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Iran - 1 new outbreak of highly pathogenic avian influenza H5N8 in backyard poultry, Tabriz City, East Azarbayejan (OIE, March 18, 2019)

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  • Iran - 1 new outbreak of highly pathogenic avian influenza H5N8 in backyard poultry, Tabriz City, East Azarbayejan (OIE, March 18, 2019)

    Highly pathogenic avian influenza,
    Iran
    Information received on 18/03/2019 from Dr Alireza Rafiepoor, Head of Iran Veterinary Organization (IVO), Iran Veterinary Organization (IVO), Ministry of Jihad-e-Agriculture, Tehran, Iran
    Summary
    Report type Follow-up report No. 7
    Date of start of the event 15/11/2018
    Date of confirmation of the event 18/11/2018
    Report date 18/03/2019
    Date submitted to OIE 18/03/2019
    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 the whole country
    Related reports Immediate notification (11/12/2018)
    Follow-up report No. 1 (22/12/2018)
    Follow-up report No. 2 (05/01/2019)
    Follow-up report No. 3 (19/01/2019)
    Follow-up report No. 4 (12/02/2019)
    Follow-up report No. 5 (20/02/2019)
    Follow-up report No. 6 (09/03/2019)
    Follow-up report No. 7 (18/03/2019)
    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 Backyard
    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, this new outbreak was 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
    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=29886
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