Highly pathogenic influenza A viruses (infection with) (non-poultry including wild birds),
Information received on 11/01/2017 from Dr Silvio Borrello, Chief Veterinary Officer, Food Safety and Collegial Bodies for Health Protection, Ministère de la Santé, Department for Veterinary Public Health, Rome, Italy
Report type Immediate notification
Date of start of the event 03/01/2017
Date of confirmation of the event 05/01/2017
Report date 11/01/2017
Date submitted to OIE 11/01/2017
Date event resolved 15/11/2017
Reason for notification New strain of a listed disease
Manifestation of disease Clinical disease
Causal agent Highly pathogenic influenza A virus
Serotype H5N8
Nature of diagnosis Laboratory (advanced), Necropsy
This event pertains to a defined zone within the country
Related reports Immediate notification (11/01/2017)
Follow-up report No. 1 (24/01/2017)
Follow-up report No. 2 (24/02/2017)
Follow-up report No. 3 (29/03/2017)
Follow-up report No. 4 (03/05/2017)
Follow-up report No. 5 (07/06/2017)
Follow-up report No. 6 (03/08/2017)
Follow-up report No. 7 (31/08/2017)
Follow-up report No. 8 (04/10/2017)
Follow-up report No. 9 (20/10/2017)
Follow-up report No. 10 (10/11/2017)
Follow-up report No. 11 (26/01/2018)
New outbreaks (1)
Outbreak 1 (1_2017_HPAIWB) Grado, GORIZIA, Friuli-Venezia Giulia
Date of start of the outbreak 03/01/2017
Outbreak status Resolved (21/03/2017)
Epidemiological unit Natural park
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Eurasian Wigeon:Anas penelope(Anatidae) 1 1 0 0
Affected population The positivity regards a wild bird found dead in proximity of a natural reserve. Diagnostic tests have been carried out and the result was serotype H5N8.
Summary of outbreaks Total outbreaks: 1
Total animals affected
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Eurasian Wigeon:Anas penelope(Anatidae) 1 1 0 0
Outbreak statistics
Species Apparent morbidity rate Apparent mortality rate Apparent case fatality rate Proportion susceptible animals lost*
Eurasian Wigeon:Anas penelope(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
  • Contact with wild species
Control measures
Measures applied
  • 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
Experimental Zooprophylactic Institute (IZS), Venezie - Padova (National laboratory) Eurasian Wigeon real-time PCR 05/01/2017 Positive
Future Reporting
The event is continuing. Weekly follow-up reports will be submitted.
Map of outbreak locations