Highly pathogenic avian influenza,
United Kingdom
Information received on 23/07/2015 from Dr Nigel Gibbens, Chief Veterinary Officer, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, LONDON, United Kingdom
Report type Follow-up report No. 1
Date of start of the event 06/07/2015
Date of confirmation of the event 13/07/2015
Report date 23/07/2015
Date submitted to OIE 23/07/2015
Date event resolved 17/07/2015
Reason for notification Recurrence of a listed disease
Date of previous occurrence 21/11/2014
Manifestation of disease Clinical disease
Causal agent Highly pathogenic avian influenza virus
Serotype H7N7
Nature of diagnosis Laboratory (advanced)
This event pertains to a defined zone within the country
Related reports Immediate notification (13/07/2015)
Follow-up report No. 1 (23/07/2015)
Follow-up report No. 2 (30/07/2015)
Follow-up report No. 3 (06/08/2015)
Follow-up report No. 4 (13/08/2015)
Follow-up report No. 5 (18/08/2015)
Follow-up report No. 6 (27/08/2015)
Follow-up report No. 7 (20/11/2015)
Outbreaks There are no new outbreaks in this report
Source of the outbreak(s) or origin of infection
  • Unknown or inconclusive
Epidemiological comments No further cases to date (15:00 h, 23 July 2015). Preliminary cleaning and disinfection on the infected premises has been completed. Epidemiological investigation is in progress.
Control measures
Measures applied
  • Movement control inside the country
  • Screening
  • Quarantine
  • Stamping out
  • Official destruction of animal products
  • Zoning
  • Vaccination prohibited
  • No treatment of affected animals
Measures to be applied
  • Disinfection / Disinfestation
  • Official disposal of carcasses, by-products and waste
  • Surveillance within containment and/or protection zone
Diagnostic test results
Laboratory name and type Species Test Test date Result
Animal and Plant Health Agency (APHA), Weybridge (OIE Reference Laboratory) Birds intravenous pathogenicity index (IVPI) test Pending
Future Reporting
The event is continuing. Weekly follow-up reports will be submitted.