Highly pathogenic avian influenza,
Information received on 08/10/2015 from Dr Syseng Khounsy, Deputy Director General, Department of Livestock and Fisheries, Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, Vientiane, Laos
Report type Immediate notification
Date of start of the event 03/10/2015
Date of confirmation of the event 03/10/2015
Report date 08/10/2015
Date submitted to OIE 08/10/2015
Date event resolved 29/10/2015
Reason for notification Recurrence of a listed disease
Date of previous occurrence 31/03/2014
Manifestation of disease Clinical disease
Causal agent Highly pathogenic avian influenza virus
Serotype H5N6
Nature of diagnosis Clinical, Laboratory (advanced)
This event pertains to a defined zone within the country
Related reports Immediate notification (08/10/2015)
Follow-up report No. 1 (12/07/2017)
New outbreaks (1)
Outbreak 1 Parhao, Xayabury
Date of start of the outbreak 03/10/2015
Outbreak status Resolved (29/10/2015)
Epidemiological unit Farm
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Birds 534 314 314 220 0
Affected population Ducks and chickens affected
Summary of outbreaks Total outbreaks: 1
Total animals affected
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Birds 534 314 314 220 0
Outbreak statistics
Species Apparent morbidity rate Apparent mortality rate Apparent case fatality rate Proportion susceptible animals lost*
Birds 58.80% 58.80% 100.00% 100.00%
*Removed from the susceptible population through death, destruction and/or slaughter
Source of the outbreak(s) or origin of infection
  • Unknown or inconclusive
Control measures
Measures applied
  • Movement control inside the country
  • Screening
  • Disinfection / Disinfestation
  • Quarantine
  • Stamping out
  • 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.
Map of outbreak locations