Highly pathogenic avian influenza,
Information received on 22/12/2016 from Ms Vesna Dakovic, Acting Director, Administration for Food Safety, Veterinary and Phitosanitary Affairs, Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, PODGORICA, Montenegro
Report type Immediate notification
Date of start of the event 12/12/2016
Date of confirmation of the event 19/12/2016
Report date 22/12/2016
Date submitted to OIE 22/12/2016
Date event resolved 01/01/2017
Reason for notification First occurrence of a listed disease in the country
Causal agent Highly pathogenic avian influenza virus
Serotype H5N5
Nature of diagnosis Laboratory (advanced)
This event pertains to a defined zone within the country
Related reports Immediate notification (22/12/2016)
Follow-up report No. 1 (22/01/2018)
New outbreaks (1)
Outbreak 1 Plavnica, Podgorica
Date of start of the outbreak 12/12/2016
Outbreak status Resolved (01/01/2017)
Epidemiological unit Natural park
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Common Teal:Anas crecca(Anatidae) 1 0 1 0
Summary of outbreaks Total outbreaks: 1
Total animals affected
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Common Teal:Anas crecca(Anatidae) 1 0 1 0
Outbreak statistics
Species Apparent morbidity rate Apparent mortality rate Apparent case fatality rate Proportion susceptible animals lost*
Common Teal:Anas crecca(Anatidae) ** ** 0.00% **
*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
Epidemiological comments The case was discovered within the program of active monitoring of wild birds, without clinical signs.
Control measures
Measures applied
  • Zoning
  • Control of wildlife reservoirs
  • Surveillance within containment and/or protection zone
  • 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
Diagnostic Veterinary Laboratory in Podgorica (National laboratory) Common Teal real-time reverse transcriptase/polymerase chain reaction (RRT-PCR) 19/12/2016 Positive
Future Reporting
The event is continuing. Weekly follow-up reports will be submitted.
Map of outbreak locations