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Iran - 1 new outbreak of highly pathogenic avian influenza H5N8 in backyard poultry, Tabriz City, East Azarbayejan (OIE, March 09, 2019)

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  • Iran - 1 new outbreak of highly pathogenic avian influenza H5N8 in backyard poultry, Tabriz City, East Azarbayejan (OIE, March 09, 2019)

    Highly pathogenic avian influenza,
    Iran
    Information received on 09/03/2019 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 26/02/2019
    Date of confirmation of the event 26/02/2019
    Report date 09/03/2019
    Date submitted to OIE 09/03/2019
    Reason for notification Recurrence of a listed disease
    Date of previous occurrence 28/01/2019
    Manifestation of disease Clinical disease
    Causal agent Highly pathogenic avian influenza virus
    Serotype H5N8
    Nature of diagnosis Clinical, Laboratory (basic), Laboratory (advanced), Necropsy
    This event pertains to a defined zone within the country
    New outbreaks (1)
    Outbreak 1 Tabriz City, East Azarbayejan
    Date of start of the outbreak 26/02/2019
    Outbreak status Resolved (28/02/2019)
    Epidemiological unit Other
    Affected animals
    Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
    Birds 31 31 10 21 0
    Affected population Backyard poultry
    Summary of outbreaks Total outbreaks: 1
    Total animals affected
    Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
    Birds 31 31 10 21 0
    Outbreak statistics
    Species Apparent morbidity rate Apparent mortality rate Apparent case fatality rate Proportion susceptible animals lost*
    Birds 100.00% 32.26% 32.26% 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 Based on Iran's HPAI control strategy, four different steps of HPAI operational control program (1- report/ detect, 2- confirmation, 3- extinction, 4- closure) are ongoing. The main objective of our National Program is to close the HPAI outbreaks; through trace-back and trace-forward investigation, these new outbreaks were reported and closed successfully
    Control measures
    Measures applied
    • Surveillance outside containment and/or protection zone
    • Surveillance within containment and/or protection zone
    • Screening
    • Quarantine
    • Official disposal of carcasses, by-products and waste
    • Stamping out
    • Zoning
    • 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
    Provincial Veterinary Laboratory of East Azarbayejan (Local laboratory) Birds real-time PCR 26/02/2019 Positive
    Central Veterinary Laboratory of Iran Veterinary Organization (National laboratory) Birds real-time PCR 05/03/2019 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=29799
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