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Bulgaria - 1 new outbreak of highly pathogenic avian influenza H5 in birds in farm, Lovech (OIE, March 13, 2019)

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  • Bulgaria - 1 new outbreak of highly pathogenic avian influenza H5 in birds in farm, Lovech (OIE, March 13, 2019)

    Highly pathogenic avian influenza,
    Bulgaria
    Information received on 13/03/2019 from Dr Damyan Iliev, Chief Veterinary Officer & Deputy Executive Director, Bulgarian Food Safety Agency, Ministry of Agriculture and Food, Sofia, Bulgaria
    Summary
    Report type Immediate notification
    Date of start of the event 13/03/2019
    Date of confirmation of the event 13/03/2019
    Report date 13/03/2019
    Date submitted to OIE 13/03/2019
    Reason for notification Recurrence of a listed disease
    Date of previous occurrence 17/12/2018
    Manifestation of disease Sub-clinical infection
    Causal agent Highly pathogenic avian influenza virus
    Serotype H5
    Nature of diagnosis Laboratory (basic)
    This event pertains to a defined zone within the country
    New outbreaks (1)
    Outbreak 1 Lisets, Lovech, Lovec
    Date of start of the outbreak 13/03/2019
    Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
    Epidemiological unit Farm
    Affected animals
    Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
    Birds 3200 20 0
    Summary of outbreaks Total outbreaks: 1
    Total animals affected
    Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
    Birds 3200 20 0
    Outbreak statistics
    Species Apparent morbidity rate Apparent mortality rate Apparent case fatality rate Proportion susceptible animals lost*
    Birds 0.63% 0.00% 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
    Control measures
    Measures applied
    • Screening
    • Traceability
    • Zoning
    • Disinfection
    • Vaccination permitted (if a vaccine exists)
    • No treatment of affected animals
    Measures to be applied
    • Official disposal of carcasses, by-products and waste
    • Stamping out
    Diagnostic test results
    Laboratory name and type Species Test Test date Result
    National Reference Laboratory for avian influenza and Newcastle disease (National laboratory) Birds real-time PCR 13/03/2019 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=29840
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