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  • Croatia - 4 new outbreaks of highly pathogenic H5N8 in backyard birds, Vukovarsko-srijemska (OIE, February 16, 2017)

    Highly pathogenic avian influenza,
    Croatia
    Information received on 16/02/2017 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. 3
    Date of start of the event 27/12/2016
    Date of confirmation of the event 03/01/2017
    Report date 16/02/2017
    Date submitted to OIE 16/02/2017
    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 (05/01/2017)
    Follow-up report No. 1 (16/01/2017)
    Follow-up report No. 2 (15/02/2017)
    Follow-up report No. 3 (16/02/2017)
    New outbreaks (4)
    Outbreak 1 Mlaka Antinska 3, Mlaka Antinska 3, Tordinci, VUKOVARSKO-SRIJEMSKA
    Date of start of the outbreak 10/02/2017
    Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
    Epidemiological unit Backyard
    Affected animals
    Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Destroyed Slaughtered
    Birds 34 10 0 34 0
    Affected population Disease is confirmed on the neighbouring holding.
    Outbreak 2 Mlaka Antinska 4, Mlaka Antinska 4, Tordinci, VUKOVARSKO-SRIJEMSKA
    Date of start of the outbreak 10/02/2017
    Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
    Epidemiological unit Backyard
    Affected animals
    Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Destroyed Slaughtered
    Birds 28 20 0 28 0
    Affected population Disease is confirmed on the neighbouring holding.
    Outbreak 3 Mlaka Antinska 5, Mlaka Antinska 5, Tordinci, VUKOVARSKO-SRIJEMSKA
    Date of start of the outbreak 10/02/2017
    Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
    Epidemiological unit Backyard
    Affected animals
    Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Destroyed Slaughtered
    Birds 30 15 0 30 0
    Affected population Disease is confirmed on the neighbouring holding.
    Outbreak 4 Mlaka Antinska 2, Mlaka Antinska 2, Tordinci, VUKOVARSKO-SRIJEMSKA
    Date of start of the outbreak 10/02/2017
    Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
    Epidemiological unit Backyard
    Affected animals
    Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Destroyed Slaughtered
    Birds 11 7 0 11 0
    Affected population Disease is confirmed on the neighbouring holding.
    Summary of outbreaks Total outbreaks: 4
    Total animals affected
    Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Destroyed Slaughtered
    Birds 103 52 0 103 0
    Outbreak statistics
    Species Apparent morbidity rate Apparent mortality rate Apparent case fatality rate Proportion susceptible animals lost*
    Birds 50.49% 0.00% 0.00% 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
    • Disinfection / Disinfestation
    • Stamping out
    • Official disposal of carcasses, by-products and waste
    • 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 (National laboratory) Birds polymerase chain reaction (PCR) 14/02/2017 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=22870
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