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China reports H5N1 bird flu outbreak in Hunan province on chicken farm - February 1, 2020

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  • China reports H5N1 bird flu outbreak in Hunan province on chicken farm - February 1, 2020

    China reported an outbreak of a highly pathogenic strain of H5N1 bird flu at a farm in Shaoyang city of the southern province of Hunan, the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs said on Saturday.

    * The case occurred on a farm with 7,850 chickens, 4,500 of which have died of the bird flu.
    * The authorities have culled 17,828 poultry following the outbreak. (Reporting by Judy Hua and Se Young Lee)

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    An outbreak of highly pathogenic avian influenza H5N1 in poultry in Shuangqing District, Shaoyang City, Hunan Province

    Date: 2020-02-01 21:42 Author: Source: Agriculture and Rural Department of Public Information Office [Font Size: Tai Zhong small ] Print

      The Information Office of the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs released on February 1 that a poultry H5N1 subtype highly pathogenic bird flu outbreak occurred in Shuangqing District, Shaoyang City, Hunan Province.

      On February 1st, the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs received a report from the China Animal Epidemic Disease Prevention and Control Center. After confirmed by the National Avian Influenza Reference Laboratory, broiler chickens raised by a farmer in Shuangqing District of Shaoyang City had an H5N1 subtype highly pathogenic avian influenza outbreak. The number of broiler chickens kept by the farmers was 7,850, and 4,500 died. After the epidemic occurred, the local government did a good job in handling the epidemic situation in accordance with the requirements of relevant plans and technical specifications for prevention and control. 17,828 poultry have been culled, and all the sick and culled poultry have been harmlessly treated.


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      We are concentrating on the 2019 nCoV outbreak, but we should not forget that other epizootic diseases, such as avian influenza, could again spur an outbreak in humans. Novel disease outbreaks are not necessarily sequential. It would be a disaster if public health officials had to battle an influenza epidemic along with a coronavirus epidemic.


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        ..Reporters asked about the case of H5N1 bird flu found in animals in Hunan. Area near the city of Wuhan Will be mixed with a new species of corona virus 2019 or not Associate Professor (Special) Dr. Thawee said H1N5 and the new strain of the coronary virus 2019 are different groups that cannot be mixed. In addition, H5N1 in China is still found in animals. Not yet spread to people But the Chinese authorities have destroyed poultry Along with cleaning up In the past, the outbreak of bird flu was considered a serious disease. The mortality rate is 60%, but the spread of the disease is not easy. Because then he died and burned immediately..


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          Highly pathogenic avian influenza,
          China (People's Rep. of)
          Information received on 05/02/2020 from Dr Huang Baoxu, Secretary of the Party Leadership Group, Animal Health and Epidemiology Centre, Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs, Qingdao, China (People's Rep. of)
          Report type Immediate notification
          Date of start of the event 24/01/2020
          Date of confirmation of the event 01/02/2020
          Report date 05/02/2020
          Date submitted to OIE 05/02/2020
          Reason for notification Recurrence of a listed disease
          Date of previous occurrence 05/06/2018
          Manifestation of disease Clinical disease
          Causal agent Highly pathogenic avian influenza virus
          Serotype H5N1
          Nature of diagnosis Clinical, Laboratory (basic), Laboratory (advanced)
          This event pertains to a defined zone within the country
          New outbreaks (1)
          Outbreak 1 Jilong village, Dutouqiao township, Shuangqing District, Shaoyang, Hunan
          Date of start of the outbreak 24/01/2020
          Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
          Epidemiological unit Farm
          Affected animals
          Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
          Birds 7850 4500 4500 3350 0
          Summary of outbreaks Total outbreaks: 1
          Total animals affected
          Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
          Birds 7850 4500 4500 3350 0
          Outbreak statistics
          Species Apparent morbidity rate Apparent mortality rate Apparent case fatality rate Proportion susceptible animals lost*
          Birds 57.32% 57.32% 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 A total of 17,828 animals were killed: 3,350 broilers at the epidemic site and 14,478 in the epidemic area.
          Control measures
          Measures applied
          • Movement control inside the country
          • Surveillance outside containment and/or protection zone
          • Screening
          • Traceability
          • Quarantine
          • Official destruction of animal products
          • Official disposal of carcasses, by-products and waste
          • Stamping out
          • Zoning
          • Disinfection
          • Vaccination prohibited
          • No treatment of affected animals
          Measures to be applied
          • No other measures
          Diagnostic test results
          Laboratory name and type Species Test Test date Result
          Harbin National Avian Influenza Reference Laboratory (OIE Reference Laboratory) Birds real-time reverse transcriptase/polymerase chain reaction (RRT-PCR) 01/02/2020 Positive
          Harbin National Avian Influenza Reference Laboratory (OIE Reference Laboratory) Birds virus isolation 01/02/2020 Positive
          Future Reporting
          The event is continuing. Weekly follow-up reports will be submitted.

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