Highly pathogenic avian influenza,
Information received on 06/04/2017 from Mr Dr Ulrich Herzog, Chief Veterinary Officer, Verbrauchergesundheit, Bundesministerium für Gesundheit , VIENNE, Austria
Report type Follow-up report No. 1 (Final report)
Date of start of the event 09/11/2016
Date of confirmation of the event 11/11/2016
Report date 06/04/2017
Date submitted to OIE 06/04/2017
Date event resolved 20/02/2017
Reason for notification Recurrence of a listed disease
Date of previous occurrence 26/04/2006
Manifestation of disease Clinical disease
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 (11/11/2016)
Follow-up report No. 1 (06/04/2017)
New outbreaks (1)
Outbreak 1 Burgenland, St. Margarethen, Eisenstadt-Umgebung, Burgenland
Date of start of the outbreak 17/01/2017
Outbreak status Resolved (20/02/2017)
Epidemiological unit Backyard
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Birds 108 49 49 59 0
Affected population Backyard flock with two turkeys and 106 chicken.
Summary of outbreaks Total outbreaks: 1
Total animals affected
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Birds 108 49 49 59 0
Outbreak statistics
Species Apparent morbidity rate Apparent mortality rate Apparent case fatality rate Proportion susceptible animals lost*
Birds 45.37% 45.37% 100.00% 100.00%
*Removed from the susceptible population through death, destruction and/or slaughter
Source of the outbreak(s) or origin of infection
  • Contact with wild species
Control measures
Measures applied
  • Movement control inside the country
  • Disinfection
  • Traceability
  • Stamping out
  • Official destruction of animal products
  • Official disposal of carcasses, by-products and waste
  • Surveillance within containment and/or protection zone
  • Zoning
  • Vaccination prohibited
  • No treatment of affected animals
Measures to be applied
  • No other measures
Future Reporting
The event is resolved. No more reports will be submitted.
Map of outbreak locations