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  • Pathfinder
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    Highly pathogenic avian influenza,
    Hong Kong (SAR - PRC)
    Information received on 09/12/2016 from Dr Thomas Sit, Chief Veterinary Officer / Assistant Director (Inspection & Quarantine), Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government, Hong Kong , Hong Kong (SAR - PRC)
    Summary
    Report type Immediate notification
    Date of start of the event 30/11/2016
    Date of confirmation of the event 08/12/2016
    Report date 09/12/2016
    Date submitted to OIE 09/12/2016
    Reason for notification Reoccurrence of a listed disease
    Date of previous occurrence 25/11/2016
    Manifestation of disease Sub-clinical infection
    Causal agent Highly pathogenic avian influenza virus
    Serotype H5N6
    Nature of diagnosis Laboratory (advanced)
    This event pertains to the whole country
    New outbreaks (1)
    Outbreak 1 Mai Po, Yuen Long, HONG KONG
    Date of start of the outbreak 30/11/2016
    Outbreak status Resolved (30/11/2016)
    Epidemiological unit Natural park
    Affected animals
    Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Destroyed Slaughtered
    Avian species:Unknown(bird) 1 0 0 0
    Affected population A faecal environmental sample
    Summary of outbreaks Total outbreaks: 1
    Total animals affected
    Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Destroyed Slaughtered
    Avian species:Unknown(bird) 1 0 0 0
    Outbreak statistics
    Species Apparent morbidity rate Apparent mortality rate Apparent case fatality rate Proportion susceptible animals lost*
    Avian species:Unknown(bird) ** ** 0.00% **
    *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 An intensive surveillance system is in place for avian influenza virus including screening at Mai Po Nature Reserve in Hong Kong. A faecal environmental sample was collected for the routine academic surveillance study by the University of Hong Kong on 30 November 2016 and subsequently tested positive for H5N6. The location was the same as the three H5N6 positive samples collected on 25 November 2016.
    Control measures
    Measures applied
    • Screening
    • 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
    Centre of Influenza Research, School of Public Health, Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine, University of Hong Kong (Regional Reference Laboratory) Avian species gene sequencing 08/12/2016 Positive
    Centre of Influenza Research, School of Public Health, Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine, University of Hong Kong (Regional Reference Laboratory) Avian species virus isolation 05/12/2016 Positive
    Future Reporting
    The event is continuing. Weekly follow-up reports will be submitted.
    ...
    http://www.oie.int/wahis_2/public/wa...reportid=21847

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  • Pathfinder
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    Highly pathogenic avian influenza,
    Hong Kong (SAR - PRC)
    Information received on 06/12/2016 from Dr Thomas Sit, Chief Veterinary Officer / Assistant Director (Inspection & Quarantine), Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government, Hong Kong , Hong Kong (SAR - PRC)
    Summary
    Report type Immediate notification (Final report)
    Date of start of the event 25/11/2016
    Date of confirmation of the event 05/12/2016
    Report date 05/12/2016
    Date submitted to OIE 06/12/2016
    Date event resolved 25/11/2016
    Reason for notification Reoccurrence of a listed disease
    Date of previous occurrence 14/02/2016
    Manifestation of disease Sub-clinical infection
    Causal agent Highly pathogenic avian influenza virus
    Serotype H5N6
    Nature of diagnosis Laboratory (advanced)
    This event pertains to the whole country
    New outbreaks (1)
    Outbreak 1 Mai Po, Yuen Long, HONG KONG
    Date of start of the outbreak 25/11/2016
    Outbreak status Resolved (25/11/2016)
    Epidemiological unit Natural park
    Affected animals
    Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Destroyed Slaughtered
    Northern Pintail:Anas acuta(Anatidae) 3 0 0 0
    Affected population Three environmental samples
    Summary of outbreaks Total outbreaks: 1
    Total animals affected
    Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Destroyed Slaughtered
    Northern Pintail:Anas acuta(Anatidae) 3 0 0 0
    Outbreak statistics
    Species Apparent morbidity rate Apparent mortality rate Apparent case fatality rate Proportion susceptible animals lost*
    Northern Pintail:Anas acuta(Anatidae) ** ** 0.00% **
    *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 An intensive surveillance system is in place for avian influenza virus, including screening, at Mai Po Nature Reserve in Hong Kong. Three environmental samples were collected for the routine academic surveillance study by University of Hong Kong on 25 November 2016 and subsequently tested positive for H5N6. Additional sequencing results showed that these samples contain the DNA of Anas acuta (Northern pintail). The date of the end of the outbreak is the same as the date the samples were taken (25 November 2016).
    Control measures
    Measures applied
    • Screening
    • 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
    Centre of Influenza Research, School of Public Health, Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine, University of Hong Kong (Regional Reference Laboratory) Northern Pintail gene sequencing 05/12/2016 Positive
    Centre of Influenza Research, School of Public Health, Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine, University of Hong Kong (Regional Reference Laboratory) Northern Pintail virus isolation 28/11/2016 Positive
    Future Reporting
    The event is resolved. No more reports will be submitted.
    ...
    http://www.oie.int/wahis_2/public/wa...reportid=21786

