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  • Italy - New outbreak of avian influenza HP H5N8: 30,700 laying hens, Bergamo

    09/03/2018 – On 9 March, the National Reference Laboratory for Avian Influenza and Newcastle Disease confirmed as positive for Avian Influenza A virus subtype H5N8 a laying hen farm in Brescia province (Lombardy region). At the time of confirmation, the farm housed about 30,700 birds, reared in cages. The farm belongs to the same production company of the laying hen farm confirmed as positive for HPAI on 2 March. The positivity was detected after virological controls on the production company farms were carried out on 8 March. No evident clinical symptoms were observed in the farm. Culling procedures are ongoing. Further information will be provided as soon as available.

    http://www.izsvenezie.com/avian-infl...italy-updates/

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    Highly pathogenic avian influenza,
    Italy
    Information received on 16/03/2018 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. 38
    Date of start of the event 20/01/2017
    Date of confirmation of the event 21/01/2017
    Report date 16/03/2018
    Date submitted to OIE 16/03/2018
    Reason for notification Recurrence of a listed disease
    Date of previous occurrence 17/01/2015
    Manifestation of disease Clinical disease
    Causal agent Highly pathogenic avian influenza virus
    Serotype H5N8
    Nature of diagnosis Clinical, Laboratory (advanced)
    This event pertains to a defined zone within the country
    Related reports Immediate notification (23/01/2017)
    Follow-up report No. 1 (24/01/2017)
    Follow-up report No. 2 (26/01/2017)
    Follow-up report No. 3 (03/02/2017)
    Follow-up report No. 4 (08/02/2017)
    Follow-up report No. 5 (16/02/2017)
    Follow-up report No. 6 (17/02/2017)
    Follow-up report No. 7 (24/02/2017)
    Follow-up report No. 8 (01/03/2017)
    Follow-up report No. 9 (03/03/2017)
    Follow-up report No. 10 (17/03/2017)
    Follow-up report No. 11 (30/03/2017)
    Follow-up report No. 12 (03/04/2017)
    Follow-up report No. 13 (11/04/2017)
    Follow-up report No. 14 (13/04/2017)
    Follow-up report No. 15 (31/05/2017)
    Follow-up report No. 16 (21/07/2017)
    Follow-up report No. 17 (28/07/2017)
    Follow-up report No. 18 (31/07/2017)
    Follow-up report No. 19 (03/08/2017)
    Follow-up report No. 20 (07/08/2017)
    Follow-up report No. 21 (10/08/2017)
    Follow-up report No. 22 (19/08/2017)
    Follow-up report No. 23 (25/08/2017)
    Follow-up report No. 24 (31/08/2017)
    Follow-up report No. 25 (07/09/2017)
    Follow-up report No. 26 (15/09/2017)
    Follow-up report No. 27 (02/10/2017)
    Follow-up report No. 28 (12/10/2017)
    Follow-up report No. 29 (20/10/2017)
    Follow-up report No. 30 (27/10/2017)
    Follow-up report No. 31 (10/11/2017)
    Follow-up report No. 32 (23/11/2017)
    Follow-up report No. 33 (01/12/2017)
    Follow-up report No. 34 (07/12/2017)
    Follow-up report No. 35 (22/12/2017)
    Follow-up report No. 36 (23/01/2018)
    Follow-up report No. 37 (09/03/2018)
    Follow-up report No. 38 (16/03/2018)
    New outbreaks (2)
    Outbreak 1 (HPAI_BS_2018_2) Coccaglio, BRESCIA, LOMBARDIA
    Date of start of the outbreak 08/03/2018
    Outbreak status Resolved (11/03/2018)
    Epidemiological unit Farm
    Affected animals
    Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
    Birds 30906 82 82 30824 0
    Affected population The positivity regards a laying hens farm. Culling of 30824 laying hens has been completed on 11 March, 2018 and all 30906 animals have been safely disposed of.
    Outbreak 2 (HPAI_BG_2018_3) Cologno al Serio, BERGAMO, LOMBARDIA
    Date of start of the outbreak 12/03/2018
    Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
    Epidemiological unit Farm
    Affected animals
    Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
    Birds 150400 240 240
    Affected population The positivity regards a commercial farm of fattening turkeys
    Summary of outbreaks Total outbreaks: 2
    Total animals affected
    Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
    Birds 181306 322 322 30824 0
    Outbreak statistics
    Species Apparent morbidity rate Apparent mortality rate Apparent case fatality rate Proportion susceptible animals lost*
    Birds 0.18% 0.18% 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
    Control measures
    Measures applied
    • Movement control inside the country
    • Screening
    • Traceability
    • Official disposal of carcasses, by-products and waste
    • Stamping out
    • Zoning
    • Vaccination prohibited
    • No treatment of affected animals
    Measures to be applied
    • Disinfection
    Diagnostic test results
    Laboratory name and type Species Test Test date Result
    Experimental Zooprophylactic Institute (IZSVe), Padova (National laboratory) Birds real-time PCR 08/03/2018 Positive
    Experimental Zooprophylactic Institute (IZSVe), Padova (National laboratory) Birds real-time PCR 12/03/2018 Positive
    Future Reporting
    The event is continuing. Weekly follow-up reports will be submitted.
    ...
    http://www.oie.int/wahis_2/public/wa...reportid=26197
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