Highly pathogenic influenza A viruses (infection with) (non-poultry including wild birds),
Czech Republic
Information received on 15/02/2017 from Dr Zbyněk Semerád, Director General, State Veterinary Administration, Veterinary Administration, Prague, Czech Republic
Summary
Report type Immediate notification
Date of start of the event 12/02/2017
Date of confirmation of the event 12/02/2017
Report date 15/02/2017
Date submitted to OIE 15/02/2017
Date event resolved 19/03/2017
Reason for notification New strain of a listed disease in the country
Causal agent Highly pathogenic influenza A virus
Serotype H5N5
Nature of diagnosis Clinical, Laboratory (basic), Necropsy
This event pertains to a defined zone within the country
Related reports Immediate notification (15/02/2017)
Follow-up report No. 1 (21/02/2017)
Follow-up report No. 2 (20/03/2017)
New outbreaks (1)
Outbreak 1 Liberec, Liberec, LIBERECKÝ
Date of start of the outbreak 12/02/2017
Outbreak status Resolved (19/03/2017)
Epidemiological unit Zoo
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Destroyed Slaughtered
Greylag Goose:Anser anser(Anatidae) 4 0 0 4 0
Mute Swan:Cygnus olor(Anatidae) 5 1 1 4 0
Great White Pelican:Pelecanus onocrotalus(Pelecanidae) 10 0 0 0 0
Spot-billed pelican:Pelecanus philippensis(Pelecanidae) 4 1 1 0 0
Affected population One mute swan found dead (Cygnus olor) in the wintering place of the Liberec zoo. In this place there were also other four mute swans, four greylag geese and 14 pelicans. One pelican was found dead on 16 February. Pelicans are under strict supervision.
Summary of outbreaks Total outbreaks: 1
Total animals affected
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Destroyed Slaughtered
Greylag Goose:Anser anser(Anatidae) 4 0 0 4 0
Mute Swan:Cygnus olor(Anatidae) 5 1 1 4 0
Great White Pelican:Pelecanus onocrotalus(Pelecanidae) 10 0 0 0 0
Spot-billed pelican:Pelecanus philippensis(Pelecanidae) 4 1 1 0 0
Outbreak statistics
Species Apparent morbidity rate Apparent mortality rate Apparent case fatality rate Proportion susceptible animals lost*
Greylag Goose:Anser anser(Anatidae) 0.00% 0.00% - 100.00%
Mute Swan:Cygnus olor(Anatidae) 20.00% 20.00% 100.00% 100.00%
Great White Pelican:Pelecanus onocrotalus(Pelecanidae) 0.00% 0.00% - 0.00%
Spot-billed pelican:Pelecanus philippensis(Pelecanidae) 25.00% 25.00% 100.00% 25.00%
*Removed from the susceptible population through death, destruction and/or slaughter
Epidemiology
Source of the outbreak(s) or origin of infection
  • Contact with wild species
Control measures
Measures applied
  • Disinfection / Disinfestation
  • Quarantine
  • Official disposal of carcasses, by-products and waste
  • Modified stamping out
  • Zoning
  • 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, Prague (National laboratory) Greylag Goose reverse transcription - polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) 12/02/2017 Positive
State Veterinary Institute, Prague (National laboratory) Mute Swan reverse transcription - polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) 12/02/2017 Positive
Future Reporting
The event is continuing. Weekly follow-up reports will be submitted.
Map of outbreak locations