Highly pathogenic avian influenza,
Iran
Information received on 11/12/2018 from Dr Alireza Rafiepoor, Head of Iran Veterinary Organization (IVO), Iran Veterinary Organization (IVO), Ministry of Jihad-e-Agriculture, Tehran, Iran
Summary
Report type Immediate notification
Date of start of the event 15/11/2018
Date of confirmation of the event 18/11/2018
Report date 11/12/2018
Date submitted to OIE 11/12/2018
Reason for notification Recurrence of a listed disease
Date of previous occurrence 30/01/2017
Manifestation of disease Clinical disease
Causal agent Highly pathogenic avian influenza virus
Serotype H5N8
Nature of diagnosis Clinical, Laboratory (basic), Necropsy
This event pertains to a defined zone within the country
Related reports Immediate notification (11/12/2018)
Follow-up report No. 1 (22/12/2018)
Follow-up report No. 2 (05/01/2019)
Follow-up report No. 3 (19/01/2019)
Follow-up report No. 4 (12/02/2019)
Follow-up report No. 5 (20/02/2019)
Follow-up report No. 6 (09/03/2019)
Follow-up report No. 7 (18/03/2019)
Follow-up report No. 8 (25/03/2019)
New outbreaks (3)
Outbreak 1 Sholebaran, East Azarbayejan
Date of start of the outbreak 15/11/2018
Outbreak status Resolved (18/11/2018)
Epidemiological unit Village
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Birds 215 199 145 70 0
Affected population Turkey, chicken
Outbreak 2 Bahman, East Azarbayejan
Date of start of the outbreak 18/11/2018
Outbreak status Resolved (21/11/2018)
Epidemiological unit Livestock market
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Birds 53 53 3 50 0
Affected population Turkey, chicken
Outbreak 3 Yaghbastloo, East Azarbayejan
Date of start of the outbreak 19/11/2018
Outbreak status Resolved (22/11/2018)
Epidemiological unit Village
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Birds 32 22 10 22 0
Affected population Turkey, chicken
Summary of outbreaks Total outbreaks: 3
Total animals affected
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Birds 300 274 158 142 0
Outbreak statistics
Species Apparent morbidity rate Apparent mortality rate Apparent case fatality rate Proportion susceptible animals lost*
Birds 91.33% 52.67% 57.66% 100.00%
*Removed from the susceptible population through death, destruction and/or slaughter
Epidemiology
Source of the outbreak(s) or origin of infection
  • Unknown or inconclusive
Epidemiological comments 1 - The event was reported based on Iran Veterinary Organization HPAI Epidemio-surveillance Program 2 - The aim is to close the event, in protection zone and surveillance zone trace back & trace forward activities are ongoing.
Control measures
Measures applied
  • Screening
  • Quarantine
  • Official disposal of carcasses, by-products and waste
  • Stamping out
  • 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
  • Zoning
Diagnostic test results
Laboratory name and type Species Test Test date Result
Provincial Veterinary Laboratory of East Azarbayejan (Local laboratory) Birds real-time PCR 18/11/2018 Positive
Central Veterinary Laboratory of Iran Veterinary Organization (National laboratory) Birds real-time PCR 19/11/2018 Positive
Future Reporting
The event is continuing. Weekly follow-up reports will be submitted.
Map of outbreak locations