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Low pathogenic avian influenza (poultry) H5N2, Netherlands (OIE, March 17 2014): 1 New Outbreak

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  • Low pathogenic avian influenza (poultry) H5N2, Netherlands (OIE, March 17 2014): 1 New Outbreak

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


    Low pathogenic avian influenza (poultry) H5N2, Netherlands


    Information received on 14/03/2014 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 12/03/2014
      • Date of pre-confirmation of the event 13/03/2014
      • Report date 14/03/2014
      • Date submitted to OIE 14/03/2014
      • Reason for notification Reoccurrence of a listed disease
      • Date of previous occurrence 06/2013
      • Manifestation of disease Sub-clinical infection
      • Causal agent Low pathogenic avian influenza virus
      • Serotype H5N2
      • Nature of diagnosis Laboratory (basic)
      • This event pertains to a defined zone within the country

    • New outbreaks
      • Summary of outbreaks
        • Total outbreaks: 1
          • Outbreak Location - GELDERLAND ( Bruchem )
            • Total animals affected: Species - Susceptible - Cases - Deaths - Destroyed Slaughtered
              • Birds - 10541 - ** - 0 - 10541 - 0

            • Outbreak statistics: Species - Apparent morbidity rate - Apparent mortality rate - Apparent case fatality rate - Proportion susceptible animals lost*
              • Birds - ** - 0.00% - ** - 100.00%
              • * 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 13 March 2014, a 1 km protection zone has been established. In this one-km zone there are 8 other premises.
      • All premises in the one-km zone are screened.
      • All susceptible animals on the infected premise have been killed.
      • 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 (2013).

    • 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 - Central Veterinary Institute, Lelystad ( National laboratory )
        • Tests and results: Species - Test - Test date - Result
          • Birds - polymerase chain reaction (PCR) - 13/03/2014 - Positive

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

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