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Low pathogenic avian influenza (poultry) H7N3, Mexico (OIE, March 24 2014): imported parakeets from S. America

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  • Low pathogenic avian influenza (poultry) H7N3, Mexico (OIE, March 24 2014): imported parakeets from S. America

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


    Low pathogenic avian influenza (poultry) H7N3, Mexico


    Information received on 22/03/2014 from Dr Joaquín Braulio Delgadillo Álvarez, Director General de Salud Animal, Servicio Nacional de Sanidad, Inocuidad y Calidad Agroalimentaria (SENASICA) Secretaría de Agricultura, Ganadería, Desarrollo Rural, Pesca y Alimentación, Ministerio de Agricultura, Ganadería, Desarrollo rural, Pesca y Alimentación, Mexico, Mexico
    • Summary
      • Report type Immediate notification
      • Date of start of the event 13/02/2014
      • Date of pre-confirmation of the event 28/02/2014
      • Report date 22/03/2014
      • Date submitted to OIE 22/03/2014
      • Reason for notification New strain of a listed disease
      • Manifestation of disease Sub-clinical infection
      • Causal agent Low pathogenic avian influenza virus
      • Serotype H7N3
      • Nature of diagnosis Laboratory (advanced)
      • This event pertains to a defined zone within the country
    • New outbreaks
      • Summary of outbreaks
        • Total outbreaks: 1
          • Outbreak Location - NUEVO LEON (Pesqueria, Pesqueria)
            • Total animals affected: Species - Susceptible - Cases - Deaths - Destroyed - Slaughtered
              • Birds - 1987 - ** - 0 - 1987 - 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
        • Legal movement of animals
    • Epidemiological comments
      • Following the epidemiological surveillance activities on notifiable avian influenza within the national poultry farming and in poultry for import, low pathogenic avian influenza subtype H7N3 virus has been identified in a lot of monk parakeets (Myiopsitta M. monachus) imported from South America, using virus identification test, virus isolation, intracerebral pathogenicity index (ICPI) and gene sequencing.
      • Birds have been quarantined and depopulation, washing, cleaning and disinfection activities as well as the introduction of sentinel birds have been implemented in the affected production unit.
    • Control measures
      • Measures applied
        • Stamping out
        • Quarantine
        • Movement control inside the country
        • Screening
        • 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 continuing. Weekly follow-up reports will be submitted.
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