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  • Ireland - H5N6 confirmed in a common buzzard in Co. Tipperary

    Update on Avian Influenza 06/2018

    8 March 2018

    H5N6 in a common buzzard in Co. Tipperary

     Avian influenza subtype H5N6 has been confirmed in a wild bird (common buzzard) in
    County Tipperary.

     This is the second positive wild bird finding in Ireland this year.

     The first positive finding was detected on the 5
    th of February in a white tailed sea eagle
    found also in County Tipperary.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 12/03/2018 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. 1
    Date of start of the event 31/01/2018
    Date of confirmation of the event 09/02/2018
    Report date 12/03/2018
    Date submitted to OIE 12/03/2018
    Reason for notification New strain of a listed disease in the country
    Causal agent Highly pathogenic influenza A virus
    Serotype H5N6
    Nature of diagnosis Laboratory (advanced)
    This event pertains to a defined zone within the country
    Related reports Immediate notification (09/02/2018)
    Follow-up report No. 1 (12/03/2018)
    New outbreaks (1)
    Outbreak 1 Terryglass, Co. Tipperary, TIPPERARY
    Date of start of the outbreak 23/02/2018
    Outbreak status Resolved (23/02/2018)
    Epidemiological unit Not applicable
    Affected animals
    Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
    Eurasian buzzard (common buzzard):Buteo buteo(Accipitridae) 1 1 0 0
    Affected population On 23rd February 2018, a common buzzard was found dead near Lough Derg, Co. Tipperary, in an area known to be frequented by migratory birds.
    Summary of outbreaks Total outbreaks: 1
    Total animals affected
    Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
    Eurasian buzzard (common buzzard):Buteo buteo(Accipitridae) 1 1 0 0
    Outbreak statistics
    Species Apparent morbidity rate Apparent mortality rate Apparent case fatality rate Proportion susceptible animals lost*
    Eurasian buzzard (common buzzard):Buteo buteo(Accipitridae) ** ** 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
    • Unknown or inconclusive
    Epidemiological comments On 7th March 2018 the Irish Central Veterinary Research Laboratory confirmed the presence of avian influenza subtype H5N6 in samples taken from the common buzzard. On 9th March 2018 sequencing results confirmed highly pathogenic avian influenza H5N6.
    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) Eurasian buzzard (common buzzard) real-time PCR 07/03/2018 Positive
    Bioscience Waterford (Private Laboratory) Eurasian buzzard (common buzzard) virus sequencing 09/03/2018 Positive
    Future Reporting
    The event is continuing. Weekly follow-up reports will be submitted.
    ...
    http://www.oie.int/wahis_2/public/wa...reportid=26162
    "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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