Highly pathogenic avian influenza,
Russia
Information received on 23/11/2016 from Dr Evgueny A. Nepoklonov, Deputy Head, Orlikov per., 1/11, Ministry of Agriculture and Food, MOSCOW, Russia
Summary
Report type Immediate notification
Date of start of the event 07/11/2016
Date of confirmation of the event 17/11/2016
Report date 23/11/2016
Date submitted to OIE 23/11/2016
Date event resolved 30/12/2016
Reason for notification Recurrence of a listed disease
Date of previous occurrence 15/06/2016
Manifestation of disease Clinical disease
Causal agent Highly pathogenic avian influenza virus
Serotype H5
Nature of diagnosis Laboratory (basic), Laboratory (advanced)
This event pertains to a defined zone within the country
Related reports Immediate notification (23/11/2016)
Follow-up report No. 1 (08/12/2016)
Follow-up report No. 2 (13/01/2017)
New outbreaks (2)
Outbreak 1 Oktyabr’sky, Yashaltinsky, Respublika Kalmykiya
Date of start of the outbreak 07/11/2016
Outbreak status Resolved (30/12/2016)
Epidemiological unit Village
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Birds 81 42 42 0 0
Affected population Backyard birds
Outbreak 2 Solenoe, Yashaltinsky, Respublika Kalmykiya
Date of start of the outbreak 07/11/2016
Outbreak status Resolved (30/12/2016)
Epidemiological unit Backyard
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Birds 122 95 95 0 0
Affected population Backyard birds
Summary of outbreaks Total outbreaks: 2
Total animals affected
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Birds 203 137 137 0 0
Outbreak statistics
Species Apparent morbidity rate Apparent mortality rate Apparent case fatality rate Proportion susceptible animals lost*
Birds 67.49% 67.49% 100.00% 67.49%
*Removed from the susceptible population through death, destruction and/or slaughter
Epidemiology
Source of the outbreak(s) or origin of infection
  • Unknown or inconclusive
Epidemiological comments Genome of H5 avian influenza virus was detected in 4 samples from carcasses of domestic birds (goose, hen, guinea fowl). Sequence analysis of the isolates showed that they belonged to the Asian HPAI virus H5 lineage A/Guandong/1/96, clade 2.3.4.4.
Control measures
Measures applied
  • Control of wildlife reservoirs
  • Official disposal of carcasses, by-products and waste
  • Quarantine
  • Disinfection / Disinfestation
  • Screening
  • Movement control inside the country
  • Vaccination permitted (if a vaccine exists)
  • No treatment of affected animals
Measures to be applied
  • Stamping out
Diagnostic test results
Laboratory name and type Species Test Test date Result
Stavropolskaya veterinary laboratory (Local laboratory) Birds polymerase chain reaction (PCR) 17/11/2016 Positive
All-Russian Research Institute for Animal Health (FGBI-ARRIAH) (National laboratory) Birds gene sequencing 23/11/2016 Positive
All-Russian Research Institute for Animal Health (FGBI-ARRIAH) (National laboratory) Birds reverse transcription - polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) 23/11/2016 Positive
Future Reporting
The event is continuing. Weekly follow-up reports will be submitted.
Map of outbreak locations