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Canada - Outbreak of highly pathogenic avian influenza H5N5 in 2 wild raccoons found dead in Queens, Prince Edward Island (WOAH, May 24, 2023)

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  • Canada - Outbreak of highly pathogenic avian influenza H5N5 in 2 wild raccoons found dead in Queens, Prince Edward Island (WOAH, May 24, 2023)

    Canada - Influenza A viruses of high pathogenicity (Inf. with) (non-poultry including wild birds) (2017-) - Immediate notification

    GENERAL INFORMATION
    COUNTRY/TERRITORY OR ZONE
    COUNTRY/TERRITORY

    ANIMAL TYPE
    TERRESTRIAL

    DISEASE CATEGORY
    Listed disease

    EVENT ID
    5065

    DISEASE
    Influenza A viruses of high pathogenicity (Inf. with) (non-poultry including wild birds) (2017-)

    CAUSAL AGENT
    Highly pathogenic avian influenza virus

    GENOTYPE / SEROTYPE / SUBTYPE
    H5N5

    START DATE
    2023/04/04

    REASON FOR NOTIFICATION
    Unusual host species

    DATE OF LAST OCCURRENCE
    -

    CONFIRMATION DATE
    2023/05/19

    EVENT STATUS
    On-going

    END DATE
    -

    SELF-DECLARATION
    NO

    REPORT INFORMATION
    REPORT NUMBER
    Immediate notification

    REPORT ID
    IN_160966

    REPORT REFERENCE
    CAN-2023-HPAIM-001

    REPORT DATE
    2023/05/24

    REPORT STATUS
    Validated

    NO EVOLUTION REPORT
    -

    EPIDEMIOLOGY
    SOURCE OF EVENT OR ORIGIN OF INFECTION
    Contact with wild species
    Unknown or inconclusive

    EPIDEMIOLOGICAL COMMENTS

    This is the first report of highly pathogenic avian influenza H5N5 in mammals in Canada. We previously reported wild birds with wholly Eurasian H5N5 from Prince Edward Island and New Brunswick (event 4754). We are now reporting two raccoons from Prince Edward Island found dead. The geographical marker is on the capital. For both raccoons, the virus contains wholly Eurasian genome segments. For detailed and current information on high pathogenicity avian influenza cases in wildlife, please consult : http://www.cwhc-rcsf.ca/avian_influenza.php.


    QUANTITATIVE DATA SUMMARY
    MEASURING UNIT
    Animal

    SpeciesSusceptibleCasesDeathsKilled and Disposed ofSlaughtered/ Killed for commercial useVaccinated
    Racoon (Northern raccoon) (WILD)
    NEW - 2
    2 - - -
    TOTAL - 2 2 - - -
    ...

    NEW OUTBREAKS

    OB_119023 - PEI-2023-HPAIM-001 - PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND - MAMMALS
    OUTBREAK REFERENCE
    PEI-2023-HPAIM-001

    START DATE
    2023/04/04

    END DATE
    -

    DETAILED CHARACTERISATION
    -

    FIRST ADMINISTRATIVE DIVISION
    Prince Edward Island

    SECOND ADMINISTRATIVE DIVISION
    Queens

    THIRD ADMINISTRATIVE DIVISION
    Charlottetown

    EPIDEMIOLOGICAL UNIT
    Not applicable

    LOCATION
    Prince Edward Island - mammals

    Latitude, Longitude
    46.25 , -63.11

    (Approximate location)
    OUTBREAKS IN CLUSTER
    -

    MEASURING UNIT
    Animal

    AFFECTED POPULATION DESCRIPTION
    -

    SpeciesSusceptibleCasesDeathsKilled and Disposed ofSlaughtered/ Killed for commercial useVaccinated
    Racoon (Northern raccoon) (WILD)
    Wild
    NEW - 2
    2 - - -
    TOTAL - 2 2 - - -

    ...




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