Highly pathogenic influenza A viruses (infection with) (non-poultry including wild birds),
Italy
Information received on 31/08/2017 from Dr Silvio Borrello, Chief Veterinary Officer, Food Safety and Collegial Bodies for Health Protection, Ministère de la Santé, Department for Veterinary Public Health, Rome, Italy
Summary
Report type Follow-up report No. 7
Date of start of the event 03/01/2017
Date of confirmation of the event 05/01/2017
Report date 31/08/2017
Date submitted to OIE 31/08/2017
Reason for notification New strain of a listed disease
Manifestation of disease Clinical disease
Causal agent Highly pathogenic influenza A virus
Serotype H5N8
Nature of diagnosis Laboratory (advanced), Necropsy
This event pertains to a defined zone within the country
Related reports Immediate notification (11/01/2017)
Follow-up report No. 1 (24/01/2017)
Follow-up report No. 2 (24/02/2017)
Follow-up report No. 3 (29/03/2017)
Follow-up report No. 4 (03/05/2017)
Follow-up report No. 5 (07/06/2017)
Follow-up report No. 6 (03/08/2017)
Follow-up report No. 7 (31/08/2017)
Follow-up report No. 8 (04/10/2017)
Follow-up report No. 9 (20/10/2017)
Follow-up report No. 10 (10/11/2017)
New outbreaks (1)
Outbreak 1 (7_2017_HPAIWB) Mozzanica, BERGAMO, LOMBARDIA
Date of start of the outbreak 25/08/2017
Outbreak status Resolved (13/10/2017)
Epidemiological unit Other
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Mute Swan:Cygnus olor(Anatidae) 1 1 0 0
Affected population The positivity concerns a wild swan found dead in a pond. Diagnostic tests were performed and the result was the H5N8 serotype.
Summary of outbreaks Total outbreaks: 1
Total animals affected
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Mute Swan:Cygnus olor(Anatidae) 1 1 0 0
Outbreak statistics
Species Apparent morbidity rate Apparent mortality rate Apparent case fatality rate Proportion susceptible animals lost*
Mute Swan:Cygnus olor(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
  • Contact with wild species
Control measures
Measures applied
  • Movement control inside the country
  • Screening
  • Official disposal of carcasses, by-products and waste
  • Control of wildlife reservoirs
  • 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
Experimental Zooprophylactic Institute (IZS), Venezie - Padova (National laboratory) Mute Swan virus isolation 25/08/2017 Positive
Future Reporting
The event is continuing. Weekly follow-up reports will be submitted.
Map of outbreak locations