Highly pathogenic avian influenza,
China (People's Rep. of)
Information received on 28/12/2016 from Dr Yu Kangzhen, National Chief Veterinary Officer , Veterinary Bureau , Ministry of Agriculture , Beijing, China (People's Rep. of)
Report type Immediate notification
Date of start of the event 17/12/2016
Date of confirmation of the event 26/12/2016
Report date 28/12/2016
Date submitted to OIE 28/12/2016
Date event resolved 22/03/2017
Reason for notification First occurrence of a listed disease
Manifestation of disease Clinical disease
Causal agent Highly pathogenic avian influenza virus
Serotype H5N6
Nature of diagnosis Clinical, Laboratory (basic), Laboratory (advanced)
This event pertains to a defined zone within the country
Related reports Immediate notification (28/12/2016)
Follow-up report No. 1 (28/12/2017)
New outbreaks (1)
Outbreak 1 Ili Kazak Autonomous Prefecture, Yining, Xinjiang
Date of start of the outbreak 17/12/2016
Outbreak status Resolved (22/03/2017)
Epidemiological unit Farm
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Birds 66619 16000 10716 55903 0
Summary of outbreaks Total outbreaks: 1
Total animals affected
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Birds 66619 16000 10716 55903 0
Outbreak statistics
Species Apparent morbidity rate Apparent mortality rate Apparent case fatality rate Proportion susceptible animals lost*
Birds 24.02% 16.09% 66.98% 100.00%
*Removed from the susceptible population through death, destruction and/or slaughter
Source of the outbreak(s) or origin of infection
  • Unknown or inconclusive
Control measures
Measures applied
  • Screening
  • Disinfection / Disinfestation
  • Quarantine
  • Surveillance outside containment and/or protection zone
  • Stamping out
  • Official destruction of animal products
  • Official disposal of carcasses, by-products and waste
  • 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
Harbin National Avian Influenza Laboratory (OIE Reference Laboratory) Birds reverse transcription - polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) 26/12/2016 Positive
Future Reporting
The event is continuing. Weekly follow-up reports will be submitted.
Map of outbreak locations