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Low pathogenic avian influenza (poultry), Ireland (OIE, April 12 2012): No New H5N2 Outbreaks

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  • Low pathogenic avian influenza (poultry), Ireland (OIE, April 12 2012): No New H5N2 Outbreaks

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

    Low pathogenic avian influenza (poultry), Ireland

    Information received on 12/04/2012 from Dr Martin Blake, Chief Veterinary Officer, Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Agriculture House, Dublin, Ireland
    • Summary
      • Report type Follow-up report No. 1
      • Start date 17/03/2012
      • Date of first confirmation of the event 29/03/2012
      • Report date 12/04/2012
      • Date submitted to OIE 12/04/2012
      • 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
      • Related reports
        • Immediate notification (03/04/2012)
        • Follow-up report No. 1 (12/04/2012)
    • Outbreaks
      • There are no new outbreaks in this report
    • Epidemiology
      • Source of the outbreak(s) or origin of infection
        • Contact with wild species
    • Epidemiological comments
      • Based on laboratory reports infection is believed to have occurred subsequent to import.
      • Pheasants from the same source on a second premises were sampled on 30 March and were negative for avian influenza on real-time PCR and serology.
      • A single commercial flock (broilers) within the 1km zone was sampled and was negative for avian influenza on real-time PCR.
      • 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
    • Future Reporting
      • The event is continuing. Weekly follow-up reports will be submitted.