Highly pathogenic avian influenza,
Information received on 07/01/2018 from Dr Salah Fadhil Abbas, Director General, Veterinary Directorate, Ministry of Agriculture , Baghdad, Iraq
Report type Immediate notification
Date of start of the event 27/12/2017
Date of confirmation of the event 28/12/2017
Report date 07/01/2018
Date submitted to OIE 07/01/2018
Date event resolved 02/07/2018
Reason for notification Recurrence of a listed disease
Date of previous occurrence 12/10/2016
Manifestation of disease Clinical disease
Causal agent Highly pathogenic avian influenza virus
Serotype H5N8
Nature of diagnosis Clinical, Laboratory (basic), Laboratory (advanced), Necropsy
This event pertains to a defined zone within the country
Related reports Immediate notification (07/01/2018)
Follow-up report No. 1 (14/01/2018)
Follow-up report No. 2 (29/01/2018)
Follow-up report No. 3 (07/02/2018)
Follow-up report No. 4 (12/02/2018)
Follow-up report No. 5 (18/02/2018)
Follow-up report No. 6 (25/02/2018)
Follow-up report No. 7 (04/03/2018)
Follow-up report No. 8 (11/03/2018)
Follow-up report No. 9 (05/04/2018)
Follow-up report No. 10 (17/07/2018)
New outbreaks (1)
Outbreak 1 (1) Jedaidat Alshat, Diala
Date of start of the outbreak 27/12/2017
Outbreak status Resolved (27/03/2018)
Epidemiological unit Farm
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Birds 43000 8250 7250 35750 0
Summary of outbreaks Total outbreaks: 1
Total animals affected
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Birds 43000 8250 7250 35750 0
Outbreak statistics
Species Apparent morbidity rate Apparent mortality rate Apparent case fatality rate Proportion susceptible animals lost*
Birds 19.19% 16.86% 87.88% 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
  • Surveillance outside containment and/or protection zone
  • Surveillance within containment and/or protection zone
  • Screening
  • Traceability
  • Quarantine
  • Official destruction of animal products
  • Official disposal of carcasses, by-products and waste
  • Stamping out
  • Control of wildlife reservoirs
  • Zoning
  • Disinfection
  • Process to inactivate the pathogenic agent in products or by-products
  • Ante and post-mortem inspections
  • Vaccination prohibited
  • No treatment of affected animals
Measures to be applied
  • No other measures
Diagnostic test results
Laboratory name and type Species Test Test date Result
Iraq Central Veterinary Laboratory (National laboratory) Birds real-time PCR 28/12/2017 Positive
Future Reporting
The event is continuing. Weekly follow-up reports will be submitted.
Map of outbreak locations