Highly pathogenic avian influenza,
Palestinian Auton. Territories
Information received on 13/04/2015 from Dr Imad Mukarkar, Director General, Chief Veterinary Officer, Veterinary Services & Animal Health, Ministry of Agriculture, Ramallah, Palestinian Auton. Territories
Report type Follow-up report No. 1
Date of start of the event 24/03/2015
Date of confirmation of the event 24/03/2015
Report date 13/04/2015
Date submitted to OIE 13/04/2015
Date event resolved 12/04/2015
Reason for notification Recurrence of a listed disease
Date of previous occurrence 03/2015
Manifestation of disease Clinical disease
Causal agent Highly pathogenic avian influenza virus
Serotype H5
Nature of diagnosis Suspicion, Clinical
This event pertains to a defined zone within the country
Related reports Immediate notification (02/04/2015)
Follow-up report No. 1 (13/04/2015)
Follow-up report No. 2 (14/05/2015)
New outbreaks (1)
Outbreak 1 Gaza Strip, Alkateba st, Khan younis, Gaza Strip
Date of start of the outbreak 11/04/2015
Outbreak status Resolved (12/04/2015)
Epidemiological unit Backyard
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Birds 150 90 60 90 0
Summary of outbreaks Total outbreaks: 1
Total animals affected
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Birds 150 90 60 90 0
Outbreak statistics
Species Apparent morbidity rate Apparent mortality rate Apparent case fatality rate Proportion susceptible animals lost*
Birds 60.00% 40.00% 66.67% 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
  • Screening
  • Disinfection / Disinfestation
  • Dipping / Spraying for control of vectors or parasites
  • Quarantine
  • Stamping out
  • Zoning
  • 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.
Map of outbreak locations