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  • Ireland - Fifth case of bird flu H5N8 confirmed in a swan in Ballinturley, Roscommon


    Fifth case of bird flu confirmed in Ireland

    Updated / Monday, 30 Jan 2017 19:51

    The latest bird to test positive for H5N8 is a whooper swan in Ballinturley, Roscommon.

    It is the third swan to have been found to be infected with the virus ? the other cases were on the Longford-Leitrim border and in Tipperary.

    The other two cases occurred in a species of duck known as wigeons.
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    https://www.rte.ie/news/2017/0130/84...d-flu-ireland/

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    See also:
    https://www.agriculture.gov.ie/avian...influenzanews/
    "Safety and security don't just happen, they are the result of collective consensus and public investment. We owe our children, the most vulnerable citizens in our society, a life free of violence and fear."
    -Nelson Mandela

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    Highly pathogenic influenza A viruses (infection with) (non-poultry including wild birds),
    Ireland
    Information received on 03/02/2017 from Dr Martin Blake, Chief Veterinary Officer, Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Agriculture House, Dublin, Ireland
    Summary
    Report type Follow-up report No. 2
    Date of start of the event 28/12/2016
    Date of confirmation of the event 06/01/2017
    Report date 03/02/2017
    Date submitted to OIE 03/02/2017
    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 (advanced)
    This event pertains to a defined zone within the country
    Related reports Immediate notification (10/01/2017)
    Follow-up report No. 1 (23/01/2017)
    Follow-up report No. 2 (03/02/2017)
    New outbreaks (2)
    Outbreak 1 Co. Roscommon, ROSCOMMON
    Date of start of the outbreak 18/01/2017
    Outbreak status Resolved (18/01/2017)
    Epidemiological unit Not applicable
    Affected animals
    Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Destroyed Slaughtered
    Whooper Swan:Cygnus cygnus(Anatidae) 1 1 0 0
    Affected population One whooper swan was found dead on wetlands
    Outbreak 2 Co. Leitrim, LEITRIM
    Date of start of the outbreak 19/01/2017
    Outbreak status Resolved (19/01/2017)
    Epidemiological unit Not applicable
    Affected animals
    Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Destroyed Slaughtered
    Whooper Swan:Cygnus cygnus(Anatidae) 1 1 0 0
    Affected population One wild whooper swan was found on farmland adjacent a lake
    Summary of outbreaks Total outbreaks: 2
    Total animals affected
    Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Destroyed Slaughtered
    Whooper Swan:Cygnus cygnus(Anatidae) 2 2 0 0
    Outbreak statistics
    Species Apparent morbidity rate Apparent mortality rate Apparent case fatality rate Proportion susceptible animals lost*
    Whooper Swan:Cygnus cygnus(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
    • Contact with wild species
    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
    Central Veterinary Research Laboratory (National laboratory) Whooper Swan real-time PCR 25/01/2017 Positive
    Central Veterinary Research Laboratory (National laboratory) Whooper Swan real-time PCR 30/01/2017 Positive
    BioScience Waterford (Private Laboratory) Whooper Swan virus sequencing 02/02/2017 Positive
    BioScience Waterford (Private Laboratory) Whooper Swan virus sequencing 02/02/2017 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=22688
    "Safety and security don't just happen, they are the result of collective consensus and public investment. We owe our children, the most vulnerable citizens in our society, a life free of violence and fear."
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