Low pathogenic avian influenza (poultry),
France
Information received on 09/12/2015 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 Immediate notification
Date of start of the event 18/11/2015
Date of confirmation of the event 04/12/2015
Report date 08/12/2015
Date submitted to OIE 09/12/2015
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 (2)
Outbreak 1 (11) CASTELNAU TURSAN, CASTELNAU TURSAN, Landes
Date of start of the outbreak 18/11/2015
Outbreak status Resolved (11/12/2015)
Epidemiological unit Farm
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Birds 810 0 810 0
Affected population Samples were taken as part of the national surveillance in a gavage unit for ducks. The positive serology dated 18 November 2015 leads to a second testing at the National Reference Laboratory, which confirmed the presence of a low pathogenic H5N2 virus on 4 December 2015.
Outbreak 2 (12) SAINTE COLOMBE, SAINTE COLOMBE, Landes
Date of start of the outbreak 18/11/2015
Outbreak status Resolved (11/12/2015)
Epidemiological unit Farm
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Birds 2492 0 2492 0
Affected population Samples taken in a gavage unit for ducks as part of the national surveillance were positive in serology. The National Reference Laboratory confirmed the presence of a low pathogenic H5N2 virus on 4 December 2015.
Summary of outbreaks Total outbreaks: 2
Total animals affected
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Birds 3302 ** 0 3302 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
  • Stamping out
  • Traceability
  • Disinfection / Disinfestation
  • Screening
  • 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 Reference Laboratory for Avian Influenza and Newcastle Disease, ANSES (National laboratory) Birds nucleotide sequencing 04/12/2015 Positive
National Reference Laboratory for Avian Influenza and Newcastle Disease, ANSES (National laboratory) Birds nucleotide sequencing 07/12/2015 Positive
National Reference Laboratory for Avian Influenza and Newcastle Disease, ANSES (National laboratory) Birds real-time reverse transcriptase/polymerase chain reaction (RRT-PCR) 04/12/2015 Positive
National Reference Laboratory for Avian Influenza and Newcastle Disease, ANSES (National laboratory) Birds real-time reverse transcriptase/polymerase chain reaction (RRT-PCR) 07/12/2015 Positive
Future Reporting
The event is continuing. Weekly follow-up reports will be submitted.
Map of outbreak locations