Highly pathogenic avian influenza,
Egypt
Information received on 22/05/2017 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. 4
Date of start of the event 24/11/2016
Date of confirmation of the event 26/11/2016
Report date 22/05/2017
Date submitted to OIE 22/05/2017
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 (6)
Outbreak 1 Foah, Foah, KAFR ASH SHAYKH
Date of start of the outbreak 28/02/2017
Outbreak status Resolved (11/04/2017)
Epidemiological unit Backyard
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Birds 12 7 2 10 0
Outbreak 2 Helwan, AL QAHIRAH
Date of start of the outbreak 03/04/2017
Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
Epidemiological unit Backyard
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Birds 680 79 60 620 0
Outbreak 3 Almenia, AL MINYA
Date of start of the outbreak 06/04/2017
Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
Epidemiological unit Backyard
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Birds 104 40 12 92 0
Outbreak 4 Zefta, Zefta, AL GHARBIYAH
Date of start of the outbreak 06/04/2017
Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
Epidemiological unit Backyard
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Birds 18 11 3 15 0
Outbreak 5 Qalioub, AL QALYUBIYAH
Date of start of the outbreak 06/04/2017
Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
Epidemiological unit Backyard
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Birds 30 8 4 26 0
Outbreak 6 Eldakhla, Eldakhla, AL WADI AL JADID
Date of start of the outbreak 16/04/2017
Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
Epidemiological unit Farm
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Birds 500 58 48 452 0
Summary of outbreaks Total outbreaks: 6
Total animals affected
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Birds 1344 203 129 1215 0
Outbreak statistics
Species Apparent morbidity rate Apparent mortality rate Apparent case fatality rate Proportion susceptible animals lost*
Birds 15.10% 9.60% 63.55% 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
  • Vaccination in response to the outbreak (s)
    Administrative division Species Total Vaccinated Details
    AL GHARBIYAH Birds 61241
    AL MINYA Birds 52138
    AL QALYUBIYAH Birds 15246
    KAFR ASH SHAYKH Birds 414160
  • Disinfection / Disinfestation
  • Quarantine
  • Surveillance outside containment and/or protection zone
  • Stamping out
  • Surveillance within containment and/or protection zone
  • Zoning
  • No treatment of affected animals
Measures to be applied
  • No other measures
Diagnostic test results
Laboratory name and type Species Test Test date Result
Animal Health Research Center(AHRI), Reference Laboratory for Veterinary Quality Control on Poultry Production (National laboratory) Birds real-time PCR 20/04/2017 Positive
Future Reporting
The event is continuing. Weekly follow-up reports will be submitted.
Map of outbreak locations