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Low pathogenic avian influenza (poultry) H5N6, China (People's Rep. of) (OIE, May 5 2014): 1 New Outbreak, Sichuan

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  • Low pathogenic avian influenza (poultry) H5N6, China (People's Rep. of) (OIE, May 5 2014): 1 New Outbreak, Sichuan

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


    Low pathogenic avian influenza (poultry) H5N6, China (People's Rep. of)


    Information received on 04/05/2014 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
      • Date of start of the event 23/04/2014
      • Date of pre-confirmation of the event 03/05/2014
      • Report date 04/05/2014
      • Date submitted to OIE 05/05/2014
      • Reason for notification First occurrence of a listed disease
      • Manifestation of disease Sub-clinical infection
      • Causal agent Low pathogenic avian influenza virus
      • Serotype H5N6
      • Nature of diagnosis Laboratory (basic), Laboratory (advanced)
      • This event pertains to a defined zone within the country
    • New outbreaks
      • Summary of outbreaks
        • Total outbreaks: 1
          • Outbreak Location - SICHUAN ( Nanbu, Nanbu, Nanchong )
            • Total animals affected: Species - Susceptible - Cases - Deaths - Destroyed - Slaughtered
              • Birds - … - 1 - 0 - 1338 - 0
          • Outbreak statistics: Species - Apparent morbidity rate - Apparent mortality rate - Apparent case fatality rate - Proportion susceptible animals lost*
            • Birds - ** - ** - 0.00% - **
            • * Removed from the susceptible population through death, destruction and/or slaughter;
            • ** Not calculated because of missing information;
    • Epidemiology
      • Source of the outbreak(s) or origin of infection
        • Unknown or inconclusive
    • Epidemiological comments
      • Note by the OIE Animal Health Information Department:
        • H5 and H7 avian influenza in its low pathogenic form in poultry is a notifiable disease as per Chapter 10.4. on avian influenza of the Terrestrial Animal Health Code (2013).
    • Control measures
      • Measures applied
        • Stamping out
        • Movement control inside the country
        • Screening
        • Disinfection of infected premises/establishment(s)
        • Dipping / Spraying
        • No vaccination
        • 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 ( OIE’s Reference Laboratory )
        • Tests and results: Species - Test - Test date - Result
          • Birds - reverse transcription - polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) - 03/05/2014 - Positive
          • Birds - virus isolation - 03/05/2014 - Positive
    • Future Reporting
      • The event is continuing. Weekly follow-up reports will be submitted.
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