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Old 02-02-2012, 08:03 AM   #1
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Default Sri Lanka H5N2 LPAI

Sri Lanka cleared from bird flu threat


Fowl died in Bingiriya. Tests have show it's not H5N1.
They don't say what it is but it is an infectious disease.

Could be another flu, newcastle disease or something else.
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Old 02-04-2012, 06:24 AM   #2
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Published Date: 2012-02-03 19:44:02
Subject: PRO/AH/EDR> Avian influenza (09): Sri Lanka (NW) LPAI, conf., H5N2, OIE
Archive Number: 20120203.1031876

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A ProMED-mail post
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Date: Fri 3 Feb 2012

Source: OIE WAHID Interface, Weekly Disease Information Vol. 25, No. 5 [edited]


Low pathogenic avian influenza (poultry), Sri Lanka


Information received on 03 Feb 2012 from Dr Weligodage Kumarawansa De Silva, Director General, Department of Animal Production and Health, Peradeniya, Sri Lanka


Report type: Immediate notification

Start date: 20 Jan 2012

Date of 1st confirmation of the event: 02 Feb 2012

Report date: 02 Feb 2012

Date submitted to OIE: 03 Feb 2012

Reason for notification: 1st occurrence of a listed disease

Manifestation of disease: Clinical disease

Causal agent: Low pathogenic avian influenza virus

Serotype: H5N2

Nature of diagnosis: Laboratory (advanced)

This event pertains to the whole country

New outbreaks

Summary of outbreaks

Total outbreaks: 1 farm

Location(s): Kurunegala (Panawewa, Bingiriya, Kurunegala)

Total animals affected

Species/ Susceptible/ Cases/ Deaths/ Destroyed/ Slaughtered

Birds/ 14 600/ 100/ 100/ 0/ 0

Affected population: Layer poultry in 2 nearby farms


Source of the outbreak(s) or origin of infection: Unknown or inconclusive

Epidemiological comments: 2 layer farms in nearby location owned by the same farmer have been affected.

Samples have been dispatched to the OIE Reference Laboratory for avian influenza in Weybridge (United Kingdom) for further laboratory confirmation.

Note by the OIE Animal Health Information Department: H5 and H7 avian influenza in its low pathogenic form in poultry is a notifiable disease as per Chapter 10.4. on avian influenza of the Terrestrial Animal Health Code (2011).

Control measures

Measures applied: Quarantine; Movement control inside the country; Screening; Vaccination prohibited; No treatment of affected animals.

Measures to be applied: Stamping out; Disinfection of infected premises/establishment(s)

Diagnostic test results:

Laboratory name and type: Central Veterinary Investigation Centre (National laboratory)

Tests and results

Species/ Test/ Test date/ Result

Birds/ gene sequencing/ 02 Feb 2012/ Positive


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[The current final confirmation of LPAI in Sri Lanka -- the 1st of its kind -- was preceded by 2 earlier media-based ProMED-mail posts. Initially, LPAI was suspected and information requested; later, the diagnosis was apparently denied. Sri-Lanka's OIE reporting performance is exemplary; the report covering the 1st 6 months of 2011 was submitted during July 2011.

The OIE notification includes an interactive map showing the location of the event. - Mod.AS

A HealthMap/ProMED-mail map can be accessed at: http://healthmap.org/r/1A-B.]

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