Highly pathogenic avian influenza,
Information received on 29/12/2016 from Dr Jozef Bires , Director & Chief Veterinary Officer , State Veterinary and Food Administration , Ministry of Agriculture, BRATISLAVA, Slovakia
Report type Immediate notification
Date of start of the event 24/12/2016
Date of confirmation of the event 29/12/2016
Report date 29/12/2016
Date submitted to OIE 29/12/2016
Date event resolved 22/05/2017
Reason for notification Recurrence of a listed disease
Date of previous occurrence 24/02/2006
Manifestation of disease Clinical disease
Causal agent Highly pathogenic avian influenza virus
Serotype H5
Nature of diagnosis Clinical, Laboratory (basic), Laboratory (advanced), Necropsy
This event pertains to a defined zone within the country
Related reports Immediate notification (29/12/2016)
Follow-up report No. 1 (19/01/2017)
Follow-up report No. 2 (05/02/2017)
Follow-up report No. 3 (17/02/2017)
Follow-up report No. 4 (10/03/2017)
Follow-up report No. 5 (28/03/2017)
Follow-up report No. 6 (31/03/2017)
Follow-up report No. 7 (20/04/2017)
Follow-up report No. 8 (21/04/2017)
Follow-up report No. 9 (01/06/2017)
Follow-up report No. 10 (09/08/2017)
New outbreaks (1)
Outbreak 1 Bratislava, Bratislva IV, Bratislava
Date of start of the outbreak 24/12/2016
Outbreak status Resolved (29/01/2017)
Epidemiological unit Backyard
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Birds 65 65 64 1 0
Affected population Backyard laying hens - pullets and adults up to 4 years of age.
Summary of outbreaks Total outbreaks: 1
Total animals affected
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Birds 65 65 64 1 0
Outbreak statistics
Species Apparent morbidity rate Apparent mortality rate Apparent case fatality rate Proportion susceptible animals lost*
Birds 100.00% 98.46% 98.46% 100.00%
*Removed from the susceptible population through death, destruction and/or slaughter
Source of the outbreak(s) or origin of infection
  • Unknown or inconclusive
Control measures
Measures applied
  • Movement control inside the country
  • Traceability
  • Surveillance outside containment and/or protection zone
  • Stamping out
  • Official destruction of animal products
  • Official disposal of carcasses, by-products and waste
  • Surveillance within containment and/or protection zone
  • Control of wildlife reservoirs
  • Zoning
  • Vaccination prohibited
  • No treatment of affected animals
Measures to be applied
  • Disinfection / Disinfestation
Diagnostic test results
Laboratory name and type Species Test Test date Result
Veterinary Institute in Zvolen (National laboratory) Birds polymerase chain reaction (PCR) 29/12/2016 Positive
Future Reporting
The event is continuing. Weekly follow-up reports will be submitted.
Map of outbreak locations