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  • US - Outbreak of highly pathogenic avian influenza H5N1 in a wild red fox in PA (WOAH, July 6, 2023)

    United States of America - Influenza A viruses of high pathogenicity (Inf. with) (non-poultry including wild birds) (2017-) - Follow up report 34

    GENERAL INFORMATION
    COUNTRY/TERRITORY OR ZONE
    ZONE

    ANIMAL TYPE
    TERRESTRIAL

    DISEASE CATEGORY
    Listed disease

    EVENT ID
    4451

    DISEASE
    Influenza A viruses of high pathogenicity (Inf. with) (non-poultry including wild birds) (2017-)

    CAUSAL AGENT
    Highly pathogenic avian influenza virus

    GENOTYPE / SEROTYPE / SUBTYPE
    H5N1

    START DATE
    2022/03/30

    REASON FOR NOTIFICATION
    Unusual host species

    DATE OF LAST OCCURRENCE
    -

    CONFIRMATION DATE
    2022/05/05

    EVENT STATUS
    On-going

    END DATE
    -

    SELF-DECLARATION
    NO

    REPORT INFORMATION
    REPORT NUMBER
    Follow-up report 34

    REPORT ID
    FUR_161631

    REPORT REFERENCE
    -

    REPORT DATE
    2023/07/06

    REPORT STATUS
    Validated

    NO EVOLUTION REPORT
    -

    EPIDEMIOLOGY
    SOURCE OF EVENT OR ORIGIN OF INFECTION
    Contact with wild species
    Unknown or inconclusive

    EPIDEMIOLOGICAL COMMENTS
    Pennsylvania (PA)- Highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5N1 Eurasian lineage goose/Guangdong clade 2.3.4.4b was confirmed in a wild red fox (Vulpes vulpes).
    ...

    NEW OUTBREAKS

    OB_121233 - HUNTINGDON COUNTY
    OUTBREAK REFERENCE
    -

    START DATE
    2023/05/07

    END DATE
    2023/06/30

    DETAILED CHARACTERISATION
    -

    FIRST ADMINISTRATIVE DIVISION
    Pennsylvania

    SECOND ADMINISTRATIVE DIVISION
    Huntingdon

    THIRD ADMINISTRATIVE DIVISION
    -

    EPIDEMIOLOGICAL UNIT
    Not applicable

    LOCATION
    Huntingdon County

    Latitude, Longitude
    40.484 , -78.008

    (Approximate location)
    OUTBREAKS IN CLUSTER
    -

    MEASURING UNIT
    Animal

    AFFECTED POPULATION DESCRIPTION
    Wild red fox (Vulpes vulpes).


    SpeciesSusceptibleCasesDeathsKilled and Disposed ofSlaughtered/ Killed for commercial useVaccinated
    Red Fox (WILD)
    Wild
    NEW - 1
    - - - -
    TOTAL - 1 - - - -

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