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  • Spain - 9 new outbreaks of highly pathogenic avian influenza H5N8 in birds in farms, Cataluna (OIE, March 3, 2017)

    Highly pathogenic avian influenza,
    Spain
    Information received on 03/03/2017 from Dr Valentín Almansa, Director General, Sanidad de la Produccion Agraria, Ministerio de Agricultura, Alimentación y Medio Ambiente, Madrid, Spain
    Summary
    Report type Follow-up report No. 1
    Date of start of the event 18/02/2017
    Date of confirmation of the event 23/02/2017
    Report date 03/03/2017
    Date submitted to OIE 03/03/2017
    Reason for notification New strain of a listed disease in the country
    Causal agent Highly pathogenic avian influenza virus
    Serotype H5N8
    Nature of diagnosis Laboratory (advanced)
    This event pertains to a defined zone within the country
    Related reports Immediate notification (23/02/2017)
    Follow-up report No. 1 (03/03/2017)
    New outbreaks (9)
    Outbreak 1 Bescano, Girona, CATALUNA
    Date of start of the outbreak 18/02/2017
    Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
    Epidemiological unit Farm
    Affected animals
    Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Destroyed Slaughtered
    Birds 450 4 0 450 0
    Affected population Contact farm. No signs.
    Outbreak 2 Villalonga de Ter, Girona, CATALUNA
    Date of start of the outbreak 18/02/2017
    Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
    Epidemiological unit Farm
    Affected animals
    Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Destroyed Slaughtered
    Birds 500 4 0 500 0
    Affected population Contact farm. No signs.
    Outbreak 3 La Cellera de Ter, Girona, CATALUNA
    Date of start of the outbreak 18/02/2017
    Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
    Epidemiological unit Farm
    Affected animals
    Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Destroyed Slaughtered
    Birds 190 1 0 190 0
    Affected population Contact farm. No signs.
    Outbreak 4 Fontanilles, Girona, CATALUNA
    Date of start of the outbreak 18/02/2017
    Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
    Epidemiological unit Farm
    Affected animals
    Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Destroyed Slaughtered
    Birds 5603 3 0 5603 0
    Affected population Contact farm. No signs.
    Outbreak 5 Vilopriu, Girona, CATALUNA
    Date of start of the outbreak 18/02/2017
    Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
    Epidemiological unit Farm
    Affected animals
    Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Destroyed Slaughtered
    Birds 177 2 0 177 0
    Affected population Contact farm. No signs.
    Outbreak 6 Sant Gregori, Girona, CATALUNA
    Date of start of the outbreak 18/02/2017
    Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
    Epidemiological unit Farm
    Affected animals
    Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Destroyed Slaughtered
    Birds 380 9 0 380 0
    Affected population In the protection zone of the index outbreak
    Outbreak 7 SANT ANIOL DE FINESTRES, Girona, CATALUNA
    Date of start of the outbreak 18/02/2017
    Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
    Epidemiological unit Farm
    Affected animals
    Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Destroyed Slaughtered
    Birds 400 0 0 0
    Affected population Contact farm
    Outbreak 8 Sant Gregori, Girona, CATALUNA
    Date of start of the outbreak 18/02/2017
    Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
    Epidemiological unit Farm
    Affected animals
    Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Destroyed Slaughtered
    Birds 2450 250 250 2200 0
    Affected population In the protection zone of the index outbreak
    Outbreak 9 Lliçà d’Amunt, Barcelona, CATALUNA
    Date of start of the outbreak 18/02/2017
    Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
    Epidemiological unit Farm
    Affected animals
    Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Destroyed Slaughtered
    Birds 380 1 0 380 0
    Affected population Contact farm. No signs.
    Summary of outbreaks Total outbreaks: 9
    Total animals affected
    Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Destroyed Slaughtered
    Birds 10530 274 ** 250 9880 0
    Outbreak statistics
    Species Apparent morbidity rate Apparent mortality rate Apparent case fatality rate Proportion susceptible animals lost*
    Birds ** 2.37% ** 96.20%
    *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
    • Disinfection / Disinfestation
    • Traceability
    • Surveillance outside containment and/or protection zone
    • Stamping out
    • Official disposal of carcasses, by-products and waste
    • Surveillance within containment and/or protection zone
    • Zoning
    • 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
    Central Veterinary Laboratory, Algete (National laboratory) Birds real-time reverse transcriptase/polymerase chain reaction (RRT-PCR) 01/03/2017 Positive
    Central Veterinary Laboratory, Algete (National laboratory) Birds virus sequencing 01/03/2017 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=23031
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