Highly pathogenic avian influenza,
India
Information received on 25/11/2014 from Mr Anup Kumar Thakur, Secretary, Government of India, Department of Animal Husbandry, Dairying & Fisheries, Ministry of Agriculture, New Delhi, India
Summary
Report type Immediate notification
Date of start of the event 20/11/2014
Date of confirmation of the event 24/11/2014
Report date 25/11/2014
Date submitted to OIE 25/11/2014
Date event resolved 23/06/2015
Reason for notification Recurrence of a listed disease
Date of previous occurrence 21/02/2014
Manifestation of disease Clinical disease
Causal agent Highly pathogenic avian influenza virus
Serotype H5
Nature of diagnosis Laboratory (advanced)
This event pertains to a defined zone within the country
Related reports Immediate notification (25/11/2014)
Follow-up report No. 1 (27/11/2014)
Follow-up report No. 2 (03/12/2014)
Follow-up report No. 3 (04/12/2014)
Follow-up report No. 4 (16/12/2014)
Follow-up report No. 5 (28/01/2015)
Follow-up report No. 6 (10/07/2015)
New outbreaks (2)
Outbreak 1 Purakkad & Thalavady, Purakkad & Thalavady, Alappuzha, KERALA
Date of start of the outbreak 20/11/2014
Outbreak status Resolved (23/06/2015)
Epidemiological unit Village
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Birds 228807 15000 15000 213807 0
Affected population Ducks
Outbreak 2 Parippu Aimananam, Parippu Aimananam, Kottayam, KERALA
Date of start of the outbreak 20/11/2014
Outbreak status Resolved (23/06/2015)
Epidemiological unit Village
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Birds 15084 500 500 14584 0
Affected population Ducks
Summary of outbreaks Total outbreaks: 2
Total animals affected
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Birds 243891 15500 15500 228391 0
Outbreak statistics
Species Apparent morbidity rate Apparent mortality rate Apparent case fatality rate Proportion susceptible animals lost*
Birds 6.36% 6.36% 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 a 10 km radius zone.
Control measures
Measures applied
  • Movement control inside the country
  • Screening
  • Dipping / Spraying for control of vectors or parasites
  • Quarantine
  • Stamping out
  • Vaccination prohibited
  • No treatment of affected animals
Measures to be applied
  • Disinfection / Disinfestation
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) 24/11/2014 Positive
High Security Animal Disease Laboratory, Bhopal (National laboratory) Birds reverse transcription - polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) 24/11/2014 Positive
Future Reporting
The event is continuing. Weekly follow-up reports will be submitted.
Map of outbreak locations