Highly pathogenic avian influenza,
Bulgaria
Information received on 21/02/2017 from Dr Damyan Iliev, Chief Veterinary Officer & Deputy Executive Director, Bulgarian Food Safety Agency, Ministry of Agriculture and Food, Sofia, Bulgaria
Summary
Report type Follow-up report No. 2
Date of start of the event 19/12/2016
Date of confirmation of the event 19/12/2016
Report date 20/02/2017
Date submitted to OIE 21/02/2017
Date event resolved 30/04/2017
Reason for notification Recurrence of a listed disease
Date of previous occurrence 01/07/2015
Manifestation of disease Clinical disease
Causal agent Highly pathogenic avian influenza virus
Serotype H5
Nature of diagnosis Clinical, Laboratory (basic)
This event pertains to a defined zone within the country
Related reports Immediate notification (22/12/2016)
Follow-up report No. 1 (28/12/2016)
Follow-up report No. 2 (20/02/2017)
Follow-up report No. 3 (24/02/2017)
Follow-up report No. 4 (09/05/2017)
Follow-up report No. 5 (05/06/2017)
New outbreaks (57)
Outbreak 1 Padarsko, Rakovski, Plovdiv
Date of start of the outbreak 20/12/2016
Outbreak status Resolved (30/04/2017)
Epidemiological unit Farm
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Birds 8800 159 159 8641 0
Outbreak 2 Doganovo, Elin Pelin, Sofija
Date of start of the outbreak 22/12/2016
Outbreak status Resolved (30/04/2017)
Epidemiological unit Backyard
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Birds 353 22 10 343 0
Outbreak 3 Rakovski, Rakovski, Plovdiv
Date of start of the outbreak 27/12/2016
Outbreak status Resolved (30/04/2017)
Epidemiological unit Farm
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Birds 28740 740 740 28000 0
Outbreak 4 Padarsko, Brezovo, Plovdiv
Date of start of the outbreak 28/12/2016
Outbreak status Resolved (30/04/2017)
Epidemiological unit Farm
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Birds 2196 6 6 2190 0
Outbreak 5 Manolsko Konare, Maritsa, Plovdiv
Date of start of the outbreak 28/12/2016
Outbreak status Resolved (30/04/2017)
Epidemiological unit Farm
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Birds 6716 16 16 6700 0
Outbreak 6 Mala kutlovitsa, Montana, Montana
Date of start of the outbreak 28/12/2016
Outbreak status Resolved (30/04/2017)
Epidemiological unit Backyard
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Birds 63 10 10 53 0
Outbreak 7 Belozem, Rakovski, Plovdiv
Date of start of the outbreak 29/12/2016
Outbreak status Resolved (30/04/2017)
Epidemiological unit Farm
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Birds 14815 815 815 14000 0
Outbreak 8 Kalekovets, Maritsa, Plovdiv
Date of start of the outbreak 29/12/2016
Outbreak status Resolved (30/04/2017)
Epidemiological unit Farm
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Birds 7000 185 185 6815 0
Outbreak 9 Kurdzhali, Kardzali
Date of start of the outbreak 30/12/2016
Outbreak status Resolved (30/04/2017)
Epidemiological unit Backyard
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Birds 500 50 5 450 0
Outbreak 10 Mirovo, Bratya Daskalovi, Stara Zagora
Date of start of the outbreak 30/12/2016
Outbreak status Resolved (30/04/2017)
Epidemiological unit Farm
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Birds 10500 100 50 10400 0
Outbreak 11 Sekirovo, Rakovski, Plovdiv
Date of start of the outbreak 30/12/2016
Outbreak status Resolved (30/04/2017)
Epidemiological unit Farm
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Birds 7210 10 10 7200 0
Outbreak 12 Gradina, Purvomai, Plovdiv
Date of start of the outbreak 30/12/2016
Outbreak status Resolved (30/04/2017)
Epidemiological unit Farm
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Birds 7700 700 700 7000 0
Outbreak 13 Momino selo, Rakovski, Plovdiv
Date of start of the outbreak 30/12/2016
Outbreak status Resolved (30/04/2017)
Epidemiological unit Farm
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Birds 16137 1000 1000 15137 0
Outbreak 14 Trilistnik, Maritsa, Plovdiv
Date of start of the outbreak 30/12/2016
Outbreak status Resolved (30/04/2017)
Epidemiological unit Farm
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Birds 99305 2859 2859 96446 0
Outbreak 15 Pazadzhik, Pazardzik
Date of start of the outbreak 30/12/2016
Outbreak status Resolved (30/04/2017)
Epidemiological unit Not applicable
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Eurasian buzzard (common buzzard):Buteo buteo(Accipitridae) 2 0 2 0
