Highly pathogenic avian influenza,
Information received on 31/03/2014 from Dr Khambounheuang Bounkhouang , Directeur Général, Département de l'Elevage et des Pêches , Ministère de l'Agriculture et des Forêts , Vientiane capital, Laos
Report type Immediate notification
Date of start of the event 13/03/2014
Date of confirmation of the event 18/03/2014
Report date 31/03/2014
Date submitted to OIE 31/03/2014
Date event resolved 31/03/2014
Reason for notification Recurrence of a listed disease
Date of previous occurrence 12/2008
Manifestation of disease Clinical disease
Causal agent Highly pathogenic avian influenza virus
Serotype H5N6
Nature of diagnosis Laboratory (advanced)
This event pertains to a defined zone within the country
Related reports Immediate notification (31/03/2014)
Follow-up report No. 1 (07/05/2014)
New outbreaks (1)
Outbreak 1 Nator Ngai, Xayabury, Xayabury
Date of start of the outbreak 13/03/2014
Outbreak status Resolved (31/03/2014)
Epidemiological unit Village
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Birds 5142 457 457 543 0
Affected population The affected birds were newly introduced into the village one week before the outbreak occurred.
Summary of outbreaks Total outbreaks: 1
Total animals affected
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Birds 5142 457 457 543 0
Outbreak statistics
Species Apparent morbidity rate Apparent mortality rate Apparent case fatality rate Proportion susceptible animals lost*
Birds 8.89% 8.89% 100.00% 19.45%
*Removed from the susceptible population through death, destruction and/or slaughter
Source of the outbreak(s) or origin of infection
  • Introduction of new live animals
Control measures
Measures applied
  • Movement control inside the country
  • Screening
  • Disinfection / Disinfestation
  • Quarantine
  • Modified 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
National Animal Health Laboratory (National laboratory) Birds real-time PCR 18/03/2014 Positive
Future Reporting
The event is continuing. Weekly follow-up reports will be submitted.
Map of outbreak locations