Highly pathogenic avian influenza,
India
Information received on 04/11/2016 from Mr Devendra Chaudhry, Secretary, Animal Husbandry, Dairying & Fisheries, Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, New Delhi, India
Summary
Report type Immediate notification
Date of start of the event 19/10/2016
Date of confirmation of the event 24/10/2016
Report date 04/11/2016
Date submitted to OIE 04/11/2016
Date event resolved 06/06/2017
Reason for notification Recurrence of a listed disease
Date of previous occurrence 05/09/2016
Manifestation of disease Clinical disease
Causal agent Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza Virus
Serotype H5N8
Nature of diagnosis Laboratory (basic), Laboratory (advanced)
This event pertains to a defined zone within the country
Related reports Immediate notification (04/11/2016)
Follow-up report No. 1 (12/01/2017)
Follow-up report No. 2 (16/06/2017)
New outbreaks (2)
Outbreak 1 Thakazhy, Thakazhy, Alappuzha, Kerala
Date of start of the outbreak 19/10/2016
Outbreak status Resolved (06/06/2017)
Epidemiological unit Farm
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Birds 79918 100 100 14648
Outbreak 2 Ramankary, Ramankary, Alappuzha, Kerala
Date of start of the outbreak 23/10/2016
Outbreak status Resolved (06/06/2017)
Epidemiological unit Farm
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Birds 77848 15 15 6483
Summary of outbreaks Total outbreaks: 2
Total animals affected
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Birds 157766 115 115 21131
Outbreak statistics
Species Apparent morbidity rate Apparent mortality rate Apparent case fatality rate Proportion susceptible animals lost*
Birds 0.07% 0.07% 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
Epidemiological comments Control and containment operations are going on.
Control measures
Measures applied
  • Movement control inside the country
  • Screening
  • Disinfection / Disinfestation
  • Quarantine
  • Stamping out
  • Vaccination prohibited
  • No treatment of affected animals
Measures to be applied
  • Dipping / Spraying for control of vectors or parasites
Diagnostic test results
Laboratory name and type Species Test Test date Result
National Institute of High Security Animal Diseases, Bhopal (National laboratory) Birds real-time PCR 24/10/2016 Positive
National Institute of High Security Animal Diseases, Bhopal (National laboratory) Birds real-time reverse transcriptase/polymerase chain reaction (RRT-PCR) 24/10/2016 Positive
Future Reporting
The event is continuing. Weekly follow-up reports will be submitted.
Map of outbreak locations