3/11/2013

Highly pathogenic avian influenza H5N1, India (OIE, World Animal Health Information System, March 11 2013, edited)

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

Highly pathogenic avian influenza, India

Information received on 09/03/2013 from Mr Gokul Chandra Pati, Secretary, Animal Husbandry, Dairying and Fisheries, Ministry of Agriculture, New Delhi, India 

  • Summary
    • Report type Immediate notification
    • Date of start of the event 27/02/2013
    • Date of pre-confirmation of the event 07/03/2013
    • Report date 09/03/2013
    • Date submitted to OIE 09/03/2013
    • Reason for notification Reoccurrence of a listed disease
    • Date of previous occurrence 01/2012
    • Manifestation of disease Clinical disease
    • Causal agent Highly pathogenic avian influenza virus
    • Serotype H5N1
    • Nature of diagnosis Clinical, Laboratory (basic), Laboratory (advanced)
    • This event pertains to a defined zone within the country
  • New outbreaks (1) 
    • Outbreak 1  - Madhubani, Lanka Tola, Purnea, BIHAR
      • Date of start of the outbreak 27/02/2013
      • Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
      • Epidemiological unit Farm
      • Affected animals: Species – Susceptible – Cases – Deaths – Destroyed – Slaughtered
        • Birds  - 7000 – 338 – 338 – … – …
        • Affected population A poultry farm
  • Summary of outbreaks
    • Total outbreaks: 1
      • Total animals affected: Species – Susceptible – Cases – Deaths – Destroyed – Slaughtered
        • Birds – 7000 – 338 – 338  - … – ...
      • Outbreak statistics: Species - Apparent morbidity rate - Apparent mortality rate - Apparent case fatality rate - Proportion susceptible animals lost*
        • Birds - 4.83% - 4.83% - 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
    • Epidemiological investigation is ongoing.
    • An intensive surveillance campaign has been launched in 10km radius zone.
    • Restocking will be permitted with a specified protocol.
  • Control measures
    • Measures applied
      • Quarantine
      • Movement control inside the country
      • Screening
      • Vaccination prohibited
      • No treatment of affected animals
    • Measures to be applied
      • Stamping out
      • Disinfection of infected premises/establishment(s)
      • Dipping / Spraying
  • Diagnostic test results
    • Laboratory name and type – Species – Test - Test date – Result
      • High Security Animal Disease Laboratory, Bhopal (National laboratory) – Birds - real-time reverse transcriptase/polymerase chain reaction (RRT-PCR) - 07/03/2013 – Positive
      • High Security Animal Disease Laboratory, Bhopal (National laboratory) – Birds - reverse transcription - polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) - 07/03/2013 – Positive
      • High Security Animal Disease Laboratory, Bhopal (National laboratory) – Birds - virus isolation - 07/03/2013 – Positive
  • Future Reporting
    • The event is continuing. Weekly follow-up reports will be submitted.

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