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OIE: Highly pathogenic influenza A viruses (infection with H5N8) (non-poultry including wild birds), Italy
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Information received on 22/01/2021 from Dr Davide Lecchini, Chief Veterinary Officer, Directorate General for Veterinary Health and Veterinary MedicinalProducts (DGSAF), Ministry of Health, ROME, Italy
Summary
Report type
Follow-up report No. 7
Date of start of the event
12/11/2020
Date of confirmation of the event
20/11/2020
Report date
22/01/2021
Date submitted to OIE
22/01/2021
Reason for notification
Recurrence of a listed disease
Date of previous occurrence
26/01/2018
Manifestation of disease
Clinical disease
Causal agent
Highly pathogenic influenza A virus
Serotype
H5N8
Nature of diagnosis
Clinical, Laboratory (basic), Necropsy
This event pertains to
the whole country
Related reports
Immediate notification (21/11/2020)
Follow-up report No. 1 (27/11/2020)
Follow-up report No. 2 (04/12/2020)
Follow-up report No. 3 (16/12/2020)
Follow-up report No. 4 (23/12/2020)
Follow-up report No. 5 (30/12/2020)
Follow-up report No. 6 (13/01/2021)
Follow-up report No. 7 (22/01/2021)
New outbreaks (1)

Outbreak 1 (HPAIWB_1_2021_VE)
Eraclea, VENEZIA, Veneto
Date of start of the outbreak
04/01/2021
Outbreak status
Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
Epidemiological unit
Other
Affected animals
Species
Susceptible
Cases
Deaths
Killed and disposed of
Slaughtered
Eurasian buzzard (common buzzard):Buteo buteo(Accipitridae)

1
1


Affected population
HPAI H5N8 virus belonging to the 2.3.4.4 B clade has been detected in one common buzard (Buteo buteo). The bird was found in Eraclea (Province of Venice) showing neurological signs like wings incoordination, thus the bird was rescued by a Wild Life Rescue Team and moved to a Wild Life rescue center located in Polesella (Province of Rovigo), where it died shortly after.
Summary of outbreaks
Total outbreaks: 1
Total animals affected
Species
Susceptible
Cases
Deaths
Killed and disposed of
Slaughtered
Eurasian buzzard (common buzzard):Buteo buteo(Accipitridae)

1
1


Outbreak statistics
Species
Apparent morbidity rate
Apparent mortality rate
Apparent case fatality rate
Proportion susceptible animals lost*
Eurasian buzzard (common buzzard):Buteo buteo(Accipitridae)
**
**
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
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
Experimental Zooprophylactic Institute (IZS), Venezie - Padova (National laboratory)
Eurasian buzzard (common buzzard)
polymerase chain reaction (PCR)
19/01/2021
Positive
Future Reporting
The event is continuing. Weekly follow-up reports will be submitted.
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