Highly pathogenic avian influenza,
Information received on 11/08/2017 from Dr Enrico Garzon, Assistant Secretary for Livestock, Bureau of Animal Industry, Department of Agriculture, Quezon City, Philippines
Report type Immediate notification
Date of start of the event 24/07/2017
Date of confirmation of the event 07/08/2017
Report date 11/08/2017
Date submitted to OIE 11/08/2017
Date event resolved 09/03/2018
Reason for notification First occurrence of a listed disease in the country
Causal agent Highly pathogenic avian influenza virus
Serotype H5
Nature of diagnosis Clinical, Laboratory (basic), Necropsy
This event pertains to a defined zone within the country
Related reports Immediate notification (11/08/2017)
Follow-up report No. 1 (23/08/2017)
Follow-up report No. 2 (25/08/2017)
Follow-up report No. 3 (04/09/2017)
Follow-up report No. 4 (21/12/2017)
Follow-up report No. 5 (27/06/2018)
New outbreaks (1)
Outbreak 1 District IV, San Carlos, San Luis, Pampanga
Date of start of the outbreak 24/07/2017
Outbreak status Resolved (19/12/2017)
Epidemiological unit Farm
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Birds 244956 36485 36485 208471 0
Summary of outbreaks Total outbreaks: 1
Total animals affected
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Birds 244956 36485 36485 208471 0
Outbreak statistics
Species Apparent morbidity rate Apparent mortality rate Apparent case fatality rate Proportion susceptible animals lost*
Birds 14.89% 14.89% 100.00% 100.00%
*Removed from the susceptible population through death, destruction and/or slaughter
Source of the outbreak(s) or origin of infection
  • Unknown or inconclusive
Control measures
Measures applied
  • Movement control inside the country
  • Quarantine
  • Zoning
  • Disinfection
  • Vaccination permitted (if a vaccine exists)
  • No treatment of affected animals
Measures to be applied
  • Surveillance outside containment and/or protection zone
  • Surveillance within containment and/or protection zone
  • Screening
  • Traceability
  • Official destruction of animal products
  • Official disposal of carcasses, by-products and waste
  • Stamping out
  • Control of wildlife reservoirs
  • Selective killing and disposal
  • Process to inactivate the pathogenic agent in products or by-products
  • Slaughter
  • Ante and post-mortem inspections
Diagnostic test results
Laboratory name and type Species Test Test date Result
Animal Disease Diagnostic Reference Laboratory (National laboratory) Birds real-time PCR 07/08/2017 Positive
Future Reporting
The event is continuing. Weekly follow-up reports will be submitted.
Map of outbreak locations