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  • Treyfish
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    Faecal droppings of birds from Mai Po Nature Reserve tested positive of H5N6 virus

    Hong Kong (HKSAR) - The Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department (AFCD) was notified by the University of Hong Kong (HKU) that three samples of faecal droppings of birds taken from Mai Po Nature Reserve (MPNR) tested positive for H5N6 avian influenza (AI) virus, noted a spokesmanfor the department today (December 5).

    Research team of HKU collects samples from the MPNR regularly for AI surveillance. Among the environmental samples collected on November 25, three samples of faecal droppings taken at a Gei Wai near the Tower Bird Hide have been confirmed to be positive for H5N6 today.

    The spokesman said the World Wide Fund for Nature Hong Kong, the managing organisation of the MPNR, has stepped up cleansing and disinfection of tourist facilities including bird hides and floating boardwalk. Disinfectant carpet has been placed at the entrance of the MPNR for visitors to disinfect the soles of their shoes...http://7thspace.com/headlines/532263...5n6_virus.html

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  • Hong Kong - Bird droppings from Mai Po Nature Conservation Area found to contain H5N6 avian flu - December 5, 2016

    Mai has a bird droppings sample detected H5N6 avian influenza virus


    21:15 2016/12/05




    (Economic Times information picture)

    The AFCD received notification from the University of Hong Kong that three bird droppings collected from the Mai Po Nature Conservation Area were found to contain the H5N6 avian influenza virus.
    A team of researchers from the University of Hong Kong regularly entered the care area to collect samples to monitor avian flu. A team of environmental samples was collected on 25 November. Three samples of bird droppings collected in the basement of the 3-storey birdhouse were confirmed today Check out with H5N6 virus.
    A spokesman for AFCD said there was no chicken farms within 3 kilometers of the area. Since the winter, AFCD has stepped up monitoring of avian influenza and has closely monitored the situation of live poultry farms and wholesale markets. Farmers, bird owners, licensed poultry and racing pigeons to take appropriate precautions.
    WWF Hong Kong, which is responsible for managing the area, has stepped up cleaning and sanitation facilities such as birdwatching and pontoon bridges, and disinfectant pads at the entrance to the treatment area. In addition, AFCD is closely monitoring the situation of birds in the area and posting notices in the area to remind the public of their personal hygiene.
    The spokesman reminded members of the public to avoid contact with wild birds and live poultry and their droppings and wash their hands thoroughly after contact with birds.Members of the public can call 1823 to contact the AFCD if they are found to have sick birds and dead birds, including wild birds and poultry carcasses.

    http://topick.hket.com/article/15513...97%85%E6%AF%92



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