Low pathogenic avian influenza (poultry),
Information received on 15/09/2014 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 14/07/2014
Date of confirmation of the event 17/07/2014
Report date 15/09/2014
Date submitted to OIE 15/09/2014
Date event resolved 10/08/2014
Reason for notification First occurrence of a listed disease
Manifestation of disease Clinical disease
Causal agent Low pathogenic avian influenza virus
Serotype H5N6
Nature of diagnosis Laboratory (advanced)
This event pertains to the whole country
Related reports Immediate notification (15/09/2014)
Follow-up report No. 1 (12/07/2017)
New outbreaks (1)
Outbreak 1 (2014/002) Viengsavanh, Luangprabang, Luangprabang
Date of start of the outbreak 14/07/2014
Outbreak status Resolved (10/08/2014)
Epidemiological unit Farm
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Birds 200 2 2 198 0
Summary of outbreaks Total outbreaks: 1
Total animals affected
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Birds 200 2 2 198 0
Outbreak statistics
Species Apparent morbidity rate Apparent mortality rate Apparent case fatality rate Proportion susceptible animals lost*
Birds 1.00% 1.00% 100.00% 100.00%
*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
  • Legal movement of animals
Epidemiological comments An active surveillance for avian influenza in 5 targeted provinces of Northern Laos started in July 2014 with financial support from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) through Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). As of 15 September 2014, the laboratory diagnostic results from the National Animal Health Laboratory (NAHL) have revealed that a poultry farm where were introduced one-day-old chicken and ducks was positive for H5N6 as confirmed by real-time PCR. It is now planned to send the positive samples to the Australian Animal Health Laboratory for sequencing.
Control measures
Measures applied
  • Movement control inside the country
  • Screening
  • Disinfection / Disinfestation
  • 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 Animal Health Laboratory (National laboratory) Birds real-time reverse transcriptase/polymerase chain reaction (RRT-PCR) 17/07/2014 Positive
Future Reporting
The event is continuing. Weekly follow-up reports will be submitted.
Map of outbreak locations