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
Date event resolved 15/06/2013
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
Related reports Immediate notification (09/03/2013)
Follow-up report No. 1 (15/06/2013)
New outbreaks (1)
Outbreak 1 Madhubani, Lanka Tola, Purnea, BIHAR
Date of start of the outbreak 27/02/2013
Outbreak status Resolved (15/06/2013)
Epidemiological unit Farm
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Destroyed Slaughtered
Birds 7000 338 338 6662 0
Affected population A poultry farm
Summary of outbreaks Total outbreaks: 1
Total animals affected
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Destroyed Slaughtered
Birds 7000 338 338 6662 0
Outbreak statistics
Species Apparent morbidity rate Apparent mortality rate Apparent case fatality rate Proportion susceptible animals lost*
Birds 4.83% 4.83% 100.00% 100.00%
*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 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.
Map of outbreak locations