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    Highly pathogenic avian influenza,
    Croatia
    Information received on 10/02/2017 from Dr Damir Agičić, Assistant to Minister, Chief Veterinary Officer, Veterinary and Food Safety Directorate, CRO Ministry of Agriculture, ZAGREB, Croatia
    Summary
    Report type Follow-up report No. 7
    Date of start of the event 30/10/2016
    Date of confirmation of the event 09/11/2016
    Report date 10/02/2017
    Date submitted to OIE 10/02/2017
    Reason for notification New strain of a listed disease in the country
    Causal agent Highly pathogenic avian influenza virus
    Serotype H5N8
    Nature of diagnosis Clinical, Laboratory (basic), Laboratory (advanced)
    This event pertains to a defined zone within the country
    Related reports Immediate notification (10/11/2016)
    Follow-up report No. 1 (18/11/2016)
    Follow-up report No. 2 (08/12/2016)
    Follow-up report No. 3 (16/01/2017)
    Follow-up report No. 4 (19/01/2017)
    Follow-up report No. 5 (24/01/2017)
    Follow-up report No. 6 (27/01/2017)
    Follow-up report No. 7 (10/02/2017)
    New outbreaks (1)
    Outbreak 1 Karlovac- river Korana, Karlovac, Karlovac, KARLOVACKA
    Date of start of the outbreak 02/02/2017
    Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
    Epidemiological unit Other
    Affected animals
    Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Destroyed Slaughtered
    Mute Swan:Cygnus olor(Anatidae) 1 1 0 0
    Affected population One swan was found dead on the river Korana.
    Summary of outbreaks Total outbreaks: 1
    Total animals affected
    Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Destroyed Slaughtered
    Mute Swan:Cygnus olor(Anatidae) 1 1 0 0
    Outbreak statistics
    Species Apparent morbidity rate Apparent mortality rate Apparent case fatality rate Proportion susceptible animals lost*
    Mute Swan:Cygnus olor(Anatidae) ** ** 100.00% **
    *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
    • Vaccination prohibited
    • No treatment of affected animals
    Measures to be applied
    • No other measures
    Diagnostic test results
    Laboratory name and type Species Test Test date Result
    Croatian Veterinary Institute, Poultry Centre, Zagreb (National laboratory) Mute Swan polymerase chain reaction (PCR) 09/02/2017 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=22805
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