Outbreak 16 Granit, Bratya Daskalovi, Stara Zagora
Date of start of the outbreak 04/01/2017
Outbreak status Resolved (30/04/2017)
Epidemiological unit Farm
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Birds 12177 70 0 12107 0
Outbreak 17 Haskovo, Haskovo, Haskovo
Date of start of the outbreak 04/01/2017
Outbreak status Resolved (30/04/2017)
Epidemiological unit Farm
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Birds 79056 50 50 79006 0
Outbreak 18 Kasnakovo, Dimitrovgrad, Haskovo
Date of start of the outbreak 04/01/2017
Outbreak status Resolved (30/04/2017)
Epidemiological unit Farm
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Birds 17686 122 90 17596 0
Outbreak 19 Prohod, Burgas
Date of start of the outbreak 05/01/2017
Outbreak status Resolved (30/04/2017)
Epidemiological unit Backyard
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Birds 91 43 4 87 0
Outbreak 20 Veren, Bratya Daskalovi, Stara Zagora
Date of start of the outbreak 05/01/2017
Outbreak status Resolved (30/04/2017)
Epidemiological unit Backyard
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Birds 7050 50 0 7000 0
Outbreak 21 Cherna gora, Bratya Daskalovi, Stara Zagora
Date of start of the outbreak 06/01/2017
Outbreak status Resolved (30/04/2017)
Epidemiological unit Farm
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Birds 10766 60 60 10706 0
Outbreak 22 Arkutino, Primorsko, Burgas
Date of start of the outbreak 06/01/2017
Outbreak status Resolved (30/04/2017)
Epidemiological unit Natural park
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
House Sparrow:Passer domesticus(Passeridae) 3 3 0 0
Outbreak 23 Graf Ignatievo, Maritsa, Plovdiv
Date of start of the outbreak 06/01/2017
Outbreak status Resolved (30/04/2017)
Epidemiological unit Farm
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Birds 4800 500 500 4300 0
Outbreak 24 Vurben, Brezovo, Plovdiv
Date of start of the outbreak 06/01/2017
Outbreak status Resolved (30/04/2017)
Epidemiological unit Farm
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Birds 4938 38 38 4900 0
Outbreak 25 Novoseltsi, Vidin, Vidin
Date of start of the outbreak 06/01/2017
Outbreak status Resolved (30/04/2017)
Epidemiological unit Backyard
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Birds 25 5 5 20 0
Outbreak 26 Razhevo Konare, Kaloyanovo, Plovdiv
Date of start of the outbreak 09/01/2017
Outbreak status Resolved (30/04/2017)
Epidemiological unit Farm
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Birds 7780 780 780 7000 0
Outbreak 27 Manole, Maritsa, Plovdiv
Date of start of the outbreak 09/01/2017
Outbreak status Resolved (30/04/2017)
Epidemiological unit Farm
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Birds 5800 70 70 5730 0
Outbreak 28 Saedinenie, Bratya Daskalovi, Stara Zagora
Date of start of the outbreak 09/01/2017
Outbreak status Resolved (30/04/2017)
Epidemiological unit Farm
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Birds 6730 30 0 6700 0
Outbreak 29 Bratya Daskalovi, Bratya Daskalovi, Stara Zagora
Date of start of the outbreak 09/01/2017
Outbreak status Resolved (30/04/2017)
Epidemiological unit Farm
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Birds 7600 35 0 7570 0
Outbreak 30 Pravoslav, Stara Zagora
Date of start of the outbreak 09/01/2017
Outbreak status Resolved (30/04/2017)
Epidemiological unit Farm
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Birds 10962 962 60 10000 0
Outbreak 31 Malevo, Haskovo, Haskovo
Date of start of the outbreak 09/01/2017
Outbreak status Resolved (30/04/2017)
Epidemiological unit Farm
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Birds 13000 1500 450 12550 0
Outbreak 32 Staro Zhelezare, Hisarya, Plovdiv
Date of start of the outbreak 11/01/2017
Outbreak status Resolved (30/04/2017)
Epidemiological unit Farm
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Birds 42996 6 6 42990 0
Outbreak 33 Chalakovi, Rakovski, Plovdiv
Date of start of the outbreak 11/01/2017
Outbreak status Resolved (30/04/2017)
Epidemiological unit Farm
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Birds 16760 60 60 16700 0
Outbreak 34 Drangovo, Brezovo, Plovdiv
Date of start of the outbreak 11/01/2017
Outbreak status Resolved (30/04/2017)
Epidemiological unit Farm
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Birds 20 5 5 15 0
Outbreak 35 Choba, Brezovo, Plovdiv
Date of start of the outbreak 11/01/2017
