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Myanmar OIE report confirms new poultry H5N1 outbreak Feb 20, 2012

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  • Myanmar OIE report confirms new poultry H5N1 outbreak Feb 20, 2012

    Report type Immediate notification
    Start date: 20/02/2012
    Date of first confirmation of the event: 24/02/2012
    Report date: 28/02/2012
    Date submitted to OIE: 29/02/2012
    Reason for notification: Reoccurrence of a listed disease
    Date of previous occurrence: 14/04/2011
    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
    Outbreak 1 (10317) Myothit Quarter, Chaung U, Monywa, SAGAING
    Date of start of the outbreak 20/02/2012
    Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
    Epidemiological unit Farm
    Affected animals
    Species // Susceptible // Cases // Deaths // Destroyed // Slaughtered
    Birds // 1060 // 61 // 61 // 999 // 0
    Affected Population Layers
    Summary of outbreaks Total outbreaks: 1
    Outbreak statistics
    Species // Apparent morbidity rate // Apparent mortality rate // Apparent case fatality rate // Proportion susceptible animals lost*
    Birds // 5.75% // 5.75% // 100.00% // 100.00%

    * Removed from the susceptible population through death, destruction and/or slaughter

    Source of the outbreak(s) or origin of infection: Unknown or inconclusive
    Epidemiological comments: 5-month and 18-month-old layer chickens in two establishments, with a total of 1,060 chickens. A few chickens were found dead on 20 February 2012. A total of 61 chickens died within 4 days. There are 40,000 chickens reared in 139 farms in Chaung U towship. All are layers and broilers of different ages.

    Control measures
    Measures applied:
    Stamping out
    Movement control inside the country
    Disinfection of infected premises/establishment(s)
    Dipping / Spraying
    Vaccination prohibited
    No treatment of affected animals

    Measures to be applied:
    No other measures

    Diagnostic test results:
    Laboratory name and type: Regional Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory, Mandalay (Local laboratory)
    Tests and results
    Species // Test // Test date // Result
    Birds // polymerase chain reaction (PCR) // 24/02/2012 // Positive
    Birds // rapid tests // 24/02/2012 // Positive
    Laboratory name and type: Central Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory, Yangon (National laboratory)
    Tests and results
    Species // Test // Test date // Result
    Birds // real-time PCR // 26/02/2012 // Positive

    Future Reporting
    The event is continuing. Weekly follow-up reports will be submitted.
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