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  • Slovenia - 3 new outbreaks of highly pathogenic influenza H5N8 in mute swans found dead (OIE, March 31, 2017)

    Highly pathogenic influenza A viruses (infection with) (non-poultry including wild birds),
    Slovenia
    Information received on 31/03/2017 from Dr Janez Posedi, Director General, Administration of the Republic of Slovenia for Food Safety, Veterinary Sector and Plant Protection (AFSVSPP), Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Food, Ljubljana, Slovenia
    Summary
    Report type Follow-up report No. 4
    Date of start of the event 01/01/2017
    Date of confirmation of the event 05/01/2017
    Report date 31/03/2017
    Date submitted to OIE 31/03/2017
    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
    Related reports Immediate notification (12/01/2017)
    Follow-up report No. 1 (24/01/2017)
    Follow-up report No. 2 (27/01/2017)
    Follow-up report No. 3 (22/03/2017)
    Follow-up report No. 4 (31/03/2017)
    New outbreaks (3)
    Outbreak 1 Nova vas, PTUJ
    Date of start of the outbreak 17/03/2017
    Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
    Epidemiological unit Other
    Affected animals
    Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Destroyed Slaughtered
    Mute Swan:Cygnus olor(Anatidae) 1 1 0 0
    Affected population Mute swan (Cygnus olor) was found dead in Ptuj lake (municipality Markovci).
    Outbreak 2 Satahovci, MURSKA SOBOTA
    Date of start of the outbreak 17/03/2017
    Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
    Epidemiological unit Other
    Affected animals
    Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Destroyed Slaughtered
    Mute Swan:Cygnus olor(Anatidae) 1 1 0 0
    Affected population Mute swan (Cygnus olor) was found dead near Satahovci (municipality Murska Sobota)
    Outbreak 3 Pragersko, MARIBOR
    Date of start of the outbreak 22/03/2017
    Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
    Epidemiological unit Other
    Affected animals
    Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Destroyed Slaughtered
    Mute Swan:Cygnus olor(Anatidae) 1 1 0 0
    Affected population Mute swan (Cygnus olor) was found dead in Pragersko (municipality Slovenska Bistrica).
    Summary of outbreaks Total outbreaks: 3
    Total animals affected
    Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Destroyed Slaughtered
    Mute Swan:Cygnus olor(Anatidae) 3 3 0 0
    Outbreak statistics
    Species Apparent morbidity rate Apparent mortality rate Apparent case fatality rate Proportion susceptible animals lost*
    Mute Swan:Cygnus olor(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
    • Unknown or inconclusive
    Control measures
    Measures applied
    • Vaccination prohibited
    • No treatment of affected animals
    Measures to be applied
    • No other measures
    Future Reporting
    The event is continuing. Weekly follow-up reports will be submitted.
    ...
    http://www.oie.int/wahis_2/public/wa...reportid=23440
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