Highly pathogenic avian influenza,
Italy
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
Summary
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
Epidemiology
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.