Low pathogenic avian influenza (poultry),
United States of America
Information received on 18/05/2020 from Dr Mark Davidson, Associate Administrator, USDA-APHIS, United States Department of Agriculture, Washington, United States of America
Summary
Report type Follow-up report No. 6
Date of start of the event 10/03/2020
Date of confirmation of the event 12/03/2020
Report date 18/05/2020
Date submitted to OIE 18/05/2020
Date event resolved 21/07/2020
Reason for notification Recurrence of a listed disease
Date of previous occurrence 30/08/2019
Manifestation of disease Clinical disease
Causal agent Low pathogenic avian influenza virus
Serotype H7N3
Nature of diagnosis Laboratory (advanced)
This event pertains to a defined zone within the country
Related reports Immediate notification (16/03/2020)
Follow-up report No. 1 (24/03/2020)
Follow-up report No. 2 (06/04/2020)
Follow-up report No. 3 (14/04/2020)
Follow-up report No. 4 (27/04/2020)
Follow-up report No. 5 (07/05/2020)
Follow-up report No. 6 (18/05/2020)
Follow-up report No. 7 (21/05/2020)
Follow-up report No. 8 (05/06/2020)
Follow-up report No. 9 (26/06/2020)
Follow-up report No. 10 (24/07/2020)
Outbreaks There are no new outbreaks in this report
Epidemiology
Source of the outbreak(s) or origin of infection
  • Unknown or inconclusive
Epidemiological comments 18 May 2020 Update--The one affected South Carolina premises was released from quarantine on 13 May 2020. All affected premises in North Carolina remain quarantined. Composting has been completed on all 11 affected North Carolina premises. Cleaning and disinfection activities are in progress, with two of the affected North Carolina premises having completed the C & D process. Routine passive and active surveillance for the National Poultry Improvement Plan (NPIP) avian influenza programs is ongoing statewide in North Carolina and South Carolina. The USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) and Animal Health Officials in affected states continue their comprehensive epidemiological investigation.
Control measures
Measures applied
  • Movement control inside the country
  • Surveillance within containment and/or protection zone
  • Quarantine
  • Stamping out
  • Zoning
  • Vaccination prohibited
  • No treatment of affected animals
Measures to be applied
  • Disinfection
Future Reporting
The event is continuing. Weekly follow-up reports will be submitted.