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H5N6 Backyard Farm Dytiki Makedonia Greece

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Immediate notification report Report reference: REF OIE 23101,

Report Date: 03/03/2017,

Country : Greece Report Summary Name of sender of the report Mr Spiros Doudounakis Telephone (30-210) 883 64 20 Position Director, Fax (30-210) 212 57 19 Address 2 Acharnon Street ATHENS 10176 Email ka6u076@minagric.gr

Date submitted to OIE 03/03/2017

Animal type Terrestrial Date of report 03/03/2017 Disease Highly pathogenic avian influenza Date of start of the event 06/02/2017 Causal Agent Highly pathogenic avian influenza virus Date of confirmation of the event 02/03/2017 Serotype(s) H5N6 Diagnosis Laboratory (basic), Laboratory (advanced), Necropsy Reason New strain of a listed disease in the country Clinical signs Yes Country or zone the whole country Number of reported outbreaks submitted= 1, Draft= 0 Outbreak details Province Number of outbreaks District Sub-district Unit Type Location Latitude Longitude Start Date End Date: DYTIKI MAKEDONIA- (this report - submitted) - Backyard Village of Antigonos in Florina Prefecture 40.6392 21.7608 06/02/2017 Species Measuring units Susceptible Cases Deaths Destroyed Slaughtered Birds Animals 60 60 60 0 0 Affected Population Outbreak summary: Total outbreaks = 1 (Submitted) Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Destroyed Slaughtered Birds 60 60 60 0 0

Epidemiology Epidemiological comments This outbreak was mistakenly reported on 16/2/2017 as HPAI H5N8 instead of HPAI (H5) other than H5N8 and H5N1. Subsequent laboratory investigation confirmed HPAI H5N6 on 2/3/2017. All measures on holding were applied upon AI H5 confirmation on 9/02/2017

http://www.oie.int/wahis_2/temp/reports/en_imm_0000023101_20170303_172837.pdf

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Published Date: 2017-03-05 16:21:35
Subject: PRO/AH/EDR> Avian influenza (65): Greece (EM) poultry, HPAI H5N6, clarification 
Archive Number: 20170305.4880867

AVIAN INFLUENZA (65): GREECE (WESTERN MACEDONIA) POULTRY, HPAI H5N6, CLARIFICATION
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Date: Sun 5 Mar 2017
From: Ian H Brown <ian.brown@apha.gsi.gov.uk> [edited]


[ProMED posting 20170304.4877946 noted that "This is the 1st time that HPAI H5N6 has been reported in Europe. This subtype now joins H5N8 and H5N5 which have been causing significant production losses in this region. More information on the H5N6 subtype would be useful, particularly whether it is the same strain that has been spreading in Asia (China, South Korea, Japan, Myanmar, Laos and Viet Nam), or if it is a reassorted strain from H5N8 as was reported for H5N5 in Europe."

Dr. Ian Brown sent ProMED-mail the following information related to the situation on HPAI H5N6 in Greece. - Mod.CRD]:

To clarify, this virus does not appear to be the same as the current strain in Far East Asia that has been associated with cases in both poultry and humans; very preliminary analyses based on limited genetic sequence suggests this is as a result of further reassortment involving H5N8 HPAI and endemic Eurasian viruses. More details in due course.

Prof. C. Dovas and DVM T. Chassalevris, Vet Faculty of Aristotle University of Thesaloniki, Greece
Dr George Georgiades, NRL for AI, Thessalonica Veterinary Centre (TVC), Greece
Professor Ian H Brown, James Seekings & Dr Nicola Lewis, EU/OIE/FAO International Reference Laboratory for Avian Influenza and Newcastle Disease; Animal and Plant Health Agency (APHA) - Weybridge, UK.

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Professor Ian H Brown, MIBiol PhD
Head of Virology Department
Director of EU/OIE/FAO International Reference Laboratory for Avian Influenza and Newcastle Disease; OIE Reference Laboratory for Swine Influenza
Animal and Plant Health Agency (APHA) - Weybridge
APHA Weybridge, Woodham Lane, New Haw, Addlestone. Surrey. KT15 3NB
<ian.brown@apha.gsi.gov.uk>

[ProMED-mail thanks Dr. Ian Brown for his comment on the recent HPAI H5N6 detection in Greece. The above updated information is much appreciated. - Mod.CRD

A HealthMap/ProMED-mail map can be accessed at: http://healthmap.org/promed/p/83.]

http://www.promedmail.org/post/4880867

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