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OIE: Highly pathogenic influenza A viruses (infection with) (non-poultry including wild birds), Finland
submited by kickingbird at May, 10, 2018 7:31 AM from OIE

Information received on 09/05/2018 from Dr Taina Aaltonen, Chief Veterinary Officer and Deputy Director General, Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, Helsinki, Finland
Summary
Report type Immediate notification
Date of start of the event 27/04/2018
Date of confirmation of the event 09/05/2018
Report date 09/05/2018
Date submitted to OIE 09/05/2018
Reason for notification Recurrence of a listed disease
Date of previous occurrence 24/04/2018
Manifestation of disease Clinical disease
Causal agent Highly pathogenic influenza A virus
Serotype H5N6
Nature of diagnosis Laboratory (advanced)
This event pertains to a defined zone within the country
New outbreaks (1)
Outbreak 1 Turku, Lounais-Suomi
Date of start of the outbreak 27/04/2018
Outbreak status Resolved (09/05/2018)
Epidemiological unit Not applicable
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
White-tailed Eagle:Haliaeetus albicilla(Accipitridae) 1 1 0 0
Affected population The White-tailed eagle was found dead in Turku on 27th of April and positive for highly pathogenic influenza A H5N6 on 9th of May.
Summary of outbreaks Total outbreaks: 1
Total animals affected
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
White-tailed Eagle:Haliaeetus albicilla(Accipitridae) 1 1 0 0
Outbreak statistics
Species Apparent morbidity rate Apparent mortality rate Apparent case fatality rate Proportion susceptible animals lost*
White-tailed Eagle:Haliaeetus albicilla(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
  • Screening
  • 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
Finnish Food Safety Authority Evira (National laboratory) White-tailed Eagle real-time reverse transcriptase/polymerase chain reaction (RRT-PCR) 04/05/2018 Positive
Finnish Food Safety Authority Evira (National laboratory) White-tailed Eagle reverse transcription - polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) 08/05/2018 Positive
Finnish Food Safety Authority Evira (National laboratory) White-tailed Eagle virus sequencing 09/05/2018 Positive
Future Reporting
The event is continuing. Weekly follow-up reports will be submitted.

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