[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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