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OIE: Highly pathogenic influenza A viruses (infection with) (non-poultry including wild birds), United Kingdom
submited by kickingbird at Jan, 11, 2018 8:23 AM from OIE

Information received on 10/01/2018 from Dr Nigel Gibbens, Chief Veterinary Officer, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, LONDON, United Kingdom
Summary
Report type Immediate notification
Date of start of the event 09/01/2018
Date of confirmation of the event 09/01/2018
Report date 10/01/2018
Date submitted to OIE 10/01/2018
Reason for notification New strain of a listed disease in the country
Causal agent Highly pathogenic influenza A virus
Serotype H5N6
Nature of diagnosis Clinical, Necropsy
This event pertains to a defined zone within the country
New outbreaks (1)
Outbreak 1 (WB AIV 2018/01) Dorset, ENGLAND
Date of start of the outbreak 09/01/2018
Outbreak status Resolved (09/01/2018)
Epidemiological unit Natural park
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Mute Swan:Cygnus olor(Anatidae) 3 3 0 0
Affected population Three wild mute swans found dead.
Summary of outbreaks Total outbreaks: 1
Total animals affected
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Mute Swan:Cygnus olor(Anatidae) 3 3 0 0
Outbreak statistics
Species Apparent morbidity rate Apparent mortality rate Apparent case fatality rate Proportion susceptible animals lost*
Mute Swan:Cygnus olor(Anatidae) ** ** 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
  • Unknown or inconclusive
Control measures
Measures applied
  • Official disposal of carcasses, by-products and waste
  • 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
Animal and Plant Health Agency (APHA), Weybridge (OIE Reference Laboratory) Mute Swan real-time reverse transcriptase/polymerase chain reaction (RRT-PCR) 09/01/2018 Positive
Animal and Plant Health Agency (APHA), Weybridge (OIE Reference Laboratory) Mute Swan virus sequencing 09/01/2018 Positive
Future Reporting
The event is continuing. Weekly follow-up reports will be submitted.
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