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France - 1 new outbreak of low pathogenic avian influenza H5N1 in birds on a farm, Lot-et-Garonne (OIE, March 17, 2017)

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  • France - 1 new outbreak of low pathogenic avian influenza H5N1 in birds on a farm, Lot-et-Garonne (OIE, March 17, 2017)

    Low pathogenic avian influenza (poultry),
    France
    Information received on 17/03/2017 from Dr Loic Evain, Directeur Général adjoint, CVO, Direction générale de l'alimentation, Ministère de l'Agriculture, de l'Agroalimentaire et de la Forêt, Paris, France
    Summary
    Report type Follow-up report No. 10
    Date of start of the event 06/12/2016
    Date of confirmation of the event 08/12/2016
    Report date 17/03/2017
    Date submitted to OIE 17/03/2017
    Reason for notification New strain of a listed disease in the country
    Causal agent Low pathogenic avian influenza virus
    Serotype H5N1
    Nature of diagnosis Laboratory (advanced)
    This event pertains to a defined zone within the country
    Related reports Immediate notification (09/12/2016)
    Follow-up report No. 1 (19/12/2016)
    Follow-up report No. 2 (20/12/2016)
    Follow-up report No. 3 (21/12/2016)
    Follow-up report No. 4 (23/12/2016)
    Follow-up report No. 5 (26/12/2016)
    Follow-up report No. 6 (10/01/2017)
    Follow-up report No. 7 (27/01/2017)
    Follow-up report No. 8 (03/02/2017)
    Follow-up report No. 9 (17/02/2017)
    Follow-up report No. 10 (17/03/2017)
    New outbreaks (1)
    Outbreak 1 (24) SAINT EUTROPE DE BORN, SAINT EUTROPE DE BORN, LOT-ET-GARONNE
    Date of start of the outbreak 14/03/2017
    Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
    Epidemiological unit Farm
    Affected animals
    Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Destroyed Slaughtered
    Birds 9000
    Affected population Samples taken in ducks in prevision of a movement out of the zone. The national reference laboratory identified the low pathogenic H5 virus, N absent.
    Summary of outbreaks Total outbreaks: 1
    Total animals affected
    Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Destroyed Slaughtered
    Birds 9000 **
    Outbreak statistics
    Species Apparent morbidity rate Apparent mortality rate Apparent case fatality rate Proportion susceptible animals lost*
    Birds ** ** ** **
    *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 A regulated zone of a one-kilometer radius was implemented around the outbreak.
    Control measures
    Measures applied
    • Screening
    • Disinfection / Disinfestation
    • Traceability
    • Stamping out
    • 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
    National Reference Laboratory, Ploufragan (National laboratory) Birds nucleotide sequencing 16/03/2017 Positive
    National Reference Laboratory, Ploufragan (National laboratory) Birds real-time reverse transcriptase/polymerase chain reaction (RRT-PCR) 16/03/2017 Positive
    Future Reporting
    The event is continuing. Weekly follow-up reports will be submitted.
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    http://www.oie.int/wahis_2/public/wa...reportid=23272
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