Highly pathogenic avian influenza,
Egypt
Information received on 22/02/2017 from Dr Ibrahim Mahrous Saleh Mohamed, Chairman, General Organization for Veterinary Services (GOVS), Ministry of Agriculture and Land Reclamation, Cairo, Egypt
Summary
Report type Follow-up report No. 2
Date of start of the event 24/11/2016
Date of confirmation of the event 26/11/2016
Report date 22/02/2017
Date submitted to OIE 22/02/2017
Date event resolved 07/09/2017
Reason for notification New strain of a listed disease in the country
Causal agent Highly pathogenic avian influenza virus
Serotype H5N8
Nature of diagnosis Laboratory (advanced)
This event pertains to a defined zone within the country
Related reports Immediate notification (30/11/2016)
Follow-up report No. 1 (12/01/2017)
Follow-up report No. 2 (22/02/2017)
Follow-up report No. 3 (14/03/2017)
Follow-up report No. 4 (22/05/2017)
Follow-up report No. 5 (07/09/2017)
New outbreaks (4)
Outbreak 1 Edcu, Elmaadia, Edcu, AL BUHAYRAH
Date of start of the outbreak 17/01/2017
Outbreak status Resolved (07/02/2017)
Epidemiological unit Backyard
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Birds 56 18 11 45 0
Outbreak 2 Fakous, Bairoum, Elzawia Elhamraa, Fakous, ASH SHARQIYAH
Date of start of the outbreak 26/01/2017
Outbreak status Resolved (16/02/2017)
Epidemiological unit Backyard
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Birds 26 9 6 17 0
Outbreak 3 Helwan, Helwan, AL QAHIRAH
Date of start of the outbreak 07/02/2017
Outbreak status Resolved (28/02/2017)
Epidemiological unit Backyard
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Birds 12 10 6 4 0
Outbreak 4 Fakous, Elsmaana, Fakous, ASH SHARQIYAH
Date of start of the outbreak 14/02/2017
Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
Epidemiological unit Farm
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Birds 3200 180 160 3040 0
Summary of outbreaks Total outbreaks: 4
Total animals affected
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Birds 3294 217 183 3106 0
Outbreak statistics
Species Apparent morbidity rate Apparent mortality rate Apparent case fatality rate Proportion susceptible animals lost*
Birds 6.59% 5.56% 84.33% 99.85%
*Removed from the susceptible population through death, destruction and/or slaughter
Epidemiology
Source of the outbreak(s) or origin of infection
  • Unknown or inconclusive
Control measures
Measures applied
  • Disinfection
  • Surveillance outside containment and/or protection zone
  • Surveillance within containment and/or protection zone
  • 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
Animal Health Research Center(AHRI), Reference Laboratory for Veterinary Quality Control on Poultry Production (National laboratory) Birds real-time PCR 14/02/2017 Positive
Future Reporting
The event is continuing. Weekly follow-up reports will be submitted.
Map of outbreak locations