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  • Italy - 2 new outbreaks of highly pathogenic avian influenza H5N8 in wild birds in farm and natural park, Emilia-Romagna (OIE, November 10, 2017)

    Highly pathogenic influenza A viruses (infection with) (non-poultry including wild birds),
    Italy
    Information received on 10/11/2017 from Dr Silvio Borrello, Chief Veterinary Officer, Food Safety and Collegial Bodies for Health Protection, Ministère de la Santé, Department for Veterinary Public Health, Rome, Italy
    Summary
    Report type Follow-up report No. 10
    Date of start of the event 03/01/2017
    Date of confirmation of the event 05/01/2017
    Report date 10/11/2017
    Date submitted to OIE 10/11/2017
    Reason for notification New strain of a listed disease
    Manifestation of disease Clinical disease
    Causal agent Highly pathogenic influenza A virus
    Serotype H5N8
    Nature of diagnosis Laboratory (advanced), Necropsy
    This event pertains to a defined zone within the country
    Related reports Immediate notification (11/01/2017)
    Follow-up report No. 1 (24/01/2017)
    Follow-up report No. 2 (24/02/2017)
    Follow-up report No. 3 (29/03/2017)
    Follow-up report No. 4 (03/05/2017)
    Follow-up report No. 5 (07/06/2017)
    Follow-up report No. 6 (03/08/2017)
    Follow-up report No. 7 (31/08/2017)
    Follow-up report No. 8 (04/10/2017)
    Follow-up report No. 9 (20/10/2017)
    Follow-up report No. 10 (10/11/2017)
    New outbreaks (2)
    Outbreak 1 (12_2017_HPAIWB ) Codigoro, FERRARA, EMILIA-ROMAGNA
    Date of start of the outbreak 23/10/2017
    Outbreak status Resolved (09/11/2017)
    Epidemiological unit Farm
    Affected animals
    Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
    Rock Pigeon (Rock Dove):Columba livia(Columbidae) 1 1 0 0
    Common Kestrel:Falco tinnunculus(Falconidae) 1 1 0 0
    Affected population Positivity concerns a columbus (Columba livia) and a kestrel (Falco tinnunculus) positive to HPAI H5N8 viruses, found dead at a breeding farm in Ferrara already with an outbreak. Animals were safely disposed of.
    Outbreak 2 (11_2017_HPAIWB) Lagosanto, FERRARA, EMILIA-ROMAGNA
    Date of start of the outbreak 27/10/2017
    Outbreak status Resolved (09/11/2017)
    Epidemiological unit Natural park
    Affected animals
    Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
    Greylag Goose:Anser anser(Anatidae) 1 1 0 0
    Affected population Positivity concerns a wild goose found dead, positive to HPAI H5N8 virus. The animal has been safely disposed of.
    Summary of outbreaks Total outbreaks: 2
    Total animals affected
    Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
    Rock Pigeon (Rock Dove):Columba livia(Columbidae) 1 1 0 0
    Common Kestrel:Falco tinnunculus(Falconidae) 1 1 0 0
    Greylag Goose:Anser anser(Anatidae) 1 1 0 0
    Outbreak statistics
    Species Apparent morbidity rate Apparent mortality rate Apparent case fatality rate Proportion susceptible animals lost*
    Rock Pigeon (Rock Dove):Columba livia(Columbidae) ** ** 100.00% **
    Common Kestrel:Falco tinnunculus(Falconidae) ** ** 100.00% **
    Greylag Goose:Anser anser(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
    • Movement control inside the country
    • Screening
    • Official disposal of carcasses, by-products and waste
    • Control of wildlife reservoirs
    • 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
    Experimental Zooprophylactic Institute (IZS), Venezie - Padova (National laboratory) Common Kestrel polymerase chain reaction (PCR) 07/11/2017 Positive
    Experimental Zooprophylactic Institute (IZS), Venezie - Padova (National laboratory) Greylag Goose polymerase chain reaction (PCR) 07/11/2017 Positive
    Experimental Zooprophylactic Institute (IZS), Venezie - Padova (National laboratory) Rock Pigeon (Rock Dove) polymerase chain reaction (PCR) 07/11/2017 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=25198
    Last edited by Pathfinder; November 13th, 2017, 02:27 PM. Reason: Added text
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