Highly pathogenic influenza A viruses (infection with) (non-poultry including wild birds),
United Kingdom
Information received on 01/03/2018 from Dr Christine Middlemiss, Chief Veterinary Officer, DEFRA, Department for Environment,Food and Rural Affairs , London, United Kingdom
Summary
Report type Follow-up report No. 7
Date of start of the event 09/01/2018
Date of confirmation of the event 09/01/2018
Report date 01/03/2018
Date submitted to OIE 01/03/2018
Date event resolved 23/04/2018
Reason for notification New strain of a listed disease in the country
Causal agent Highly pathogenic influenza A virus
Serotype H5N6
Nature of diagnosis Clinical, Necropsy
This event pertains to a defined zone within the country
Related reports Immediate notification (10/01/2018)
Follow-up report No. 1 (15/01/2018)
Follow-up report No. 2 (17/01/2018)
Follow-up report No. 3 (22/01/2018)
Follow-up report No. 4 (29/01/2018)
Follow-up report No. 5 (05/02/2018)
Follow-up report No. 6 (14/02/2018)
Follow-up report No. 7 (01/03/2018)
Follow-up report No. 8 (16/03/2018)
Follow-up report No. 9 (23/03/2018)
Follow-up report No. 10 (03/04/2018)
Follow-up report No. 11 (10/05/2018)
New outbreaks (6)
Outbreak 1 (WB AIV 2018/16) Devon, England
Date of start of the outbreak 28/02/2018
Outbreak status Resolved (28/02/2018)
Epidemiological unit Other
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Eurasian buzzard (common buzzard):Buteo buteo(Accipitridae) 1 1 0 0
Affected population One common buzzard (Buteo buteo) found dead in river in Devon.
Outbreak 2 (WB AIV 2018/13) South Glamorgan, Wales
Date of start of the outbreak 28/02/2018
Outbreak status Resolved (28/02/2018)
Epidemiological unit Other
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Eurasian buzzard (common buzzard):Buteo buteo(Accipitridae) 1 1 0 0
Affected population One common buzzard (Buteo buteo) found dead in coastal/urban area in South Glamorgan.
Outbreak 3 (WB AIV 2018/15) Lincolnshire, England
Date of start of the outbreak 28/02/2018
Outbreak status Resolved (28/02/2018)
Epidemiological unit Other
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Common pheasant:Phasianus colchicus(Phasianidae) 2 2 0 0
Greylag Goose:Anser anser(Anatidae) 2 2 0 0
Affected population Two greylag geese and two pheasants found dead in Lincolnshire.
Outbreak 4 (WB AIV 2018/14) Surrey, England
Date of start of the outbreak 28/02/2018
Outbreak status Resolved (28/02/2018)
Epidemiological unit Other
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Mute Swan:Cygnus olor(Anatidae) 2 2 0 0
Affected population Two mute swans (Cygnus olor) found dead in river in Surrey.
Outbreak 5 (WB AIV 2018/18) Hampshire, England
Date of start of the outbreak 28/02/2018
Outbreak status Resolved (28/02/2018)
Epidemiological unit Other
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Eurasian buzzard (common buzzard):Buteo buteo(Accipitridae) 1 1 0 0
Affected population One common buzzard (Buteo buteo) found dead in Hampshire.
Outbreak 6 (WB AIV 2018/17) Suffolk, England
Date of start of the outbreak 28/02/2018
Outbreak status Resolved (28/02/2018)
Epidemiological unit Other
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Northern Goshawk:Accipiter gentilis(Accipitridae) 1 1 0 0
Affected population One northern goshawk (Accipiter gentilis) found dead in Suffolk.
Summary of outbreaks Total outbreaks: 6
Total animals affected
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Eurasian buzzard (common buzzard):Buteo buteo(Accipitridae) 3 3 0 0
Common pheasant:Phasianus colchicus(Phasianidae) 2 2 0 0
Greylag Goose:Anser anser(Anatidae) 2 2 0 0
Mute Swan:Cygnus olor(Anatidae) 2 2 0 0
Northern Goshawk:Accipiter gentilis(Accipitridae) 1 1 0 0
Outbreak statistics
Species Apparent morbidity rate Apparent mortality rate Apparent case fatality rate Proportion susceptible animals lost*
Eurasian buzzard (common buzzard):Buteo buteo(Accipitridae) ** ** 100.00% **
Common pheasant:Phasianus colchicus(Phasianidae) ** ** 100.00% **
Greylag Goose:Anser anser(Anatidae) ** ** 100.00% **
Mute Swan:Cygnus olor(Anatidae) ** ** 100.00% **
Northern Goshawk:Accipiter gentilis(Accipitridae) ** ** 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 virus is a reassortant between H5N8 HPAI circulating in Europe and a European N6.
Control measures
Measures applied
  • Official disposal of carcasses, by-products and waste
  • Vaccination prohibited
  • No treatment of affected animals
Measures to be applied
  • No other measures
Future Reporting
The event is continuing. Weekly follow-up reports will be submitted.
Map of outbreak locations