Low pathogenic avian influenza (poultry),
France
Information received on 21/02/2018 from Dr Loic Evain, Directeur Général adjoint, CVO, Direction générale de l'alimentation, Ministère de l'Agriculture et de l'Alimentation, Paris, France
Summary
Report type Follow-up report No. 18
Date of start of the event 06/12/2015
Date of confirmation of the event 10/12/2015
Report date 21/02/2018
Date submitted to OIE 21/02/2018
Date event resolved 19/04/2018
Reason for notification New strain of a listed disease
Manifestation of disease Sub-clinical infection
Causal agent Virus de l'influenza aviaire faiblement pathogène
Serotype H5N3
Nature of diagnosis Laboratory (advanced)
This event pertains to a defined zone within the country
Related reports Immediate notification (15/12/2015)
Follow-up report No. 1 (22/01/2016)
Follow-up report No. 2 (01/04/2016)
Follow-up report No. 3 (11/08/2016)
Follow-up report No. 4 (11/08/2016)
Follow-up report No. 5 (15/09/2016)
Follow-up report No. 6 (10/10/2016)
Follow-up report No. 7 (26/12/2016)
Follow-up report No. 8 (03/02/2017)
Follow-up report No. 9 (03/03/2017)
Follow-up report No. 10 (14/04/2017)
Follow-up report No. 11 (08/06/2017)
Follow-up report No. 12 (26/09/2017)
Follow-up report No. 13 (04/12/2017)
Follow-up report No. 14 (11/12/2017)
Follow-up report No. 15 (19/01/2018)
Follow-up report No. 16 (05/02/2018)
Follow-up report No. 17 (09/02/2018)
Follow-up report No. 18 (21/02/2018)
Follow-up report No. 19 (09/03/2018)
Follow-up report No. 20 (19/03/2018)
Follow-up report No. 21 (23/04/2018)
Follow-up report No. 22 (30/11/2018)
New outbreaks (3)
Outbreak 1 (47) SAINT CHRISTOPHE DU LIGNERON, SAINT CHRISTOPHE DU LIGNERON, Vendée
Date of start of the outbreak 15/02/2018
Outbreak status Resolved (20/02/2018)
Epidemiological unit Farm
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Birds 15000 0 0 15000
Affected population Samples taken in ready-for-gavage ducks. The national reference laboratory confirmed the presence of low pathogenic H5Nx virus on February 17th, 2018. The animals did not show any clinical signs. The 15,000 animals of the farm were killed on February 20th, 2018.
Outbreak 2 (46) VIELLA, VIELLA, Gers
Date of start of the outbreak 15/02/2018
Outbreak status Resolved (20/02/2018)
Epidemiological unit Farm
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Birds 2000 0 0 2000
Affected population Samples taken in ready-for-gavage ducks. The national reference laboratory confirmed the presence of low pathogenic H5N3 virus on February 17th, 2018. The animals did not show any clinical signs. The 2,000 animals of the farm were killed on February 20th, 2018.
Outbreak 3 (45) SAUVIAC, SAUVIAC, Gers
Date of start of the outbreak 15/02/2018
Outbreak status Resolved (20/02/2018)
Epidemiological unit Farm
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Birds 1400 0 0 1400
Affected population Samples taken within the framework of self-controls prior to the movement of ready-for-gavage ducks. The national reference laboratory confirmed the presence of low pathogenic H5N3 virus on February 19th, 2018. The animals did not show any clinical signs. The 1,400 animals of the farm were killed on February 20th, 2018.
Summary of outbreaks Total outbreaks: 3
Total animals affected
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Birds 18400 ** 0 0 18400
Outbreak statistics
Species Apparent morbidity rate Apparent mortality rate Apparent case fatality rate Proportion susceptible animals lost*
Birds ** 0.00% ** 100.00%
*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 Une enquête épidémiologique est en cours.
Control measures
Measures applied
  • Movement control inside the country
  • Screening
  • Traceability
  • Stamping out
  • 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 19/02/2018 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) 19/02/2018 Positive
Future Reporting
The event is continuing. Weekly follow-up reports will be submitted.
Map of outbreak locations