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  • Portugal - 1 new outbreak of highly pathogenic influenza H5N8 in grey heron in natural park, Algarve (OIE, February 1, 2017)

    Highly pathogenic influenza A viruses (infection with) (non-poultry including wild birds),
    Portugal
    Information received on 01/02/2017 from Dr Bernardo Fernando, , Direção Geral de Alimentação e Veterinária, Ministro da Agricultura, Florestas e Desenvolvimento Rural, LISBONNE, Portugal
    Summary
    Report type Immediate notification
    Date of start of the event 27/01/2017
    Date of confirmation of the event 31/01/2017
    Report date 31/01/2017
    Date submitted to OIE 01/02/2017
    Reason for notification New strain of a listed disease in the country
    Causal agent Highly pathogenic influenza A virus
    Serotype H5N8
    Nature of diagnosis Laboratory (basic), Laboratory (advanced)
    This event pertains to a defined zone within the country
    New outbreaks (1)
    Outbreak 1 (1/HPAIWB/2017) Ludo, Almancil, Algarve, Algarve, DSVR DO ALGARVE
    Date of start of the outbreak 27/01/2017
    Outbreak status Resolved (31/01/2017)
    Epidemiological unit Natural park
    Affected animals
    Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Destroyed Slaughtered
    Grey Heron:Ardea cinerea(Ardeidae) 1 1 0 0
    Affected population On January 27th, one grey heron (Ardea cinerea) was found dead in Ludo, Loulé council in the region of Algarve, already considered a high risk area for avian influenza. On January 31st, the national reference laboratory confirmed H5N8 highly pathogenic avian influenza virus in the samples from the grey heron.
    Summary of outbreaks Total outbreaks: 1
    Total animals affected
    Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Destroyed Slaughtered
    Grey Heron:Ardea cinerea(Ardeidae) 1 1 0 0
    Outbreak statistics
    Species Apparent morbidity rate Apparent mortality rate Apparent case fatality rate Proportion susceptible animals lost*
    Grey Heron:Ardea cinerea(Ardeidae) ** ** 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
    • Surveillance within containment and/or protection zone
    • 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
    National Farming and Veterinary Investigation Institute (INIAV, I.P.) (National laboratory) Grey Heron real-time PCR 31/01/2017 Positive
    National Farming and Veterinary Investigation Institute (INIAV, I.P.) (National laboratory) Grey Heron virus sequencing 01/02/2017 Positive
    Future Reporting
    The event is continuing. Weekly follow-up reports will be submitted.
    ...
    http://www.oie.int/wahis_2/public/wa...reportid=22661
    "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."
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    Thu Feb 2, 2017 | 6:41am EST

    Portugal strengthens bird flu controls after case in wild bird

    Portugal has reinforced veterinary controls in the southern Algarve region after detecting an isolated case of a highly contagious strain of bird flu virus in a gray heron, officials said.

    The Agriculture Ministry's Veterinary and Food General Directorate said the case was detected last week and confirmed on Jan. 31, when it banned trade in poultry in local markets and raise the alert level for the H5N8 influenza A virus.
    ...
    http://www.reuters.com/article/us-he...-idUSKBN15H15F
    "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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