Highly pathogenic influenza A viruses (infection with) (non-poultry including wild birds),
Ireland
Information received on 10/11/2020 from Dr Martin Blake, Chief Veterinary Officer, Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Agriculture House, Dublin, Ireland
Summary
Report type Immediate notification (Final report)
Date of start of the event 29/10/2020
Date of confirmation of the event 10/11/2020
Report date 10/11/2020
Date submitted to OIE 10/11/2020
Date event resolved 10/11/2020
Reason for notification Recurrence of a listed disease
Date of previous occurrence 06/03/2018
Manifestation of disease Clinical disease
Causal agent Highly pathogenic influenza A virus
Serotype H5N8
Nature of diagnosis Laboratory (advanced)
This event pertains to the whole country
New outbreaks (1)
Outbreak 1 Limerick, Limerick
Date of start of the outbreak 29/10/2020
Outbreak status Resolved (10/11/2020)
Epidemiological unit Not applicable
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Peregrin falcon:Falco peregrinus(Falconidae) 1 1 0 0
Affected population On 29th October a peregrin falcon (Falco peregrinus) was found alive in a coastal area of Southwest Ireland but died shortly afterwards.
Summary of outbreaks Total outbreaks: 1
Total animals affected
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Peregrin falcon:Falco peregrinus(Falconidae) 1 1 0 0
Outbreak statistics
Species Apparent morbidity rate Apparent mortality rate Apparent case fatality rate Proportion susceptible animals lost*
Peregrin falcon:Falco peregrinus(Falconidae) ** ** 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
Epidemiological comments On 6th November 2020 the Irish Central Veterinary Research Laboratory confirmed the presence of the avian influenza subtype H5N8 in samples taken from the peregrin falcon. On 10th November sequencing tests confirmed Highly pathogenic avian influenza H5N8.
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
Irish Central Veterinary Research Laboratory (National laboratory) Peregrin falcon real-time PCR 06/11/2020 Positive
Irish Central Veterinary Research Laboratory (National laboratory) Peregrin falcon virus sequencing 10/11/2020 Positive
Future Reporting
The event is resolved. No more reports will be submitted.
Map of outbreak locations