Highly pathogenic influenza A viruses (infection with) (non-poultry including wild birds),
Information received on 21/01/2017 from Dr H.B.M Golam Mahmud, Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM), Director, Livestock Research Institute, Ministry of Fisheries and Livestock, Dhaka, Bangladesh
Report type Immediate notification
Date of start of the event 15/01/2017
Date of confirmation of the event 18/01/2017
Report date 21/01/2017
Date submitted to OIE 21/01/2017
Date event resolved 01/03/2017
Reason for notification Recurrence of a listed disease
Date of previous occurrence 04/02/2016
Manifestation of disease Clinical disease
Causal agent Highly pathogenic influenza A virus
Serotype H5N1
Nature of diagnosis Laboratory (basic), Laboratory (advanced)
This event pertains to a defined zone within the country
Related reports Immediate notification (21/01/2017)
Follow-up report No. 1 (07/02/2017)
Follow-up report No. 2 (15/03/2017)
New outbreaks (1)
Outbreak 1 Rajshashi Medical College Campus, Sadar, Rajshahi, Rajshahi, Rajshahi
Date of start of the outbreak 15/01/2017
Outbreak status Resolved (01/03/2017)
Epidemiological unit Other
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
House Crow:Corvus splendens(Corvidae) 144 144 0 0
Affected population The event started on 15 January, 2017 and is still continuing as of 21 January, 2017. The pace of the outbreak has declined.
Summary of outbreaks Total outbreaks: 1
Total animals affected
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
House Crow:Corvus splendens(Corvidae) 144 144 0 0
Outbreak statistics
Species Apparent morbidity rate Apparent mortality rate Apparent case fatality rate Proportion susceptible animals lost*
House Crow:Corvus splendens(Corvidae) ** ** 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 The surveillance is continuing in the affected premises and adjacent poultry farms.
Control measures
Measures applied
  • Disinfection
  • Surveillance outside containment and/or protection zone
  • Official disposal of carcasses, by-products and waste
  • Surveillance within containment and/or protection zone
  • Vaccination permitted (if a vaccine exists)
  • No treatment of affected animals
Measures to be applied
  • No other measures
Future Reporting
The event is continuing. Weekly follow-up reports will be submitted.
Map of outbreak locations