Highly pathogenic avian influenza,
Israel
Information received on 23/01/2017 from Dr Nadav Galon, Director, Veterinary Services and Animal Health, Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, BET DAGAN, Israel
Summary
Report type Follow-up report No. 4
Date of start of the event 09/11/2016
Date of confirmation of the event 13/11/2016
Report date 23/01/2017
Date submitted to OIE 23/01/2017
Date event resolved 14/02/2017
Reason for notification New strain of a listed disease in the country
Causal agent Highly pathogenic avian influenza virus
Serotype H5N8
Nature of diagnosis Clinical, Laboratory (advanced)
This event pertains to a defined zone within the country
Related reports Immediate notification (13/11/2016)
Follow-up report No. 1 (24/11/2016)
Follow-up report No. 2 (05/12/2016)
Follow-up report No. 3 (25/12/2016)
Follow-up report No. 4 (23/01/2017)
Follow-up report No. 5 (24/01/2017)
Follow-up report No. 6 (16/02/2017)
Follow-up report No. 7 (08/04/2017)
New outbreaks (3)
Outbreak 1 (NAHALAL) NAHALAL, Yizreel, Hazafon
Date of start of the outbreak 01/01/2017
Outbreak status Resolved (03/01/2017)
Epidemiological unit Farm
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Birds 28000 700 27300 0
Affected population 9 weeks old turkeys.
Outbreak 2 (KEFAR MONASH) KEFAR MONASH, HaSharon, Hamerkaz
Date of start of the outbreak 14/01/2017
Outbreak status Resolved (17/01/2017)
Epidemiological unit Farm
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Birds 27000 400 26600 0
Affected population 6 weeks old turkeys divided in two pens.
Outbreak 3 (MAGGAL) MAGGAL, Hadera, Haifa
Date of start of the outbreak 15/01/2017
Outbreak status Resolved (18/01/2017)
Epidemiological unit Farm
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Birds 41000 300 40700 0
Affected population 12 weeks old turkeys divided into 3 pens.
Summary of outbreaks Total outbreaks: 3
Total animals affected
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Birds 96000 ** 1400 94600 0
Outbreak statistics
Species Apparent morbidity rate Apparent mortality rate Apparent case fatality rate Proportion susceptible animals lost*
Birds ** 1.46% ** 100.00%
*Removed from the susceptible population through death, destruction and/or slaughter
**Not calculated because of missing information
Epidemiology
Source of the outbreak(s) or origin of infection
  • Contact with wild species
Epidemiological comments The farms are on the way of migrating birds flying from Europe to Africa.
Control measures
Measures applied
  • Movement control inside the country
  • Screening
  • Disinfection
  • Quarantine
  • Surveillance outside containment and/or protection zone
  • Stamping out
  • Official disposal of carcasses, by-products and waste
  • Surveillance within containment and/or protection zone
  • Zoning
  • Vaccination prohibited
  • 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