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Bhutan - 1 new outbreak of highly pathogenic avian influenza H5N1 in a backyard and semi-commercial poultry farm, Phuentsholing, Chhukha (OIE, April 11, 2019)

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  • Bhutan - 1 new outbreak of highly pathogenic avian influenza H5N1 in a backyard and semi-commercial poultry farm, Phuentsholing, Chhukha (OIE, April 11, 2019)

    Highly pathogenic avian influenza,
    Bhutan
    Information received on 11/04/2019 from Dr Tashi Samdup, Director General, Department of Livestock, Ministry of Agriculture and Forests, Thimphu, Bhutan
    Summary
    Report type Immediate notification
    Date of start of the event 06/04/2019
    Date of confirmation of the event 08/04/2019
    Report date 11/04/2019
    Date submitted to OIE 11/04/2019
    Reason for notification Recurrence of a listed disease
    Date of previous occurrence 08/08/2018
    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 a defined zone within the country
    New outbreaks (1)
    Outbreak 1 (BHT_HPAI_2019_002) Dhamdara, Dhamdara, Phuentsholing, Chhukha
    Date of start of the outbreak 06/04/2019
    Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
    Epidemiological unit Backyard
    Affected animals
    Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
    Birds 2000 264 264 1095
    Affected population Another 2000 poultry birds which are at high risk of infection will be culled and disposed today
    Summary of outbreaks Total outbreaks: 1
    Total animals affected
    Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
    Birds 2000 264 264 1095
    Outbreak statistics
    Species Apparent morbidity rate Apparent mortality rate Apparent case fatality rate Proportion susceptible animals lost*
    Birds 13.20% 13.20% 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
    • Unknown or inconclusive
    Epidemiological comments Outbreak occurred in a backyard and semi-commercial poultry farm located close to Indian border town - Jaigoan, West Bengal state.
    Control measures
    Measures applied
    • Movement control inside the country
    • Surveillance outside containment and/or protection zone
    • Surveillance within containment and/or protection zone
    • Screening
    • Traceability
    • Quarantine
    • Official destruction of animal products
    • Official disposal of carcasses, by-products and waste
    • Zoning
    • Disinfection
    • Vaccination prohibited
    • No treatment of affected animals
    Measures to be applied
    • Stamping out
    Diagnostic test results
    Laboratory name and type Species Test Test date Result
    National Centre for Animal Health (National laboratory) Birds rapid tests 08/04/2019 Positive
    National Centre for Animal Health (National laboratory) Birds real-time PCR 08/04/2019 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=30133
    "Safety and security don't just happen, they are the result of collective consensus and public investment. We owe our children, the most vulnerable citizens in our society, a life free of violence and fear."
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  • #2
    Public notification on Bird Flu

    Posted on April 12, 2019 Pelden Wangmo

    The Ministry of Agriculture and forests would like to inform the general public that there is an outbreak of Avian Influenza, H5N1 (Bird Flu) at Dhamdara, Phuentsholing in Chukha Dzongkhag. Following the meeting of the National incident Command Committee (NICC) member at MoAF conference hall on 10 April 2019, all the Concerned agencies within the Government are instructed to activate the relevant Rapid Response Team to implement control and preventive activities as prescribed in the National Influenza Pandemic Preparedness Plan (NIPPP) and respective Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) 2017.

    The ministry would also like to remind the general public not to get alarmed since the incidence is fully under control and required control measures are already put in place. However, the Ministry will provide regular update to the general public on the new outbreak of HPAI through various media.

    http://www.moaf.gov.bt/
    "Safety and security don't just happen, they are the result of collective consensus and public investment. We owe our children, the most vulnerable citizens in our society, a life free of violence and fear."
    -Nelson Mandela

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    • #3
      Source: http://www.kuenselonline.com/1130-po...-flu-outbreak/

      1,130 poultry birds culled after bird flu outbreak
      April 13, 2019

      A bird flu (H5N1) outbreak has affected 13 poultry farms and one turkey farm at Dhamdara in Phuentsholing.

      The outbreak was confirmed on April 8 through laboratory test from National Centre for Animal Health (NCAH), Serbithang, Thimphu.

      No human contact was reported.

      In response, a total of 1,130 poultry birds in the affected areas were culled, about 4,002 eggs disposed, 613kgs of feed disposed and 12 chicken coops destroyed.

      The National Incident Command Committee (NICC) has activated the Incident Operation Centre (IOC) at Thromde Veterinary Hospital in Phuentsholing with the Rapid Response Team (RRT) from different ministries and agencies for immediate containment and response to the outbreak.

      A press release from the ministry states, “As the disease is brought under control at the source of outbreak the public should not panic. The public is also advised to take precautions like washing of hands after handling poultry, chicken and eggs with soap and water.”...

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