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OIE: Highly pathogenic avian influenza (H5N8), Israel
submited by kickingbird at Oct, 20, 2020 8:55 AM from OIE

Information received on 19/10/2020 from Dr Tamir Goshen, Acting Director, Veterinary Services and Animal Health, Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, Beit Dagan, Israel
Summary
Report type
Follow-up report No. 3
Date of start of the event
12/10/2020
Date of confirmation of the event
13/10/2020
Report date
19/10/2020
Date submitted to OIE
19/10/2020
Reason for notification
Recurrence of a listed disease
Date of previous occurrence
03/02/2020
Manifestation of disease
Clinical disease
Causal agent
Highly pathogenic avian influenza virus
Serotype
H5N8
Nature of diagnosis
Clinical, Laboratory (advanced)
This event pertains to
a defined zone within the country
Related reports
Immediate notification (13/10/2020)
Follow-up report No. 1 (14/10/2020)
Follow-up report No. 2 (15/10/2020)
Follow-up report No. 3 (19/10/2020)
New outbreaks (1)

Outbreak 1 (RAM-ON)
RAM-ON, Yizreel, Hazafon
Date of start of the outbreak
17/10/2020
Outbreak status
Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
Epidemiological unit
Farm
Affected animals
Species
Susceptible
Cases
Deaths
Killed and disposed of
Slaughtered
Birds
34000
80
65


Affected population
52 weeks heavy breeders. The flock is divided into 4 pens. The morbidity/mortality have been seen in one pen only.
Summary of outbreaks
Total outbreaks: 1
Total animals affected
Species
Susceptible
Cases
Deaths
Killed and disposed of
Slaughtered
Birds
34000
80
65


Outbreak statistics
Species
Apparent morbidity rate
Apparent mortality rate
Apparent case fatality rate
Proportion susceptible animals lost*
Birds
0.24%
0.19%
81.25%
**
*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
Most likely by wild migrating birds
Epidemiological comments
Epidemiological investigation is ongoing. The last time that the virus was diagnosed in Israel was in January 2020 in a BonelliĀ“s eagle in the desert. The last time that it was diagnosed in a commercial farm was in the north of the country in April 2019, in a turkey farm.

Control measures
Measures applied
Movement control inside the country
Quarantine
Zoning
Vaccination prohibited
No treatment of affected animals
Measures to be applied
Surveillance outside containment and/or protection zone
Surveillance within containment and/or protection zone
Official disposal of carcasses, by-products and waste
Stamping out
Disinfection

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