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Highly pathogenic avian influenza H5N1, Laos (OIE, March 31 2014): 1 New Poultry Outbreak

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  • Highly pathogenic avian influenza H5N1, Laos (OIE, March 31 2014): 1 New Poultry Outbreak

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


    Highly pathogenic avian influenza H5N1, Laos


    Information received on 31/03/2014 from Dr Khambounheuang Bounkhouang , Directeur Général, Département de l'Elevage et des Pêches , Ministère de l'Agriculture et des Forêts , Vientiane capital, Laos
    • Summary
      • Report type Immediate notification
      • Date of start of the event 13/03/2014
      • Date of pre-confirmation of the event 18/03/2014
      • Report date 31/03/2014
      • Date submitted to OIE 31/03/2014
      • Reason for notification Reoccurrence of a listed disease
      • Date of previous occurrence 12/2008
      • Manifestation of disease Clinical disease
      • Causal agent Highly pathogenic avian influenza virus
      • Serotype H5N1
      • Nature of diagnosis Laboratory (advanced)
      • This event pertains to a defined zone within the country
    • New outbreaks (1)
      • Outbreak 1 - Nator Ngai, Xayabury, XAYABURY
        • Date of start of the outbreak 13/03/2014
        • Outbreak status Resolved (31/03/2014)
        • Epidemiological unit Village
        • Affected animals: Species – Susceptible – Cases – Deaths – Destroyed – Slaughtered
          • Birds - 5142 – 457 – 457 – 543 – 0
          • Affected population: The affected birds were newly introduced into the village one week before the outbreak.
    • Summary of outbreaks
      • Total outbreaks: 1
        • Total animals affected: Species – Susceptible – Cases – Deaths – Destroyed – Slaughtered
          • Birds – 5142 – 457 – 457 – 543 – 0
        • Outbreak statistics: Species - Apparent morbidity rate - Apparent mortality rate - Apparent case fatality rate - Proportion susceptible animals lost*
          • Birds - 8.89% - 8.89% - 100.00% - 19.45%
          • *Removed from the susceptible population through death, destruction and/or slaughter
    • Epidemiology
      • Source of the outbreak(s) or origin of infection
        • Introduction of new live animals
    • Control measures
      • Measures applied
        • Quarantine
        • Movement control inside the country
        • Screening
        • Disinfection of infected premises/establishment(s)
        • Modified stamping out
        • 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 Animal Health Laboratory (National laboratory) – Birds - real-time PCR - 18/03/2014 – Positive
    • Future Reporting
      • The event is continuing. Weekly follow-up reports will be submitted.
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