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Greece - 1 new outbreak of highly pathogenic avian influenza H5N6 in backyard birds, village of Antigonos in Florina Prefecture, Region of Dytiki Makedonia (OIE, March 3, 2017)

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  • Greece - 1 new outbreak of highly pathogenic avian influenza H5N6 in backyard birds, village of Antigonos in Florina Prefecture, Region of Dytiki Makedonia (OIE, March 3, 2017)

    Highly pathogenic avian influenza,
    Greece
    Information received on 03/03/2017 from Mr Spiros Doudounakis, Director, , Directorate General of Veterinary Services / Animal Health Directorare , Ministry of Rural Development and Food , ATHENS, Greece
    Summary
    Report type Immediate notification
    Date of start of the event 06/02/2017
    Date of confirmation of the event 02/03/2017
    Report date 03/03/2017
    Date submitted to OIE 03/03/2017
    Reason for notification New strain of a listed disease in the country
    Causal agent Highly pathogenic avian influenza virus
    Serotype H5N6
    Nature of diagnosis Laboratory (basic), Laboratory (advanced), Necropsy
    This event pertains to the whole country
    New outbreaks (1)
    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
    Summary of outbreaks Total outbreaks: 1
    Total animals affected
    Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Destroyed Slaughtered
    Birds 60 60 60 0 0
    Outbreak statistics
    Species Apparent morbidity rate Apparent mortality rate Apparent case fatality rate Proportion susceptible animals lost*
    Birds 100.00% 100.00% 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
    Epidemiological comments This outbreak was mistakenly reported on 16/2/2017 as HPAI H5N8 instead of HPAI (H5) other than H5N8 and H5N1. Subsequent laboratory investigation confirmed HPAI H5N6 on 2/3/2017. All measures on holding were applied upon AI H5 confirmation on 9/02/2017.
    Control measures
    Measures applied
    • Movement control inside the country
    • Disinfection / Disinfestation
    • Traceability
    • Quarantine
    • Surveillance outside containment and/or protection zone
    • Stamping out
    • Official destruction of animal products
    • Official disposal of carcasses, by-products and waste
    • 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) (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) (National laboratory) Birds gene sequencing 16/02/2017 Positive
    Directorate of Veterinary Centre of Thessaloniki / Avian Pathology Laboratory (NRL) (National laboratory) (National laboratory) Birds gene sequencing 02/03/2017 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=23101
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