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  • Italy - near Venice - wild bird found positive to the virus HPAI H5N5

    Back avian alarm and hits the lagoon of Grado to the nature reserve of Cona. Two days ago the Institute Zooprofilattico delle Venezie of Padua, home of the National Reference Laboratory for Avian, confirmed positive for influenza type A virus, H5N5 subtype.
    The virus was found in organs taken from a widgeon wild - a kind of bird similar to ducks - found dead in Grado, in Artalina valley. It is a valley owned by the town of Grado, of land granted to the Cooperative fishermen.
    Analyses confirmed that it is highly pathogenic virus. And the fear now is that the return of bird flu syndrome as in the mid-2000s.
    In this period of great migration, especially from the countries of Northern Europe, especially from Siberia, arriving at the island reserve of Cona to Grado thousands of birds.


    http://messaggeroveneto.gelocal.it/u...rus-1.14643501

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    Bird flu ministerial provision prohibits the use of live decoys in hunting

    The December 28, 2016 l ' Istituto Sperimentale delle Venezie Zooprofilattico , home of the National Reference Centre for Avian flu confirmed positive for influenza type A virus, H5N5 subtype, in organs taken from a widgeon wild species like ducks, He found dead in Grado, at the Artalina Valley, in the province of Gorizia. Analyses confirmed that it is highly pathogenic virus (HPAI).

    Given the severe European epidemiological situation, linked to the circulation of influenza viruses of highly pathogenic H5N8 in several Member States (Austria, Croatia, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Netherlands, Poland, United Kingdom, Romania, Serbia, Switzerland, Hungary and Sweden ) for a total of 498 cases, of which 214 247 in domestic and wild poultry nell'avifauna, on November 9 and December 7, 2016 the Ministry of health had issued instructions for the further development of lifelong veterinary supervision, with particular reference with implementing biosecurity measures in industrial poultry farms, recommending to keep poultry indoors in densely populated areas.

    In addition to that, 30 December 2016, the same Ministry issued a other extraordinary control measures, with immediate suspension of the derogation from the ban on the use of live decoys in hunting national belonging to the orders of Anseriformes and Charadriiformes throughout the National territory.

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    the executive disposito 30 December 2016 Avian influenza. Measures of extraordinary control and strengthening ongoing supervision. Temporary suspension of the use of live decoys in derogation belonging to the Orders of the Anseriformes and Charadriiformes
    The Avian Influenza pages of the European Commission's website.

    http://www.salute.gov.it/portale/new...istero&id=2786
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      Highly pathogenic influenza A viruses (infection with) (non-poultry including wild birds),
      Italy
      Information received on 13/01/2017 from Prof. Dr. Romano Marabelli, Chief Veterinary Officer, Secretary General, Ministry of Health, Rome, Italy
      Summary
      Report type Follow-up report No. 1
      Date of start of the event 29/12/2016
      Date of confirmation of the event 30/12/2016
      Report date 13/01/2017
      Date submitted to OIE 13/01/2017
      Reason for notification New strain of a listed disease in the country
      Causal agent Highly pathogenic influenza A virus
      Serotype H5N5
      Nature of diagnosis Clinical, Laboratory (advanced), Necropsy
      This event pertains to a defined zone within the country
      Related reports Immediate notification (30/12/2016)
      Follow-up report No. 1 (13/01/2017)
      New outbreaks (1)
      Outbreak 1 Gorizia, Grado, FRIULI-VENEZIA GIULIA
      Date of start of the outbreak 10/01/2017
      Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
      Epidemiological unit Natural park
      Affected animals
      Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Destroyed Slaughtered
      Gadwall:Anas strepera(Anatidae) 1 1 0 0
      Summary of outbreaks Total outbreaks: 1
      Total animals affected
      Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Destroyed Slaughtered
      Gadwall:Anas strepera(Anatidae) 1 1 0 0
      Outbreak statistics
      Species Apparent morbidity rate Apparent mortality rate Apparent case fatality rate Proportion susceptible animals lost*
      Gadwall:Anas strepera(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
      • Contact with wild species
      Control measures
      Measures applied
      • Movement control inside the country
      • Screening
      • Official disposal of carcasses, by-products and waste
      • Control of wildlife reservoirs
      • 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
      Experimental Zooprophylactic Institute (IZS), Venezie - Padova (National laboratory) Gadwall real-time PCR 11/01/2017 Positive
      Experimental Zooprophylactic Institute (IZS), Venezie - Padova (National laboratory) Gadwall reverse transcription - polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) 11/01/2017 Positive
      Future Reporting
      The event is continuing. Weekly follow-up reports will be submitted.
      ...
      http://www.oie.int/wahis_2/public/wa...reportid=22346
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