Outbreak status Resolved (30/04/2017)
Epidemiological unit Farm
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Birds 5400 50 50 5350 0
Outbreak 36 Stryama, Plovdiv
Date of start of the outbreak 11/01/2017
Outbreak status Resolved (30/04/2017)
Epidemiological unit Farm
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Birds 3880 80 80 3800 0
Outbreak 37 Dositeevo; Manastir, Haskovo, Haskovo
Date of start of the outbreak 11/01/2017
Outbreak status Resolved (30/04/2017)
Epidemiological unit Farm
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Birds 25772 772 20 25752 0
Outbreak 38 Zlatosel, Brezovo, Plovdiv
Date of start of the outbreak 12/01/2017
Outbreak status Resolved (30/04/2017)
Epidemiological unit Farm
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Birds 7384 84 4 7300 0
Outbreak 39 Vaglarovo, Haskovo, Haskovo
Date of start of the outbreak 13/01/2017
Outbreak status Resolved (30/04/2017)
Epidemiological unit Farm
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Birds 25525 25 10 25515 0
Outbreak 40 Sofia city, Sofia, Grad Sofija
Date of start of the outbreak 13/01/2017
Outbreak status Resolved (30/04/2017)
Epidemiological unit Zoo
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Birds 59 10 10 0 0
Mute Swan:Cygnus olor(Anatidae) 11 11 11 0 0
Outbreak 41 Rakovski, Rakovski, Plovdiv
Date of start of the outbreak 16/01/2017
Outbreak status Resolved (30/04/2017)
Epidemiological unit Farm
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Birds 3712 12 1 3711 0
Outbreak 42 Chernomorets, Sozopol, Burgas
Date of start of the outbreak 18/01/2017
Outbreak status Resolved (30/04/2017)
Epidemiological unit Not applicable
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Mute Swan:Cygnus olor(Anatidae) 2 2 0 0
Outbreak 43 Kavarna, Kavarna , Dobric
Date of start of the outbreak 18/01/2017
Outbreak status Resolved (30/04/2017)
Epidemiological unit Natural park
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Greylag Goose:Anser anser(Anatidae) 2 2 0 0
Outbreak 44 Varna, Varna, Varna
Date of start of the outbreak 18/01/2017
Outbreak status Resolved (30/04/2017)
Epidemiological unit Natural park
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Mute Swan:Cygnus olor(Anatidae) 2 2 0 0
Outbreak 45 Devnya, Devnya, Varna
Date of start of the outbreak 18/01/2017
Outbreak status Resolved (30/04/2017)
Epidemiological unit Natural park
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Mute Swan:Cygnus olor(Anatidae) 1 1 0 0
Outbreak 46 Burgas, Burgas, Burgas
Date of start of the outbreak 20/01/2017
Outbreak status Resolved (30/04/2017)
Epidemiological unit Other
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Mute Swan:Cygnus olor(Anatidae) 2 2 0 0
Outbreak 47 Lozen, Septemvri, Pazardzik
Date of start of the outbreak 24/01/2017
Outbreak status Resolved (30/04/2017)
Epidemiological unit Backyard
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Birds 22 10 5 17 0
Outbreak 48 Durnakulak., Dobric
Date of start of the outbreak 25/01/2017
Outbreak status Resolved (30/04/2017)
Epidemiological unit Natural park
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Mute Swan:Cygnus olor(Anatidae) 2 2 0 0
Outbreak 49 Durnakulak, Dobric
Date of start of the outbreak 25/01/2017
Outbreak status Resolved (30/04/2017)
Epidemiological unit Natural park
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Mute Swan:Cygnus olor(Anatidae) 2 2 0 0
Outbreak 50 Trankovo, Elhovo, Jambol
Date of start of the outbreak 25/01/2017
Outbreak status Resolved (30/04/2017)
Epidemiological unit Farm
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Birds 5637 500 500 5137 0
Outbreak 51 Pomorie, Pomorie, Burgas
Date of start of the outbreak 25/01/2017
Outbreak status Resolved (30/04/2017)
Epidemiological unit Other
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Mute Swan:Cygnus olor(Anatidae) 1 1 1 0 0
Outbreak 52 Gorski izvor, Dimitrovgrad, Haskovo
Date of start of the outbreak 03/02/2017
Outbreak status Resolved (30/04/2017)
Epidemiological unit Farm
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Birds 15995 10 10 15985 0
Outbreak 53 Markovo, Stara Zagora
Date of start of the outbreak 03/02/2017
Outbreak status Resolved (30/04/2017)
Epidemiological unit Farm
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Birds 4600 55 0 4545 0
Outbreak 54 Smin, Shabla, Dobric
Date of start of the outbreak 06/02/2017
