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  • Iran - 3 new outbreaks of highly pathogenic avian influenza H5N8 in birds in villages and livestock market, East Azarbayejan (OIE, December 11, 2018)

    Highly pathogenic avian influenza,
    Iran
    Information received on 11/12/2018 from Dr Alireza Rafiepoor, Head of Iran Veterinary Organization (IVO), Iran Veterinary Organization (IVO), Ministry of Jihad-e-Agriculture, Tehran, Iran
    Summary
    Report type Immediate notification
    Date of start of the event 15/11/2018
    Date of confirmation of the event 18/11/2018
    Report date 11/12/2018
    Date submitted to OIE 11/12/2018
    Reason for notification Recurrence of a listed disease
    Date of previous occurrence 30/01/2017
    Manifestation of disease Clinical disease
    Causal agent Highly pathogenic avian influenza virus
    Serotype H5N8
    Nature of diagnosis Clinical, Laboratory (basic), Necropsy
    This event pertains to a defined zone within the country
    New outbreaks (3)
    Outbreak 1 Sholebaran, East Azarbayejan
    Date of start of the outbreak 15/11/2018
    Outbreak status Resolved (18/11/2018)
    Epidemiological unit Village
    Affected animals
    Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
    Birds 215 199 145 70 0
    Affected population Turkey, chicken
    Outbreak 2 Bahman, East Azarbayejan
    Date of start of the outbreak 18/11/2018
    Outbreak status Resolved (21/11/2018)
    Epidemiological unit Livestock market
    Affected animals
    Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
    Birds 53 53 3 50 0
    Affected population Turkey, chicken
    Outbreak 3 Yaghbastloo, East Azarbayejan
    Date of start of the outbreak 19/11/2018
    Outbreak status Resolved (22/11/2018)
    Epidemiological unit Village
    Affected animals
    Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
    Birds 32 22 10 22 0
    Affected population Turkey, chicken
    Summary of outbreaks Total outbreaks: 3
    Total animals affected
    Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
    Birds 300 274 158 142 0
    Outbreak statistics
    Species Apparent morbidity rate Apparent mortality rate Apparent case fatality rate Proportion susceptible animals lost*
    Birds 91.33% 52.67% 57.66% 100.00%
    *Removed from the susceptible population through death, destruction and/or slaughter
    Epidemiology
    Source of the outbreak(s) or origin of infection
    • Unknown or inconclusive
    Epidemiological comments 1 - The event was reported based on Iran Veterinary Organization HPAI Epidemio-surveillance Program 2 - The aim is to close the event, in protection zone and surveillance zone trace back & trace forward activities are ongoing.
    Control measures
    Measures applied
    • Screening
    • Quarantine
    • Official disposal of carcasses, by-products and waste
    • Stamping out
    • Disinfection
    • Vaccination permitted (if a vaccine exists)
    • No treatment of affected animals
    Measures to be applied
    • Surveillance outside containment and/or protection zone
    • Surveillance within containment and/or protection zone
    • Zoning
    Diagnostic test results
    Laboratory name and type Species Test Test date Result
    Provincial Veterinary Laboratory of East Azarbayejan (Local laboratory) Birds real-time PCR 18/11/2018 Positive
    Central Veterinary Laboratory of Iran Veterinary Organization (National laboratory) Birds real-time PCR 19/11/2018 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=28881
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