Friday, September 20, 2013


Published Date: 2013-09-20
Archive Number: 20130920.1958494

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Highly pathogenic avian influenza, Italy
Information received on (and dated) 18 Sep 2013 from Prof Dr Romano Marabelli, Chief Veterinary Officer, Department for Veterinary Public Health, Food Safety and Collegial Bodies for Health Protection, Ministry of Health, Rome, Italy

Report type: follow-up report no 5 (final report)
Date of start of the event: 10 Aug 2013
Date of pre-confirmation of the event: 14 Aug 2013
Report date: 18 Sep 2013
Date submitted to OIE: 18 Sep 2013
Reason for notification: new strain of a listed disease
Manifestation of disease: clinical disease
Causal agent: _Highly pathogenic avian influenza virus_
Serotype: H7N7
Nature of diagnosis: clinical, laboratory (basic)
This event pertains to a defined within the country

Outbreaks: there are no new outbreaks in this report

Source of the outbreak(s) or origin of infection: unknown or inconclusive

Epidemiological comment: the National Reference Laboratory in Padova has confirmed for all the 6 outbreaks HPAI virus subtype H7N7.

Control measures
Measures applied: stamping out; quarantine; movement control inside the country; screening; disinfection of infected premises/establishment(s); vaccination prohibited; no treatment of affected animals
Measures to be applied: no other measures

Future reporting
The event is resolved. No more reports will be submitted.

[The location of the outbreak can be seen on the interactive map included in the OIE report at the source URL above.]

Communicated by:

[In their final report submitted to the OIE, the Italian animal health authorities have updated the number of birds destroyed. Based on the information found in the WAHID summary, the 6 outbreaks that were reported have been resolved. The total number of animals affected in those 6 outbreaks was: 952 658 susceptible, 151 863 cases, 5676 dead, and 946 982 destroyed. For all 6 outbreaks HPAI virus subtype H7N7 was confirmed.

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