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Finland - 1 new outbreak of highly pathogenic influenza H5N6 in white-tailed eagle, Lounais-Suomi (OIE, May 09, 2018)

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  • Finland - 1 new outbreak of highly pathogenic influenza H5N6 in white-tailed eagle, Lounais-Suomi (OIE, May 09, 2018)

    Highly pathogenic influenza A viruses (infection with) (non-poultry including wild birds),
    Finland
    Information received on 09/05/2018 from Dr Taina Aaltonen, Chief Veterinary Officer and Deputy Director General, Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, Helsinki, Finland
    Summary
    Report type Immediate notification
    Date of start of the event 27/04/2018
    Date of confirmation of the event 09/05/2018
    Report date 09/05/2018
    Date submitted to OIE 09/05/2018
    Reason for notification Recurrence of a listed disease
    Date of previous occurrence 24/04/2018
    Manifestation of disease Clinical disease
    Causal agent Highly pathogenic influenza A virus
    Serotype H5N6
    Nature of diagnosis Laboratory (advanced)
    This event pertains to a defined zone within the country
    New outbreaks (1)
    Outbreak 1 Turku, Lounais-Suomi
    Date of start of the outbreak 27/04/2018
    Outbreak status Resolved (09/05/2018)
    Epidemiological unit Not applicable
    Affected animals
    Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
    White-tailed Eagle:Haliaeetus albicilla(Accipitridae) 1 1 0 0
    Affected population The White-tailed eagle was found dead in Turku on 27th of April and positive for highly pathogenic influenza A H5N6 on 9th of May.
    Summary of outbreaks Total outbreaks: 1
    Total animals affected
    Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
    White-tailed Eagle:Haliaeetus albicilla(Accipitridae) 1 1 0 0
    Outbreak statistics
    Species Apparent morbidity rate Apparent mortality rate Apparent case fatality rate Proportion susceptible animals lost*
    White-tailed Eagle:Haliaeetus albicilla(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
    • Unknown or inconclusive
    Control measures
    Measures applied
    • Screening
    • 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
    Finnish Food Safety Authority Evira (National laboratory) White-tailed Eagle real-time reverse transcriptase/polymerase chain reaction (RRT-PCR) 04/05/2018 Positive
    Finnish Food Safety Authority Evira (National laboratory) White-tailed Eagle reverse transcription - polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) 08/05/2018 Positive
    Finnish Food Safety Authority Evira (National laboratory) White-tailed Eagle virus sequencing 09/05/2018 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=26585
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