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  • Ninth bird flu case confirmed in Ireland in a whooper swan in Tipperary

    Source: http://www.independent.ie/business/f...-35454636.html



    Ninth bird flu case confirmed in Ireland as 23,000 birds culled in the UK
    Ciaran Moran
    Published
    15/02/2017 | 18:45

    A case of 'bird flu' has been confirmed by the Department of Agriculture in a whooper swan located in Borrisokane, Co. Tipperary.

    It follows another two cases of bird flu have been detected in wild birds earlier this week.

    It brings to nine the total number of incidences of bird flu since the first case was detected in in the last week of the year in Wexford. The latest cases were detected in North Tipperary, near Nenagh, in a mute swan and near Midleton, Cork in a grey heron...


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    Highly pathogenic influenza A viruses (infection with) (non-poultry including wild birds),
    Ireland
    Information received on 21/02/2017 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. 3
    Date of start of the event 28/12/2016
    Date of confirmation of the event 20/02/2017
    Report date 21/02/2017
    Date submitted to OIE 21/02/2017
    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 the whole country
    Related reports Immediate notification (10/01/2017)
    Follow-up report No. 1 (23/01/2017)
    Follow-up report No. 2 (03/02/2017)
    Follow-up report No. 3 (21/02/2017)
    Follow-up report No. 4 (21/02/2017)
    New outbreaks (1)
    Outbreak 1 Co. Tipperary, TIPPERARY
    Date of start of the outbreak 03/02/2017
    Outbreak status Resolved (03/02/2017)
    Epidemiological unit Not applicable
    Affected animals
    Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Destroyed Slaughtered
    Mute Swan:Cygnus olor(Anatidae) 1 1 0 0
    Whooper Swan:Cygnus cygnus(Anatidae) 1 1 0 0
    Affected population Whooper swan (found 26/01/2017) and mute swan (found 3/02/2017) found on same lakeshore
    Summary of outbreaks Total outbreaks: 1
    Total animals affected
    Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Destroyed Slaughtered
    Mute Swan:Cygnus olor(Anatidae) 1 1 0 0
    Whooper Swan:Cygnus cygnus(Anatidae) 1 1 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% **
    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) Mute Swan real-time PCR 10/02/2017 Positive
    Central Veterinary Research Laboratory (National laboratory) Whooper Swan real-time PCR 03/02/2017 Positive
    BioScience Waterford (Private Laboratory) Mute Swan virus sequencing 20/02/2017 Positive
    BioScience Waterford (Private Laboratory) Whooper Swan virus sequencing 20/02/2017 Positive
    Future Reporting
    The event is continuing. Weekly follow-up reports will be submitted.
    ...
    http://www.oie.int/wahis_2/public/wa...reportid=22944

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    Highly pathogenic influenza A viruses (infection with) (non-poultry including wild birds),
    Ireland
    Information received on 21/02/2017 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. 4
    Date of start of the event 28/12/2016
    Date of confirmation of the event 20/02/2017
    Report date 21/02/2017
    Date submitted to OIE 21/02/2017
    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 the whole country
    Related reports Immediate notification (10/01/2017)
    Follow-up report No. 1 (23/01/2017)
    Follow-up report No. 2 (03/02/2017)
    Follow-up report No. 3 (21/02/2017)
    Follow-up report No. 4 (21/02/2017)
    New outbreaks (2)
    Outbreak 1 Co. Cork, CORK
    Date of start of the outbreak 03/02/2017
    Outbreak status Resolved (03/02/2017)
    Epidemiological unit Not applicable
    Affected animals
    Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Destroyed Slaughtered
    Grey Heron:Ardea cinerea(Ardeidae) 1 1 0 0
    Affected population A grey heron found dead on wetlands
    Outbreak 2 Co. Tipperary, TIPPERARY
    Date of start of the outbreak 07/02/2017
    Outbreak status Resolved (07/02/2017)
    Epidemiological unit Not applicable
    Affected animals
    Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Destroyed Slaughtered
    Whooper Swan:Cygnus cygnus(Anatidae) 1 1 0 0
    Affected population Whooper swan found dead on wetlands
    Summary of outbreaks Total outbreaks: 2
    Total animals affected
    Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Destroyed Slaughtered
    Grey Heron:Ardea cinerea(Ardeidae) 1 1 0 0
    Whooper Swan:Cygnus cygnus(Anatidae) 1 1 0 0
    Outbreak statistics
    Species Apparent morbidity rate Apparent mortality rate Apparent case fatality rate Proportion susceptible animals lost*
    Grey Heron:Ardea cinerea(Ardeidae) ** ** 100.00% **
    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) Grey Heron real-time PCR 10/02/2017 Positive
    Central Veterinary Research Laboratory (National laboratory) Whooper Swan real-time PCR 13/02/2017 Positive
    BioScience Waterford (Private Laboratory) Grey Heron virus sequencing 20/02/2017 Positive
    BioScience Waterford (Private Laboratory) Whooper Swan virus sequencing 20/02/2017 Positive
    Future Reporting
    The event is continuing. Weekly follow-up reports will be submitted.
    ...
    http://www.oie.int/wahis_2/public/wa...reportid=22949
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