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Slovakia - 1 new outbreak of highly pathogenic influenza H5N6 in a black-headed gull, Trnava (OIE, March 29, 2018)

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  • Slovakia - 1 new outbreak of highly pathogenic influenza H5N6 in a black-headed gull, Trnava (OIE, March 29, 2018)

    Highly pathogenic influenza A viruses (infection with) (non-poultry including wild birds),
    Slovakia
    Information received on 29/03/2018 from Dr Jozef Bires , Director & Chief Veterinary Officer , State Veterinary and Food Administration , Ministry of Agriculture, BRATISLAVA, Slovakia
    Summary
    Report type Immediate notification
    Date of start of the event 28/03/2018
    Date of confirmation of the event 28/03/2018
    Report date 29/03/2018
    Date submitted to OIE 29/03/2018
    Reason for notification Recurrence of a listed disease
    Date of previous occurrence 07/06/2017
    Manifestation of disease Clinical disease
    Causal agent Highly pathogenic influenza A virus
    Serotype H5N6
    Nature of diagnosis Laboratory (advanced)
    This event pertains to a defined zone within the country
    New outbreaks (1)
    Outbreak 1 Králová, Galanta, Trnava
    Date of start of the outbreak 28/03/2018
    Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
    Epidemiological unit Other
    Affected animals
    Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
    Black-headed Gull:Larus ridibundus(Laridae) 1 1 0 0
    Summary of outbreaks Total outbreaks: 1
    Total animals affected
    Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
    Black-headed Gull:Larus ridibundus(Laridae) 1 1 0 0
    Outbreak statistics
    Species Apparent morbidity rate Apparent mortality rate Apparent case fatality rate Proportion susceptible animals lost*
    Black-headed Gull:Larus ridibundus(Laridae) ** ** 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
    • Zoning
    • Vaccination prohibited
    • No treatment of affected animals
    Measures to be applied
    • Control of wildlife reservoirs
    Diagnostic test results
    Laboratory name and type Species Test Test date Result
    Veterinary institute in Zvolen (National laboratory) Black-headed Gull polymerase chain reaction (PCR) 28/03/2018 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=26322
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