Highly pathogenic avian influenza,
Information received on 30/11/2016 from Dr Ibrahim Mahrous Saleh Mohamed, Chairman, General Organization for Veterinary Services (GOVS), Ministry of Agriculture and Land Reclamation, Cairo, Egypt
Report type Immediate notification
Date of start of the event 24/11/2016
Date of confirmation of the event 26/11/2016
Report date 30/11/2016
Date submitted to OIE 30/11/2016
Date event resolved 07/09/2017
Reason for notification New strain of a listed disease in the country
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 (30/11/2016)
Follow-up report No. 1 (12/01/2017)
Follow-up report No. 2 (22/02/2017)
Follow-up report No. 3 (14/03/2017)
Follow-up report No. 4 (22/05/2017)
Follow-up report No. 5 (07/09/2017)
New outbreaks (1)
Outbreak 1 Dumyat, Dumyat, Dumyat
Date of start of the outbreak 24/11/2016
Outbreak status Resolved (24/11/2016)
Epidemiological unit Village
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Common Coot:Fulica atra(Rallidae) 2 2 0 0
Affected population Two common coots found dead during routine epidemiological surveillance activity
Summary of outbreaks Total outbreaks: 1
Total animals affected
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Common Coot:Fulica atra(Rallidae) 2 2 0 0
Outbreak statistics
Species Apparent morbidity rate Apparent mortality rate Apparent case fatality rate Proportion susceptible animals lost*
Common Coot:Fulica atra(Rallidae) ** ** 100.00% **
*Removed from the susceptible population through death, destruction and/or slaughter
**Not calculated because of missing information
Source of the outbreak(s) or origin of infection
  • Unknown or inconclusive
Control measures
Measures applied
  • Surveillance within containment and/or protection zone
  • Surveillance outside containment and/or protection zone
  • Disinfection / Disinfestation
  • Vaccination permitted (if a vaccine exists)
  • No treatment of affected animals
Measures to be applied
  • No other measures
Diagnostic test results
Laboratory name and type Species Test Test date Result
Animal Health Research Center (AHRI), Reference Laboratory for Veterinary Quality Control on Poultry Production (National laboratory) Common Coot real-time PCR 26/11/2016 Positive
Future Reporting
The event is continuing. Weekly follow-up reports will be submitted.
Map of outbreak locations