Highly pathogenic influenza A viruses (infection with) (non-poultry including wild birds),
Czech Republic
Information received on 01/02/2017 from Dr Zbyněk Semerád, Director General, State Veterinary Administration, Veterinary Administration, Prague, Czech Republic
Report type Follow-up report No. 4
Date of start of the event 04/01/2017
Date of confirmation of the event 04/01/2017
Report date 01/02/2017
Date submitted to OIE 01/02/2017
Date event resolved 17/03/2017
Reason for notification First occurrence of a listed disease
Manifestation of disease Clinical disease
Causal agent Highly pathogenic influenza A virus
Serotype H5N8
Nature of diagnosis Clinical, Laboratory (basic), Necropsy
This event pertains to a defined zone within the country
Related reports Immediate notification (05/01/2017)
Follow-up report No. 1 (17/01/2017)
Follow-up report No. 2 (25/01/2017)
Follow-up report No. 3 (29/01/2017)
Follow-up report No. 4 (01/02/2017)
Follow-up report No. 5 (10/02/2017)
Follow-up report No. 6 (17/02/2017)
Follow-up report No. 7 (27/02/2017)
Follow-up report No. 8 (17/03/2017)
New outbreaks (1)
Outbreak 1 Veselí nad Lužnicí, Tábor, Jihoceský
Date of start of the outbreak 28/01/2017
Outbreak status Resolved (17/03/2017)
Epidemiological unit Forest
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Mute Swan:Cygnus olor(Anatidae) 1 1 0 0
Affected population One mute swan found dead (Cygnus olor).
Summary of outbreaks Total outbreaks: 1
Total animals affected
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Mute Swan:Cygnus olor(Anatidae) 1 1 0 0
Outbreak statistics
Species Apparent morbidity rate Apparent mortality rate Apparent case fatality rate Proportion susceptible animals lost*
Mute Swan:Cygnus olor(Anatidae) ** ** 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
  • Contact with wild species
Control measures
Measures applied
  • Control of wildlife reservoirs
  • Vaccination prohibited
  • No treatment of affected animals
Measures to be applied
  • No other measures
Diagnostic test results
Laboratory name and type Species Test Test date Result
State Veterinary Institute (SVI), Prague (National laboratory) Mute Swan reverse transcription - polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) 28/01/2017 Positive
Future Reporting
The event is continuing. Weekly follow-up reports will be submitted.
Map of outbreak locations