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Czech Republic - 1 new outbreak of highly pathogenic influenza H5N8 in backyard birds, Karlovarsky (OIE, March 24, 2017)

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  • Czech Republic - 1 new outbreak of highly pathogenic influenza H5N8 in backyard birds, Karlovarsky (OIE, March 24, 2017)

    Highly pathogenic avian influenza,
    Czech Republic
    Information received on 24/03/2017 from Dr Zbyněk Semerád, Director General, State Veterinary Administration, Veterinary Administration, Prague, Czech Republic
    Summary
    Report type Follow-up report No. 12
    Date of start of the event 04/01/2017
    Date of confirmation of the event 04/01/2017
    Report date 24/03/2017
    Date submitted to OIE 24/03/2017
    Reason for notification First occurrence of a listed disease
    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
    Related reports Immediate notification (05/01/2017)
    Follow-up report No. 1 (14/01/2017)
    Follow-up report No. 2 (18/01/2017)
    Follow-up report No. 3 (24/01/2017)
    Follow-up report No. 4 (28/01/2017)
    Follow-up report No. 5 (01/02/2017)
    Follow-up report No. 6 (08/02/2017)
    Follow-up report No. 7 (16/02/2017)
    Follow-up report No. 8 (27/02/2017)
    Follow-up report No. 9 (05/03/2017)
    Follow-up report No. 10 (12/03/2017)
    Follow-up report No. 11 (17/03/2017)
    Follow-up report No. 12 (24/03/2017)
    New outbreaks (1)
    Outbreak 1 Posec, Karlovy Vary, KARLOVARSKÝ
    Date of start of the outbreak 21/03/2017
    Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
    Epidemiological unit Backyard
    Affected animals
    Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Destroyed Slaughtered
    Birds 34 6 6 28 0
    Affected population The affected population were 30 hens, 4 ducks.
    Summary of outbreaks Total outbreaks: 1
    Total animals affected
    Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Destroyed Slaughtered
    Birds 34 6 6 28 0
    Outbreak statistics
    Species Apparent morbidity rate Apparent mortality rate Apparent case fatality rate Proportion susceptible animals lost*
    Birds 17.65% 17.65% 100.00% 100.00%
    *Removed from the susceptible population through death, destruction and/or slaughter
    Epidemiology
    Source of the outbreak(s) or origin of infection
    • Contact with infected animal(s) at grazing/watering
    Control measures
    Measures applied
    • Movement control inside the country
    • Disinfection / Disinfestation
    • Quarantine
    • Surveillance outside containment and/or protection zone
    • Stamping out
    • Official destruction of animal products
    • Official disposal of carcasses, by-products and waste
    • Zoning
    • 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, Prague (National laboratory) Birds reverse transcription - polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) 21/03/2017 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=23366
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