Highly pathogenic avian influenza,
Greece
Information received on 17/01/2017 from Mr Spiros Doudounakis, Director, , Directorate General of Veterinary Services / Animal Health Directorare , Ministry of Rural Development and Food , ATHENS, Greece
Summary
Report type Immediate notification
Date of start of the event 07/01/2017
Date of confirmation of the event 12/01/2017
Report date 17/01/2017
Date submitted to OIE 17/01/2017
Date event resolved 12/05/2017
Reason for notification New strain of a listed disease
Manifestation of disease Clinical disease
Causal agent Highly pathogenic avian influenza virus
Serotype H5N8
Nature of diagnosis Clinical, Laboratory (basic), Laboratory (advanced), Necropsy
This event pertains to a defined zone within the country
Related reports Immediate notification (17/01/2017)
Follow-up report No. 1 (27/01/2017)
Follow-up report No. 2 (16/02/2017)
Follow-up report No. 3 (24/03/2017)
Follow-up report No. 4 (12/05/2017)
New outbreaks (1)
Outbreak 1 MILIA AREA, MUNICIPALITY OF TRIPOLI, ARKADIA PREFECTURE, Peloponnisos
Date of start of the outbreak 07/01/2017
Outbreak status Resolved (12/05/2017)
Epidemiological unit Farm
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Birds 28000 28000 28000 0 0
Affected population Caged laying hens
Summary of outbreaks Total outbreaks: 1
Total animals affected
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Birds 28000 28000 28000 0 0
Outbreak statistics
Species Apparent morbidity rate Apparent mortality rate Apparent case fatality rate Proportion susceptible animals lost*
Birds 100.00% 100.00% 100.00% 100.00%
*Removed from the susceptible population through death, destruction and/or slaughter
Epidemiology
Source of the outbreak(s) or origin of infection
  • Unknown or inconclusive
Control measures
Measures applied
  • Movement control inside the country
  • Screening
  • Disinfection
  • Traceability
  • Quarantine
  • Surveillance outside containment and/or protection zone
  • Stamping out
  • Official destruction of animal products
  • Surveillance within containment and/or protection zone
  • 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
Directorate of Veterinary Centre of Thessaloniki / Avian Pathology Laboratory (NRL) (National laboratory) Birds antibody detection ELISA 12/01/2017 Negative
Directorate of Veterinary Centre of Thessaloniki / Avian Pathology Laboratory (NRL) (National laboratory) Birds real-time reverse transcriptase/polymerase chain reaction (RRT-PCR) 12/01/2017 Positive
Future Reporting
The event is continuing. Weekly follow-up reports will be submitted.
Map of outbreak locations