Highly pathogenic influenza A viruses (infection with) (non-poultry including wild birds),
Ireland
Information received on 13/12/2020 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. 3
Date of start of the event 29/10/2020
Date of confirmation of the event 10/11/2020
Report date 13/12/2020
Date submitted to OIE 13/12/2020
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 (1)
Outbreak 1 Johnstown Castle, Johnstown, Co. Wexford, Wexford
Date of start of the outbreak 07/12/2020
Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
Epidemiological unit Not applicable
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Mute Swan:Cygnus olor(Anatidae) 1 1 0 0
Affected population On 7th December 2020 a mute swan was found dead on a lake.
Summary of outbreaks Total outbreaks: 1
Total animals affected
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Mute Swan:Cygnus olor(Anatidae) 1 1 0 0
Outbreak statistics
Species Apparent morbidity rate Apparent mortality rate Apparent case fatality rate Proportion susceptible animals lost*
Mute Swan:Cygnus olor(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
Epidemiological comments --
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) Mute Swan real-time PCR 11/12/2020 Positive
Irish Central Veterinary Research Laboratory (National laboratory) Mute Swan virus sequencing Pending
Future Reporting
The event is continuing. Weekly follow-up reports will be submitted.
Map of outbreak locations