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Message Subject <<Advancing Bird Flu-H5N1...Now following MERS and Ebola approaching PANDEMICS>>>
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Bhutan has also reported a fresh outbreak of H5N1 Avian Influenza in poultry as a result of the illegal importation of these birds.

Information received on 25/10/2012 from Dr Karma Dukpa, Director General, Department of Livestock, Ministry of Agriculture and Forests, THIMPHU, Bhutan

SummaryReport type Follow-up report No. 7
Date of start of the event 30/12/2011
Date of pre-confirmation of the event 08/01/2012
Report date 25/10/2012
Date submitted to OIE 25/10/2012
Reason for notification Reoccurrence of a listed disease
Date of previous occurrence 25/03/2010
Manifestation of disease Clinical disease
Causal agent Highly pathogenic avian influenza virus
Serotype H5N1
Nature of diagnosis Clinical, Laboratory (advanced)
This event pertains to a defined zone within the country
Related reports Immediate notification (09/01/2012)
Follow-up report No. 1 (17/01/2012)
Follow-up report No. 2 (18/01/2012)
Follow-up report No. 3 (01/03/2012)
Follow-up report No. 4 (02/03/2012)
Follow-up report No. 5 (09/03/2012)
Follow-up report No. 6 (20/04/2012)
Follow-up report No. 7 (25/10/2012)

New outbreaks (1)
Outbreak 1 (BHT_HPAI_2012_01) Rinchending, Phuentsholing, Chhukha, CHHUKHA
Date of start of the outbreak 02/10/2012
Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
Epidemiological unit Village
Affected animals Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Destroyed Slaughtered
Birds 496 24 24 29 0

Affected population Backyard free-ranging local chickens at Rinchending village. The affected village is located beside the Thimphu-Phuentsholing highway about 5 kilometres from Phuentsholing town.

Summary of outbreaks Total outbreaks: 1
Total animals affected Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Destroyed Slaughtered
Birds 496 24 24 29 0

Outbreak statistics Species Apparent morbidity rate Apparent mortality rate Apparent case fatality rate Proportion susceptible animals lost*
Birds 4.84% 4.84% 100.00% 10.69%

*Removed from the susceptible population through death, destruction and/or slaughter

EpidemiologySource of the outbreak(s) or origin of infection Introduction of new live animals
Illegal movement of animals

Epidemiological comments As on 17 October 2012 a total of 24 poultry died in the affected area. Trace-back investigations revealed that there were poultry deaths in the area from 2 October although not reported to the local veterinary authorities. The disease was confirmed through rRT-PCR at the National Veterinary Laboratory in the country on 16 October when two carcasses were subjected to tests.

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