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10 Jul 2013

Low pathogenic avian influenza (poultry) H5N2, South Africa (OIE World Animal Health Information System, July 10 2013, edited)

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Low pathogenic avian influenza (poultry) H5N2, South Africa

Information received on 10/07/2013 from Dr Bothle Michael Modisane, Chief Director , Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, Animal Production and Health, PRETORIA, South Africa 

  • Summary
    • Report type Follow-up report No. 2
    • Date of start of the event 01/06/2012
    • Date of pre-confirmation of the event 29/06/2012
    • Report date 09/07/2013
    • Date submitted to OIE 10/07/2013
    • Reason for notification Reoccurrence of a listed disease
    • Date of previous occurrence 11/05/2012
    • Manifestation of disease Clinical disease
    • Causal agent Low pathogenic avian influenza virus
    • Serotype H5N2
    • Nature of diagnosis Laboratory (advanced)
    • This event pertains to the whole country
    • Related reports
      • Immediate notification (04/10/2012)
      • Follow-up report No. 1 (15/04/2013)
      • Follow-up report No. 2 (09/07/2013)
  • Outbreaks
    • There are no new outbreaks in this report
  • Epidemiology
    • Source of the outbreak(s) or origin of infection
      • Unknown or inconclusive
  • Epidemiological comments
    • Note by the OIE Animal Health Information Department: H5 and H7 avian influenza in its low pathogenic form in poultry is a notifiable disease as per Chapter 10.4. on avian influenza of the Terrestrial Animal Health Code (2012).
  • Control measures
    • Measures applied
      • Quarantine
      • Movement control inside the country
      • Screening
      • 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.