Highly pathogenic avian influenza,
Saudi Arabia
Information received on 03/07/2018 from Dr Ali Al Doweriej, Director General of Veterinary Health and Monitoring Department, Veterinary Health and Monitoring Department, Ministry of Environment, Water and Agriculture, RIYADH, Saudi Arabia
Report type Follow-up report No. 7
Date of start of the event 19/12/2017
Date of confirmation of the event 20/12/2017
Report date 03/07/2018
Date submitted to OIE 03/07/2018
Date event resolved 22/07/2018
Reason for notification Recurrence of a listed disease
Date of previous occurrence 29/01/2008
Manifestation of disease Clinical disease
Causal agent Highly pathogenic avian influenza virus
Serotype H5N8
Nature of diagnosis Laboratory (advanced)
This event pertains to a defined zone within the country
Related reports Immediate notification (22/12/2017)
Follow-up report No. 1 (02/01/2018)
Follow-up report No. 2 (16/01/2018)
Follow-up report No. 3 (13/02/2018)
Follow-up report No. 4 (01/03/2018)
Follow-up report No. 5 (29/04/2018)
Follow-up report No. 6 (05/06/2018)
Follow-up report No. 7 (03/07/2018)
Follow-up report No. 8 (22/07/2018)
Follow-up report No. 9 (29/11/2018)
Follow-up report No. 10 (12/12/2018)
Outbreaks There are no new outbreaks in this report
Source of the outbreak(s) or origin of infection
  • Unknown or inconclusive
Control measures
Measures applied
  • Movement control inside the country
  • Surveillance outside containment and/or protection zone
  • Surveillance within containment and/or protection zone
  • Traceability
  • Quarantine
  • Official disposal of carcasses, by-products and waste
  • Stamping out
  • Disinfection
  • Vaccination prohibited
  • No treatment of affected animals
Measures to be applied
  • No other measures
Future Reporting
The event is continuing. Weekly follow-up reports will be submitted.