15 Mar 2013

Low pathogenic avian influenza (poultry) H5N3, Australia (OIE, March 15 2013)

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

Low pathogenic avian influenza (poultry), Australia

Information received on 15/03/2013 from Dr Mark Schipp, Chief Veterinary Officer, Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry, Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry, Canberra, Australia 

  • Summary
    • Report type Follow-up report No. 1
    • Date of start of the event 14/02/2013
    • Date of pre-confirmation of the event 08/03/2013
    • Report date 14/03/2013
    • Date submitted to OIE 15/03/2013
    • Reason for notification Reoccurrence of a listed disease
    • Date of previous occurrence 05/06/2012
    • Manifestation of disease Sub-clinical infection
    • Causal agent Low pathogenic avian influenza virus
    • Serotype H5N3
    • Nature of diagnosis Laboratory (advanced)
    • This event pertains to a defined zone within the country
    • Related reports
      • Immediate notification (08/03/2013)
      • Follow-up report No. 1 (14/03/2013)
  • 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 N type has been determined as N3.
    • Surveillance is continuing and no further cases have been detected.
  • Control measures
    • Measures applied
      • Stamping out
      • Quarantine
      • Movement control inside the country
      • No vaccination
      • No treatment of affected animals
    • Measures to be applied
      • Disinfection of infected premises/establishment(s)
  • Diagnostic test results
    • Laboratory name and type – Species – Test - Test date – Result
      • Australian Animal Health Laboratory (National laboratory) – Birds - gene sequencing - 14/03/2013 – Positive
  • Future Reporting
    • The event is continuing. Weekly follow-up reports will be submitted.

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