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  • Low pathogenic avian influenza (poultry) H7, Netherlands (OIE, August 5 2013): 1 New Outbreak

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


    Low pathogenic avian influenza (poultry) H7, Netherlands


    Information received on 05/08/2013 from Dr Christianne Bruschke, Chief Veterinary Officer , Ministry of Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality, Ministry of Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality, The Hague, Netherlands
    • Summary
      • Report type Immediate notification
      • Date of start of the event 31/07/2013
      • Date of pre-confirmation of the event 02/08/2013
      • Report date 05/08/2013
      • Date submitted to OIE 05/08/2013
      • Reason for notification First occurrence of a listed disease
      • Manifestation of disease Sub-clinical infection
      • Causal agent Low pathogenic avian influenza virus
      • Serotype H7
      • Nature of diagnosis Laboratory (basic)
      • This event pertains to a defined zone within the country
    • New outbreaks (1)
      • Outbreak 1 - Tzum, FRIESLAND
        • Date of start of the outbreak 31/07/2013
        • Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
        • Epidemiological unit Farm
        • Affected animals: Species ? Susceptible ? Cases ? Deaths ? Destroyed ? Slaughtered
          • Birds - 9043 ? 1 ? 0 ? 9043 ? 0
          • Affected population:
            • On 3 August, a 1 km protection zone has been established. In this one-km zone there are no other premises.
    • Summary of outbreaks
      • Total outbreaks: 1
        • Total animals affected: Species ? Susceptible ? Cases ? Deaths ? Destroyed ? Slaughtered
          • Birds ? 9043 ? 1 ? 0 ? 9043 ? 0
        • Outbreak statistics: Species - Apparent morbidity rate - Apparent mortality rate - Apparent case fatality rate -Proportion susceptible animals lost*
          • Birds - 0.01% - 0.00% - 0.00% - 100.00%
          • *Removed from the susceptible population through death, destruction and/or slaughter
    • Epidemiology
      • Source of the outbreak(s) or origin of infection
        • Unknown or inconclusive
    • Epidemiological comments
      • Notification by laboratory due to positive ELISA AI serum samples from the regular Dutch monitoring programme.
      • 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 (2012).
    • 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 ? Species ? Test - Test date ? Result
        • Central Veterinary Institute, Lelystad (National laboratory) ? Birds - polymerase chain reaction (PCR) - 02/08/2013 ? Positive
    • Future Reporting
      • The event is continuing. Weekly follow-up reports will be submitted.
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