Highly pathogenic avian influenza,
France
Information received on 23/12/2016 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 Follow-up report No. 13
Date of start of the event 25/11/2016
Date of confirmation of the event 01/12/2016
Report date 23/12/2016
Date submitted to OIE 23/12/2016
Reason for notification New strain of a listed disease
Manifestation of disease Clinical disease
Causal agent Highly pathogenic avian influenza virus
Serotype H5N8
Nature of diagnosis Clinical, Laboratory (advanced)
This event pertains to a defined zone within the country
Related reports Immediate notification (02/12/2016)
Follow-up report No. 1 (02/12/2016)
Follow-up report No. 2 (05/12/2016)
Follow-up report No. 3 (08/12/2016)
Follow-up report No. 4 (09/12/2016)
Follow-up report No. 5 (12/12/2016)
Follow-up report No. 6 (15/12/2016)
Follow-up report No. 7 (16/12/2016)
Follow-up report No. 8 (19/12/2016)
Follow-up report No. 9 (20/12/2016)
Follow-up report No. 10 (21/12/2016)
Follow-up report No. 11 (21/12/2016)
Follow-up report No. 12 (22/12/2016)
Follow-up report No. 13 (23/12/2016)
Follow-up report No. 14 (23/12/2016)
Follow-up report No. 15 (26/12/2016)
Follow-up report No. 16 (30/12/2016)
Follow-up report No. 17 (09/01/2017)
Follow-up report No. 18 (13/01/2017)
Follow-up report No. 19 (20/01/2017)
Follow-up report No. 20 (27/01/2017)
Follow-up report No. 21 (03/02/2017)
Follow-up report No. 22 (10/02/2017)
Follow-up report No. 23 (17/02/2017)
Follow-up report No. 24 (24/02/2017)
Follow-up report No. 25 (03/03/2017)
Follow-up report No. 26 (10/03/2017)
Follow-up report No. 27 (17/03/2017)
Follow-up report No. 28 (28/03/2017)
Follow-up report No. 29 (03/04/2017)
Follow-up report No. 30 (04/04/2017)
Follow-up report No. 31 (19/04/2017)
Follow-up report No. 32 (05/07/2017)
New outbreaks (2)
Outbreak 1 (47) SAINTE-CHRISTIE-D''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''ARMAGNAC, SAINTE-CHRISTIE-D''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''ARMAGNAC, GERS
Date of start of the outbreak 20/12/2016
Outbreak status Resolved (27/12/2016)
Epidemiological unit Farm
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Birds 3700
Affected population Samples taken in a farm with 3700 hens and guinea-fowls, within the framework of the analytical surveillance in protection zone; the animals will be pre-emptively destroyed on December 28th, 2016.
Outbreak 2 (46) LANNUX, LANNUX, GERS
Date of start of the outbreak 20/12/2016
Outbreak status Resolved (29/12/2016)
Epidemiological unit Farm
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Birds 854
Affected population Samples taken in a farm with 854 ducks, within the framework of the analytical surveillance in protection zone; epidemiologically linked with H5N8 outbreaks in Segos. The National Reference Laboratory confirmed H5 highly pathogenic avian influenza, on December 22nd, 2016. The animals will be pre-emptively destroyed on December 27th, 2016.
Summary of outbreaks Total outbreaks: 2
Total animals affected
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Birds 4554 **
Outbreak statistics
Species Apparent morbidity rate Apparent mortality rate Apparent case fatality rate Proportion susceptible animals lost*
Birds ** ** ** **
*Removed from the susceptible population through death, destruction and/or slaughter
**Not calculated because of missing information
Epidemiology
Source of the outbreak(s) or origin of infection
  • Unknown or inconclusive
Epidemiological comments A 3-km protection zone and a 10-km surveillance zone were implemented around the affected farms.
Control measures
Measures applied
  • Screening
  • Disinfection / Disinfestation
  • Traceability
  • Surveillance outside containment and/or protection zone
  • Stamping out
  • Official disposal of carcasses, by-products and waste
  • Surveillance within containment and/or protection zone
  • Zoning
  • Vaccination prohibited
  • No treatment of affected animals
Measures to be applied
  • No other measures
Diagnostic test results
Laboratory name and type Species Test Test date Result
Laboratoire national de référence pour l'influenza aviaire de l'Anses Ploufragan (National laboratory) Birds nucleotide sequencing 11/12/2016 Positive
Laboratoire national de référence pour l'influenza aviaire de l'Anses Ploufragan (National laboratory) Birds nucleotide sequencing 15/12/2016 Positive
Laboratoire national de référence pour l'influenza aviaire de l'Anses Ploufragan (National laboratory) Birds real-time reverse transcriptase/polymerase chain reaction (RRT-PCR) 11/12/2016 Positive
Laboratoire national de référence pour l'influenza aviaire de l'Anses Ploufragan (National laboratory) Birds real-time reverse transcriptase/polymerase chain reaction (RRT-PCR) 15/12/2016 Positive
Laboratoire national de référence pour l'influenza aviaire de l'Anses Ploufragan (National laboratory) Birds nucleotide sequencing 14/12/2016 Positive
Laboratoire national de référence pour l'influenza aviaire de l'Anses Ploufragan (National laboratory) Birds real-time reverse transcriptase/polymerase chain reaction (RRT-PCR) 14/12/2016 Positive
Future Reporting
The event is continuing. Weekly follow-up reports will be submitted.
Map of outbreak locations