City of Joburg facilities at Westdene Dam, Emmarentia Dam, Zoo Lake and and Joburg Zoo.

    Johannesburg City Parks and Zoo (JCPZ) has confirmed that some of its facilities have been affected by the outbreak that was first detected in Limpopo and which has been spread by the seasonal migration of birds.

    JCPZ spokesperson Jenny Moodley said that from September 1 to date, the facility has recovered over 548 carcasses and “most have tested positive for the strain of Avian Influenza that is not contagious to humans.”

    All the dead birds are being incinerated and are being handled as per strict health and safety regulations, she said...

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    Highly pathogenic influenza A viruses (infection with) (non-poultry including wild birds),
    South Africa
    Information received on 09/10/2017 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. 9
    Date of start of the event 30/06/2017
    Date of confirmation of the event 30/06/2017
    Report date 06/10/2017
    Date submitted to OIE 09/10/2017
    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
    Related reports Immediate notification (24/07/2017)
    Follow-up report No. 1 (15/08/2017)
    Follow-up report No. 2 (22/08/2017)
    Follow-up report No. 3 (31/08/2017)
    Follow-up report No. 4 (05/09/2017)
    Follow-up report No. 5 (08/09/2017)
    Follow-up report No. 6 (15/09/2017)
    Follow-up report No. 7 (22/09/2017)
    Follow-up report No. 8 (29/09/2017)
    Follow-up report No. 9 (06/10/2017)
    New outbreaks (5)
    Outbreak 1 (HPAI_H5N8_2017_077) HPAI_H5N8_2017_077, City of Cape Town, WESTERN CAPE PROVINCE
    Date of start of the outbreak 06/09/2017
    Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
    Epidemiological unit Backyard
    Affected animals
    Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
    Birds 35 3 3 0 0
    Affected population Hobby birds. Chickens and geese affected
    Outbreak 2 (HPAI_H5N8_2017_075) HPAI_H5N8_2017_075, City of Cape Town, WESTERN CAPE PROVINCE
    Date of start of the outbreak 19/09/2017
    Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
    Epidemiological unit Zoo
    Affected animals
    Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
    Birds 304 7 6 187 0
    Sacred Ibis:Threskiornis aethiopicus(Threskiornithidae) 45 2 1 0 0
    Blue crane:Grus paradisea(Gruidae) 17 1 1 0 0
    Black-headed heron :Ardea melanocephala(Ardeidae) 18 1 1 0 0
    Affected population Zoo with various domestic, exotic and indigenous birds. Total population of 2389 birds (200 different species). Affected birds include chickens, mallard ducks, black swans and wild turkeys.
    Outbreak 3 (HPAI_H5N8_2017_068) HPAI_H5N8_2017_068, City of Johannesburg, GAUTENG
    Date of start of the outbreak 20/09/2017
    Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
    Epidemiological unit Zoo
    Affected animals
    Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
    Red-crowned Crane:Grus japonensis(Gruidae) 3 3 1 0
    Outbreak 4 (HPAI_H5N8_2017_069) HPAI_H5N8_2017_069, Ekurhuleni, GAUTENG
    Date of start of the outbreak 26/09/2017
    Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
    Epidemiological unit Other
    Affected animals
    Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
    Egyptian Goose:Alopochen aegyptiaca(Anatidae) 7 7 0 0
    Outbreak 5 (HPAI_H5N8_2017_076) HPAI_H5N8_2017_076, City of Cape Town, WESTERN CAPE PROVINCE
    Date of start of the outbreak 28/09/2017
    Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
    Epidemiological unit Backyard
    Affected animals
    Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
    Birds 139 4 4 0 0
    Affected population Hobby birds. Chickens and turkeys affected.
    Summary of outbreaks Total outbreaks: 5
    Total animals affected
    Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
    Birds 478 14 13 187 0
    Sacred Ibis:Threskiornis aethiopicus(Threskiornithidae) 45 2 1 0 0
    Blue crane:Grus paradisea(Gruidae) 17 1 1 0 0
    Black-headed heron :Ardea melanocephala(Ardeidae) 18 1 1 0 0
    Red-crowned Crane:Grus japonensis(Gruidae) 3 3 1 0
    Egyptian Goose:Alopochen aegyptiaca(Anatidae) 7 7 0 0
    Outbreak statistics
    Species Apparent morbidity rate Apparent mortality rate Apparent case fatality rate Proportion susceptible animals lost*
    Birds 2.93% 2.72% 92.86% 41.84%
    Sacred Ibis:Threskiornis aethiopicus(Threskiornithidae) 4.44% 2.22% 50.00% 2.22%
    Blue crane:Grus paradisea(Gruidae) 5.88% 5.88% 100.00% 5.88%
    Black-headed heron :Ardea melanocephala(Ardeidae) 5.56% 5.56% 100.00% 5.56%
    Red-crowned Crane:Grus japonensis(Gruidae) ** ** 100.00% **
    Egyptian Goose:Alopochen aegyptiaca(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
    Control measures
    Measures applied
    • Screening
    • 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=24967
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