Highly pathogenic avian influenza,
Italy
Information received on 11/04/2017 from Dr Silvio Borrello, Chief Veterinary Officer, Food Safety and Collegial Bodies for Health Protection, Ministère de la Santé, Department for Veterinary Public Health, Rome, Italy
Summary
Report type Follow-up report No. 13
Date of start of the event 20/01/2017
Date of confirmation of the event 21/01/2017
Report date 11/04/2017
Date submitted to OIE 11/04/2017
Reason for notification Recurrence of a listed disease
Date of previous occurrence 17/01/2015
Manifestation of disease Clinical disease
Causal agent Highly pathogenic avian influenza virus
Serotype H5N8
Nature of diagnosis Clinical, Laboratory (advanced)
This event pertains to a defined zone within the country
Related reports Immediate notification (23/01/2017)
Follow-up report No. 1 (24/01/2017)
Follow-up report No. 2 (26/01/2017)
Follow-up report No. 3 (03/02/2017)
Follow-up report No. 4 (08/02/2017)
Follow-up report No. 5 (16/02/2017)
Follow-up report No. 6 (17/02/2017)
Follow-up report No. 7 (24/02/2017)
Follow-up report No. 8 (01/03/2017)
Follow-up report No. 9 (03/03/2017)
Follow-up report No. 10 (17/03/2017)
Follow-up report No. 11 (30/03/2017)
Follow-up report No. 12 (03/04/2017)
Follow-up report No. 13 (11/04/2017)
Follow-up report No. 14 (13/04/2017)
Follow-up report No. 15 (31/05/2017)
Follow-up report No. 16 (21/07/2017)
Follow-up report No. 17 (28/07/2017)
Follow-up report No. 18 (31/07/2017)
Follow-up report No. 19 (03/08/2017)
Follow-up report No. 20 (07/08/2017)
Follow-up report No. 21 (10/08/2017)
Follow-up report No. 22 (19/08/2017)
Follow-up report No. 23 (25/08/2017)
Follow-up report No. 24 (31/08/2017)
Follow-up report No. 25 (07/09/2017)
Follow-up report No. 26 (15/09/2017)
Follow-up report No. 27 (02/10/2017)
Follow-up report No. 28 (12/10/2017)
Follow-up report No. 29 (20/10/2017)
New outbreaks (1)
Outbreak 1 (HPAI_BO_2017_14) Mordano, BOLOGNA, EMILIA-ROMAGNA
Date of start of the outbreak 07/04/2017
Outbreak status Resolved (18/04/2017)
Epidemiological unit Farm
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Birds 131500 50000 727 130773 0
Affected population The positivity regards a layer farming. Culling of 130773 turkeys has been completed on 18 April 2017 and all 131500 turkeys have been safely disposed of
Summary of outbreaks Total outbreaks: 1
Total animals affected
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Birds 131500 50000 727 130773 0
Outbreak statistics
Species Apparent morbidity rate Apparent mortality rate Apparent case fatality rate Proportion susceptible animals lost*
Birds 38.02% 0.55% 1.45% 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
Epidemiological comments The National Reference Laboratory has sequenced HPAI subtype H5N8. A protection zone of 3 km and a surveillance zone of 10 km have been established.
Control measures
Measures applied
  • Movement control inside the country
  • Screening
  • Traceability
  • Surveillance within containment and/or protection zone
  • Zoning
  • Vaccination prohibited
  • No treatment of affected animals
Measures to be applied
  • Disinfection
  • Stamping out
  • Official disposal of carcasses, by-products and waste
Diagnostic test results
Laboratory name and type Species Test Test date Result
Experimental Zooprophylactic Institute (IZSVe), Padova (National laboratory) Birds polymerase chain reaction (PCR) 08/04/2017 Positive
Experimental Zooprophylactic Institute (IZSVe), Padova (National laboratory) Birds real-time PCR 08/04/2017 Positive
Future Reporting
The event is continuing. Weekly follow-up reports will be submitted.
Map of outbreak locations