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OIE: Equine influenza, Uruguay
submited by kickingbird at Jun, 13, 2018 11:2 AM from OIE

Information received on 11/06/2018 from Dr. Eduardo Barre Albera, Director General, Servicios Ganaderos, Ministerio de Ganadería, Agricultura y Pesca, Montevideo, Uruguay

Summary

Report type

Immediate notification

Date of start of the event

07/06/2018

Date of confirmation of the event

11/06/2018

Report date

11/06/2018

Date submitted to OIE

11/06/2018

Reason for notification

Unexpected change in the distribution or increase in morbidity or mortality of a listed disease

Summary description

An increase of cases in horses with respiratory signs compatible with influenza was observed in several stud farms, breeding sport horses, in the cities of Salto and Paysandú.

Causal agent

Influenza A virus

Serotype

Not typed



Epidemiology

Source of the outbreak(s) or origin of infection

  • Unknown or inconclusive
  • Fomites (humans, vehicles, feed, etc.)

Epidemiological comments

Following the disease situation reported in the region, since the beginning of the year, due to the increase in the number of cases of equine influenza, the Official Veterinary Services of Uruguay have been vigilant and implemented weekly epidemiological surveillance actions urging equestrian institutions, private veterinarians, and owners to have the vaccinations updates and to notify any suspected cases of the disease.

Increased Distribution

Areas and species recently affected by the disease

Totals

Species

No Values

Disease Impact

Increased

Totals

Species

Change

Morbidity

Paysandu

Equidae

0.0=>4.0

Morbidity

Salto

Equidae

0.0=>4.0

Control measures

Measures applied

  • Movement control inside the country
  • Screening
  • Quarantine
  • Vaccination permitted (if a vaccine exists)
  • No treatment of affected animals

Measures to be applied

  • No other measures

Diagnostic test results

Laboratory name and type

Division of Veterinary Laboratories (DILAVE) ( National laboratory )

Tests and results

Species

Test

Test date

Result

Equidae

real-time PCR

11/06/2018

Positive

Future Reporting

The event is continuing. Weekly follow-up reports will be submitted.

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