Low pathogenic avian influenza (poultry),
Information received on 23/12/2016 from Dr Loic Evain, Directeur Général adjoint, CVO, Direction générale de l'alimentation, Ministère de l'Agriculture et de l'Alimentation, Paris, France
Report type Immediate notification
Date of start of the event 18/12/2016
Date of confirmation of the event 20/12/2016
Report date 23/12/2016
Date submitted to OIE 23/12/2016
Date event resolved 21/12/2016
Reason for notification First occurrence of a listed disease in the country
Causal agent Low pathogenic avian influenza virus
Serotype H5N8
Nature of diagnosis Laboratory (advanced)
This event pertains to a defined zone within the country
Related reports Immediate notification (23/12/2016)
Follow-up report No. 1 (10/02/2017)
Follow-up report No. 2 (12/06/2017)
New outbreaks (1)
Date of start of the outbreak 18/12/2016
Outbreak status Resolved (21/12/2016)
Epidemiological unit Farm
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Birds 1700 0 0 1700
Affected population Samples taken in a duck farm, within the framework of the zone analytical surveillance.
Summary of outbreaks Total outbreaks: 1
Total animals affected
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Birds 1700 ** 0 0 1700
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
Source of the outbreak(s) or origin of infection
  • Unknown or inconclusive
Epidemiological comments A one-kilometer regulated zone was implemented around the outbreak.
Control measures
Measures applied
  • Screening
  • Disinfection / Disinfestation
  • Traceability
  • Vaccination permitted (if a vaccine exists)
  • No treatment of affected animals
Measures to be applied
  • No other measures
Diagnostic test results
Laboratory name and type Species Test Test date Result
Reference National Laboratory, Ploufragan (National laboratory) Birds nucleotide sequencing 20/12/2016 Positive
Reference National Laboratory, Ploufragan (National laboratory) Birds real-time reverse transcriptase/polymerase chain reaction (RRT-PCR) 20/12/2016 Positive
Future Reporting
The event is continuing. Weekly follow-up reports will be submitted.
Map of outbreak locations