Highly pathogenic avian influenza,
Information received on 01/05/2017 from Dr Mehdi Khalaj, Head of IVO, Iran Veterinary Organization (IVO), Iran Veterinary Organization, Ministry of Jihad-e-Agriculture, Tehran, Iran
Report type Follow-up report No. 6 (Final report)
Date of start of the event 14/11/2016
Date of confirmation of the event 19/11/2016
Report date 01/05/2017
Date submitted to OIE 01/05/2017
Date event resolved 30/01/2017
Reason for notification New strain of a listed disease in the country
Causal agent Highly pathogenic avian influenza virus
Serotype H5N8
Nature of diagnosis Clinical, Laboratory (basic), Laboratory (advanced), Necropsy
This event pertains to the whole country
Related reports Immediate notification (21/11/2016)
Follow-up report No. 1 (26/11/2016)
Follow-up report No. 2 (03/12/2016)
Follow-up report No. 3 (18/12/2016)
Follow-up report No. 4 (07/01/2017)
Follow-up report No. 5 (13/02/2017)
Follow-up report No. 6 (01/05/2017)
Outbreaks There are no new outbreaks in this report
Source of the outbreak(s) or origin of infection
  • Unknown or inconclusive
Epidemiological comments No further cases/outbreaks of highly pathogenic avian influenza have been identified by 1 May 2017 in the whole territory of Iran. Final cleaning and disinfection of the last outbreak was completed on 30 January 2017 and the event was closed based on the surveillance that was carried out in accordance with Articles 10.4.27. to 10.4.33 during a three-month period. Therefore, Iran complies with Article 10.4.3 of the OIE Terrestrial Animal Health Code (2016) and declares itself free from infection with avian influenza viruses with effect from 1 May 2017.
Control measures
Measures applied
  • Screening
  • Disinfection
  • Quarantine
  • Surveillance outside containment and/or protection zone
  • Stamping out
  • Official disposal of carcasses, by-products and waste
  • Surveillance within containment and/or protection zone
  • Control of wildlife reservoirs
  • 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.