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  • Israel - 6 new outbreaks of highly pathogenic avian influenza H5N8 in farms, natural park (OIE, February 16, 2017)

    Highly pathogenic avian influenza,
    Israel
    Information received on 16/02/2017 from Dr Nadav Galon, Director, Veterinary Services and Animal Health, Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, BET DAGAN, Israel
    Summary
    Report type Follow-up report No. 6
    Date of start of the event 09/11/2016
    Date of confirmation of the event 13/11/2016
    Report date 16/02/2017
    Date submitted to OIE 16/02/2017
    Reason for notification New strain of a listed disease in the country
    Causal agent Highly pathogenic avian influenza virus
    Serotype H5N8
    Nature of diagnosis Clinical, Laboratory (advanced)
    This event pertains to a defined zone within the country
    Related reports Immediate notification (13/11/2016)
    Follow-up report No. 1 (24/11/2016)
    Follow-up report No. 2 (05/12/2016)
    Follow-up report No. 3 (25/12/2016)
    Follow-up report No. 4 (23/01/2017)
    Follow-up report No. 5 (24/01/2017)
    Follow-up report No. 6 (16/02/2017)
    New outbreaks (6)
    Outbreak 1 (OMEZ) OMEZ, HaSharon, HAMERKAZ
    Date of start of the outbreak 23/01/2017
    Outbreak status Resolved (28/01/2017)
    Epidemiological unit Farm
    Affected animals
    Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Destroyed Slaughtered
    Birds 33000 1000 32000 0
    Affected population 117 weeks old table eggs layers
    Outbreak 2 (Hula reserve 2 ) Hula reserve, Tsefat, HAZAFON
    Date of start of the outbreak 24/01/2017
    Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
    Epidemiological unit Natural park
    Affected animals
    Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Destroyed Slaughtered
    Barn Owl (Common Barn-Owl):Tyto alba(Tytonidae) 3 3 0 0
    Outbreak 3 (BET HALEWI) BET HALEWI, HaSharon, HAMERKAZ
    Date of start of the outbreak 28/01/2017
    Outbreak status Resolved (03/02/2017)
    Epidemiological unit Farm
    Affected animals
    Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Destroyed Slaughtered
    Birds 1260 15 1245 0
    Affected population 36 weeks old breeding ducks. Severe drop in lay (75%).
    Outbreak 4 (KEFAR MONASH 2 (Pa)) KEFAR MONASH, HaSharon, HAMERKAZ
    Date of start of the outbreak 28/01/2017
    Outbreak status Resolved (02/02/2017)
    Epidemiological unit Farm
    Affected animals
    Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Destroyed Slaughtered
    Birds 10000 2000 8000 0
    Affected population 10 weeks old turkeys.
    Outbreak 5 (AVI''''''''EL) AVI''EL, Hadera, HAIFA
    Date of start of the outbreak 02/02/2017
    Outbreak status Resolved (07/02/2017)
    Epidemiological unit Farm
    Affected animals
    Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Destroyed Slaughtered
    Birds 52000 3000 49000 0
    Affected population 7 weeks old turkeys.
    Outbreak 6 (BET HERUT) BET HERUT, HaSharon, HAMERKAZ
    Date of start of the outbreak 12/02/2017
    Outbreak status Resolved (14/02/2017)
    Epidemiological unit Farm
    Affected animals
    Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Destroyed Slaughtered
    Birds 3000 500 2500 0
    Affected population 8 weeks old turkeys. Epidemiologically linked to the outbreak in Aviel.
    Summary of outbreaks Total outbreaks: 6
    Total animals affected
    Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Destroyed Slaughtered
    Birds 99260 ** 6515 92745 0
    Barn Owl (Common Barn-Owl):Tyto alba(Tytonidae) 3 3 0 0
    Outbreak statistics
    Species Apparent morbidity rate Apparent mortality rate Apparent case fatality rate Proportion susceptible animals lost*
    Birds ** 6.56% ** 100.00%
    Barn Owl (Common Barn-Owl):Tyto alba(Tytonidae) ** ** 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
    • Contact with wild species
    Epidemiological comments The farms are on the way of migrating birds flying from Europe to Africa.
    Control measures
    Measures applied
    • Movement control inside the country
    • Screening
    • Disinfection / Disinfestation
    • Quarantine
    • Surveillance outside containment and/or protection zone
    • Stamping out
    • Official disposal of carcasses, by-products and waste
    • Surveillance within containment and/or protection zone
    • Zoning
    • 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
    Kimron Veterinary Institute, Avian Disease Laboratory (National laboratory) Birds real-time PCR 13/02/2017 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=22864
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