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  • China - H5N1 Outbreak in Poultry in Lhasa, Tibet

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    County in Lhasa, Tibet Doilungdêgên highly pathogenic avian influenza

    At 20:09 on December 12th, 2011
    Source: Zhongguang Wang Font Size: T | T0 people in 0 comments Print Forward
    According to the Ministry of Agriculture Information Office 12 news, Lhasa, Tibet Doilungdeqen County, a highly pathogenic avian influenza from poultry.

    Agriculture Department official said, December 2, Lhasa, Tibet Doilungdeqen County Township SED Liuwu some farmers keeping poultry in the village of suspected bird flu symptoms appear, death, 290. 12, the National Avian Influenza Reference Laboratory confirmed H5 N1 subtype of highly pathogenic avian influenza.

    It is understood that the outbreak, the Ministry of Agriculture fast speed to send a working group to guide the flapping plague epidemic work, the local government emergency plans in accordance with the relevant technical specifications and control requirements, do a good job handling the epidemic work, tight blockade epidemic, sources and to strengthen monitoring of disinfection off the investigation, carried out urgently to strengthen the immune system of the infected area 1 57 5 for culling all poultry and safe disposal.

    Currently, the outbreaks have been effectively controlled. According to local health departments informed, did not find close contact with the abnormal situation. (Reporters in quiet)

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    Re: China - H5N1 Outbreak in Poultry in Lhasa, Tibet

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

    Highly pathogenic avian influenza, China (People's Rep. of)

    Information received on 12/12/2011 from Dr Zhang Zhongqui, Director General , China Animal Disease Control Centre, Veterinary Bureau, Ministry of Agriculture, Beijing, China (People's Rep. of)
    • Summary
      • Report type Immediate notification
      • Start date 02/12/2011
      • Date of first confirmation of the event 12/12/2011
      • Report date 12/12/2011
      • Date submitted to OIE 12/12/2011
      • Reason for notification Reoccurrence of a listed disease
      • Date of previous occurrence 25/05/2010
      • 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
      • Outbreak 1 - Sangda, Duilongdeqing, Lhasa, TIBET
        • Date of start of the outbreak 02/12/2011
        • Outbreak status Resolved (12/12/2011)
        • Epidemiological unit Village
        • Affected animals: Species – Susceptible – Cases – Deaths – Destroyed – Slaughtered
          • Birds – 1865 – 290 – 290 – 1575 – 0
    • Summary of outbreaks
      • Total outbreaks: 1
      • Outbreak statistics: Species - Apparent morbidity rate - Apparent mortality rate - Apparent case fatality rate - Proportion susceptible animals lost*
        • Birds - 15.55% - 15.55% - 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
        • Stamping out
        • Quarantine
        • Movement control inside the country
        • Screening
        • Zoning
        • Vaccination in response to the outbreak (s)
        • Disinfection of infected premises/establishment(s)
        • Dipping / Spraying
        • No treatment of affected animals
      • Measures to be applied
        • No other measures
    • Diagnostic test results
      • Laboratory name and type Harbin Veterinary Research Institute, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences (national reference laboratory for avian influenza) (OIE’s Reference Laboratory)
        • Tests and results: Species – Test - Test date – Result
          • Birds - haemagglutination inhibition test (HIT) - 12/12/2011 – Positive
          • Birds - intravenous pathogenicity index (IVPI) test - 12/12/2011 – Positive
          • Birds - reverse transcription - polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) - 12/12/2011 – Positive
    • Future Reporting
      • The event is continuing. Weekly follow-up reports will be submitted.


    • #3
      Re: China - H5N1 Outbreak in Poultry in Lhasa, Tibet

      China confirms bird flu outbreak in Tibet


      21:59, December 12, 2011

      BEIJING, Dec. 12 (Xinhua) -- China's Ministry of Agriculture on Monday confirmed an outbreak of bird flu at a village in Lhasa, Tibet Autonomous Region.

      Laboratory tests showed that the highly pathogenic H5N1 avian flu killed 290 fowls raised by farmers in the Sangda village of Doilungdeqen county on Dec. 2, said an official with the ministry who declined to be named.
      Authorities have sealed off and sterilized the infected area, where 1,575 fowls were culled and safely disposed of in order to prevent the disease from spreading.

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      • #4
        Re: China - H5N1 Outbreak in Poultry in Lhasa, Tibet
        Portuguese-English translation

        China detects bird flu outbreak in Tibet
        December 13, 2011 • 2:17 a.m. • updated at 2:45 a.m.

        An outbreak of bird flu was detected on the outskirts of Lhasa, capital of the autonomous region of Tibet (southwestern China), the Ministry of Agriculture through the Chinese agency Xinhua .
        The laboratory confirmed the presence of H5N1 in poultry farm 290 who died this month, the authorities stressed, noting that the epidemic is "under control" and that so far has not affected humans through contact with animals.
        The region of the outbreak in the town of Sangda, was isolated and sterile, and 1,575 birds were culled to prevent spread of the disease, the agency said.
        More than 300 people died worldwide from bird flu since the disease first appeared in 2003, during which infected 565 people, according to the World Health Organization (WHO).