Highly pathogenic avian influenza,
Information received on 12/02/2018 from Dr Salah Fadhil Abbas, Director General, Veterinary Directorate, Ministry of Agriculture , Baghdad, Iraq
Report type Follow-up report No. 4
Date of start of the event 27/12/2017
Date of confirmation of the event 28/12/2017
Report date 12/02/2018
Date submitted to OIE 12/02/2018
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)
New outbreaks (1)
Outbreak 1 (5) Alshaikhhamed-altaji, Zwabaa, BAGHDAD
Date of start of the outbreak 08/02/2018
Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
Epidemiological unit Farm
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Birds 29000 18400 13240 15760 0
Summary of outbreaks Total outbreaks: 1
Total animals affected
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Birds 29000 18400 13240 15760 0
Outbreak statistics
Species Apparent morbidity rate Apparent mortality rate Apparent case fatality rate Proportion susceptible animals lost*
Birds 63.45% 45.66% 71.96% 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
Central Veterinary Laboratory (National laboratory) Birds real-time PCR 11/02/2018 Positive
Future Reporting
The event is continuing. Weekly follow-up reports will be submitted.
Map of outbreak locations