Highly pathogenic avian influenza,
Information received on 06/12/2016 from Dr Budimir Plavšić, Head, Animal Health Department Veterinary Directorate, Ministry of Agriculture and Environmental Protection, Belgrade, Serbia
Report type Immediate notification
Date of start of the event 30/11/2016
Date of confirmation of the event 02/12/2016
Report date 06/12/2016
Date submitted to OIE 06/12/2016
Date event resolved 12/04/2017
Reason for notification First occurrence of a listed disease in the country
Causal agent Highly pathogenic avian influenza virus
Serotype H5N8
Nature of diagnosis Laboratory (basic), Necropsy
This event pertains to a defined zone within the country
Related reports Immediate notification (06/12/2016)
Follow-up report No. 1 (15/12/2016)
Follow-up report No. 2 (16/12/2016)
Follow-up report No. 3 (11/01/2017)
Follow-up report No. 4 (18/01/2017)
Follow-up report No. 5 (31/01/2017)
Follow-up report No. 6 (01/03/2017)
Follow-up report No. 7 (12/04/2017)
New outbreaks (1)
Outbreak 1 (15418) Koviljski rit-Kovilj, Novi Sad, Juznobacki okrug, Srbija
Date of start of the outbreak 30/11/2016
Outbreak status Resolved (12/04/2017)
Epidemiological unit Natural park
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Mute Swan:Cygnus olor(Anatidae) 6 6 0 0
Summary of outbreaks Total outbreaks: 1
Total animals affected
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Mute Swan:Cygnus olor(Anatidae) 6 6 0 0
Outbreak statistics
Species Apparent morbidity rate Apparent mortality rate Apparent case fatality rate Proportion susceptible animals lost*
Mute Swan:Cygnus olor(Anatidae) ** ** 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
  • Control of wildlife reservoirs
  • Zoning
  • 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
Veterinary Specialist Institute, Kraljevo (National laboratory) Mute Swan reverse transcription - polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) 02/12/2016 Positive
Future Reporting
The event is continuing. Weekly follow-up reports will be submitted.
Map of outbreak locations