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  • Kazakhstan confirms HP H5N8 bird flu in wild swans: OIE

    Source: http://www.reuters.com/article/us-he...-idUSKBN1542FX


    Health News | Fri Jan 20, 2017 | 12:57pm EST
    Kazakhstan confirms H5 bird flu in wild swans: OIE

    Kazakhstan confirmed an outbreak of highly contagious H5 bird flu virus in wild swans by the Caspian Sea, the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) said on Friday, citing a report from the Kazakh agriculture ministry.

    Two swans were found dead in the coastal city of Aktau in the west of the country, the report said...

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    Access to the OIE Report: http://www.oie.int/wahis_2/temp/repo...120_182417.pdf

  • #2
    Highly pathogenic influenza A viruses (infection with) (non-poultry including wild birds),
    Kazakhstan
    Information received on 20/01/2017 from Dr Samat Tyulegenov, Director General, RSE "National Reference Center for Veterinary", Ministry of Agriculture, ASTANA, Kazakhstan
    Summary
    Report type Immediate notification
    Date of start of the event 16/01/2017
    Date of confirmation of the event 19/01/2017
    Report date 20/01/2017
    Date submitted to OIE 20/01/2017
    Reason for notification Reoccurrence of a listed disease
    Date of previous occurrence 05/2015
    Manifestation of disease Clinical disease
    Causal agent Highly pathogenic influenza A virus
    Serotype H5
    Nature of diagnosis Laboratory (advanced)
    This event pertains to a defined zone within the country
    New outbreaks (1)
    Outbreak 1 Aktau city, 14, MANGYSHLAK
    Date of start of the outbreak 16/01/2017
    Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
    Epidemiological unit Other
    Affected animals
    Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Destroyed Slaughtered
    Anatidae (unidentified):Anatidae (incognita)(Anatidae) 2 2 0 0
    Affected population In the framework of the agreement between the Committee of forestry and the Committee of veterinary control, monitoring of wildlife is performed. Dead swans were found by the Caspian Sea in Aktau city. According to national regulations, no domestic poultry is allowed in cities. There are seven more birds not demonstrating clinical signs of a disease which are under the control of veterinary service and specialists of Committee of forestry.
    Summary of outbreaks Total outbreaks: 1
    Total animals affected
    Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Destroyed Slaughtered
    Anatidae (unidentified):Anatidae (incognita)(Anatidae) 2 2 0 0
    Outbreak statistics
    Species Apparent morbidity rate Apparent mortality rate Apparent case fatality rate Proportion susceptible animals lost*
    Anatidae (unidentified):Anatidae (incognita)(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
    Epidemiological comments Dead swans were found by the sea, laboratory analysis by PCR have shown highly pathogenic A influenza virus. There are seven other migratory birds which are currently monitored; they are not showing any clinical signs of the disease.
    Control measures
    Measures applied
    • Movement control inside the country
    • Screening
    • Disinfection / Disinfestation
    • Surveillance outside containment and/or protection zone
    • Zoning
    • Vaccination permitted (if a vaccine exists)
    • No treatment of affected animals
    Measures to be applied
    • No other measures
    Diagnostic test results
    Laboratory name and type Species Test Test date Result
    National Veterinary Reference Centre (National laboratory) Anatidae (unidentified) real-time PCR 19/01/2017 Positive
    Future Reporting
    The event is continuing. Weekly follow-up reports will be submitted.
    ...
    http://www.oie.int/wahis_2/public/wa...reportid=22463
    "Safety and security don't just happen, they are the result of collective consensus and public investment. We owe our children, the most vulnerable citizens in our society, a life free of violence and fear."
    -Nelson Mandela

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    • #3
      Highly pathogenic influenza A viruses (infection with) (non-poultry including wild birds),
      Kazakhstan
      Information received on 06/02/2017 from Dr Samat Tyulegenov, Director General, RSE "National Reference Center for Veterinary", Ministry of Agriculture, ASTANA, Kazakhstan
      Summary
      Report type Follow-up report No. 2 (Final report)
      Date of start of the event 16/01/2017
      Date of confirmation of the event 19/01/2017
      Report date 06/02/2017
      Date submitted to OIE 06/02/2017
      Date event resolved 06/02/2017
      Reason for notification Reoccurrence of a listed disease
      Date of previous occurrence 05/2015
      Manifestation of disease Clinical disease
      Causal agent Highly pathogenic influenza A virus
      Serotype H5N8
      Nature of diagnosis Laboratory (advanced)
      This event pertains to a defined zone within the country
      Related reports Immediate notification (20/01/2017)
      Follow-up report No. 1 (30/01/2017)
      Follow-up report No. 2 (06/02/2017)
      Outbreaks There are no new outbreaks in this report
      Epidemiology
      Source of the outbreak(s) or origin of infection
      • Unknown or inconclusive
      Epidemiological comments According to the results of the laboratory studies performed by ARRIAH, samples of biological material are positive to highly pathogenic avian influenza of type A, subtype H5.
      Control measures
      Measures applied
      • Movement control inside the country
      • Screening
      • Disinfection / Disinfestation
      • Surveillance outside containment and/or protection zone
      • Zoning
      • Vaccination permitted (if a vaccine exists)
      • No treatment of affected animals
      Measures to be applied
      • No other measures
      Future Reporting
      The event is resolved. No more reports will be submitted.
      ...
      http://www.oie.int/wahis_2/public/wa...reportid=22714
      "Safety and security don't just happen, they are the result of collective consensus and public investment. We owe our children, the most vulnerable citizens in our society, a life free of violence and fear."
      -Nelson Mandela

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