Highly pathogenic avian influenza,
Greece
Information received on 24/03/2017 from Mr Spiros Doudounakis, Director, , Directorate General of Veterinary Services / Animal Health Directorare , Ministry of Rural Development and Food , ATHENS, Greece
Summary
Report type Follow-up report No. 3
Date of start of the event 07/01/2017
Date of confirmation of the event 12/01/2017
Report date 24/03/2017
Date submitted to OIE 24/03/2017
Date event resolved 12/05/2017
Reason for notification New strain of a listed disease
Manifestation of disease Clinical disease
Causal agent Highly pathogenic avian influenza virus
Serotype H5N8
Nature of diagnosis Clinical, Laboratory (basic), Laboratory (advanced), Necropsy
This event pertains to a defined zone within the country
Related reports Immediate notification (17/01/2017)
Follow-up report No. 1 (27/01/2017)
Follow-up report No. 2 (16/02/2017)
Follow-up report No. 3 (24/03/2017)
Follow-up report No. 4 (12/05/2017)
New outbreaks (1)
Outbreak 1 Village of Akrini, Prefecture of Kozani, Dytiki Makedonia
Date of start of the outbreak 15/03/2017
Outbreak status Resolved (12/05/2017)
Epidemiological unit Backyard
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Birds 140 140 140 0 0
Summary of outbreaks Total outbreaks: 1
Total animals affected
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Birds 140 140 140 0 0
Outbreak statistics
Species Apparent morbidity rate Apparent mortality rate Apparent case fatality rate Proportion susceptible animals lost*
Birds 100.00% 100.00% 100.00% 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
  • Movement control inside the country
  • Screening
  • Disinfection
  • Traceability
  • Quarantine
  • Surveillance outside containment and/or protection zone
  • Stamping out
  • Official destruction of animal products
  • Surveillance within containment and/or protection zone
  • 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
Directorate of Veterinary Centre of Thessaloniki / Avian Pathology Laboratory (NRL) (National laboratory) Birds gene sequencing 23/03/2017 Positive
Directorate of Veterinary Centre of Thessaloniki / Avian Pathology Laboratory (NRL) (National laboratory) Birds real-time reverse transcriptase/polymerase chain reaction (RRT-PCR) 20/03/2017 Positive
Future Reporting
The event is continuing. Weekly follow-up reports will be submitted.
Map of outbreak locations