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  • Iran - 2 new outbreaks of highly pathogenic avian influenza H5N8 in birds in village and farm, Mazandaran (OIE, January 05, 2019)

    Highly pathogenic avian influenza,
    Iran
    Information received on 05/01/2019 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 24/12/2018
    Date of confirmation of the event 24/12/2018
    Report date 05/01/2019
    Date submitted to OIE 05/01/2019
    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 (2)
    Outbreak 1 Bala Langor, Mazandaran
    Date of start of the outbreak 24/12/2018
    Outbreak status Resolved (25/12/2018)
    Epidemiological unit Village
    Affected animals
    Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
    Birds 1400 1000 400 1000 0
    Affected population Duck
    Outbreak 2 Nor joje, Mazandaran
    Date of start of the outbreak 25/12/2018
    Outbreak status Resolved (27/12/2018)
    Epidemiological unit Farm
    Affected animals
    Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
    Birds 35660 35260 394 35266 0
    Affected population Broiler breeders
    Summary of outbreaks Total outbreaks: 2
    Total animals affected
    Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
    Birds 37060 36260 794 36266 0
    Outbreak statistics
    Species Apparent morbidity rate Apparent mortality rate Apparent case fatality rate Proportion susceptible animals lost*
    Birds 97.84% 2.14% 2.19% 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 Mazandaran (Local laboratory) Birds real-time PCR 24/12/2018 Positive
    Central Veterinary Laboratory of Iran Veterinary Organization (National laboratory) Birds real-time PCR 28/12/2018 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=29123
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