Low pathogenic avian influenza (poultry),
Information received on 21/05/2017 from Dr Zakaria Mohamed Mustafa Elkhatal, Director General, National Centre for Animal Health (NCAH), Ministry of Agriculture, Animal & Marine Wealth, Tripoli, Libya
Report type Immediate notification
Date of start of the event 08/05/2017
Date of confirmation of the event 16/05/2017
Report date 19/05/2017
Date submitted to OIE 21/05/2017
Date event resolved 10/08/2017
Reason for notification Recurrence of a listed disease
Date of previous occurrence 06/2013
Manifestation of disease Clinical disease
Causal agent Low pathogenic avian influenza virus
Serotype H7
Nature of diagnosis Laboratory (advanced)
This event pertains to the whole country
Related reports Immediate notification (19/05/2017)
Follow-up report No. 1 (01/06/2017)
Follow-up report No. 2 (13/06/2017)
Follow-up report No. 3 (14/08/2017)
New outbreaks (1)
Outbreak 1 Alsabta, Gharian-Abuzian, Gharyan
Date of start of the outbreak 08/05/2017
Outbreak status Resolved (10/08/2017)
Epidemiological unit Farm
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Birds 20 1 19 0
Summary of outbreaks Total outbreaks: 1
Total animals affected
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Birds 20 ** 1 19 0
Outbreak statistics
Species Apparent morbidity rate Apparent mortality rate Apparent case fatality rate Proportion susceptible animals lost*
Birds ** 5.00% ** 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
  • Contact with wild species
Epidemiological comments As part of general surveillance carried out for avian influenza in the whole country under FAO project, samples from domestic poultry farms were collected by the monitoring teams in the Western Mountains, about 97 samples of different mountain regions. One sample was positive in Abuzian area. Migratory birds were seen a month ago in the area.
Control measures
Measures applied
  • Screening
  • Quarantine
  • Stamping out
  • Zoning
  • Disinfection
  • 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 Central Veterinary Laboratory, Tripoli (National laboratory) Birds antigen (Ag) detection ELISA 16/05/2017 Positive
National Central Veterinary Laboratory, Tripoli (National laboratory) Birds real-time PCR 16/05/2017 Positive
Future Reporting
The event is continuing. Weekly follow-up reports will be submitted.
Map of outbreak locations