Highly pathogenic avian influenza,
Egypt
Information received on 14/03/2017 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. 3
Date of start of the event 24/11/2016
Date of confirmation of the event 26/11/2016
Report date 14/03/2017
Date submitted to OIE 14/03/2017
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 (basic), 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)
New outbreaks (3)
Outbreak 1 Elganaian, AS SUWAYS
Date of start of the outbreak 02/02/2017
Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
Epidemiological unit Backyard
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Birds 45 9 0 45 0
Outbreak 2 Faraskour, Elazazma, Faraskour, DUMYAT
Date of start of the outbreak 20/02/2017
Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
Epidemiological unit Backyard
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Birds 15 1 0 15 0
Outbreak 3 Maghagha, Aba WElwakf, Maghagha, AL MINYA
Date of start of the outbreak 21/02/2017
Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
Epidemiological unit Backyard
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Birds 15 4 0 15 0
Summary of outbreaks Total outbreaks: 3
Total animals affected
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Birds 75 14 0 75 0
Outbreak statistics
Species Apparent morbidity rate Apparent mortality rate Apparent case fatality rate Proportion susceptible animals lost*
Birds 18.67% 0.00% 0.00% 100.00%
*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
Future Reporting
The event is continuing. Weekly follow-up reports will be submitted.
Map of outbreak locations