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Ukraine - 1 new outbreak of highly pathogenic avian influenza H5N8 in birds in a zoo, Nikolayev (OIE, February 17, 2017)

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  • Ukraine - 1 new outbreak of highly pathogenic avian influenza H5N8 in birds in a zoo, Nikolayev (OIE, February 17, 2017)

    Highly pathogenic influenza A viruses (infection with) (non-poultry including wild birds),
    Ukraine
    Information received on 17/02/2017 from Dr Olga Shevchenko, Head of Directorate fot International Cooperation, Directorate fot International Cooperation, State Service of Ukraine on Food Safety and Consumer Protection, Kiev, Ukraine
    Summary
    Report type Follow-up report No. 2
    Date of start of the event 01/01/2017
    Date of confirmation of the event 02/01/2017
    Report date 17/02/2017
    Date submitted to OIE 17/02/2017
    Reason for notification New strain of a listed disease in the country
    Causal agent Highly pathogenic influenza A virus
    Serotype H5N8
    Nature of diagnosis Clinical, Laboratory (basic)
    This event pertains to a defined zone within the country
    Related reports Immediate notification (12/01/2017)
    Follow-up report No. 1 (18/01/2017)
    Follow-up report No. 2 (17/02/2017)
    New outbreaks (1)
    Outbreak 1 Mykolayiv city, NIKOLAYEV
    Date of start of the outbreak 14/02/2017
    Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
    Epidemiological unit Zoo
    Affected animals
    Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Destroyed Slaughtered
    Indian Peafowl:Pavo cristatus(Phasianidae) 931 10 10 0 0
    Affected population In a zoo there were 931 birds of 104 different species. 10 Pavo cristatus died. Samples were taken from the carcasses and a positive result for HPAI (subtype H5N8) was obtained. A monitoring, zoning, clinical control and other related measures are ongoing.
    Summary of outbreaks Total outbreaks: 1
    Total animals affected
    Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Destroyed Slaughtered
    Indian Peafowl:Pavo cristatus(Phasianidae) 931 10 10 0 0
    Outbreak statistics
    Species Apparent morbidity rate Apparent mortality rate Apparent case fatality rate Proportion susceptible animals lost*
    Indian Peafowl:Pavo cristatus(Phasianidae) 1.07% 1.07% 100.00% 1.07%
    *Removed from the susceptible population through death, destruction and/or slaughter
    Epidemiology
    Source of the outbreak(s) or origin of infection
    • Unknown or inconclusive
    Control measures
    Measures applied
    • Movement control inside the country
    • Screening
    • Disinfection / Disinfestation
    • Traceability
    • Quarantine
    • Surveillance outside containment and/or protection zone
    • Official disposal of carcasses, by-products and waste
    • Surveillance within containment and/or protection zone
    • Control of wildlife reservoirs
    • 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
    State Scientific and Research Institute of Laboratory Diagnosis and Veterinary and Sanitary Expertise (National laboratory) Indian Peafowl polymerase chain reaction (PCR) 15/02/2017 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=22920
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