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  • Greece - 3 new outbreaks of highly pathogenic avian influenza H5N8 in swans (OIE, February 16, 2017)

    Highly pathogenic avian influenza,
    Greece
    Information received on 16/02/2017 from Mr Spiros Doudounakis, Director, , Directorate General of Veterinary Services / Animal Health Directorare , Ministry of Rural Development and Food , ATHENS, Greece
    Summary
    Report type Follow-up report No. 3
    Date of start of the event 14/12/2016
    Date of confirmation of the event 19/12/2016
    Report date 16/02/2017
    Date submitted to OIE 16/02/2017
    Reason for notification New strain of a listed disease in the country
    Causal agent Highly pathogenic influenza A virus
    Serotype H5N8
    Nature of diagnosis Laboratory (basic), Laboratory (advanced)
    This event pertains to the whole country
    Related reports Immediate notification (23/12/2016)
    Follow-up report No. 1 (02/02/2017)
    Follow-up report No. 2 (06/02/2017)
    Follow-up report No. 3 (16/02/2017)
    New outbreaks (3)
    Outbreak 1 City of Alexandroupoli, ANATOLIKI MAKEDONIA KAI THRAKI
    Date of start of the outbreak 01/02/2017
    Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
    Epidemiological unit Other
    Affected animals
    Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Destroyed Slaughtered
    Mute Swan:Cygnus olor(Anatidae) 1 1 0 0
    Outbreak 2 Vistonida lake, ANATOLIKI MAKEDONIA KAI THRAKI
    Date of start of the outbreak 01/02/2017
    Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
    Epidemiological unit Natural park
    Affected animals
    Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Destroyed Slaughtered
    Mute Swan:Cygnus olor(Anatidae) 3 3 0 0
    Outbreak 3 Taka lake, PELOPONNISOS
    Date of start of the outbreak 06/02/2017
    Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
    Epidemiological unit Other
    Affected animals
    Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Destroyed Slaughtered
    Mute Swan:Cygnus olor(Anatidae) 2 2 0 0
    Summary of outbreaks Total outbreaks: 3
    Total animals affected
    Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Destroyed Slaughtered
    Mute Swan:Cygnus olor(Anatidae) 6 6 0 0
    Outbreak statistics
    Species Apparent morbidity rate Apparent mortality rate Apparent case fatality rate Proportion susceptible animals lost*
    Mute Swan:Cygnus olor(Anatidae) ** ** 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
    • 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
    Directorate of Veterinary centre of Thessaloniki / Laboratory of Avian Pathology (NRL) (National laboratory) Mute Swan gene sequencing 06/02/2017 Positive
    Directorate of Veterinary centre of Thessaloniki / Laboratory of Avian Pathology (NRL) (National laboratory) Mute Swan gene sequencing 16/02/2017 Positive
    Directorate of Veterinary centre of Thessaloniki / Laboratory of Avian Pathology (NRL) (National laboratory) Mute Swan real-time reverse transcriptase/polymerase chain reaction (RRT-PCR) 02/02/2017 Positive
    Directorate of Veterinary centre of Thessaloniki / Laboratory of Avian Pathology (NRL) (National laboratory) Mute Swan real-time reverse transcriptase/polymerase chain reaction (RRT-PCR) 06/02/2017 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=22858
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