New outbreaks Summary of outbreaks Total outbreaks: 1 Outbreak location and affected population: Kandal (Kraing Chek village, Deumrus commune, Kandal Steung): The outbreak affected backyard poultry. Among these there are 40 ducks and 80 chickens that died. Total number of culling is 344 heads (75 ducks, 265 chickens, 2 geese, and 2 turkeys). Total animals affected Species: birds Susceptible: 464 Cases: 120 Deaths: 120 Destroyed: 344 Slaughtered: 0 Outbreak statistics Species: birds Apparent morbidity rate: 25.86 percent Apparent mortality rate: 25.86 percent Apparent case fatality rate: 100 percent Proportion susceptible animals lost*: 100 percent * Removed from the susceptible population through death, destruction, and/or slaughter Epidemiology Source of the outbreak(s) or origin of infection: unknown or inconclusive
And yes, there is human comorbidity this time. One case; the man survived. A 26% morbidity rate is pretty high all by itself, but you've got to love the fatality rate. I mean, it sucks to be a farmer and lose your entire flock to H5N1 (or H1N1, or whatever), but even if you hadn't killed them to prevent your catching H5N1 yourself, or it gaining an additional vector, you'd still be losing 26% of the flock to death from the bug.