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Sweden - 1 new outbreak of highly pathogenic avian influenza H5N5 in a barnacle goose found dead in Vellinge (WOAH, March 2, 2023)

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  • Sweden - 1 new outbreak of highly pathogenic avian influenza H5N5 in a barnacle goose found dead in Vellinge (WOAH, March 2, 2023)

    Sweden - Influenza A viruses of high pathogenicity (Inf. with) (non-poultry including wild birds) (2017-) - Immediate notification

    GENERAL INFORMATION
    COUNTRY/TERRITORY OR ZONE
    COUNTRY/TERRITORY

    ANIMAL TYPE
    TERRESTRIAL

    DISEASE CATEGORY
    OIE-listed

    EVENT ID
    4942

    DISEASE
    Influenza A viruses of high pathogenicity (Inf. with) (non-poultry including wild birds) (2017-)

    CAUSAL AGENT
    Highly pathogenic avian influenza virus

    GENOTYPE / SEROTYPE / SUBTYPE
    H5N5

    START DATE
    2023/02/20

    REASON FOR NOTIFICATION
    Recurrence of an eradicated strain

    DATE OF LAST OCCURRENCE
    2021/05/25

    CONFIRMATION DATE
    2023/03/01

    EVENT STATUS
    On-going

    END DATE
    -

    SELF-DECLARATION
    NO

    REPORT INFORMATION
    REPORT NUMBER
    Immediate notification

    REPORT ID
    IN_159610

    REPORT REFERENCE
    -

    REPORT DATE
    2023/03/02

    REPORT STATUS
    Validated

    NO EVOLUTION REPORT
    -

    EPIDEMIOLOGY

    SOURCE OF EVENT OR ORIGIN OF INFECTION
    Unknown or inconclusive

    EPIDEMIOLOGICAL COMMENTS
    In accordance with the WOAH Terrestrial Animal Health Code, Article 10.4.1, point 4, this outbreak does not change the disease-free status of Sweden as these are wild birds or birds kept in a single household, and therefore do not fall within the WOAH definition of poultry.

    ...

    NEW OUTBREAKS

    OB_115022 - VELLINGE
    OUTBREAK REFERENCE
    -

    START DATE
    2023/02/20

    END DATE
    2023/02/20

    DETAILED CHARACTERISATION
    -

    FIRST ADMINISTRATIVE DIVISION
    Vellinge

    SECOND ADMINISTRATIVE DIVISION
    -

    THIRD ADMINISTRATIVE DIVISION
    -

    EPIDEMIOLOGICAL UNIT
    Other

    LOCATION
    Vellinge

    Latitude, Longitude
    55.410787 , 12.852439

    OUTBREAKS IN CLUSTER
    -

    MEASURING UNIT
    Animal

    AFFECTED POPULATION DESCRIPTION
    A barnacle goose was found dead. It was sent to the National Veterinary Institute for laboratory analysis as part of the national surveillance program for avian influenza.

    SpeciesSusceptibleCasesDeathsKilled and Disposed ofSlaughtered/ Killed for commercial useVaccinated
    Barnacle Goose (WILD)NEW-1 1---
    TOTAL-1 1--
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