Low pathogenic avian influenza (poultry), Norway (4/7/2009) [WAHID Interface - OIE]
Low pathogenic avian influenza (poultry), Norway

Information received on 06/04/2009 from Dr Keren Bar-Yaacov, Assistant Director General, Chief Veterinary Officer, Legislation, Norwegian Food Safety Authority, BRUMUNDDAL, Norway

-- Summary
Report type Follow-up report No. 2 (Final report)
Start date 17/11/2008
Date of first confirmation of the event 05/12/2008
Report date 06/04/2009
Date submitted to OIE 06/04/2009
Date event resolved 29/12/2008
Reason for notification First occurrence of a listed disease
Manifestation of disease Sub-clinical infection
Causal agent Low pathogenic avian influenza virus (H7) Serotype Other
Nature of diagnosis Laboratory (basic), Laboratory (advanced)
This event pertains to the whole country
Related reports
* Immediate notification (05/12/2008)
* Follow-up report No. 1 (05/01/2009)
* Follow-up report No. 2 (06/04/2009)

-- Outbreaks
There are no new outbreaks in this report

-- Epidemiology
Source of the outbreak(s) or origin of infection
* Unknown or inconclusive

-- Epidemiological comments
The restriction zone was lifted three weeks after final disinfection.
The H7 serotype was confirmed; the neuraminidase could not be determined.

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 (2008).

-- Control measures
Measures applied
* Stamping out
* Quarantine
* Movement control inside the country
* Screening
* 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.
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