Outbreak status Resolved (30/04/2017)
Epidemiological unit Backyard
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Birds 38 5 5 33 0
Outbreak 55 Begovo, Kaloyanovo, Plovdiv
Date of start of the outbreak 08/02/2017
Outbreak status Resolved (30/04/2017)
Epidemiological unit Farm
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Birds 1250 50 0 1200 0
Outbreak 56 Otets Kirilovo, Brezovo, Plovdiv
Date of start of the outbreak 08/02/2017
Outbreak status Resolved (30/04/2017)
Epidemiological unit Farm
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Birds 1900 10 0 1890 0
Outbreak 57 Pishtigovo, Pazardzhik, Pazardzik
Date of start of the outbreak 09/02/2017
Outbreak status Resolved (30/04/2017)
Epidemiological unit Not applicable
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Eurasian buzzard (common buzzard):Buteo buteo(Accipitridae) 1 1 0 0
Summary of outbreaks Total outbreaks: 57
Total animals affected
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Birds 559446 12731 9438 548587 0
Eurasian buzzard (common buzzard):Buteo buteo(Accipitridae) 3 1 2 0
House Sparrow:Passer domesticus(Passeridae) 3 3 0 0
Mute Swan:Cygnus olor(Anatidae) 12 23 23 0 0
Greylag Goose:Anser anser(Anatidae) 2 2 0 0
Outbreak statistics
Species Apparent morbidity rate Apparent mortality rate Apparent case fatality rate Proportion susceptible animals lost*
Birds 2.28% 1.69% 74.13% 99.75%
Eurasian buzzard (common buzzard):Buteo buteo(Accipitridae) ** ** 33.33% **
House Sparrow:Passer domesticus(Passeridae) ** ** 100.00% **
Mute Swan:Cygnus olor(Anatidae) ** ** 100.00% **
Greylag Goose:Anser anser(Anatidae) ** ** 100.00% **
*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
  • Contact with wild species
Control measures
Measures applied
  • Movement control inside the country
  • Screening
  • Quarantine
  • Surveillance outside containment and/or protection zone
  • Official destruction of animal products
  • Official disposal of carcasses, by-products and waste
  • Surveillance within containment and/or protection zone
  • Control of wildlife reservoirs
  • Zoning
  • 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
National Reference Laboratory for Avian Influenza/Newcastle Disease (National laboratory) Birds real-time PCR 30/12/2016 Positive
National Reference Laboratory for Avian Influenza/Newcastle Disease (National laboratory) Birds real-time PCR 03/01/2017 Positive
National Reference Laboratory for Avian Influenza/Newcastle Disease (National laboratory) Birds real-time PCR 06/01/2017 Positive
National Reference Laboratory for Avian Influenza/Newcastle Disease (National laboratory) Birds real-time PCR 13/01/2017 Positive
National Reference Laboratory for Avian Influenza/Newcastle Disease (National laboratory) Birds real-time PCR 16/01/2017 Positive
National Reference Laboratory for Avian Influenza/Newcastle Disease (National laboratory) Birds real-time PCR 16/01/2017 Positive
National Reference Laboratory for Avian Influenza/Newcastle Disease (National laboratory) Birds real-time PCR 20/01/2017 Positive
National Reference Laboratory for Avian Influenza/Newcastle Disease (National laboratory) Birds real-time PCR 03/02/2017 Positive
National Reference Laboratory for Avian Influenza/Newcastle Disease (National laboratory) Birds real-time PCR 08/02/2017 Positive
National Reference Laboratory for Avian Influenza/Newcastle Disease (National laboratory) Birds real-time PCR 09/02/2017 Positive
National Reference Laboratory for Avian Influenza/Newcastle Disease (National laboratory) Eurasian buzzard (common buzzard) real-time PCR 30/12/2016 Positive
National Reference Laboratory for Avian Influenza/Newcastle Disease (National laboratory) Grey Heron real-time PCR 16/01/2017 Positive
National Reference Laboratory for Avian Influenza/Newcastle Disease (National laboratory) Greylag Goose real-time PCR 25/01/2017 Positive
National Reference Laboratory for Avian Influenza/Newcastle Disease (National laboratory) Mute Swan real-time PCR 18/01/2017 Positive
National Reference Laboratory for Avian Influenza/Newcastle Disease (National laboratory) Mute Swan real-time PCR 25/01/2017 Positive
National Reference Laboratory for Avian Influenza/Newcastle Disease (National laboratory) Mute Swan real-time PCR 09/02/2017 Positive
Future Reporting
The event is continuing. Weekly follow-up reports will be submitted.
Map of outbreak locations