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  • China - 1 new outbreak of highly pathogenic avian influenza H5N6 in birds on a farm in the province of Guangdong (OIE, August 14, 2015)

    Highly pathogenic avian influenza,
    China (People's Rep. of)
    Information received on 14/08/2015 from Dr Zhang Zhongqui, Director General , China Animal Disease Control Centre, Veterinary Bureau, Ministry of Agriculture, Beijing, China (People's Rep. of)
    Summary
    Report type Follow-up report No. 9
    Date of start of the event 23/08/2014
    Date of confirmation of the event 01/09/2014
    Report date 14/08/2015
    Date submitted to OIE 14/08/2015
    Reason for notification Reoccurrence of a listed disease
    Date of previous occurrence 04/05/2014
    Manifestation of disease Clinical disease
    Causal agent Highly pathogenic avian influenza virus
    Serotype H5N6
    Nature of diagnosis Clinical, Laboratory (basic), Laboratory (advanced)
    This event pertains to a defined zone within the country
    Related reports Immediate notification (01/09/2014)
    Follow-up report No. 1 (04/09/2014)
    Follow-up report No. 2 (24/10/2014)
    Follow-up report No. 3 (23/01/2015)
    Follow-up report No. 4 (28/01/2015)
    Follow-up report No. 5 (06/02/2015)
    Follow-up report No. 6 (01/04/2015)
    Follow-up report No. 7 (03/04/2015)
    Follow-up report No. 8 (25/05/2015)
    Follow-up report No. 9 (14/08/2015)
    New outbreaks (1)
    Outbreak 1 Farm, Fogang, Qingyuan, GUANGDONG
    Date of start of the outbreak 06/08/2015
    Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
    Epidemiological unit Farm
    Affected animals
    Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Destroyed Slaughtered
    Birds 2170 1350 1350 820 0
    Summary of outbreaks Total outbreaks: 1
    Total animals affected
    Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Destroyed Slaughtered
    Birds 2170 1350 1350 820 0
    Outbreak statistics
    Species Apparent morbidity rate Apparent mortality rate Apparent case fatality rate Proportion susceptible animals lost*
    Birds 62.21% 62.21% 100.00% 100.00%
    *Removed from the susceptible population through death, destruction and/or slaughter
    Epidemiology
    Source of the outbreak(s) or origin of infection
    • Unknown or inconclusive
    Control measures
    Measures applied
    • Movement control inside the country
    • Screening
    • Disinfection / Disinfestation
    • Stamping out
    • Zoning
    • No vaccination
    • No treatment of affected animals
    Measures to be applied
    • No other measures
    Diagnostic test results
    Laboratory name and type Species Test Test date Result
    Harbin veterinary research institute, Chinese academy of agricultural sciences (OIE’s Reference Laboratory) Birds reverse transcription - polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) 11/08/2015 Positive
    Harbin veterinary research institute, Chinese academy of agricultural sciences (OIE’s Reference Laboratory) Birds virus isolation 11/08/2015 Positive
    Future Reporting
    The event is continuing. Weekly follow-up reports will be submitted.
    .../
    http://www.oie.int/wahis_2/public/wa...reportid=18385
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    Qingyuan, Guangdong H5N6 bird flu occurred Zhong Nanshan

    Southern News recently, Qingyuan City, Fogang notified together H5N6 subtype highly pathogenic bird flu. Today, when the Southern Book Festival Zhong Nanshan said that bird flu since it must be vigilant, because after people have passed precedent.

    Recently, Qingyuan City, Fogang notified together H5N6 subtype highly pathogenic bird flu. Fogang a farm suspected H5 subtype of avian influenza positive samples, the review confirmed as H5N6 bird flu. Within 13 poultry farms in the affected areas 38,110 culled birds do all the processing.


    Today, Zhong Nanshan in the southern Book Festival will meet the media at that time in the previous virus H5N6 from birds infected people, Zhong Nanshan, a team of H5N6 virus genome sequencing found that the gene of the virus mutated, "but has not yet determined, not yet formed. "And this discovery H5N6, we must be vigilant, as it has spread to people precedent in Fogang poultry.

    However, Zhong Nanshan also said that at present there are unexplained pneumonia, and the use of antibiotics ineffective when the hospital has been the case consciousness samples to CDC for testing, "This is our one great achievement."

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