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Low pathogenic avian influenza (poultry), Ireland (OIE, July 2 2012): No New H5N2 Outbreaks

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  • Low pathogenic avian influenza (poultry), Ireland (OIE, July 2 2012): No New H5N2 Outbreaks

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

    Low pathogenic avian influenza (poultry), Ireland

    Information received on 02/07/2012 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. 3 (Final report)
      • Start date 17/03/2012
      • Date of first confirmation of the event 29/03/2012
      • Report date 02/07/2012
      • Date submitted to OIE 02/07/2012
      • Date event resolved 23/04/2012
      • 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)
        • Follow-up report No. 2 (23/04/2012)
        • Follow-up report No. 3 (02/07/2012)
    • 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
      • Epidemiological investigations and clinical surveillance have detected no further cases of NAI.
      • One contact premises was restricted and a temporary control zone established pending laboratory test results.
      • The restrictions were removed following negative serological and virological test results.
      • Under ongoing annual active and passive avian influenza surveillance programmes a total of 7,791 AGID tests, 1,630 AI H5/H7 HAI tests, 368 AI MP PCR tests and 82 virus isolation tests have been carried out in 2012 to 26 June.
      • In accordance with Article 10.4.3 of the Terrestrial Animal Health Code, as 3 months have passed since disinfection of the affected premises was completed on 2 April, and surveillance has been carried out during the 3 months period in accordance with Articles 10.4.27 to 10.4.33 of the Code, Ireland declares regaining its NAI free status.
    • 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 resolved. No more reports will be submitted.