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Message Subject <<Advancing Bird Flu-H5N1...Now following MERS and Ebola approaching PANDEMICS>>>
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A new report of a fresh outbreak of H5N1 avian influenza in chickens in Bhutan has been lodged with the World Organization for Animal Health.

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.

Control measuresMeasures applied Stamping out
Movement control inside the country
Disinfection of infected premises/establishment(s)
Dipping / Spraying
Vaccination prohibited
No treatment of affected animals

Measures to be applied No other measures

Diagnostic test resultsLaboratory name and type Species Test Test date Result
National Centre for Animal Health (National laboratory) Birds real-time reverse transcriptase/polymerase chain reaction (RRT-PCR) 16/10/2012 Positive
High Security Animal Disease Laboratory, Bhopal, India (Regional Reference Laboratory) Birds real-time reverse transcriptase/polymerase chain reaction (RRT-PCR) 19/10/2012 Positive

Future ReportingThe event is continuing. Weekly follow-up reports will be submitted

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