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OIE: Highly pathogenic influenza A viruses (infection with) (non-poultry including wild birds), Sweden
submited by kickingbird at Mar, 15, 2018 10:45 AM from OIE

Information received on 14/03/2018 from Dr Ingrid Eilertz, Chief Veterinary Officer Director and Head, Swedish Board of Agriculture Department for Animal Welfare and Health, Ministry for Rural Affairs, J?nk?ping, Sweden
Summary
Report type
Immediate notification (Final report)
Date of start of the event
24/02/2018
Date of confirmation of the event
12/03/2018
Report date
14/03/2018
Date submitted to OIE
14/03/2018
Date event resolved
24/02/2018
Reason for notification
Recurrence of a listed disease
Date of previous occurrence
20/02/2018
Manifestation of disease
Clinical disease
Causal agent
Highly pathogenic influenza A virus
Serotype
H5N6
Nature of diagnosis
Laboratory (advanced)
This event pertains to
a defined zone within the country
New outbreaks
Summary of outbreaks
Total outbreaks: 1
Outbreak Location
  • BLEKINGE L?N ( Nogersund, Nogersund, S?lvesborg )
Total animals affected
Species
Susceptible
Cases
Deaths
Killed and disposed of
Slaughtered
Eurasian buzzard (common buzzard):Accipitridae (Buteo buteo)
1
1
0
0
Outbreak statistics
Species
Apparent morbidity rate
Apparent mortality rate
Apparent case fatality rate
Proportion susceptible animals lost*
Eurasian buzzard (common buzzard):Accipitridae (Buteo buteo)
**
**
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
Epidemiological comments
In accordance with the OIE Terrestrial Animal Health Code, Article 10.4.1, point 8, this outbreak does not change the disease free status of Sweden as this is a wild bird, and therefore do not fall within the OIE definition of poultry.
Control measures
Measures applied
  • Surveillance outside containment and/or protection zone
  • 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
National Veterinary Institute ( National laboratory )
Tests and results
Species
Test
Test date
Result
Eurasian buzzard (common buzzard)
real-time PCR
09/03/2018
Positive
Eurasian buzzard (common buzzard)
virus sequencing
12/03/2018
Positive
Future Reporting
The event is resolved. No more reports will be submitted.
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