Highly pathogenic influenza A viruses (infection with) (non-poultry including wild birds),
Ireland
Information received on 12/12/2020 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. 2
Date of start of the event 29/10/2020
Date of confirmation of the event 10/11/2020
Report date 12/12/2020
Date submitted to OIE 12/12/2020
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
Related reports Immediate notification (10/11/2020)
Follow-up report No. 1 (10/12/2020)
Follow-up report No. 2 (12/12/2020)
Follow-up report No. 3 (13/12/2020)
Follow-up report No. 4 (23/12/2020)
Follow-up report No. 5 (08/01/2021)
Follow-up report No. 6 (19/01/2021)
New outbreaks (2)
Outbreak 1 Killala, Co. Mayo, Mayo
Date of start of the outbreak 02/12/2020
Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
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 December 2nd,2020 a wild peregrin falcon was found dead and was submitted to the Regional Veterinary Laboratory for avian influenza testing.
Outbreak 2 Carrigtohill, co.Cork, Cork
Date of start of the outbreak 09/12/2020
Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
Epidemiological unit Not applicable
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Barnacle Goose:Branta leucopsis(Anatidae) 1 1 0 0
Affected population A barnacle goose was found dead on a lake shore and submitted to the Regional Veterinary Laboratory for avian influenza testing.
Summary of outbreaks Total outbreaks: 2
Total animals affected
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Peregrin falcon:Falco peregrinus(Falconidae) 1 1 0 0
Barnacle Goose:Branta leucopsis(Anatidae) 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% **
Barnacle Goose:Branta leucopsis(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
Irish Central Veterinary Laboratory (National laboratory) Barnacle Goose virus sequencing 11/12/2020 Positive
Irish Central Veterinary Laboratory (National laboratory) Peregrin falcon virus sequencing 11/12/2020 Positive
Irish Central Veterinary Research Laboratory (National laboratory) Barnacle Goose real-time PCR 09/12/2020 Positive
Irish Central Veterinary Research Laboratory (National laboratory) Peregrin falcon real-time PCR 09/12/2020 Positive
Future Reporting
The event is continuing. Weekly follow-up reports will be submitted.
Map of outbreak locations