Highly pathogenic avian influenza,
Australia
Information received on 21/12/2020 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. 7 (Final report)
Date of start of the event 24/07/2020
Date of confirmation of the event 31/07/2020
Report date 21/12/2020
Date submitted to OIE 21/12/2020
Date event resolved 30/11/2020
Reason for notification Recurrence of a listed disease
Date of previous occurrence 21/02/2014
Manifestation of disease Clinical disease
Causal agent Highly pathogenic avian influenza virus
Serotype H7N7
Nature of diagnosis Clinical, Laboratory (basic), Laboratory (advanced), Necropsy
This event pertains to a defined zone within the country
Related reports Immediate notification (31/07/2020)
Follow-up report No. 1 (07/08/2020)
Follow-up report No. 2 (11/08/2020)
Follow-up report No. 3 (18/08/2020)
Follow-up report No. 4 (25/08/2020)
Follow-up report No. 5 (04/09/2020)
Follow-up report No. 6 (14/12/2020)
Follow-up report No. 7 (21/12/2020)
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 Decontamination has been completed on all three affected properties. Decontamination of the composting site (required temperatures for required time) achieved on 11 December 2020. Surveillance is ongoing.
Control measures
Measures applied
  • Movement control inside the country
  • Surveillance outside containment and/or protection zone
  • Surveillance within containment and/or protection zone
  • Traceability
  • Quarantine
  • Stamping out
  • 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.