Low pathogenic avian influenza (poultry),
Information received on 20/05/2013 from Dr Lucio Ignacio Carbajo Goni , Subdirector General de Sanidad e Higiene Animal y Trazabilidad, Dirección General de Sanidad de la Producción Agraria, Ministerio de Agricultura, Alimentación y Medio Ambiente, Madrid, Spain
Report type Immediate notification (Final report)
Date of start of the event 09/05/2013
Date of confirmation of the event 14/05/2013
Report date 20/05/2013
Date submitted to OIE 20/05/2013
Date event resolved 17/05/2013
Reason for notification First occurrence of a listed disease
Manifestation of disease Clinical disease
Causal agent Low pathogenic avian influenza virus
Serotype H7N1
Nature of diagnosis Suspicion, Laboratory (advanced)
This event pertains to a defined zone within the country
New outbreaks (1)
Outbreak 1 (1/2013) Gimenells i el Pla de la Font, Cataluna
Date of start of the outbreak 09/05/2013
Outbreak status Resolved (17/05/2013)
Epidemiological unit Farm
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Birds 12358 133 133 12225 0
Affected population Breeding hens
Summary of outbreaks Total outbreaks: 1
Total animals affected
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Birds 12358 133 133 12225 0
Outbreak statistics
Species Apparent morbidity rate Apparent mortality rate Apparent case fatality rate Proportion susceptible animals lost*
Birds 1.08% 1.08% 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
  • Disinfection / Disinfestation
  • 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
Central Veterinary Laboratory, Algete (National laboratory) Birds real-time PCR 17/05/2013 Positive
Poultry Health Centre of Catalonia (CESAC) (Regional Reference Laboratory) Birds polymerase chain reaction (PCR) 14/05/2013 Positive
Future Reporting
The event is resolved. No more reports will be submitted.
Map of outbreak locations