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Low pathogenic avian influenza (poultry) H7N7, Denmark (OIE, September 3 2013): No New Outbreaks, Final Report

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  • Low pathogenic avian influenza (poultry) H7N7, Denmark (OIE, September 3 2013): No New Outbreaks, Final Report

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

    Low pathogenic avian influenza (poultry) H7N7, Denmark

    Information received on 03/09/2013 from Dr Per Starcke Henriksen, Chief Veterinary Officer, Danish Veterinary and Food Administration, Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Fisheries, Glostrup, Denmark
    • Summary
      • Report type Follow-up report No. 2 (Final report)
      • Date of start of the event 31/05/2013
      • Date of pre-confirmation of the event 31/05/2013
      • Report date 03/09/2013
      • Date submitted to OIE 03/09/2013
      • Date event resolved 27/06/2013
      • Reason for notification Reoccurrence of a listed disease
      • Date of previous occurrence 03/2010
      • Manifestation of disease Sub-clinical infection
      • Causal agent Low pathogenic avian influenza virus
      • Serotype H7N7
      • Nature of diagnosis Laboratory (advanced)
      • This event pertains to the whole country
      • Related reports
        • Immediate notification (01/06/2013)
        • Follow-up report No. 1 (19/06/2013)
        • Follow-up report No. 2 (03/09/2013)
    • Outbreaks
      • There are no new outbreaks in this report
    • Epidemiology
      • Source of the outbreak(s) or origin of infection
        • Unknown or inconclusive
    • Epidemiological comments
      • On 31 May 2013, LPAI H7 was detected in samples collected in connection with the Danish surveillance programme for avian influenza.
      • The farm breeds game birds (mallards and pheasants) for hunting purposes, and was divided into two isolated units.
      • LPAI H7N7 was only detected in one of those two units, the unit with mallards.
      • The infected unit consisted of 4,906 mallards (offspring and adult mallards), 196 hens and 16 geese.
      • On 2 June 2013, the 5,118 birds in that unit were killed and destroyed.
      • In total 15,016 hatching eggs were also destroyed.
      • The other unit consisted of 17,000 pheasants, 60 ornamental ducks, 25 partridges and 12 ornamental pheasants.
      • Those birds were put under official restrictions and were tested three times during a period of 21 days with negative results.
      • The Danish Veterinary and Food Administration established a 1 km restriction zone around the farm, which was lifted on 27 June 2013.
      • There have been no new outbreaks of notifiable avian influenza in Denmark since the outbreak of low pathogenic avian influenza detected on 31 May 2013.
      • The Danish Veterinary and Food Administration has implemented the control measures in accordance with the European Union's Council Directive 2005/94/EC.
      • According to the requirements in article 10.4.3 of the OIE Terrestrial Animal Health Code, Denmark declares having regained its status as a notifiable avian influenza free country on 3 September 2013.
    • Control measures
      • Measures applied
        • Quarantine
        • Movement control inside the country
        • Zoning
        • Disinfection of infected premises/establishment(s)
        • Modified stamping out
        • Vaccination prohibited
        • No treatment of affected animals
      • Measures to be applied
        • No other measures
    • Future Reporting
      • The event is resolved. No more reports will be submitted.