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OIE: Highly pathogenic avian influenza(H5N8), Albania
submited by kickingbird at Jun, 22, 2021 10:2 AM from OIE

Summary
Report type: immediate notification
Started: 21 May 2021
Confirmed: 8 Jun 2021
Reported: 14 Jun 2021
Reason for notification: recurrence
Last occurrence: 30 Jun 2006
Causal agent: Highly pathogenic avian influenza virus
Serotype: H5N8
Nature of diagnosis: clinical, laboratory
This event pertains to the whole country.

New outbreaks
Outbreak location 1: Bujan, Tropojes, Kukes
Started: 21 May 2021
Epidemiological unit: backyard
Total animals affected:
Species / Susceptible / Cases / Deaths / Killed and disposed of /
Slaughtered or killed for commercial use / Vaccinated
Birds / 120 / 21 / 21 / 99 / 0 / 0
Affected population: animal species present in the farm: avian
(turkeys). Age: 4 months of age. Animal husbandry method: free range.

Outbreak location 2: Dajt, Tiranes, Tirane
Started: 31 May 2021
Epidemiological unit: backyard
Total animals affected:
Species / Susceptible / Cases / Deaths / Killed and disposed of /
Slaughtered or killed for commercial use / Vaccinated
Birds / 400 / 250 / 120 / 280 / 0 / 0
Affected population: animal species: pigeons, ducks, poultry,
canaries. Age: different ages. Animal husbandry method: free range.

Outbreak location 3: Fushe Kruje, Krujes, Durres
Started: 4 Jun 2021
Epidemiological unit: backyard
Total animals affected:
Species / Susceptible / Cases / Deaths / Killed and disposed of /
Slaughtered or killed for commercial use / Vaccinated
Birds / 70 / 25 / 17 / 53 / 0 / 0
Affected population:
Affected species: poultry. Age: over 7 months of age. Animal husbandry
method: free range

Epidemiology
Source of the outbreak(s) or origin of infection: unknown or
inconclusive
Epidemiological comments: the source of infection is thought to be the
contact with wild species. However, no epidemiological investigation
has been carried out in wild birds.

Control measures at event level
Domestic control measures applied: disinfection; official disposal of
carcasses, by-products, and waste; stamping out; zoning; traceability;
screening surveillance within containment and/or the protection zone;
surveillance outside containment and/or the protection zone; movement
control inside the country
Domestic control measures to be applied: control of wildlife
reservoirs

Diagnostic test results
Laboratory name and type / Species / Outbreaks / Test / Test date /
Result
Food Safety and Veterinary Institute National Laboratory / birds / 3 /
Real-time polymerase chain reaction (real-time PCR) / 8 Jun 2021 /
positive
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