Low pathogenic avian influenza (poultry),
United Kingdom
Information received on 09/01/2020 from Dr Christine Middlemiss, Chief Veterinary Officer, DEFRA, Department for Environment,Food and Rural Affairs , London, United Kingdom
Report type Follow-up report No. 3 (Final report)
Date of start of the event 04/12/2019
Date of confirmation of the event 10/12/2019
Report date 09/01/2020
Date submitted to OIE 09/01/2020
Date event resolved 09/01/2020
Reason for notification Recurrence of a listed disease
Date of previous occurrence 20/01/2016
Manifestation of disease Clinical disease
Causal agent Low pathogenic avian influenza virus
Serotype H5N3
Nature of diagnosis Laboratory (advanced)
This event pertains to a defined zone within the country
Related reports Immediate notification (11/12/2019)
Follow-up report No. 1 (19/12/2019)
Follow-up report No. 2 (27/12/2019)
Follow-up report No. 3 (09/01/2020)
Outbreaks There are no new outbreaks in this report
Source of the outbreak(s) or origin of infection
  • Unknown or inconclusive
Epidemiological comments The confirmed number of birds culled was 26,838. The restricted zone was lifted on the 8th January 2020: https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/856733/lpai-restricted-zone-revocation-dec2019.pdf Further updates can be found on the Gov.UK website here: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/avian-influenza-bird-flu
Control measures
Measures applied
  • Movement control inside the country
  • Surveillance outside containment and/or protection zone
  • Surveillance within containment and/or protection zone
  • Screening
  • Traceability
  • Quarantine
  • Official destruction of animal products
  • Official disposal of carcasses, by-products and waste
  • Stamping out
  • Zoning
  • Disinfection
  • Vaccination prohibited
  • No treatment of affected animals
Measures to be applied
  • No other measures
Future Reporting
The event is resolved. No more reports will be submitted.