Low pathogenic avian influenza (poultry),
Australia
Information received on 04/09/2020 from Dr Mark Schipp, Chief Veterinary Officer, Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment, Australian Government, Canberra, Australia
Summary
Report type Follow-up report No. 3
Date of start of the event 07/08/2020
Date of confirmation of the event 10/08/2020
Report date 04/09/2020
Date submitted to OIE 04/09/2020
Reason for notification Recurrence of a listed disease
Date of previous occurrence 27/06/2013
Manifestation of disease Clinical disease
Causal agent Low pathogenic avian influenza virus
Serotype H5N2
Nature of diagnosis Clinical, Laboratory (basic), Laboratory (advanced)
This event pertains to a defined zone within the country
Related reports Immediate notification (11/08/2020)
Follow-up report No. 1 (18/08/2020)
Follow-up report No. 2 (25/08/2020)
Follow-up report No. 3 (04/09/2020)
Outbreaks There are no new outbreaks in this report
Epidemiology
Source of the outbreak(s) or origin of infection
  • Unknown or inconclusive
  • Contact with wild species
Epidemiological comments A mixed turkey/ spent layer hen farm within the existing restricted area for HPAI was sampled following notification of clinical signs. A second commercial turkey farm near Bairnsdale was investigated due to recent movement of 7-800 turkeys from the first property. Depopulation and disposal on both properties has been completed. Surveillance is continuing both within and outside the restricted area.
Control measures
Measures applied
  • Movement control inside the country
  • Surveillance outside containment and/or protection zone
  • Surveillance within containment and/or protection zone
  • Quarantine
  • Official disposal of carcasses, by-products and waste
  • Stamping out
  • 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.