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OIE Cites H5N8 Outbreaks In Denmark

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http://www.oie.int/wahis_2/public/wahid.php/Reviewreport/Review?page_refer=MapFullEventReport&reportid=21498

Highly pathogenic avian influenza,
Denmark
 
Information received on 11/11/2016 from Dr Per Starcke Henriksen, Chief Veterinary Officer, Danish Veterinary and Food Administration, Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Fisheries, Glostrup, Denmark
Summary
Report type Immediate notification
Date of start of the event 08/11/2016
Date of confirmation of the event 10/11/2016
Report date 11/11/2016
Date submitted to OIE 11/11/2016
Reason for notification Reoccurrence of a listed disease
Date of previous occurrence 2006
Manifestation of disease Clinical disease
Causal agent Highly pathogenic avian influenza virus
Serotype H5N8
Nature of diagnosis Laboratory (advanced)
This event pertains to the whole country

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Report type Immediate notification
Date of start of the event 08/11/2016
Date of confirmation of the event 10/11/2016
Report date 11/11/2016
Date submitted to OIE 11/11/2016
Reason for notification Reoccurrence of a listed disease
Date of previous occurrence 2006
Manifestation of disease Clinical disease
Causal agent Highly pathogenic avian influenza virus
Serotype H5N8
Nature of diagnosis Laboratory (advanced)
This event pertains to the whole country
New outbreaks (2)
Outbreak 1 Christinia, Copenhagen, EAST
Date of start of the outbreak 08/11/2016
Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
Epidemiological unit Not applicable
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Destroyed Slaughtered
Tufted Duck:Aythya fuligula(Anatidae)   1 1 0 0
Affected population On November 8th, a single dead tufted duck found in a moat in the central Copenhagen near the area Christiania.
Outbreak 2 Stege, Vordingborg, EAST
Date of start of the outbreak 09/11/2016
Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
Epidemiological unit Not applicable
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Destroyed Slaughtered
Tufted Duck:Aythya fuligula(Anatidae)   10 10 0 0
Affected population On November 9th, 10 dead tufted ducks were found in a wetland area near the town Stege on the Island Moen southeast of Sealand.
Summary of outbreaks Total outbreaks: 2
Total animals affected
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Destroyed Slaughtered
Tufted Duck:Aythya fuligula(Anatidae)   11 11 0 0
Outbreak statistics
Species Apparent morbidity rate Apparent mortality rate Apparent case fatality rate Proportion susceptible animals lost*
Tufted Duck:Aythya fuligula(Anatidae) ** ** 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
  • Contact with wild species
Epidemiological comments All shows and other gatherings of birds and poultry are prohibited with immediate notice. Herd owners and backyard poultry owners must as far as possible keep their birds indoors and follow the recommendations for biosecurity measures. The same applies to zoos. These measures apply to the whole country.
 
Control measures
Measures applied
  • Movement control inside the country
  • 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
National Veterinary Institute (National laboratory) Tufted Duck reverse transcription - polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) 10/11/2016 Positive
National Veterinary Institute (National laboratory) Tufted Duck virus sequencing 10/11/2016 Positive
Future Reporting
The event is continuing. Weekly follow-up reports will be submitted.
Map of outbreak locations
 

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