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  • Low pathogenic avian influenza H5N2 (poultry), Dominican Republic, OIE

    Low pathogenic avian influenza (poultry), Dominican Republic

    Information received on 29/08/2008 from Mr Roberto Pou Howley, Director, Dirección General de Ganadería, Departamento de Sanidad Animal, SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic

    § Summary
    Report type Follow-up report No. 3
    Start date 10/12/2007
    Date of first confirmation of the event 21/12/2007
    Report date 29/08/2008
    Date submitted to OIE 29/08/2008
    Reason for notification First occurrence of a listed disease
    Causal agent Low pathogenic avian influenza virus Serotype H5N2
    Nature of diagnosis Laboratory (basic), Laboratory (advanced)
    This event pertains to the whole country
    Related reports Immediate notification (21/12/2007)
    Follow-up report No. 1 (06/02/2008)
    Follow-up report No. 2 (07/03/2008)
    Follow-up report No. 3 (29/08/2008)

    § Outbreaks
    There are no new outbreaks in this report

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

    § Epidemiological comments
    After the sanitation vacuum, disinfection was applied again in the affected farms and sentinel birds were introduced to detect a possible viral circulation; tests carried out were negative.

    § Control measures
    Measures applied Stamping out
    Quarantine
    Screening
    Disinfection of infected premises/establishment(s)
    Vaccination prohibited
    No treatment of affected animals

    Measures to be applied Movement control inside the country

    § Diagnostic test results
    Laboratory name and type Laboratorio veterinario central (LAVECEN) (National laboratory)
    Tests and results: Species - Test - Test date - Result
    * Birds - agar-gel immunodiffusion (AGID) - 18/08/2008 - Negative
    * Birds - enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) - 26/08/2008 - Negative

    Laboratory name and type Lavecen (National laboratory)
    Tests and results: Species - Test - Test date - Result
    * Birds - agar-gel immunodiffusion (AGID) - 18/08/2008 - Negative
    * Birds - agar-gel immunodiffusion (AGID) - 20/08/2008 - Negative
    * Birds - antibody detection ELISA - 07/04/2008 - Negative

    § Future Reporting
    The event is continuing. Weekly follow-up reports will be submitted.
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    http://www.oie.int/wahid-prod/public...&reportid=7313
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