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Macedonia - 1 new outbreak of highly pathogenic avian influenza H5 in mallards in natural park, Negotino (OIE, February 3, 2017)

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  • Macedonia - 1 new outbreak of highly pathogenic avian influenza H5 in mallards in natural park, Negotino (OIE, February 3, 2017)

    Highly pathogenic influenza A viruses (infection with) (non-poultry including wild birds),
    Former Yug. Rep. of Macedonia
    Information received on 03/02/2017 from Msc Zoran Popovski, Director, Food and Veterinary Agency, Food and Veterinary Agency, Skopje, Former Yug. Rep. of Macedonia
    Summary
    Report type Immediate notification
    Date of start of the event 13/01/2017
    Date of confirmation of the event 02/02/2017
    Report date 03/02/2017
    Date submitted to OIE 03/02/2017
    Reason for notification First occurrence of a listed disease in the country
    Causal agent Highly pathogenic influenza A virus
    Serotype H5
    Nature of diagnosis Laboratory (basic)
    This event pertains to a defined zone within the country
    New outbreaks (1)
    Outbreak 1 Dzidimirci, Dzidimirci, Negotino, NEGOTINO
    Date of start of the outbreak 13/01/2017
    Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
    Epidemiological unit Natural park
    Affected animals
    Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Destroyed Slaughtered
    Mallard:Anas platyrhynchos(Anatidae) 2 0 2 0
    Summary of outbreaks Total outbreaks: 1
    Total animals affected
    Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Destroyed Slaughtered
    Mallard:Anas platyrhynchos(Anatidae) 2 0 2 0
    Outbreak statistics
    Species Apparent morbidity rate Apparent mortality rate Apparent case fatality rate Proportion susceptible animals lost*
    Mallard:Anas platyrhynchos(Anatidae) ** ** 0.00% **
    *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 2nd February, l’influenza A H5 was confirmed with real-time PCR laboratory diagnosis in two wild birds (Anas platyrhynchos) as part of the active surveillance program that is in place in the country.
    Control measures
    Measures applied
    • Movement control inside the country
    • Screening
    • Traceability
    • Surveillance outside containment and/or protection zone
    • Surveillance within containment and/or protection zone
    • 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
    Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Veterinary Institute, Skopje (National laboratory) Mallard real-time PCR 02/02/2017 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=22685
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