Highly pathogenic avian influenza,
Libya
Information received on 26/03/2014 from Dr Abdunaser Dayhum, Director General, National Centre of Animal Health, Ministry of Agriculture, Animal & Marine Wealth , Zawia, Libya
Summary
Report type Follow-up report No. 1
Date of start of the event 04/03/2014
Date of confirmation of the event 09/03/2014
Report date 26/03/2014
Date submitted to OIE 26/03/2014
Date event resolved 06/03/2014
Reason for notification First occurrence of a listed disease
Manifestation of disease Clinical disease
Causal agent Highly pathogenic avian influenza virus
Serotype H5N1
Nature of diagnosis Clinical, Laboratory (basic), Laboratory (advanced), Necropsy
This event pertains to the whole country
Related reports Immediate notification (12/03/2014)
Follow-up report No. 1 (26/03/2014)
Follow-up report No. 2 (09/04/2014)
Follow-up report No. 3 (06/05/2014)
Follow-up report No. 4 (23/06/2014)
Outbreaks There are no new outbreaks in this report
Epidemiology
Source of the outbreak(s) or origin of infection
  • Illegal movement of animals
Epidemiological comments A zone was established around the infected farm and samples were collected from all backyard and commercial poultry farms in a 4-km radius zone. All samples tested were negative for avian influenza by different techniques (ELISA, PCR) in the Central Veterinary Laboratory in Tripoli. Some evidence indicated that the source of infection might be illegal movement of live birds to the region. Risk-based surveillance will be applied in the whole country for at least three months.
Control measures
Measures applied
  • Movement control inside the country
  • Screening
  • Disinfection / Disinfestation
  • Dipping / Spraying for control of vectors or parasites
  • Quarantine
  • Stamping out
  • Zoning
  • 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.