Highly pathogenic influenza A viruses (infection with) (non-poultry including wild birds),
Ireland
Information received on 23/01/2017 from Dr Martin Blake, Chief Veterinary Officer, Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Agriculture House, Dublin, Ireland
Summary
Report type Follow-up report No. 1
Date of start of the event 28/12/2016
Date of confirmation of the event 06/01/2017
Report date 23/01/2017
Date submitted to OIE 23/01/2017
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 (10/01/2017)
Follow-up report No. 1 (23/01/2017)
Follow-up report No. 2 (03/02/2017)
Follow-up report No. 3 (21/02/2017)
Follow-up report No. 4 (21/02/2017)
Follow-up report No. 5 (06/03/2017)
Follow-up report No. 6 (02/02/2018)
New outbreaks (2)
Outbreak 1 Co. Galway, Galway
Date of start of the outbreak 30/12/2016
Outbreak status Resolved (30/12/2016)
Epidemiological unit Not applicable
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Eurasian Wigeon:Anas penelope(Anatidae) 1 0 1 0
Affected population One wild wigeon was found on the sea shore alive but unable to fly. No other clinical symptoms. It was euthanized and submitted for surveillance for avian influenza.
Outbreak 2 Co. Tipperary, Tipperary
Date of start of the outbreak 13/01/2017
Outbreak status Resolved (13/01/2017)
Epidemiological unit Not applicable
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Whooper Swan:Cygnus cygnus(Anatidae) 1 1 0 0
Affected population One wild whooper swan was found dead on wetlands.
Summary of outbreaks Total outbreaks: 2
Total animals affected
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Eurasian Wigeon:Anas penelope(Anatidae) 1 0 1 0
Whooper Swan:Cygnus cygnus(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) ** ** 0.00% **
Whooper Swan:Cygnus cygnus(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
  • Unknown or inconclusive
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 Research Laboratory (National laboratory) Eurasian Wigeon real-time PCR 12/01/2017 Positive
Central Veterinary Research Laboratory (National laboratory) Whooper Swan real-time PCR 17/01/2017 Positive
BioScience Waterford (Private Laboratory) Eurasian Wigeon virus sequencing 19/01/2017 Positive
BioScience Waterford (Private Laboratory) Whooper Swan virus sequencing 19/01/2017 Positive
Future Reporting
The event is continuing. Weekly follow-up reports will be submitted.
Map of outbreak locations