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  • Greece - 2 new outbreaks of highly pathogenic avian influenza H5N8 in backyard birds (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. 2
    Date of start of the event 07/01/2017
    Date of confirmation of the event 12/01/2017
    Report date 16/02/2017
    Date submitted to OIE 16/02/2017
    Reason for notification New strain of a listed disease
    Manifestation of disease Clinical disease
    Causal agent Highly pathogenic avian influenza virus
    Serotype H5N8
    Nature of diagnosis Clinical, Laboratory (basic), Laboratory (advanced), Necropsy
    This event pertains to a defined zone within the country
    Related reports Immediate notification (17/01/2017)
    Follow-up report No. 1 (27/01/2017)
    Follow-up report No. 2 (16/02/2017)
    New outbreaks (2)
    Outbreak 1 Village of Antigonos in Florina Prefecture, DYTIKI MAKEDONIA
    Date of start of the outbreak 06/02/2017
    Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
    Epidemiological unit Backyard
    Affected animals
    Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Destroyed Slaughtered
    Birds 60 60 60 0 0
    Outbreak 2 Village of Nestani in Arkadia Prefecture, PELOPONNISOS
    Date of start of the outbreak 07/02/2017
    Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
    Epidemiological unit Backyard
    Affected animals
    Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Destroyed Slaughtered
    Birds 4 4 2 2 0
    Summary of outbreaks Total outbreaks: 2
    Total animals affected
    Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Destroyed Slaughtered
    Birds 64 64 62 2 0
    Outbreak statistics
    Species Apparent morbidity rate Apparent mortality rate Apparent case fatality rate Proportion susceptible animals lost*
    Birds 100.00% 96.88% 96.88% 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
    • Movement control inside the country
    • Screening
    • Disinfection / Disinfestation
    • Traceability
    • Quarantine
    • Surveillance outside containment and/or protection zone
    • Stamping out
    • Official destruction of animal products
    • Surveillance within containment and/or protection zone
    • 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
    Directorate of Veterinary Centre of Thessaloniki / Avian Pathology Laboratory (NRL) (National laboratory) Birds gene sequencing 16/02/2017 Positive
    Directorate of Veterinary Centre of Thessaloniki / Avian Pathology Laboratory (NRL) (National laboratory) Birds real-time reverse transcriptase/polymerase chain reaction (RRT-PCR) 09/02/2017 Positive
    Directorate of Veterinary Centre of Thessaloniki / Avian Pathology Laboratory (NRL) (National laboratory) Birds real-time reverse transcriptase/polymerase chain reaction (RRT-PCR) 10/02/2017 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=22859
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