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Vietnam - 1 new outbreak of highly pathogenic avian influenza H5N1 in birds in village, Hau Giang (OIE, May 20, 2019)

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  • Vietnam - 1 new outbreak of highly pathogenic avian influenza H5N1 in birds in village, Hau Giang (OIE, May 20, 2019)

    Highly pathogenic avian influenza,
    Vietnam
    Information received on 20/05/2019 from Dr Dong Pham Van, Director General, Chief Veterinary Officer, Department of Animal Health, Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, Hanoď, Vietnam
    Summary
    Report type Immediate notification
    Date of start of the event 04/05/2019
    Date of confirmation of the event 13/05/2019
    Report date 20/05/2019
    Date submitted to OIE 20/05/2019
    Reason for notification Recurrence of a listed disease
    Date of previous occurrence 11/03/2019
    Manifestation of disease Clinical disease
    Causal agent Highly pathogenic avian influenza virus
    Serotype H5N1
    Nature of diagnosis Laboratory (advanced)
    This event pertains to a defined zone within the country
    New outbreaks (1)
    Outbreak 1 Lai Hieu, Lai Hieu, Nga Bay, Hau Giang
    Date of start of the outbreak 04/05/2019
    Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
    Epidemiological unit Village
    Affected animals
    Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
    Birds 1120 1120 0
    Summary of outbreaks Total outbreaks: 1
    Total animals affected
    Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
    Birds 1120 ** 1120 0
    Outbreak statistics
    Species Apparent morbidity rate Apparent mortality rate Apparent case fatality rate Proportion susceptible animals lost*
    Birds ** ** ** **
    *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
    Control measures
    Measures applied
    • Movement control inside the country
    • Vaccination in response to the outbreak (s)
    • Surveillance outside containment and/or protection zone
    • Stamping out
    • Disinfection
    • No treatment of affected animals
    Measures to be applied
    • No other measures
    Diagnostic test results
    Laboratory name and type Species Test Test date Result
    Regional Animal Health Office (RAHO 7) (Regional Laboratory) Birds real-time reverse transcriptase/polymerase chain reaction (RRT-PCR) 13/05/2019 Positive
    Future Reporting
    The event is continuing. Weekly follow-up reports will be submitted.
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    http://www.oie.int/wahis_2/public/wa...reportid=30534
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