Highly pathogenic avian influenza,
Information received on 15/02/2016 from Dr H.B.M Golam Mahmud, Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM), Director, Livestock Research Institute, Ministry of Fisheries and Livestock, Dhaka, Bangladesh
Report type Immediate notification
Date of start of the event 01/02/2016
Date of confirmation of the event 15/02/2016
Report date 15/02/2016
Date submitted to OIE 15/02/2016
Date event resolved 04/02/2016
Reason for notification Recurrence of a listed disease
Date of previous occurrence 06/2014
Manifestation of disease Clinical disease
Causal agent Highly pathogenic avian influenza virus
Serotype H5N1
Nature of diagnosis Clinical, Laboratory (basic), Laboratory (advanced)
This event pertains to a defined zone within the country
Related reports Immediate notification (15/02/2016)
Follow-up report No. 1 (20/05/2016)
New outbreaks (1)
Outbreak 1 Rajshahi city, Sadar, Rajshahi, Rajshahi
Date of start of the outbreak 01/02/2016
Outbreak status Resolved (04/02/2016)
Epidemiological unit Not applicable
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
House Crow:Corvus splendens(Corvidae) 40 40 0 0
Affected population On 4 February 2016, the notice of crow deaths was reported to the livestock authority. It was primarily diagnosed as H5 on 10 February 2016 and confirmation of H5N1 was given on 15 February 2016 by the National Reference Laboratory for Avian Influenza.
Summary of outbreaks Total outbreaks: 1
Total animals affected
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
House Crow:Corvus splendens(Corvidae) 40 40 0 0
Outbreak statistics
Species Apparent morbidity rate Apparent mortality rate Apparent case fatality rate Proportion susceptible animals lost*
House Crow:Corvus splendens(Corvidae) ** ** 100.00% **
*Removed from the susceptible population through death, destruction and/or slaughter
**Not calculated because of missing information
Source of the outbreak(s) or origin of infection
  • Eating of City waste
Control measures
Measures applied
  • Vaccination permitted (if a vaccine exists)
  • No treatment of affected animals
Measures to be applied
  • No other measures
Diagnostic test results
Laboratory name and type Species Test Test date Result
National Reference Laboratory for Avian Influenza (National laboratory) House Crow real-time PCR 15/02/2016 Positive
Future Reporting
The event is continuing. Weekly follow-up reports will be submitted.
Map of outbreak locations