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Denmark - 1 new outbreak of highly pathogenic influenza H5N6 in a buzzard found dead, Odsherred, East (OIE, January 21, 2019)

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  • Denmark - 1 new outbreak of highly pathogenic influenza H5N6 in a buzzard found dead, Odsherred, East (OIE, January 21, 2019)

    Highly pathogenic influenza A viruses (infection with) (non-poultry including wild birds),
    Denmark
    Information received on 21/01/2019 from Dr Per Starcke Henriksen, Chief Veterinary Officer, Danish Veterinary and Food Administration, Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Fisheries, Glostrup, Denmark
    Summary
    Report type Follow-up report No. 1
    Date of start of the event 22/12/2018
    Date of confirmation of the event 14/01/2019
    Report date 21/01/2019
    Date submitted to OIE 21/01/2019
    Reason for notification Recurrence of a listed disease
    Date of previous occurrence 19/09/2018
    Manifestation of disease Clinical disease
    Causal agent Highly pathogenic influenza A virus
    Serotype H5N6
    Nature of diagnosis Laboratory (advanced)
    This event pertains to the whole country
    Related reports Immediate notification (15/01/2019)
    Follow-up report No. 1 (21/01/2019)
    New outbreaks (1)
    Outbreak 1 RÝrvig, Odsherred, East
    Date of start of the outbreak 04/01/2019
    Outbreak status Resolved (04/01/2019)
    Epidemiological unit Not applicable
    Affected animals
    Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
    Eurasian buzzard (common buzzard):Buteo buteo(Accipitridae) 1 1 0 0
    Affected population On January 4th, a common buzzard (Buteo buteo) was found dead in RÝrvig, municipality of Odsherred. On January 15th, the National Veterinary Institute confirmed highly pathogenic avian influenza virus (H5N6) in the sample from the common buzzard.
    Summary of outbreaks Total outbreaks: 1
    Total animals affected
    Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
    Eurasian buzzard (common buzzard):Buteo buteo(Accipitridae) 1 1 0 0
    Outbreak statistics
    Species Apparent morbidity rate Apparent mortality rate Apparent case fatality rate Proportion susceptible animals lost*
    Eurasian buzzard (common buzzard):Buteo buteo(Accipitridae) ** ** 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
    Epidemiological comments According to article 10.4.1.8 of the Terrestrial Animal Health Code, Member Countries should not impose bans on the trade in poultry and poultry commodities in response to notification on the presence of any influenza A virus in birds other than poultry.
    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
    National Veterinary Institute (National laboratory) Eurasian buzzard (common buzzard) reverse transcription - polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) 15/01/2019 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=29272
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