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Highly pathogenic avian influenza H5N1, Libya (OIE, March 26 2014): Possible source from illegal poultry

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  • Highly pathogenic avian influenza H5N1, Libya (OIE, March 26 2014): Possible source from illegal poultry

    [Source: OIE, full page: (LINK). Edited.]

    Highly pathogenic avian influenza H5N1, Libya

    Information received on 26/03/2014 from Dr Abdunaser Dayhum, Director General, National Centre of Animal Health, Ministry of Agriculture, Animal & Marine Wealth , Zawia, Libya
    • Summary
      • Report type Follow-up report No. 1
      • Date of start of the event 04/03/2014
      • Date of pre-confirmation of the event 09/03/2014
      • Report date 26/03/2014
      • Date submitted to OIE 26/03/2014
      • Reason for notification First occurrence of a listed disease
      • Manifestation of disease Clinical disease
      • Causal agent Highly pathogenic avian influenza virus
      • Serotype H5N1
      • Nature of diagnosis Clinical, Laboratory (basic), Laboratory (advanced), Necropsy
      • This event pertains to the whole country
      • Related reports
        • Immediate notification (12/03/2014)
        • Follow-up report No. 1 (26/03/2014)

    • Outbreaks
      • There are no new outbreaks in this report

    • Epidemiology
      • Source of the outbreak(s) or origin of infection
        • Illegal movement of animals

    • Epidemiological comments
      • A zone was established around the infected farm and samples were collected from all backyard and commercial poultry farms in a 4-km radius zone.
      • All samples tested were negative for avian influenza by different techniques (ELISA, PCR) in the Central Veterinary Laboratory in Tripoli.
      • Some evidence indicated that the source of infection might be illegal movement of live birds to the region.
      • Risk-based surveillance will be applied in the whole country for at least three months.

    • Control measures
      • Measures applied
        • Stamping out
        • Quarantine
        • Movement control inside the country
        • Screening
        • Zoning
        • Disinfection of infected premises/establishment(s)
        • Dipping / Spraying
        • Vaccination prohibited
        • No treatment of affected animals

      • Measures to be applied
        • No other measures

    • Future Reporting
      • The event is continuing. Weekly follow-up reports will be submitted.