Highly pathogenic influenza A viruses (infection with) (non-poultry including wild birds),
Information received on 20/01/2017 from Dr Samat Tyulegenov, Director General, RSE "National Reference Center for Veterinary", Ministry of Agriculture, ASTANA, Kazakhstan
Report type Immediate notification
Date of start of the event 16/01/2017
Date of confirmation of the event 19/01/2017
Report date 20/01/2017
Date submitted to OIE 20/01/2017
Date event resolved 06/02/2017
Reason for notification Recurrence of a listed disease
Date of previous occurrence 05/2015
Manifestation of disease Clinical disease
Causal agent Highly pathogenic influenza A virus
Serotype H5
Nature of diagnosis Laboratory (advanced)
This event pertains to a defined zone within the country
Related reports Immediate notification (20/01/2017)
Follow-up report No. 1 (30/01/2017)
Follow-up report No. 2 (06/02/2017)
New outbreaks (1)
Outbreak 1 Aktau city, 14, Mangyshlak
Date of start of the outbreak 16/01/2017
Outbreak status Resolved (06/02/2017)
Epidemiological unit Other
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Anatidae (unidentified):Anatidae (incognita)(Anatidae) 2 2 0 0
Affected population In the framework of the agreement between the Committee of forestry and the Committee of veterinary control, monitoring of wildlife is performed. Dead swans were found by the Caspian Sea in Aktau city. According to national regulations, no domestic poultry is allowed in cities. There are seven more birds not demonstrating clinical signs of a disease which are under the control of veterinary service and specialists of Committee of forestry.
Summary of outbreaks Total outbreaks: 1
Total animals affected
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Anatidae (unidentified):Anatidae (incognita)(Anatidae) 2 2 0 0
Outbreak statistics
Species Apparent morbidity rate Apparent mortality rate Apparent case fatality rate Proportion susceptible animals lost*
Anatidae (unidentified):Anatidae (incognita)(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
Epidemiological comments Dead swans were found by the sea, laboratory analysis by PCR have shown highly pathogenic A influenza virus. There are seven other migratory birds which are currently monitored; they are not showing any clinical signs of the disease.
Control measures
Measures applied
  • Movement control inside the country
  • Screening
  • Disinfection
  • Surveillance outside containment and/or protection zone
  • Zoning
  • 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
National Veterinary Reference Centre (National laboratory) Anatidae (unidentified) real-time PCR 19/01/2017 Positive
Future Reporting
The event is continuing. Weekly follow-up reports will be submitted.
Map of outbreak locations