Highly pathogenic avian influenza,
Information received on 24/06/2015 from Dr Mehdi Khalaj, Head of IVO, Iran Veterinary Organization (IVO), Iran Veterinary Organization, Ministry of Jihad-e-Agriculture, Tehran, Iran
Report type Follow-up report No. 1
Date of start of the event 12/06/2015
Date of confirmation of the event 14/06/2015
Report date 24/06/2015
Date submitted to OIE 24/06/2015
Date event resolved 29/07/2015
Reason for notification Recurrence of a listed disease
Date of previous occurrence 18/01/2012
Manifestation of disease Clinical disease
Causal agent Highly pathogenic avian influenza virus
Serotype H5N1
Nature of diagnosis Clinical, Laboratory (basic)
This event pertains to a defined zone within the country
Related reports Immediate notification (15/06/2015)
Follow-up report No. 1 (24/06/2015)
Follow-up report No. 2 (01/07/2015)
Follow-up report No. 3 (07/07/2015)
Follow-up report No. 4 (29/07/2015)
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 detected during intensified passive surveillance implemented in high risk area (risk-based surveillance). 2- Based on OlE standards and EU directives on HPAI control measures and surveillance activities, an outbreak investigation is ongoing in risk-based surveillance zone; a total of 1,139 serological and molecular samples were collected and tested in Iran Central Veterinary Laboratory (CVL), and all results were negative to avian influenza type A viruses. 3- To contain and mitigate the probable risk of Al viruses spread, biosecurity measures at all poultry sectors were increased through National communication component of AI surveillance protocol. 4- Intensified passive surveillance (weekly) in live-bird markets (LBM) is in place. Test results of all collected LBM serological and molecular samples were negative to LPAI and HPAI viruses. 5- Animal and Public Health sectorsí coordinated HPAI surveillance program is active for public health issues. 6- Through national Media, all people were briefed on management of HPAI risk exposure.
Control measures
Measures applied
  • Movement control inside the country
  • Screening
  • Disinfection / Disinfestation
  • Quarantine
  • Stamping out
  • Control of wildlife reservoirs
  • 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.