Highly pathogenic avian influenza,
Information received on 08/03/2017 from Dr Quaza Nizamuddin Bin Hassan Nizam, Director General of Veterinary Services, Department of veterinary services , Director General Office, Putrajaya, Malaysia
Report type Immediate notification
Date of start of the event 28/02/2017
Date of confirmation of the event 06/03/2017
Report date 08/03/2017
Date submitted to OIE 08/03/2017
Date event resolved 01/04/2017
Reason for notification Recurrence of a listed disease
Date of previous occurrence 10/06/2007
Manifestation of disease Clinical disease
Causal agent Highly pathogenic avian influenza virus
Serotype H5N1
Nature of diagnosis Clinical, Laboratory (advanced)
This event pertains to a defined zone within the country
Related reports Immediate notification (08/03/2017)
Follow-up report No. 1 (27/03/2017)
Follow-up report No. 2 (25/09/2017)
New outbreaks (1)
Outbreak 1 (JPVNK/600/B/04/08/JLD(2)) Kg.Pulau Tebu, Tunjong, Kota Bharu, Kelantan
Date of start of the outbreak 28/02/2017
Outbreak status Resolved (27/03/2017)
Epidemiological unit Backyard
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Birds 26 16 15 11 0
Affected population Village chickens at backyard farm
Summary of outbreaks Total outbreaks: 1
Total animals affected
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Birds 26 16 15 11 0
Outbreak statistics
Species Apparent morbidity rate Apparent mortality rate Apparent case fatality rate Proportion susceptible animals lost*
Birds 61.54% 57.69% 93.75% 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
  • Screening
  • Disinfection
  • Quarantine
  • Surveillance outside containment and/or protection zone
  • Stamping out
  • 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
Veterinary Research Institute (VRI) Ipoh (Regional Reference Laboratory) Birds reverse transcription - polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) 06/03/2017 Positive
Future Reporting
The event is continuing. Weekly follow-up reports will be submitted.
Map of outbreak locations