Highly pathogenic avian influenza,
Italy
Information received on 16/03/2018 from Dr Silvio Borrello, Chief Veterinary Officer, Food Safety and Collegial Bodies for Health Protection, Ministère de la Santé, Department for Veterinary Public Health, Rome, Italy
Summary
Report type Follow-up report No. 38
Date of start of the event 20/01/2017
Date of confirmation of the event 21/01/2017
Report date 16/03/2018
Date submitted to OIE 16/03/2018
Date event resolved 23/03/2018
Reason for notification Recurrence of a listed disease
Date of previous occurrence 17/01/2015
Manifestation of disease Clinical disease
Causal agent Highly pathogenic avian influenza virus
Serotype H5N8
Nature of diagnosis Clinical, Laboratory (advanced)
This event pertains to a defined zone within the country
Related reports Immediate notification (23/01/2017)
Follow-up report No. 1 (24/01/2017)
Follow-up report No. 2 (26/01/2017)
Follow-up report No. 3 (03/02/2017)
Follow-up report No. 4 (08/02/2017)
Follow-up report No. 5 (16/02/2017)
Follow-up report No. 6 (17/02/2017)
Follow-up report No. 7 (24/02/2017)
Follow-up report No. 8 (01/03/2017)
Follow-up report No. 9 (03/03/2017)
Follow-up report No. 10 (17/03/2017)
Follow-up report No. 11 (30/03/2017)
Follow-up report No. 12 (03/04/2017)
Follow-up report No. 13 (11/04/2017)
Follow-up report No. 14 (13/04/2017)
Follow-up report No. 15 (31/05/2017)
Follow-up report No. 16 (21/07/2017)
Follow-up report No. 17 (28/07/2017)
Follow-up report No. 18 (31/07/2017)
Follow-up report No. 19 (03/08/2017)
Follow-up report No. 20 (07/08/2017)
Follow-up report No. 21 (10/08/2017)
Follow-up report No. 22 (19/08/2017)
Follow-up report No. 23 (25/08/2017)
Follow-up report No. 24 (31/08/2017)
Follow-up report No. 25 (07/09/2017)
Follow-up report No. 26 (15/09/2017)
Follow-up report No. 27 (02/10/2017)
Follow-up report No. 28 (12/10/2017)
Follow-up report No. 29 (20/10/2017)
Follow-up report No. 30 (27/10/2017)
Follow-up report No. 31 (10/11/2017)
Follow-up report No. 32 (23/11/2017)
Follow-up report No. 33 (01/12/2017)
Follow-up report No. 34 (07/12/2017)
Follow-up report No. 35 (22/12/2017)
Follow-up report No. 36 (23/01/2018)
Follow-up report No. 37 (09/03/2018)
Follow-up report No. 38 (16/03/2018)
Follow-up report No. 39 (28/03/2018)
Follow-up report No. 40 (02/08/2018)
New outbreaks (2)
Outbreak 1 (HPAI_BS_2018_2) Coccaglio, BRESCIA, Lombardia
Date of start of the outbreak 08/03/2018
Outbreak status Resolved (11/03/2018)
Epidemiological unit Farm
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Birds 30906 82 82 30824 0
Affected population The positivity regards a laying hens farm. Culling of 30824 laying hens has been completed on 11 March, 2018 and all 30906 animals have been safely disposed of.
Outbreak 2 (HPAI_BG_2018_3) Cologno al Serio, BERGAMO, Lombardia
Date of start of the outbreak 12/03/2018
Outbreak status Resolved (23/03/2018)
Epidemiological unit Farm
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Birds 152650 40500 2147 150503
Affected population The positivity regards a commercial farm of fattening turkeys. Culling of 150503 turkeys has been completed on 22 March, 2018 and all 152650 animals have been safely disposed of.
Summary of outbreaks Total outbreaks: 2
Total animals affected
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Birds 183556 40582 2229 181327 0
Outbreak statistics
Species Apparent morbidity rate Apparent mortality rate Apparent case fatality rate Proportion susceptible animals lost*
Birds 22.11% 1.21% 5.49% **
*Removed from the susceptible population through death, destruction and/or slaughter
**Not calculated because of missing information
Epidemiology
Source of the outbreak(s) or origin of infection
  • Unknown or inconclusive
Control measures
Measures applied
  • Movement control inside the country
  • Screening
  • Traceability
  • Official disposal of carcasses, by-products and waste
  • Stamping out
  • Zoning
  • Vaccination prohibited
  • No treatment of affected animals
Measures to be applied
  • Disinfection
Diagnostic test results
Laboratory name and type Species Test Test date Result
Experimental Zooprophylactic Institute (IZSVe), Padova (National laboratory) Birds real-time PCR 08/03/2018 Positive
Experimental Zooprophylactic Institute (IZSVe), Padova (National laboratory) Birds real-time PCR 12/03/2018 Positive
Future Reporting
The event is continuing. Weekly follow-up reports will be submitted.
Map of outbreak locations