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Update on the highly pathogenic avian influenza In Thailand

by 5m Editor
31 January 2007, at 3:00pm

THAILAND - This is a report via OIE on the latest HPAI outbreak in Thailand.

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Information received on 31/01/2007 from Dr. Yukol Limlamthong, Director-General, Department of Livestock Development, Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives, BANGKOK, Thailand

Summary

Report type Follow-up report No. 2
Start date 09/01/2007
Date of confirmation of event 15/01/2007
Report date 31/01/2007
Date submitted to OIE 31/01/2007
Reason for notification Reoccurrence of listed disease
Date of previous occurrence 16/07/2006
Manifestation of disease Clinical disease
Causal agent Highly pathogenic avian influenza virus
Serotype H5N1
Nature of diagnosis Suspicion, Clinical, Laboratory (basic), Laboratory (advanced), Necropsy
Report pertains to Entire country
Related reports
Outbreaks There are no new outbreaks in this report

Epidemiology

Source of infection
  • Under investigation
Epidemiological comments Thailand is conducting from 3 January to 3 February 2007 its first intensive surveillance this year. This outbreak is the first finding in 2007. It corresponds to the current avian influenza case definition upon active clinical surveillance campaign.

Control measures

Measures already applied
  • Movement control inside the country
  • Screening
  • Disinfection of infected premises/establishment(s)
  • Dipping / Spraying
  • Quarantine
  • Zoning
  • Vaccination prohibited
  • No treatment of affected animals
Measures to be applied
  • None specified

Diagnostic test results

Laboratory name and type Lower Northern Veterinary Research and Development (Pitsanuloke) Centre, Department of Livestock Development. (Local laboratory)
Tests and results
Species Test Test date Result
Birds haemagglutination (HA) test 15/01/2007 Positive
Birds haemagglutination inhibition test (HIT) 15/01/2007 Positive
Birds reverse transcription – polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) 11/01/2007 Positive
Birds virus isolation 15/01/2007 Positive
Laboratory name and type Lower Northern Veterinary Research and Development (Pitsanuloke) Centre, Department of Livestock Development. (Local laboratory)
Tests and results
Species Test Test date Result
Birds reverse transcription – polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) 15/01/2007 Positive

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