Highly pathogenic avian influenza,
Information received on 23/12/2014 from Dr Silvio Borrello, Chief Veterinary Officer, Food Safety and Collegial Bodies for Health Protection, Ministère de la Santé, Department for Veterinary Public Health, Rome, Italy
Report type Follow-up report No. 1
Date of start of the event 15/12/2014
Date of confirmation of the event 15/12/2014
Report date 23/12/2014
Date submitted to OIE 23/12/2014
Date event resolved 17/01/2015
Reason for notification Recurrence 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)
Outbreaks There are no new outbreaks in this report
Source of the outbreak(s) or origin of infection
  • Unknown or inconclusive
Epidemiological comments Culling has been completed on 18 December 2014 and all turkeys have been safely disposed of.
Control measures
Measures applied
  • Movement control inside the country
  • Stamping out
  • Zoning
  • Vaccination permitted (if a vaccine exists)
  • No treatment of affected animals
Measures to be applied
  • Disinfection / Disinfestation
Diagnostic test results
Laboratory name and type Species Test Test date Result
Experimental Zooprophylactic Institute (IZSVe), PADOVA (National laboratory) Birds gene sequencing 16/12/2014 Positive
Experimental Zooprophylactic Institute (IZSVe), PADOVA (National laboratory) Birds intravenous pathogenicity index (IVPI) test Pending
Experimental Zooprophylactic Institute (IZSVe), PADOVA (National laboratory) Birds virus isolation 19/12/2014 Positive
Future Reporting
The event is continuing. Weekly follow-up reports will be submitted.