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Nepal - 1 new outbreak of highly pathogenic avian influenza H5N1 in crows nested in a bamboo tree area, Kathmadnu, Bagmati (OIE, March 26, 2019)

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  • Nepal - 1 new outbreak of highly pathogenic avian influenza H5N1 in crows nested in a bamboo tree area, Kathmadnu, Bagmati (OIE, March 26, 2019)

    Highly pathogenic influenza A viruses (infection with) (non-poultry including wild birds),
    Nepal
    Information received on 26/03/2019 from Dr Bimal Kumar Nirmal, Director General, Department of Livestock Services, Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock Development, NEPAL, Nepal
    Summary
    Report type Immediate notification (Final report)
    Date of start of the event 17/03/2019
    Date of confirmation of the event 21/03/2019
    Report date 26/03/2019
    Date submitted to OIE 26/03/2019
    Date event resolved 22/03/2019
    Reason for notification Recurrence of a listed disease
    Date of previous occurrence 10/09/2018
    Manifestation of disease Clinical disease
    Causal agent Highly pathogenic influenza A virus
    Serotype H5N1
    Nature of diagnosis Laboratory (basic), Laboratory (advanced), Necropsy
    This event pertains to the whole country
    New outbreaks (1)
    Outbreak 1 Lainchaur, Kathmandu, Launchaur, Kathmadnu, Bagmati
    Date of start of the outbreak 17/03/2019
    Outbreak status Resolved (22/03/2019)
    Epidemiological unit Other
    Affected animals
    Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
    House Crow:Corvus splendens(Corvidae) 200 200 0 0
    Affected population Crows nested in a bamboo tree area.
    Summary of outbreaks Total outbreaks: 1
    Total animals affected
    Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
    House Crow:Corvus splendens(Corvidae) 200 200 0 0
    Outbreak statistics
    Species Apparent morbidity rate Apparent mortality rate Apparent case fatality rate Proportion susceptible animals lost*
    House Crow:Corvus splendens(Corvidae) ** ** 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 There was a sudden death of a large number of crows in a bamboo tree area of the affected location. Proper cleaning and disinfection of the premises were done with the burial of dead crows. Post-operative surveillance is ongoing.
    Control measures
    Measures applied
    • Surveillance outside containment and/or protection zone
    • Surveillance within containment and/or protection zone
    • Official disposal of carcasses, by-products and waste
    • Control of wildlife reservoirs
    • Disinfection
    • Vaccination prohibited
    • No treatment of affected animals
    Measures to be applied
    • No other measures
    Future Reporting
    The event is resolved. No more reports will be submitted.
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    http://www.oie.int/wahis_2/public/wa...reportid=29966
    "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."
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    Samples of dead crows and chickens to be sent to Australia for laboratory tests
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    - Arjun Poudel, Kathmandu

    Apr 7, 2019-

    The Department of Livestock Services is preparing to send samples of dead crows and chickens to Australia for genome sequencing to confirm if there has been any change in the biology of the H5N1 virus.

    As a member of the World Organisation of Animal Health, Nepal has to send samples for avian flu of H5N1 for genome sequencing, according to Dr Samjhana Kumari Shakya, deputy director general at the department.

    “We do not have genome sequencing facility in our laboratory,” Dr Shakya said. “So we are sending the samples to a laboratory in Australia.”

    She informed that over 350 crows died of the H5N1 virus in recent weeks in the city.

    ...

    https://kathmandupost.ekantipur.com/...ory-tests.html
    "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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