Low pathogenic avian influenza (poultry),
France
Information received on 05/03/2018 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. 14
Date of start of the event 15/10/2015
Date of confirmation of the event 04/12/2015
Report date 05/03/2018
Date submitted to OIE 05/03/2018
Date event resolved 04/05/2018
Reason for notification First occurrence of a listed disease
Manifestation of disease Sub-clinical infection
Causal agent Low pathogenic avian influenza virus
Serotype H5N2
Nature of diagnosis Laboratory (advanced)
This event pertains to a defined zone within the country
Related reports Immediate notification (08/12/2015)
Follow-up report No. 1 (10/12/2015)
Follow-up report No. 2 (14/12/2015)
Follow-up report No. 3 (22/01/2016)
Follow-up report No. 4 (31/05/2016)
Follow-up report No. 5 (02/08/2016)
Follow-up report No. 6 (10/10/2016)
Follow-up report No. 7 (27/01/2017)
Follow-up report No. 8 (10/02/2017)
Follow-up report No. 9 (03/03/2017)
Follow-up report No. 10 (13/03/2017)
Follow-up report No. 11 (17/03/2017)
Follow-up report No. 12 (29/12/2017)
Follow-up report No. 13 (21/02/2018)
Follow-up report No. 14 (05/03/2018)
Follow-up report No. 15 (09/03/2018)
Follow-up report No. 16 (30/11/2018)
New outbreaks (4)
Outbreak 1 (50) Lys-Haut-Layon, Vihiers, Maine-Et-Loire
Date of start of the outbreak 27/02/2018
Outbreak status Resolved (01/03/2018)
Epidemiological unit Farm
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Birds 6500 0 6500 0
Affected population Samples taken in the framework of the screening prior to movement of web-footed birds. The presence of low pathogenic H5N2 virus was confirmed by the reference national laboratory on March the 1st, 2018. The 6,500 ready-for-gavage ducks of the farm were killed and disposed of on March 1st, 2018.
Outbreak 2 (49) May-sur-Evre, May-sur-Evre, Maine-Et-Loire
Date of start of the outbreak 28/02/2018
Outbreak status Resolved (03/03/2018)
Epidemiological unit Farm
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Birds 12000 0 12000 0
Affected population Samples taken in the framework of the screening prior to movement of web-footed birds. The presence of low pathogenic H5Nx virus was confirmed by the reference national laboratory on March the 2nd, 2018. The 12,000 ready-for-gavage ducks of the farm were killed and disposed of on March 3rd, 2018.
Outbreak 3 (51) Cirières, Cirières, Deux-Sèvres
Date of start of the outbreak 28/02/2018
Outbreak status Resolved (05/03/2018)
Epidemiological unit Farm
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Birds 8500 0 8500 0
Affected population Samples taken in the framework of the screening prior to movement of web-footed birds. The presence of low pathogenic H5Nx virus was confirmed by the reference national laboratory on March the 2nd, 2018. The 8,500 ready-for-gavage ducks of the farm were killed and disposed of on March 5th, 2018.
Outbreak 4 (52) Précigné, Précigné, Sarthe
Date of start of the outbreak 01/03/2018
Outbreak status Resolved (08/03/2018)
Epidemiological unit Farm
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Birds 10118 0 10118 0
Affected population Samples taken in the framework of the screening prior to movement of web-footed birds. The presence of low pathogenic H5Nx virus was confirmed by the reference national laboratory on March the 5th, 2018. The 10,118 ready-for-gavage ducks of the farm will be killed and disposed of on March 6th, 2018.
Summary of outbreaks Total outbreaks: 4
Total animals affected
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Birds 37118 ** 0 37118 0
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
Control measures
Measures applied
  • Screening
  • Traceability
  • Stamping out
  • 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
ANSES National reference laboratory for avian influenza and Newcastle disease, Ploufragan (National laboratory) Birds nucleotide sequencing 01/03/2018 Positive
ANSES National reference laboratory for avian influenza and Newcastle disease, Ploufragan (National laboratory) Birds nucleotide sequencing 02/03/2018 Positive
ANSES National reference laboratory for avian influenza and Newcastle disease, Ploufragan (National laboratory) Birds nucleotide sequencing 05/03/2018 Positive
ANSES National reference laboratory for avian influenza and Newcastle disease, Ploufragan (National laboratory) Birds real-time reverse transcriptase/polymerase chain reaction (RRT-PCR) 01/03/2018 Positive
ANSES National reference laboratory for avian influenza and Newcastle disease, Ploufragan (National laboratory) Birds real-time reverse transcriptase/polymerase chain reaction (RRT-PCR) 02/03/2018 Positive
ANSES National reference laboratory for avian influenza and Newcastle disease, Ploufragan (National laboratory) Birds real-time reverse transcriptase/polymerase chain reaction (RRT-PCR) 05/03/2018 Positive
Future Reporting
The event is continuing. Weekly follow-up reports will be submitted.
Map of outbreak locations