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  • Czech Republic - 2 new outbreaks of highly pathogenic avian influenza H5N8 in birds in forest (OIE, February 17, 2017)

    Highly pathogenic influenza A viruses (infection with) (non-poultry including wild birds),
    Czech Republic
    Information received on 17/02/2017 from Dr Zbyněk Semerád, Director General, State Veterinary Administration, Veterinary Administration, Prague, Czech Republic
    Summary
    Report type Follow-up report No. 6
    Date of start of the event 04/01/2017
    Date of confirmation of the event 04/01/2017
    Report date 17/02/2017
    Date submitted to OIE 17/02/2017
    Reason for notification First occurrence of a listed disease
    Manifestation of disease Clinical disease
    Causal agent Highly pathogenic influenza A virus
    Serotype H5N8
    Nature of diagnosis Clinical, Laboratory (basic), Necropsy
    This event pertains to a defined zone within the country
    Related reports Immediate notification (05/01/2017)
    Follow-up report No. 1 (17/01/2017)
    Follow-up report No. 2 (25/01/2017)
    Follow-up report No. 3 (29/01/2017)
    Follow-up report No. 4 (01/02/2017)
    Follow-up report No. 5 (10/02/2017)
    Follow-up report No. 6 (17/02/2017)
    New outbreaks (2)
    Outbreak 1 Chvaletice, Pardubice, PARDUBICKÝ
    Date of start of the outbreak 10/02/2017
    Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
    Epidemiological unit Forest
    Affected animals
    Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Destroyed Slaughtered
    Greylag Goose:Anser anser(Anatidae) 1 1 0 0
    Affected population One wild goose found dead (Anser anser)
    Outbreak 2 Velký Grunov, Ceská Lípa, LIBERECKÝ
    Date of start of the outbreak 11/02/2017
    Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
    Epidemiological unit Forest
    Affected animals
    Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Destroyed Slaughtered
    Grey Heron:Ardea cinerea(Ardeidae) 1 1 0 0
    Affected population One grey heron found dead (Ardea cinerea)
    Summary of outbreaks Total outbreaks: 2
    Total animals affected
    Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Destroyed Slaughtered
    Greylag Goose:Anser anser(Anatidae) 1 1 0 0
    Grey Heron:Ardea cinerea(Ardeidae) 1 1 0 0
    Outbreak statistics
    Species Apparent morbidity rate Apparent mortality rate Apparent case fatality rate Proportion susceptible animals lost*
    Greylag Goose:Anser anser(Anatidae) ** ** 100.00% **
    Grey Heron:Ardea cinerea(Ardeidae) ** ** 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
    • Contact with wild species
    Control measures
    Measures applied
    • Control of wildlife reservoirs
    • 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
    State Veterinary Institute (SVI), Prague (National laboratory) Grey Heron reverse transcription - polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) 11/02/2017 Positive
    State Veterinary Institute (SVI), Prague (National laboratory) Greylag Goose reverse transcription - polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) 10/02/2017 Positive
    Future Reporting
    The event is continuing. Weekly follow-up reports will be submitted.
    ...
    http://www.oie.int/wahis_2/public/wa...reportid=22876
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