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  • Ireland - 1 new outbreak of highly pathogenic avian influenza H5N8 in swans in Galway (OIE, March 6, 2017)

    Highly pathogenic influenza A viruses (infection with) (non-poultry including wild birds),
    Ireland
    Information received on 06/03/2017 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. 5
    Date of start of the event 28/12/2016
    Date of confirmation of the event 06/01/2017
    Report date 06/03/2017
    Date submitted to OIE 06/03/2017
    Reason for notification First occurrence 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)
    Follow-up report No. 5 (06/03/2017)
    New outbreaks (1)
    Outbreak 1 Co. Galway, GALWAY
    Date of start of the outbreak 20/02/2017
    Outbreak status Resolved (20/02/2017)
    Epidemiological unit Not applicable
    Affected animals
    Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Destroyed Slaughtered
    Whooper Swan:Cygnus cygnus(Anatidae) 100 3 3 0 0
    Summary of outbreaks Total outbreaks: 1
    Total animals affected
    Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Destroyed Slaughtered
    Whooper Swan:Cygnus cygnus(Anatidae) 100 3 3 0 0
    Outbreak statistics
    Species Apparent morbidity rate Apparent mortality rate Apparent case fatality rate Proportion susceptible animals lost*
    Whooper Swan:Cygnus cygnus(Anatidae) 3.00% 3.00% 100.00% 3.00%
    *Removed from the susceptible population through death, destruction and/or slaughter
    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
    Irish Central Veterinary Research Laboratory (National laboratory) Whooper Swan real-time PCR 24/02/2017 Positive
    BioScience Waterford (Private Laboratory) Whooper Swan virus sequencing 03/03/2017 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=23134
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