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Saudi Arabia - 3 new outbreaks of highly pathogenic avian influenza H5N8 in birds in farms, Riyadh (OIE, June 05, 2018)

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  • Saudi Arabia - 3 new outbreaks of highly pathogenic avian influenza H5N8 in birds in farms, Riyadh (OIE, June 05, 2018)

    Highly pathogenic avian influenza,
    Saudi Arabia
    Information received on 05/06/2018 from Dr Ali Al Doweriej, Director General of Veterinary Health and Monitoring Department, Veterinary Health and Monitoring Department, Ministry of Environment, Water and Agriculture, RIYADH, Saudi Arabia
    Summary
    Report type Follow-up report No. 6
    Date of start of the event 19/12/2017
    Date of confirmation of the event 20/12/2017
    Report date 05/06/2018
    Date submitted to OIE 05/06/2018
    Reason for notification Recurrence of a listed disease
    Date of previous occurrence 29/01/2008
    Manifestation of disease Clinical disease
    Causal agent Highly pathogenic avian influenza virus
    Serotype H5N8
    Nature of diagnosis Laboratory (advanced)
    This event pertains to a defined zone within the country
    Related reports Immediate notification (22/12/2017)
    Follow-up report No. 1 (02/01/2018)
    Follow-up report No. 2 (16/01/2018)
    Follow-up report No. 3 (13/02/2018)
    Follow-up report No. 4 (01/03/2018)
    Follow-up report No. 5 (29/04/2018)
    Follow-up report No. 6 (05/06/2018)
    New outbreaks (3)
    Outbreak 1 AlKharj, ALkharj, Ar Riyad
    Date of start of the outbreak 09/04/2018
    Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
    Epidemiological unit Farm
    Affected animals
    Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
    Birds 99850 200 200 99650 0
    Outbreak 2 Aldalem, Aldalem, Ar Riyad
    Date of start of the outbreak 11/04/2018
    Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
    Epidemiological unit Farm
    Affected animals
    Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
    Birds 182390 90000 1200 181190 0
    Outbreak 3 ALkharj, ALkharj, Ar Riyad
    Date of start of the outbreak 14/04/2018
    Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
    Epidemiological unit Farm
    Affected animals
    Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
    Birds 300000 700 700 299300 0
    Summary of outbreaks Total outbreaks: 3
    Total animals affected
    Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
    Birds 582240 90900 2100 580140 0
    Outbreak statistics
    Species Apparent morbidity rate Apparent mortality rate Apparent case fatality rate Proportion susceptible animals lost*
    Birds 15.61% 0.36% 2.31% 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
    Control measures
    Measures applied
    • Movement control inside the country
    • Surveillance outside containment and/or protection zone
    • Surveillance within containment and/or protection zone
    • Traceability
    • Quarantine
    • Official disposal of carcasses, by-products and waste
    • Stamping out
    • 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
    Riyadh Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory (National laboratory) Birds real-time PCR 17/04/2018 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=26779
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