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  • Low pathogenic avian influenza (poultry) H5N1, Netherlands (OIE, February 28 2014): 1 New Outbreak

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


    Low pathogenic avian influenza (poultry) H5N1, Netherlands


    Information received on 28/02/2014 from Dr Christianne Bruschke, Chief Veterinary Officer , Ministry of Economic Affairs, Ministry of Economic Affairs, The Hague, Netherlands
    • Summary
      • Report type Immediate notification
      • Date of start of the event 26/02/2014
      • Date of pre-confirmation of the event 27/02/2014
      • Report date 28/02/2014
      • Date submitted to OIE 28/02/2014
      • Reason for notification Reoccurrence of a listed disease
      • Date of previous occurrence 10/12/2013
      • Manifestation of disease Clinical disease
      • Causal agent Low pathogenic avian influenza virus
      • Serotype H5N1
      • Nature of diagnosis Clinical
      • This event pertains to a defined zone within the country

    • New outbreaks (1)
      • Outbreak 1 - Swifterbant, FLEVOLAND
        • Date of start of the outbreak 26/02/2014
        • Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
        • Epidemiological unit Farm
        • Affected animals: Species ? Susceptible ? Cases ? Deaths ? Destroyed ? Slaughtered
          • Birds - 40327 - ? ? 0 ? 40237 ? 0

    • Summary of outbreaks
      • Total outbreaks: 1
        • Total animals affected: Species ? Susceptible ? Cases ? Deaths ? Destroyed ? Slaughtered
          • Birds ? 40327 ? ** ? 0 ? 40237 ? 0

        • Outbreak statistics: Species - Apparent morbidity rate - Apparent mortality rate - Apparent case fatality rate - Proportion susceptible animals lost*
          • Birds ? ** - 0.00% ? ** - 99.78%
          • *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
      • On 27 February 2014, a 1 km protection zone has been established.
      • In this one-km zone there is one other premise.
      • All susceptible animals on the infected premise have been killed.

    • Control measures
      • Measures applied
        • Stamping out
        • Movement control inside the country
        • Screening
        • Zoning
        • 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) - 27/02/2014 ? Positive

    • Future Reporting
      • The event is continuing. Weekly follow-up reports will be submitted.

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    New avian influenza ( H5N1 LPAI) outbreak in the Netherlands

    More than 40,000 chickens have been killed after H5N1 low pathogenic avian influenza (LPAI) was discovered at a farm in the Netherlands.

    More than 40,000 birds destroyed after H5N1 outbreak



    An alert has been issued by the World Organisation for Animal Health (OiE), regarding the reoccurrence of the listed disease in the first case since December 2013.

    A report was submitted to the OiE on 28 February, from Dr Christianne Bruschke, chief veterinary officer, Ministry of Economic Affairs at The Hague, Netherlands, with all 40,327 birds regarded as susceptible to the virus now destroyed.

    http://www.globalmeatnews.com/Indust...he-Netherlands

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