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Laos - 1 new outbreak of highly pathogenic avian influenza H5N6 in birds in Xayabury (OIE, October 8, 2015)

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  • Laos - 1 new outbreak of highly pathogenic avian influenza H5N6 in birds in Xayabury (OIE, October 8, 2015)

    Highly pathogenic avian influenza,
    Laos
    Information received on 08/10/2015 from Dr Syseng Khounsy, Deputy Director General, Department of Livestock and Fisheries, Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, Vientiane, Laos
    Summary
    Report type Immediate notification
    Date of start of the event 03/10/2015
    Date of confirmation of the event 03/10/2015
    Report date 08/10/2015
    Date submitted to OIE 08/10/2015
    Reason for notification Reoccurrence of a listed disease
    Date of previous occurrence 31/03/2014
    Manifestation of disease Clinical disease
    Causal agent Highly pathogenic avian influenza virus
    Serotype H5N6
    Nature of diagnosis Clinical, Laboratory (advanced)
    This event pertains to a defined zone within the country
    New outbreaks (1)
    Outbreak 1 Parhao, XAYABURY
    Date of start of the outbreak 03/10/2015
    Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
    Epidemiological unit Farm
    Affected animals
    Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Destroyed Slaughtered
    Birds 534 314 314 220 0
    Affected population Ducks and chickens affected
    Summary of outbreaks Total outbreaks: 1
    Total animals affected
    Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Destroyed Slaughtered
    Birds 534 314 314 220 0
    Outbreak statistics
    Species Apparent morbidity rate Apparent mortality rate Apparent case fatality rate Proportion susceptible animals lost*
    Birds 58.80% 58.80% 100.00% 100.00%
    *Removed from the susceptible population through death, destruction and/or slaughter
    Epidemiology
    Source of the outbreak(s) or origin of infection
    • Unknown or inconclusive
    Control measures
    Measures applied
    • Movement control inside the country
    • Screening
    • Disinfection / Disinfestation
    • Quarantine
    • Stamping out
    • 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.

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    http://www.oie.int/wahis_2/public/wa...reportid=18797
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