Epidemiology Report: Low Pathogenicity Avian Influenza H5N1 (AIV2016/01) In broiler breeder chickens. Dunfermline, Scotland, January 2016

APHA Epidemiology Report

This report summarises the epidemiological investigations carried out in order to describe and explain the outbreak of H5N1 Low Pathogenic Avian Influenza (LPAI) infection in broiler breeder chickens on a premises in the administrative territory of Dunfermline, Scotland.

The report will be used to:
(i) Provide evidence to support the UK’s position in successfully controlling the outbreak and as a declaration of freedom from H5N1 LPAI to both the EU and OIE and to inform trading partners, in full transparency, with a view to facilitate trade;
(ii) provide source material for the technical annex for UK co-financing claims to the
(iii) record logistics and technicalities of the investigation and disease control to inform future resource planning, contingency plans and training requirements;
(iv) and to highlight gaps in our understanding of notifiable avian influenza and so identify areas for further research or other needs.

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