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  • Czech Republic: H5N8 detected in poultry

    Source: https://www.radio.cz/en/section/news...e-year-absence

    Bird flu detected in Czech Republic after three-year absence
    Ian Willoughby
    18-01-2020

    Avian influenza has appeared in the Czech Republic again after a three-year absence, the State Veterinary Administration said on Saturday. An outbreak of the H5N8 virus, which is fatal to birds, was recorded at a small poultry farm by the village of Štěpánov nad Svratkou in Vysočina, officials said...

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    Highly pathogenic avian influenza,
    Czech Republic
    Information received on 20/01/2020 from Dr Zbyněk Semerád, Director General, State Veterinary Administration, Veterinary Administration, Prague, Czech Republic
    Summary
    Report type Immediate notification
    Date of start of the event 17/01/2020
    Date of confirmation of the event 17/01/2020
    Report date 20/01/2020
    Date submitted to OIE 20/01/2020
    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
    New outbreaks (1)
    Outbreak 1 Stepanov nad Svratkou, Zdar nad Sazavou, Vysocina
    Date of start of the outbreak 17/01/2020
    Outbreak status Resolved (18/01/2020)
    Epidemiological unit Backyard
    Affected animals
    Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
    Birds 15 6 6 9 0
    Affected population Death of 6 hens out of a total of 12. The farm also kept 3 ducks.
    Summary of outbreaks Total outbreaks: 1
    Total animals affected
    Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
    Birds 15 6 6 9 0
    Outbreak statistics
    Species Apparent morbidity rate Apparent mortality rate Apparent case fatality rate Proportion susceptible animals lost*
    Birds 40.00% 40.00% 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
    • Unknown or inconclusive
    Control measures
    Measures applied
    • Vaccination permitted (if a vaccine exists)
    • No treatment of affected animals
    Measures to be applied
    • Movement control inside the country
    • Surveillance within containment and/or protection zone
    • Traceability
    • Official disposal of carcasses, by-products and waste
    • Stamping out
    • Control of wildlife reservoirs
    • Zoning
    • Disinfection
    Diagnostic test results
    Laboratory name and type Species Test Test date Result
    State Veterinary Institute (SVI) Prague (National laboratory) Birds reverse transcription - polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) 17/01/2020 Positive
    Future Reporting
    The event is continuing. Weekly follow-up reports will be submitted.
    ...
    https://www.oie.int/wahis_2/public/w...reportid=32993
    "Safety and security don't just happen, they are the result of collective consensus and public investment. We owe our children, the most vulnerable citizens in our society, a life free of violence and fear."
    -Nelson Mandela

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    • #3
      Source: https://in.reuters.com/article/healt...-idINL8N2AG0NL

      Czech Republic reports second bird flu case

      PRAGUE, Feb 16 (Reuters) - The Czech Republic has found a second case of the bird flu virus, at a commercial poultry farm, an Agriculture Ministry spokesman said on Sunday...

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      • #4
        Highly pathogenic avian influenza,
        Czech Republic
        Information received on 17/02/2020 from Dr Zbyněk Semerád, Director General, State Veterinary Administration, Veterinary Administration, Prague, Czech Republic
        Summary
        Report type Follow-up report No. 1
        Date of start of the event 17/01/2020
        Date of confirmation of the event 17/01/2020
        Report date 17/02/2020
        Date submitted to OIE 17/02/2020
        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 (20/01/2020)
        Follow-up report No. 1 (17/02/2020)
        New outbreaks (1)
        Outbreak 1 Slepotice, Pardubice, Pardubický
        Date of start of the outbreak 16/02/2020
        Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
        Epidemiological unit Farm
        Affected animals
        Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
        Birds 137500 1300 1300 0 0
        Affected population Death of 1 300 turkeys out of a total of 7 500. There is also 130 000 broilers kept on the farm. All susceptible animals will be killed and disposed of in a rendering plant.
        Summary of outbreaks Total outbreaks: 1
        Total animals affected
        Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
        Birds 137500 1300 1300 0 0
        Outbreak statistics
        Species Apparent morbidity rate Apparent mortality rate Apparent case fatality rate Proportion susceptible animals lost*
        Birds 0.95% 0.95% 100.00% 0.95%
        *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
        • Vaccination prohibited
        • No treatment of affected animals
        Measures to be applied
        • Movement control inside the country
        • Surveillance within containment and/or protection zone
        • Traceability
        • Official disposal of carcasses, by-products and waste
        • Stamping out
        • Control of wildlife reservoirs
        • Zoning
        • Disinfection
        Diagnostic test results
        Laboratory name and type Species Test Test date Result
        State Veterinary Institute (SVI) Prague (National laboratory) Birds reverse transcription - polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) 16/02/2020 Positive
        Future Reporting
        The event is continuing. Weekly follow-up reports will be submitted.
        ...
        https://www.oie.int/wahis_2/public/w...reportid=33328

        "Safety and security don't just happen, they are the result of collective consensus and public investment. We owe our children, the most vulnerable citizens in our society, a life free of violence and fear."
        -Nelson Mandela

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