Highly pathogenic avian influenza,
Information received on 12/12/2018 from Dr Alireza Rafiepoor, Head of Iran Veterinary Organization (IVO), Iran Veterinary Organization (IVO), Ministry of Jihad-e-Agriculture, Tehran, Iran
Report type Follow-up report No. 1
Date of start of the event 30/09/2018
Date of confirmation of the event 04/10/2018
Report date 11/12/2018
Date submitted to OIE 12/12/2018
Date event resolved 04/10/2018
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 (01/12/2018)
Follow-up report No. 1 (11/12/2018)
Follow-up report No. 2 (22/12/2018)
Follow-up report No. 3 (12/01/2019)
Follow-up report No. 4 (02/02/2019)
Follow-up report No. 5 (12/02/2019)
Follow-up report No. 6 (20/02/2019)
Follow-up report No. 7 (16/03/2019)
Outbreaks There are no new outbreaks in this report
Source of the outbreak(s) or origin of infection
  • Unknown or inconclusive
Epidemiological comments 1- The event was reported under Iran Veterinary Organisation HPAI passive surveillance. 2- Outbreak investigation is still ongoing; in the protection zone and the surveillance zone, trace-back and trace-forward activities are ongoing.
Control measures
Measures applied
  • Surveillance outside containment and/or protection zone
  • Surveillance within containment and/or protection zone
  • Screening
  • Quarantine
  • Official disposal of carcasses, by-products and waste
  • Stamping out
  • Zoning
  • 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.