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Equine influenza, Turkey (OIE, August 16 2013): No New Outbreaks, Virus Not Typed

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  • Equine influenza, Turkey (OIE, August 16 2013): No New Outbreaks, Virus Not Typed

    [Source: OIE, full page: (LINK). Edited.]

    Equine influenza, Turkey

    Information received on 15/08/2013 from Dr Pakdil Nihat, Deputy Undersecretary, Tarim ve Koyisleri Bakanhg Kampusu , Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs , Ankara, Turkey
    • Summary
      • Report type Follow-up report No. 1
      • Date of start of the event 11/07/2013
      • Date of pre-confirmation of the event 19/07/2013
      • Report date 15/08/2013
      • Date submitted to OIE 15/08/2013
      • Reason for notification First occurrence of a listed disease
      • Manifestation of disease Clinical disease
      • Causal agent Equine influenza virus
      • Serotype Not typed
      • Nature of diagnosis Laboratory (basic)
      • This event pertains to the whole country
      • Related reports
        • Immediate notification (05/08/2013)
        • Follow-up report No. 1 (15/08/2013)
    • Outbreaks
      • There are no new outbreaks in this report
    • Epidemiology
      • Source of the outbreak(s) or origin of infection
        • Unknown or inconclusive
    • Epidemiological comments
      • Veterinarians in the equine hospital think that the vaccine may be ineffective because horses are kept going with very heavy exercises after vaccination.
      • Note by the OIE Animal Health Information Department:
        • Turkey has not provided any information to the OIE on equine influenza since at least 1996.
        • Since this is the first time that equine influenza is identified in the history of the country, the reason for notification as first occurrence applies to the country but the event is in fact circumscribed to a zone.
    • Control measures
      • Measures applied
        • Quarantine
        • Screening
        • Disinfection of infected premises/establishment(s)
        • No vaccination
        • Treatment of affected animals (antibiotics and antipyretics)
      • Measures to be applied
        • No other measures
    • Future Reporting
      • The event is continuing. Weekly follow-up reports will be submitted.