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OIE: Low pathogenic avian influenza (poultry), Czech Republic
submited by kickingbird at Feb, 27, 2009 11:5 AM from OIE

Information received on 26/02/2009 from MVDr. Milan Malena, Chief Veterinary Officer, Chief Veterinary Officer, Ministry of Agriculture , PRAGUE, Czech Republic


Report type Immediate notification
Start date 24/02/2009
Date of first confirmation of the event 24/02/2009
Report date 26/02/2009
Date submitted to OIE 26/02/2009
Reason for notification First occurrence of a listed disease
Manifestation of disease Sub-clinical infection
Causal agent Low pathogenic avian influenza virus
Serotype Pending
Nature of diagnosis Laboratory (basic)
This event pertains to the whole country

New outbreaks

Summary of outbreaks Total outbreaks: 1
Outbreak Location and Affected population
  • JIHOMORAVSKY (Hodonin, Hodonin) : Breeding geese.
Total animals affected
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Destroyed Slaughtered
Birds 679 6 0 679 0
Outbreak statistics
Species Apparent morbidity rate Apparent mortality rate Apparent case fatality rate Proportion susceptible animals lost*
Birds 0.88% 0.00% 0.00% 100.00%

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


Source of the outbreak(s) or origin of infection
  • Unknown or inconclusive
Epidemiological comments Sampling within the framework of the monitoring programme for avian influenza.
Type: H7. Neuraminidase pending.

Control measures

Measures applied
  • Stamping out
  • Quarantine
  • Movement control inside the country
  • Zoning
  • Disinfection of infected premises/establishment(s)
  • No vaccination
  • No treatment of affected animals
Measures to be applied
  • No other measures

Diagnostic test results

Laboratory name and type State Veterinary Institute (SVI), Prague (National laboratory)
Tests and results
Species Test Test date Result
Birds haemagglutination (HA) test 24/02/2009 Positive
Birds haemagglutination inhibition test (HIT) 24/02/2009 Positive
Birds pathogen isolation by egg inoculation 24/02/2009 Positive
Birds real-time PCR 24/02/2009 Positive

Future Reporting

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

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