Highly pathogenic avian influenza,
Libya
Information received on 12/03/2014 from Dr Abdunaser Dayhum, Director General, National Centre of Animal Health, Ministry of Agriculture, Animal & Marine Wealth , Zawia, Libya
Summary
Report type Immediate notification
Date of start of the event 04/03/2014
Date of confirmation of the event 09/03/2014
Report date 12/03/2014
Date submitted to OIE 12/03/2014
Date event resolved 06/03/2014
Reason for notification First occurrence of a listed disease
Manifestation of disease Clinical disease
Causal agent Highly pathogenic avian influenza virus
Serotype H5N1
Nature of diagnosis Clinical, Laboratory (basic), Laboratory (advanced), Necropsy
This event pertains to the whole country
Related reports Immediate notification (12/03/2014)
Follow-up report No. 1 (26/03/2014)
Follow-up report No. 2 (09/04/2014)
Follow-up report No. 3 (06/05/2014)
Follow-up report No. 4 (23/06/2014)
New outbreaks (1)
Outbreak 1 Kroum Alkhail, Tubruq
Date of start of the outbreak 04/03/2014
Outbreak status Resolved (06/03/2014)
Epidemiological unit Farm
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Birds 50 19 15 35 0
Affected population 45 local backyard chickens and 5 ducks
Summary of outbreaks Total outbreaks: 1
Total animals affected
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Birds 50 19 15 35 0
Outbreak statistics
Species Apparent morbidity rate Apparent mortality rate Apparent case fatality rate Proportion susceptible animals lost*
Birds 38.00% 30.00% 78.95% 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
Control measures
Measures applied
  • Movement control inside the country
  • Screening
  • Disinfection / Disinfestation
  • Dipping / Spraying for control of vectors or parasites
  • Quarantine
  • Stamping out
  • 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
National Center of Disease Control Laboratory (National laboratory) Birds real-time PCR 11/03/2014 Positive
National Central Veterinary Laboratory, National Center of Animal Health (National laboratory) Birds antigen (Ag) detection ELISA 09/03/2014 Positive
National Central Veterinary Laboratory, National Center of Animal Health (National laboratory) Birds real-time PCR 10/03/2014 Positive
Future Reporting
The event is continuing. Weekly follow-up reports will be submitted.
Map of outbreak locations