Low pathogenic avian influenza (poultry),
Information received on 18/09/2020 from Dr Mark Schipp, Chief Veterinary Officer, Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment, Australian Government, Canberra, Australia
Report type Follow-up report No. 2
Date of start of the event 18/08/2020
Date of confirmation of the event 26/08/2020
Report date 18/09/2020
Date submitted to OIE 18/09/2020
Reason for notification Recurrence of a listed disease
Date of previous occurrence 27/06/2013
Manifestation of disease Sub-clinical infection
Causal agent Low pathogenic avian influenza virus
Serotype H7N6
Nature of diagnosis Laboratory (basic), Laboratory (advanced)
This event pertains to a defined zone within the country
Related reports Immediate notification (26/08/2020)
Follow-up report No. 1 (04/09/2020)
Follow-up report No. 2 (18/09/2020)
Outbreaks There are no new outbreaks in this report
Source of the outbreak(s) or origin of infection
  • Unknown or inconclusive
  • Contact with wild species
Epidemiological comments Clinical signs in chicks only. Birds are grazed in age group mobs in distinct and separate locations on the property. No evidence of active infection has been found in adult breeders or two-year-old mob. Surveillance and animal and environment testing continues. All birds in actively infected mobs have been depopulated and disposal is complete. Decontamination has commenced.
Control measures
Measures applied
  • Movement control inside the country
  • Surveillance outside containment and/or protection zone
  • Surveillance within containment and/or protection zone
  • Traceability
  • 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.