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  • India - 4 new outbreaks of highly pathogenic influenza H5N1 in birds, Bihar, Orissa (OIE, January 22, 2019)

    Highly pathogenic influenza A viruses (infection with) (non-poultry including wild birds),
    Indiahttp://www.oie.int/wahis_2/public/wahid.php/Reviewreport/Review?page_refer=MapFullEventReport&reportid=29298
    Information received on 24/01/2019 from Mr Tarun Shridhar, Secretary, Department of Animal Husbandry, Dairying & Fisheries, Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, New Delhi, India
    Summary
    Report type Follow-up report No. 1
    Date of start of the event 15/12/2018
    Date of confirmation of the event 21/12/2018
    Report date 22/01/2019
    Date submitted to OIE 24/01/2019
    Reason for notification Recurrence of a listed disease
    Date of previous occurrence 05/06/2018
    Manifestation of disease Clinical disease
    Causal agent Highly Pathogenic Influenza A Virus
    Serotype H5N1
    Nature of diagnosis Laboratory (advanced)
    This event pertains to the whole country
    Related reports Immediate notification (07/01/2019)
    Follow-up report No. 1 (22/01/2019)
    New outbreaks (4)
    Outbreak 1 Residential Campus of Rural SP, Patna Sadar, Patna, Bihar
    Date of start of the outbreak 04/01/2019
    Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
    Epidemiological unit Not applicable
    Affected animals
    Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
    House Crow:Corvus splendens(Corvidae) 1 1 0 0
    Outbreak 2 Chhawani Bagicha (Ward No.16, Nagar Panchayat Kochus), Kochus, Rohtas, Bihar
    Date of start of the outbreak 09/01/2019
    Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
    Epidemiological unit Not applicable
    Affected animals
    Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
    House Crow:Corvus splendens(Corvidae) 32 32 0 0
    Outbreak 3 B N College Campus, Patna Sadar, Patna, Bihar
    Date of start of the outbreak 09/01/2019
    Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
    Epidemiological unit Not applicable
    Affected animals
    Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
    House Crow:Corvus splendens(Corvidae) 5 5 0 0
    Outbreak 4 Unit-8, Govt. Quarters, Bhubaneswar, Khurdha, Orissa
    Date of start of the outbreak 15/01/2019
    Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
    Epidemiological unit Not applicable
    Affected animals
    Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
    Indian Pond Heron:Ardeola grayii(Ardeidae) 1 1 0 0
    Summary of outbreaks Total outbreaks: 4
    Total animals affected
    Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
    House Crow:Corvus splendens(Corvidae) 38 38 0 0
    Indian Pond Heron:Ardeola grayii(Ardeidae) 1 1 0 0
    Outbreak statistics
    Species Apparent morbidity rate Apparent mortality rate Apparent case fatality rate Proportion susceptible animals lost*
    House Crow:Corvus splendens(Corvidae) ** ** 100.00% **
    Indian Pond Heron:Ardeola grayii(Ardeidae) ** ** 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
    • Screening
    • Official disposal of carcasses, by-products and waste
    • Disinfection
    • 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
    National Institute of High Security Animal Disease (OIE Reference Laboratory) House Crow real-time reverse transcriptase/polymerase chain reaction (RRT-PCR) 17/01/2019 Positive
    National Institute of High Security Animal Disease (OIE Reference Laboratory) Indian Pond Heron real-time reverse transcriptase/polymerase chain reaction (RRT-PCR) 18/01/2019 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=29298
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