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Laos - 1 new outbreak of highly pathogenic avian influenza H5N1 in backyard birds in Sekong Province (OIE, October 22, 2018)

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  • Laos - 1 new outbreak of highly pathogenic avian influenza H5N1 in backyard birds in Sekong Province (OIE, October 22, 2018)

    Highly pathogenic avian influenza,
    Laos
    Information received on 22/10/2018 from Dr Somphanh Chanphengxay, 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 10/10/2018
    Date of confirmation of the event 22/10/2018
    Report date 22/10/2018
    Date submitted to OIE 22/10/2018
    Reason for notification Recurrence of a listed disease
    Date of previous occurrence 30/09/2017
    Manifestation of disease Clinical disease
    Causal agent Highly pathogenic avian influenza virus
    Serotype H5N1
    Nature of diagnosis Clinical, Laboratory (advanced)
    This event pertains to a defined zone within the country
    New outbreaks (1)
    Outbreak 1 (HPAI_2018_01) Kandonmai, Thateng, Sekong
    Date of start of the outbreak 10/10/2018
    Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
    Epidemiological unit Backyard
    Affected animals
    Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
    Birds 45 28 18 27 0
    Summary of outbreaks Total outbreaks: 1
    Total animals affected
    Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
    Birds 45 28 18 27 0
    Outbreak statistics
    Species Apparent morbidity rate Apparent mortality rate Apparent case fatality rate Proportion susceptible animals lost*
    Birds 62.22% 40.00% 64.29% 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
    • Stamping out
    • Zoning
    • Disinfection
    • Vaccination permitted (if a vaccine exists)
    • 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=28358
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