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OIE: Highly pathogenic avian influenza, Iraq
submited by kickingbird at Mar, 26, 2019 7:39 AM from OIE

Information received on 24/03/2019 from Dr Salah Fadhil Abbas, Director General, Veterinary Directorate, Ministry of Agriculture , Baghdad, Iraq

Summary

Report type

Immediate notification

Date of start of the event

17/03/2019

Date of confirmation of the event

22/03/2019

Report date

24/03/2019

Date submitted to OIE

25/03/2019

Reason for notification

Recurrence of a listed disease

Date of previous occurrence

02/07/2018

Manifestation of disease

Clinical disease

Causal agent

Highly pathogenic avian influenza virus

Serotype

H5N8

Nature of diagnosis

Clinical, Laboratory (basic), Necropsy

This event pertains to

a defined zone within the country

New outbreaks

Summary of outbreaks

Total outbreaks: 1

Outbreak Location

  • Basrah ( Basrah market )

Total animals affected

Species

Susceptible

Cases

Deaths

Killed and disposed of

Slaughtered

Birds

5000

5000

2000

3000

0

Outbreak statistics

Species

Apparent morbidity rate

Apparent mortality rate

Apparent case fatality rate

Proportion susceptible animals lost*

Birds

100.00%

40.00%

40.00%

100.00%


* Removed from the susceptible population through death, destruction and/or slaughter;

Epidemiology

Source of the outbreak(s) or origin of infection

  • Introduction of new live animals
  • Illegal movement of animals
  • Animals in transit

Control measures

Measures applied

  • Movement control inside the country
  • Surveillance outside containment and/or protection zone
  • Surveillance within containment and/or protection zone
  • Screening
  • Traceability
  • Quarantine
  • Official destruction of animal products
  • Official disposal of carcasses, by-products and waste
  • Stamping out
  • Control of wildlife reservoirs
  • Zoning
  • Disinfection
  • Vaccination prohibited
  • No treatment of affected animals

Measures to be applied

  • No other measures

Diagnostic test results

Laboratory name and type

Central Veterinary Laboratory ( National laboratory )

Tests and results

Species

Test

Test date

Result

Birds

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