Highly pathogenic avian influenza,
France
Information received on 02/12/2015 from Dr Loic Evain, Directeur Général adjoint, CVO, Direction générale de l'alimentation, Ministère de l'Agriculture, de l'Agroalimentaire et de la Forêt, Paris, France
Summary
Report type Immediate notification
Date of start of the event 27/11/2015
Date of confirmation of the event 30/11/2015
Report date 02/12/2015
Date submitted to OIE 02/12/2015
Date event resolved 09/08/2016
Reason for notification New strain of a listed disease in the country
Causal agent Highly pathogenic avian influenza virus
Serotype H5N2
Nature of diagnosis Clinical, Laboratory (advanced)
This event pertains to a defined zone within the country
Related reports Immediate notification (02/12/2015)
Follow-up report No. 1 (08/12/2015)
Follow-up report No. 2 (10/12/2015)
Follow-up report No. 3 (14/12/2015)
Follow-up report No. 4 (15/12/2015)
Follow-up report No. 5 (22/12/2015)
Follow-up report No. 6 (24/12/2015)
Follow-up report No. 7 (04/01/2016)
Follow-up report No. 8 (11/01/2016)
Follow-up report No. 9 (12/01/2016)
Follow-up report No. 10 (15/02/2016)
Follow-up report No. 11 (19/07/2016)
Follow-up report No. 12 (09/08/2016)
Follow-up report No. 13 (10/10/2016)
Follow-up report No. 14 (16/05/2017)
New outbreaks (1)
Outbreak 1 (1) Domme, Domme, DORDOGNE
Date of start of the outbreak 27/11/2015
Outbreak status Resolved (02/12/2015)
Epidemiological unit Farm
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Birds 1338 1 1 1337 0
Affected population Three goslings were found dead in a goose and duck farm with a gavage unit. Three other goslings were culled for analysis. One sample was positive.
Summary of outbreaks Total outbreaks: 1
Total animals affected
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Birds 1338 1 1 1337 0
Outbreak statistics
Species Apparent morbidity rate Apparent mortality rate Apparent case fatality rate Proportion susceptible animals lost*
Birds 0.07% 0.07% 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 A 3 and 10 km zoning around the outbreak has been established. Note by the OIE World Animal Health Information and Analysis Department: the outbreak is exclusively in Dordogne Department.
Control measures
Measures applied
  • Movement control inside the country
  • Screening
  • Disinfection / Disinfestation
  • Stamping out
  • Official disposal of carcasses, by-products and waste
  • Surveillance within containment and/or protection zone
  • Zoning
  • Vaccination permitted (if a vaccine exists)
  • No treatment of affected animals
Measures to be applied
  • Traceability
  • Surveillance outside containment and/or protection zone
Diagnostic test results
Laboratory name and type Species Test Test date Result
National Reference Laboratory for Avian Influenza and Newcastle Disease (National laboratory) Birds nucleotide sequencing 30/11/2015 Positive
National Reference Laboratory for Avian Influenza and Newcastle Disease (National laboratory) Birds real-time reverse transcriptase/polymerase chain reaction (RRT-PCR) 30/11/2015 Positive
Future Reporting
The event is continuing. Weekly follow-up reports will be submitted.
Map of outbreak locations