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Philippines - 1 new outbreak of highly pathogenic avian influenza H5N6 in backyard birds, Taytay, Rizal (OIE, September 22, 2020)

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  • Philippines - 1 new outbreak of highly pathogenic avian influenza H5N6 in backyard birds, Taytay, Rizal (OIE, September 22, 2020)

    Highly pathogenic avian influenza,
    Philippines
    Information received on 22/09/2020 from Dr Ronnie Domingo, Officer-In-Charge, Chief Veterinary Officer, Bureau of Animal Industry, Department of Agriculture, Manila, Philippines
    Summary
    Report type Follow-up report No. 2
    Date of start of the event 06/07/2020
    Date of confirmation of the event 10/07/2020
    Report date 22/09/2020
    Date submitted to OIE 22/09/2020
    Reason for notification Recurrence of a listed disease
    Date of previous occurrence 09/03/2018
    Manifestation of disease Clinical disease
    Causal agent Highly pathogenic avian influenza virus
    Serotype H5N6
    Nature of diagnosis Clinical, Laboratory (advanced), Necropsy
    This event pertains to a defined zone within the country
    Related reports Immediate notification (29/07/2020)
    Follow-up report No. 1 (04/08/2020)
    Follow-up report No. 2 (22/09/2020)
    New outbreaks (1)
    Outbreak 1 Sta. Ana, Sta. Ana, Taytay, Rizal
    Date of start of the outbreak 10/08/2020
    Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
    Epidemiological unit Backyard
    Affected animals
    Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
    Birds 171 20 171 0
    Affected population Ten owners have voluntarily surrendered their flocks for culling and disposal as part of disease control measures but only two flocks have been tested positive.
    Summary of outbreaks Total outbreaks: 1
    Total animals affected
    Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
    Birds 171 20 171 0
    Outbreak statistics
    Species Apparent morbidity rate Apparent mortality rate Apparent case fatality rate Proportion susceptible animals lost*
    Birds 11.70% ** ** **
    *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
    • Contact with wild species
    Control measures
    Measures applied
    • Surveillance outside containment and/or protection zone
    • Surveillance within containment and/or protection zone
    • Quarantine
    • Stamping out
    • Disinfection
    • Vaccination prohibited
    • No treatment of affected animals
    Measures to be applied
    • Traceability
    Future Reporting
    The event is continuing. Weekly follow-up reports will be submitted.

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    https://www.oie.int/wahis_2/public/w...reportid=35836
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