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  • Palestinian Auton. Territories - 1 new outbreak of highly pathogenic avian influenza H5 in birds, Gaza Strip (OIE, October 15 2015)

    Highly pathogenic avian influenza,
    Palestinian Auton. Territories
    Information received on 15/10/2015 from Dr Imad Mukarker, Deputy Director General , Veterinary Services and Animal Health , Ministry of Agriculture , NAPLOUSE, Palestinian Auton. Territories
    Summary
    Report type Follow-up report No. 1
    Date of start of the event 12/04/2015
    Date of confirmation of the event 12/04/2015
    Report date 15/10/2015
    Date submitted to OIE 15/10/2015
    Reason for notification Reoccurrence of a listed disease
    Date of previous occurrence 24/03/2015
    Manifestation of disease Clinical disease
    Causal agent Highly pathogenic avian influenza virus
    Serotype H5
    Nature of diagnosis Clinical, Laboratory (basic), Laboratory (advanced)
    This event pertains to a defined zone within the country
    Related reports Immediate notification (14/08/2015)
    Follow-up report No. 1 (15/10/2015)
    New outbreaks (1)
    Outbreak 1 Gaza Strip, GAZA STRIP
    Date of start of the outbreak 05/08/2015
    Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
    Epidemiological unit Not applicable
    Affected animals
    Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Destroyed Slaughtered
    Birds
    Summary of outbreaks Total outbreaks: 1
    Total animals affected
    Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Destroyed Slaughtered
    Birds **
    Outbreak statistics
    Species Apparent morbidity rate Apparent mortality rate Apparent case fatality rate Proportion susceptible animals lost*
    Birds ** ** ** **
    *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
    • Unknown or inconclusive
    Epidemiological comments The relationship between the cases could not be determined due to the situation in Gaza Strip, and no information about the population of infected birds in Gaza Strip is available due to the situation there.
    Control measures
    Measures applied
    • Movement control inside the country
    • Screening
    • Disinfection / Disinfestation
    • Dipping / Spraying
    • Quarantine
    • Surveillance outside containment and/or protection zone
    • Stamping out
    • Official destruction of animal products
    • Official disposal of carcasses, by-products and waste
    • Surveillance within containment and/or protection zone
    • 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 (Regional Reference Laboratory) Birds real-time PCR 05/08/2015 Positive
    Future Reporting
    The event is continuing. Weekly follow-up reports will be submitted.
    .../

    http://www.oie.int/wahis_2/public/wa...reportid=18865
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    In Gaza, little information is provided about the H5 outbreak there, other than it involved HPAI. A sample or samples tested positive for the virus at a regional reference lab on Aug 8, but no information was given about the specific H5 strain.
    "The relationship between the cases could not be determined due to the situation in Gaza Strip, and no information about the population of infected birds in Gaza Strip is available due to the situation there," the report said.
    Oct 15 OIE report on Gaza Strip
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