Highly pathogenic influenza A viruses (infection with) (non-poultry including wild birds),
Ireland
Information received on 21/02/2017 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. 4
Date of start of the event 28/12/2016
Date of confirmation of the event 20/02/2017
Report date 21/02/2017
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 the whole 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. Cork, Cork
Date of start of the outbreak 03/02/2017
Outbreak status Resolved (03/02/2017)
Epidemiological unit Not applicable
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Grey Heron:Ardea cinerea(Ardeidae) 1 1 0 0
Affected population A grey heron found dead on wetlands
Outbreak 2 Co. Tipperary, Tipperary
Date of start of the outbreak 07/02/2017
Outbreak status Resolved (07/02/2017)
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 Whooper swan found dead on wetlands
Summary of outbreaks Total outbreaks: 2
Total animals affected
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Grey Heron:Ardea cinerea(Ardeidae) 1 1 0 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*
Grey Heron:Ardea cinerea(Ardeidae) ** ** 100.00% **
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
  • Contact with wild species
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) Grey Heron real-time PCR 10/02/2017 Positive
Central Veterinary Research Laboratory (National laboratory) Whooper Swan real-time PCR 13/02/2017 Positive
BioScience Waterford (Private Laboratory) Grey Heron virus sequencing 20/02/2017 Positive
BioScience Waterford (Private Laboratory) Whooper Swan virus sequencing 20/02/2017 Positive
Future Reporting
The event is continuing. Weekly follow-up reports will be submitted.
Map of outbreak locations