21 Mar 2013

Low pathogenic avian influenza (poultry) H7N7, Netherlands (OIE, March 21 2013, edited)

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

Low pathogenic avian influenza (poultry), Netherlands

Information received on 20/03/2013 from Dr Christianne Bruschke, Chief Veterinary Officer , Ministry of Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality, Ministry of Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality, The Hague, Netherlands

  • Summary
    • Report type Immediate notification
    • Date of start of the event 15/03/2013
    • Date of pre-confirmation of the event 19/03/2013
    • Report date 20/03/2013
    • Date submitted to OIE 20/03/2013
    • Reason for notification Reoccurrence of a listed disease
    • Date of previous occurrence 10/2011
    • Manifestation of disease Clinical disease
    • Causal agent Low pathogenic avian influenza virus
    • Serotype H7N7
    • Nature of diagnosis Suspicion, Laboratory (basic)
    • This event pertains to a defined zone within the country
  • New outbreaks
    • Summary of outbreaks:
      • Total outbreaks: 1
        • Outbreak Location  - FLEVOLAND ( Zeewolde )
          • Total animals affected:  Species -  Susceptible -  Cases -  Deaths -  Destroyed -  Slaughtered
            • Birds  -  23500  -  60  -  0  -  23440  -  0
        • Outbreak statistics:  Species -  Apparent morbidity rate -  Apparent mortality rate -  Apparent case fatality rate -  Proportion susceptible animals lost*
          • Birds -  0.26% -  0.00% -  0.00% -  99.74%
          • * Removed from the susceptible population through death, destruction and/or slaughter;
  • Epidemiology
    • Source of the outbreak(s) or origin of infection
      • Unknown or inconclusive
  • Epidemiological comments
    • On 19 March 2013, a 1 km protection zone has been established.
    • In this one-km zone there are no other premises.
    • All susceptible animals on the infected premise have been killed.
  • Control measures
    • Measures applied
      • Stamping out
      • Movement control inside the country
      • Screening
      • Zoning
      • Disinfection of infected premises/establishment(s)
      • Vaccination prohibited
      • No treatment of affected animals
    • Measures to be applied
      • No other measures
  • Diagnostic test results
    • Laboratory name and type -  Central Veterinary Institute, Lelystad ( National laboratory )
      • Tests and results:  Species -  Test -  Test date -  Result
        • Birds -  polymerase chain reaction (PCR) -  19/03/2013 -  Positive
  • Future Reporting
    • The event is continuing. Weekly follow-up reports will be submitted.

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