Highly pathogenic influenza A viruses (infection with) (non-poultry including wild birds),
Italy
Information received on 30/12/2016 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 Immediate notification
Date of start of the event 29/12/2016
Date of confirmation of the event 30/12/2016
Report date 30/12/2016
Date submitted to OIE 30/12/2016
Date event resolved 21/03/2017
Reason for notification New strain of a listed disease in the country
Causal agent Highly pathogenic influenza A virus
Serotype H5N5
Nature of diagnosis Clinical, Laboratory (advanced), Necropsy
This event pertains to a defined zone within the country
Related reports Immediate notification (30/12/2016)
Follow-up report No. 1 (13/01/2017)
Follow-up report No. 2 (29/03/2017)
Follow-up report No. 3 (26/01/2018)
New outbreaks (1)
Outbreak 1 Gorizia, Grado, Friuli-Venezia Giulia
Date of start of the outbreak 29/12/2016
Outbreak status Resolved (21/03/2017)
Epidemiological unit Natural park
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Eurasian Wigeon:Anas penelope(Anatidae) 1 1 0 0
Summary of outbreaks Total outbreaks: 1
Total animals affected
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Eurasian Wigeon:Anas penelope(Anatidae) 1 1 0 0
Outbreak statistics
Species Apparent morbidity rate Apparent mortality rate Apparent case fatality rate Proportion susceptible animals lost*
Eurasian Wigeon:Anas penelope(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
Epidemiological comments The positivity regards a wild bird of a group of 3 found dead, in proximity of a natural reserve. Diagnostic test have been carried out only in one bird because of the conditions of the other two.
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) Eurasian Wigeon electroimmunotransfer blot assay (EITB) 30/12/2016 Positive
Experimental Zooprophylactic Institute (IZS), Venezie - Padova (National laboratory) Eurasian Wigeon reverse transcription - polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) 30/12/2016 Positive
Future Reporting
The event is continuing. Weekly follow-up reports will be submitted.
Map of outbreak locations