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Belgium - 1 new outbreak of highly pathogenic avian influenza H5N8 in birds intended for hobbyists, West Flanders (OIE, June 19, 2017)

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  • Belgium - 1 new outbreak of highly pathogenic avian influenza H5N8 in birds intended for hobbyists, West Flanders (OIE, June 19, 2017)

    Highly pathogenic avian influenza,
    Belgium
    Information received on 19/06/2017 from Dr Jean-François Heymans, Director, Animal Health and Safety of Products of Animal Origin, Federal Agency for the Safety of the Food Chain (FASFC), Bruxelles, Belgium
    Summary
    Report type Immediate notification
    Date of start of the event 10/06/2017
    Date of confirmation of the event 16/06/2017
    Report date 19/06/2017
    Date submitted to OIE 19/06/2017
    Reason for notification Recurrence of a listed disease
    Date of previous occurrence 28/03/2017
    Manifestation of disease Clinical disease
    Causal agent Highly pathogenic avian influenza virus
    Serotype H5N8
    Nature of diagnosis Clinical, Laboratory (advanced), Necropsy
    This event pertains to a defined zone within the country
    New outbreaks (1)
    Outbreak 1 Waardamme, WEST-VLAANDEREN
    Date of start of the outbreak 10/06/2017
    Outbreak status Resolved (19/06/2017)
    Epidemiological unit Other
    Affected animals
    Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
    Birds 4047 1650 500 3547 0
    Affected population Trader of birds intended for hobbyists.
    Summary of outbreaks Total outbreaks: 1
    Total animals affected
    Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
    Birds 4047 1650 500 3547 0
    Outbreak statistics
    Species Apparent morbidity rate Apparent mortality rate Apparent case fatality rate Proportion susceptible animals lost*
    Birds 40.77% 12.35% 30.30% 100.00%
    *Removed from the susceptible population through death, destruction and/or slaughter
    Epidemiology
    Source of the outbreak(s) or origin of infection
    • Introduction of new live animals
    • Fomites (humans, vehicles, feed, etc.)
    Control measures
    Measures applied
    • Surveillance outside containment and/or protection zone
    • Surveillance within containment and/or protection zone
    • Traceability
    • Official destruction of animal products
    • Official disposal of carcasses, by-products and waste
    • Stamping out
    • Zoning
    • Vaccination prohibited
    • No treatment of affected animals
    Measures to be applied
    • Disinfection
    Diagnostic test results
    Laboratory name and type Species Test Test date Result
    CERVA (National laboratory) Birds nucleotide sequencing 16/06/2017 Positive
    CERVA (National laboratory) Birds real-time reverse transcriptase/polymerase chain reaction (RRT-PCR) 14/06/2017 Positive
    CERVA (National laboratory) Birds virus isolation 16/06/2017 Positive
    Future Reporting
    The event is continuing. Weekly follow-up reports will be submitted.
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    http://www.oie.int/wahis_2/public/wa...reportid=24102
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