Highly pathogenic avian influenza,
Italy
Information received on 16/12/2014 from Prof. Dr. Romano Marabelli, Chief Veterinary Officer, Secretary General, Ministry of Health, Rome, Italy
Summary
Report type Immediate notification
Date of start of the event 15/12/2014
Date of confirmation of the event 15/12/2014
Report date 16/12/2014
Date submitted to OIE 16/12/2014
Date event resolved 17/01/2015
Reason for notification Reoccurrence of a listed disease
Date of previous occurrence 08/09/2013
Manifestation of disease Clinical disease
Causal agent Highly pathogenic avian influenza virus
Serotype H5N8
Nature of diagnosis Clinical, Laboratory (advanced)
This event pertains to a defined zone within the country
Related reports Immediate notification (16/12/2014)
Follow-up report No. 1 (23/12/2014)
Follow-up report No. 2 (30/12/2014)
Follow-up report No. 3 (20/01/2015)
New outbreaks (1)
Outbreak 1 (HPAI_VE_2014_1) Porto Viro, ROVIGO, VENETO
Date of start of the outbreak 15/12/2014
Outbreak status Resolved (17/01/2015)
Epidemiological unit Farm
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Destroyed Slaughtered
Birds 31985 1982 1982 30003 0
Affected population Fattening turkey holding
Summary of outbreaks Total outbreaks: 1
Total animals affected
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Destroyed Slaughtered
Birds 31985 1982 1982 30003 0
Outbreak statistics
Species Apparent morbidity rate Apparent mortality rate Apparent case fatality rate Proportion susceptible animals lost*
Birds 6.20% 6.20% 100.00% 100.00%
*Removed from the susceptible population through death, destruction and/or slaughter
Epidemiology
Source of the outbreak(s) or origin of infection
  • Unknown or inconclusive
Epidemiological comments Culling will start on 16 December 2014; high mortality was reported during the last two days. Control measures will be applied in the restriction zones established; genotyping is ongoing.
Control measures
Measures applied
  • Movement control inside the country
  • Zoning
  • Vaccination permitted (if a vaccine exists)
  • No treatment of affected animals
Measures to be applied
  • Disinfection / Disinfestation
  • Stamping out
Diagnostic test results
Laboratory name and type Species Test Test date Result
Experimental Zooprophylactic Institute (IZSVe), PADOVA (National laboratory) Birds gene sequencing Pending
Experimental Zooprophylactic Institute (IZSVe), PADOVA (National laboratory) Birds intravenous pathogenicity index (IVPI) test Pending
Experimental Zooprophylactic Institute (IZSVe), PADOVA (National laboratory) Birds reverse transcription - polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) 15/12/2014 Positive
Future Reporting
The event is continuing. Weekly follow-up reports will be submitted.
Map of outbreak locations