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


Low pathogenic avian influenza (poultry), Ireland


Information received on 03/04/2012 from Dr Martin Blake, Chief Veterinary Officer, Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Agriculture House, Dublin, Ireland
  • Summary
    • Report type Immediate notification
    • Start date 17/03/2012
    • Date of first confirmation of the event 29/03/2012
    • Report date 03/04/2012
    • Date submitted to OIE 03/04/2012
    • Reason for notification Reoccurrence of a listed disease
    • Date of previous occurrence 1998
    • Manifestation of disease Clinical disease
    • Causal agent Low pathogenic avian influenza virus
    • Serotype H5N2
    • Nature of diagnosis Clinical, Laboratory (advanced)
    • This event pertains to the whole country
  • New outbreaks
    • Summary of outbreaks
      • Total outbreaks: 1 - Location(s) CORK (Clonakilty)
        • Total animals affected: Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Destroyed Slaughtered
          • Birds 153 8 3 150 0
      • Outbreak statistics: Species - Apparent morbidity rate - Apparent mortality rate - Apparent case fatality rate - Proportion susceptible animals lost*
        • Birds - 5.23% - 1.96% - 37.50% - 100.00%
        • * Removed from the susceptible population through death, destruction and/or slaughter
  • Epidemiology
    • Source of the outbreak(s) or origin of infection
      • Contact with wild species
  • Epidemiological comments
    • Wild birds present in locality.
    • Pheasants reared in open pens.
    • Laboratory evidence indicates infection subsequent to import.
    • Birds were negative for N1 by real-time PCR on 29 March 2012, positive for H5 on 29 March 2012 and positive for N2 on 3 April 2012.
    • 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 (2011).
  • Control measures
    • Measures applied
      • Stamping out
      • Movement control inside the country
      • Zoning
      • Disinfection of infected premises/establishment(s)
      • Vaccination prohibited
      • No treatment of affected animals
    • Measures to be applied
      • No other measures
  • Diagnostic test results
    • Laboratory name and type Central Veterinary Research Laboratory (National laboratory)
      • Tests and results: Species Test - Test date Result
        • Birds - nucleotide sequencing - 02/04/2012 Positive
        • Birds - real-time PCR - 29/03/2012 Positive
  • Future Reporting
    • The event is continuing. Weekly follow-up reports will be submitted.
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