Highly pathogenic avian influenza,
Information received on 28/03/2017 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 Follow-up report No. 12
Date of start of the event 14/11/2015
Date of confirmation of the event 24/11/2015
Report date 28/03/2017
Date submitted to OIE 28/03/2017
Date event resolved 21/03/2017
Reason for notification Recurrence of a listed disease
Date of previous occurrence 2007
Manifestation of disease Clinical disease
Causal agent Highly pathogenic avian influenza virus
Serotype H5N1
Nature of diagnosis Clinical, Laboratory (advanced)
This event pertains to a defined zone within the country
Related reports Immediate notification (24/11/2015)
Follow-up report No. 1 (08/12/2015)
Follow-up report No. 2 (14/12/2015)
Follow-up report No. 3 (21/12/2015)
Follow-up report No. 4 (24/12/2015)
Follow-up report No. 5 (04/01/2016)
Follow-up report No. 6 (12/01/2016)
Follow-up report No. 7 (18/02/2016)
Follow-up report No. 8 (23/02/2016)
Follow-up report No. 9 (19/07/2016)
Follow-up report No. 10 (25/07/2016)
Follow-up report No. 11 (10/10/2016)
Follow-up report No. 12 (28/03/2017)
Follow-up report No. 13 (18/10/2017)
New outbreaks (1)
Outbreak 1 (2017-1) MONTAUT, MONTAUT, Pyrénées-Atlantiques
Date of start of the outbreak 10/03/2017
Outbreak status Resolved (21/03/2017)
Epidemiological unit Farm
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Birds 3200 0 3200 0
Affected population Samples taken for a movement out of a zone. The National Reference Laboratory confirmed the presence of H5N1 virus.
Summary of outbreaks Total outbreaks: 1
Total animals affected
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Birds 3200 ** 0 3200 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
Source of the outbreak(s) or origin of infection
  • Unknown or inconclusive
Epidemiological comments Zoning: protection (3 km) and surveillance (10 km) zones around the farms as well as additional low risk zoning.
Control measures
Measures applied
  • Movement control inside the country
  • Screening
  • Disinfection
  • Traceability
  • Surveillance outside containment and/or protection zone
  • Stamping out
  • Official disposal of carcasses, by-products and waste
  • Surveillance within containment and/or protection zone
  • Zoning
  • Vaccination prohibited
  • No treatment of affected animals
Measures to be applied
  • Control of wildlife reservoirs
Diagnostic test results
Laboratory name and type Species Test Test date Result
National Reference Laboratory, Ploufragan (National laboratory) Birds nucleotide sequencing 17/03/2017 Positive
National Reference Laboratory, Ploufragan (National laboratory) Birds real-time reverse transcriptase/polymerase chain reaction (RRT-PCR) 17/03/2017 Positive
Future Reporting
The event is continuing. Weekly follow-up reports will be submitted.
Map of outbreak locations