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Avian Influenza H5N8 in White-tailed Eagles 2016/2017

+++ Documented Cases of H5N8 in White-tailed Eagles +++ General Information on the Outbreak +++ Updates +++ Current News +++

Note: “To date, no human infections with this virus have ever been reported world-wide and the risk of zoonotic transmission to the general public in EU/EEA countries is considered to be very low.” (European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control. Outbreak of highly pathogenic avian influenza A(H5N8) in Europe – 18 November 2016. Stockholm: ECDC; 2016)


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Fast Facts: Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (H5N8)

  • Avian influenza (avian flu, bird flu) = disease of birds
  • There are two groups or categories: Low pathogenic avian influenza (LPAI) and highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI). Within these groups there are different virus strains
  • The recent H5N8 strain causes highly pathogenic avian influenza
  • Highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) = high mortality rate in affected birds
  • In which countries has H5N8 been detected? Map, Avian Influenza Outbreaks in Europe since 28th October 2016: https://iadm.carto.com/me

Background information on influenza type A viruses, provided by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC): http://www.cdc.gov/flu/avianflu/influen ... btypes.htm


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Avian Flu Outbreak 2014/2015 vs. 2016/2017: What´s the Difference?

  • “The pattern of this year’s reports is different to previous years (2014/15) when this virus was first detected in Europe. The mortality events and the species of wild waterfowl affected might indicate possible changes in virus pathogenicity and/or changes in host specificity. However significant uncertainties exist at this early stage and other wild waterfowl species may be infected without mortality.” Samuel Wright, Jonathan Smith, Professor Ian Brown: Updated Outbreak Assessment number 2, 11th November 2016. Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs and Animal and Plant Health Agency, UK

  • According to the Friedrich-Loeffler-Institute, the level of mortality is unprecedented in German wild birds, poultry and zoo birds. 2 December 2016, Updated Risk Estimation of HPAIV H5N8 in Germany

  • Different avian species are susceptible to infection. Since mid-November instances of disease in White-tailed Eagles have been reported from several European countries.


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H5N8 Risk for Humans

  • According to the World Health Organization, “human infection with the A(H5N8) virus cannot be excluded, although the likelihood is low, based on the limited information obtained to date. It should be noted that human infection with A(H5N6) of related clade 2.3.4.4 has already occurred.” WHO: Assessment of risk associated with influenza A(H5N8) virus, 17 November 2016
    http://www.who.int/influenza/human_anim ... 201611/en/

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WHO Public health advice

  • Avoid contact with any birds (poultry or wild birds) or other animals that are sick or are found dead and report them to the relevant authorities.
  • Wash hands properly with soap or a suitable disinfectant.
  • Follow good food safety and good food hygiene practices.

See also the WHO video: Influenza, an Unpredictable Threat https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yhhJfT86Bgg


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