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Libya - 1 new outbreak of low pathogenic avian influenza H7 in birds in farm, Gharian-Abuzian (OIE, May 19, 2017)

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  • Libya - 1 new outbreak of low pathogenic avian influenza H7 in birds in farm, Gharian-Abuzian (OIE, May 19, 2017)

    Low pathogenic avian influenza (poultry),
    Libya
    Information received on 21/05/2017 from Dr Abdelghani Hamed, Chairman of the National Centre for Animal Health (NCAH) Chief Veterinary Officer, National Centre for Animal Health (NCAH), Public Authority of Agriculture, Livestock & Fisheries , Beida, Libya
    Summary
    Report type Immediate notification
    Date of start of the event 08/05/2017
    Date of confirmation of the event 16/05/2017
    Report date 19/05/2017
    Date submitted to OIE 21/05/2017
    Reason for notification Recurrence of a listed disease
    Date of previous occurrence 06/2013
    Manifestation of disease Clinical disease
    Causal agent Low pathogenic avian influenza virus
    Serotype H7
    Nature of diagnosis Laboratory (advanced)
    This event pertains to the whole country
    New outbreaks (1)
    Outbreak 1 Alsabta, Gharian-Abuzian, GHARYAN
    Date of start of the outbreak 08/05/2017
    Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
    Epidemiological unit Farm
    Affected animals
    Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
    Birds 20 1 19 0
    Summary of outbreaks Total outbreaks: 1
    Total animals affected
    Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
    Birds 20 ** 1 19 0
    Outbreak statistics
    Species Apparent morbidity rate Apparent mortality rate Apparent case fatality rate Proportion susceptible animals lost*
    Birds ** 5.00% ** 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
    • Contact with wild species
    Epidemiological comments As part of general surveillance carried out for avian influenza in the whole country under FAO project, samples from domestic poultry farms were collected by the monitoring teams in the Western Mountains, about 97 samples of different mountain regions. One sample was positive in Abuzian area. Migratory birds were seen a month ago in the area.
    Control measures
    Measures applied
    • Screening
    • Quarantine
    • Stamping out
    • Zoning
    • Disinfection
    • 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
    National Central Veterinary Laboratory, Tripoli (National laboratory) Birds antigen (Ag) detection ELISA 16/05/2017 Positive
    National Central Veterinary Laboratory, Tripoli (National laboratory) Birds real-time PCR 16/05/2017 Positive
    Future Reporting
    The event is continuing. Weekly follow-up reports will be submitted.
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    http://www.oie.int/wahis_2/public/wa...reportid=23843
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