Highly pathogenic avian influenza,
Iraq
Information received on 25/07/2016 from Dr Salah Fadhil Abbas, Director General, Veterinary Directorate, Ministry of Agriculture , Baghdad, Iraq
Summary
Report type Immediate notification
Date of start of the event 15/06/2016
Date of confirmation of the event 11/07/2016
Report date 25/07/2016
Date submitted to OIE 25/07/2016
Date event resolved 12/10/2016
Reason for notification Recurrence of a listed disease
Date of previous occurrence 07/05/2016
Manifestation of disease Clinical disease
Causal agent Highly pathogenic avian influenza virus
Serotype H5
Nature of diagnosis Clinical, Laboratory (basic), Necropsy
This event pertains to a defined zone within the country
Related reports Immediate notification (25/07/2016)
Follow-up report No. 1 (07/08/2016)
Follow-up report No. 2 (19/10/2016)
New outbreaks (11)
Outbreak 1 (1) AlWahda, Baghdad
Date of start of the outbreak 15/06/2016
Outbreak status Resolved (12/10/2016)
Epidemiological unit Farm
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Birds 668000 439799 439799 228201 0
Outbreak 2 (2) AlWahda, Alhmetha, Shaka 6, Baghdad
Date of start of the outbreak 21/06/2016
Outbreak status Resolved (12/10/2016)
Epidemiological unit Farm
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Birds 28000 800 800 27200 0
Outbreak 3 (3) Alwahda, Alhamthia, Baghdad
Date of start of the outbreak 22/06/2016
Outbreak status Resolved (12/10/2016)
Epidemiological unit Farm
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Birds 112500 1325 1325 111175 0
Outbreak 4 (8) Alsewara 1, TajAldin, Alazezia, Wasit
Date of start of the outbreak 29/06/2016
Outbreak status Resolved (12/10/2016)
Epidemiological unit Farm
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Birds 539000 51049 51049 487951 0
Outbreak 5 (4) Alwahda, Alnabaa Alsafi, Baghdad
Date of start of the outbreak 29/06/2016
Outbreak status Resolved (12/10/2016)
Epidemiological unit Farm
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Birds 15700 160 160 15540 0
Outbreak 6 (11) Alazezia, TajAdin, Wasit
Date of start of the outbreak 09/07/2016
Outbreak status Resolved (12/10/2016)
Epidemiological unit Farm
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Birds 914000 410 410 913590 0
Outbreak 7 (5) Alwahda, Hmetha, Shaka 4, Baghdad
Date of start of the outbreak 11/07/2016
Outbreak status Resolved (12/10/2016)
Epidemiological unit Farm
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Birds 58000 400 400 57600 0
Outbreak 8 (7) Alwehda, Alhemtheia, Baghdad
Date of start of the outbreak 11/07/2016
Outbreak status Resolved (12/10/2016)
Epidemiological unit Farm
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Birds 17000 2315 2315 14685 0
Outbreak 9 (6) Alwahda, Hamtheia, Shaka 4, Baghdad
Date of start of the outbreak 11/07/2016
Outbreak status Resolved (12/10/2016)
Epidemiological unit Farm
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Birds 19335 1500 1500 17835 0
Outbreak 10 (9) Alazezia, TajAldin, Wasit
Date of start of the outbreak 12/07/2016
Outbreak status Resolved (12/10/2016)
Epidemiological unit Farm
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Birds 146500 7530 7530 138970 0
Outbreak 11 (10) Alazezia, Zgedat villege, TajAdin, Wasit
Date of start of the outbreak 13/07/2016
Outbreak status Resolved (12/10/2016)
Epidemiological unit Farm
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Birds 305000 7660 7660 297340 0
Summary of outbreaks Total outbreaks: 11
Total animals affected
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Birds 2823035 512948 512948 2310087 0
Outbreak statistics
Species Apparent morbidity rate Apparent mortality rate Apparent case fatality rate Proportion susceptible animals lost*
Birds 18.17% 18.17% 100.00% 100.00%
*Removed from the susceptible population through death, destruction and/or slaughter
Epidemiology
Source of the outbreak(s) or origin of infection
  • Unknown or inconclusive
Control measures
Measures applied
  • Surveillance within containment and/or protection zone
  • Control of wildlife reservoirs
  • Zoning
  • Official disposal of carcasses, by-products and waste
  • Official destruction of animal products
  • Stamping out
  • Surveillance outside containment and/or protection zone
  • Quarantine
  • Dipping / Spraying for control of vectors or parasites
  • Traceability
  • Disinfection / Disinfestation
  • Screening
  • Movement control inside the country
  • 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
Central Veterinary Laboratory (CVL) (National laboratory) Birds real-time PCR 11/07/2016 Positive
Future Reporting
The event is continuing. Weekly follow-up reports will be submitted.
Map of outbreak locations