Containment of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza A(H5N1) Virus, Lebanon, 20161

Emerg Infect Dis. 2018 Feb;24(2):374-376. doi: 10.3201/eid2402.171276.

Abstract

A preparedness plan for avian influenza A(H5N1) virus infection was activated in Lebanon in 2016 after reported cases in poultry. Exposed persons were given prophylaxis and monitored daily. A total of 185 exposed persons were identified: 180 received prophylaxis, 181 were monitored, and 41 suspected cases were reported. All collected specimens were negative for virus by PCR.

Keywords: H5N1 subtype; Lebanon; antiviral drugs; containment; highly pathogenic avian influenza virus; humans; influenza; influenza virus; poultry; respiratory infections; viruses.

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Aged, 80 and over
  • Animals
  • Antiviral Agents / therapeutic use
  • Chickens*
  • Child
  • Child, Preschool
  • Disease Outbreaks / veterinary*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Infant
  • Influenza A Virus, H5N1 Subtype / isolation & purification*
  • Influenza in Birds / epidemiology
  • Influenza in Birds / virology*
  • Influenza, Human / drug therapy
  • Influenza, Human / epidemiology*
  • Influenza, Human / prevention & control
  • Influenza, Human / virology*
  • Lebanon / epidemiology
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Oseltamivir / therapeutic use
  • Young Adult

Substances

  • Antiviral Agents
  • Oseltamivir