Highly pathogenic avian influenza,
Information received on 11/01/2019 from Dr Nikolay Vlasov, Deputy Head, Federal Service for Veterinary and Phytosanitary Surveillance , Ministry of Agriculture, Moscou, Russia
Report type Follow-up report No. 15
Date of start of the event 07/06/2018
Date of confirmation of the event 09/06/2018
Report date 11/01/2019
Date submitted to OIE 11/01/2019
Date event resolved 20/05/2019
Reason for notification Recurrence of a listed disease
Date of previous occurrence 13/03/2018
Manifestation of disease Clinical disease
Causal agent Highly pathogenic avian influenza virus
Serotype H5
Nature of diagnosis Clinical, Laboratory (advanced)
This event pertains to a defined zone within the country
Related reports Immediate notification (13/06/2018)
Follow-up report No. 1 (20/06/2018)
Follow-up report No. 2 (27/06/2018)
Follow-up report No. 3 (04/07/2018)
Follow-up report No. 4 (11/07/2018)
Follow-up report No. 5 (18/07/2018)
Follow-up report No. 6 (25/07/2018)
Follow-up report No. 7 (31/07/2018)
Follow-up report No. 8 (08/08/2018)
Follow-up report No. 9 (16/08/2018)
Follow-up report No. 10 (17/08/2018)
Follow-up report No. 11 (29/08/2018)
Follow-up report No. 12 (06/09/2018)
Follow-up report No. 13 (01/10/2018)
Follow-up report No. 14 (06/11/2018)
Follow-up report No. 15 (11/01/2019)
Follow-up report No. 16 (28/01/2019)
Follow-up report No. 17 (25/02/2019)
Follow-up report No. 18 (17/05/2019)
Follow-up report No. 19 (21/05/2019)
New outbreaks (1)
Outbreak 1 Ursdon, Ust’-Donetsky, Rostovskaya Oblast
Date of start of the outbreak 04/01/2019
Outbreak status Resolved (25/04/2019)
Epidemiological unit Farm
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Birds 17211 6355 6355 10856 0
Affected population The “Ursdon” turkey farm where 273 day-old parent flock was kept
Summary of outbreaks Total outbreaks: 1
Total animals affected
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Birds 17211 6355 6355 10856 0
Outbreak statistics
Species Apparent morbidity rate Apparent mortality rate Apparent case fatality rate Proportion susceptible animals lost*
Birds 36.92% 36.92% 100.00% 100.00%
*Removed from the susceptible population through death, destruction and/or slaughter
Source of the outbreak(s) or origin of infection
  • Unknown or inconclusive
Control measures
Measures applied
  • Movement control inside the country
  • Surveillance within containment and/or protection zone
  • Screening
  • Quarantine
  • Official disposal of carcasses, by-products and waste
  • Stamping out
  • Control of wildlife reservoirs
  • Disinfection
  • 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
Rostovskaya veterinary Laboratory (Local laboratory) Birds polymerase chain reaction (PCR) 09/01/2019 Positive
All-Russian Research Institute for Animal Health (National laboratory) Birds reverse transcription - polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) 10/01/2019 Positive
Future Reporting
The event is continuing. Weekly follow-up reports will be submitted.
Map of outbreak locations