Highly pathogenic influenza A viruses (infection with) (non-poultry including wild birds),
Spain
Information received on 21/02/2017 from Dr Valentín Almansa, Director General, Sanidad de la Produccion Agraria, Ministerio de Agricultura, Alimentación y Medio Ambiente, Madrid, Spain
Summary
Report type Follow-up report No. 1
Date of start of the event 03/01/2017
Date of confirmation of the event 11/01/2017
Report date 20/02/2017
Date submitted to OIE 21/02/2017
Date event resolved 20/02/2017
Reason for notification New strain of a listed disease in the country
Causal agent Highly pathogenic influenza A virus
Serotype H5N8
Nature of diagnosis Laboratory (advanced)
This event pertains to a defined zone within the country
Related reports Immediate notification (11/01/2017)
Follow-up report No. 1 (20/02/2017)
Follow-up report No. 2 (30/05/2017)
New outbreaks (1)
Outbreak 1 Aiguamolls, Castelló d’Empúries, Cataluna
Date of start of the outbreak 20/02/2017
Outbreak status Resolved (20/02/2017)
Epidemiological unit Natural park
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
White Stork:Ciconia ciconia(Ciconiidae) 1 1 0 0
Affected population A H5N8 virus was detected in a stork (Ciconia ciconia) found dead at Castelló d’Empúries, in Natural Park of the Aiguamolls de l’Empordŕ, Girona, during passive surveillance.
Summary of outbreaks Total outbreaks: 1
Total animals affected
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
White Stork:Ciconia ciconia(Ciconiidae) 1 1 0 0
Outbreak statistics
Species Apparent morbidity rate Apparent mortality rate Apparent case fatality rate Proportion susceptible animals lost*
White Stork:Ciconia ciconia(Ciconiidae) ** ** 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
Epidemiological comments Passive surveillance and biosecurity measures are strengthened in the farms.
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
Central Veterinary Laboratory, Algete (National laboratory) White Stork real-time reverse transcriptase/polymerase chain reaction (RRT-PCR) 20/02/2017 Positive
Central Veterinary Laboratory, Algete (National laboratory) White Stork virus sequencing 20/02/2017 Positive
Future Reporting
The event is continuing. Weekly follow-up reports will be submitted.
Map of outbreak locations