Highly pathogenic influenza A viruses (infection with) (non-poultry including wild birds),
Information received on 01/03/2017 from Dr Budimir Plavšić, Head, Animal Health Department Veterinary Directorate, Ministry of Agriculture and Environmental Protection, Belgrade, Serbia
Report type Immediate notification
Date of start of the event 20/01/2017
Date of confirmation of the event 25/01/2017
Report date 01/03/2017
Date submitted to OIE 01/03/2017
Date event resolved 12/04/2017
Reason for notification New strain of a listed disease in the country
Causal agent Highly pathogenic influenza A virus
Serotype H5N5
Nature of diagnosis Laboratory (basic), Necropsy
This event pertains to a defined zone within the country
Related reports Immediate notification (01/03/2017)
Follow-up report No. 1 (12/04/2017)
New outbreaks (1)
Outbreak 1 Botos-reka Tamis, Zrenjanin, Srednjebanatski, Srbija
Date of start of the outbreak 20/01/2017
Outbreak status Resolved (12/04/2017)
Epidemiological unit Natural park
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Mute Swan:Cygnus olor(Anatidae) 1 1 0 0
Summary of outbreaks Total outbreaks: 1
Total animals affected
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Mute Swan:Cygnus olor(Anatidae) 1 1 0 0
Outbreak statistics
Species Apparent morbidity rate Apparent mortality rate Apparent case fatality rate Proportion susceptible animals lost*
Mute Swan:Cygnus olor(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
Control measures
Measures applied
  • Movement control inside the country
  • 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
Veterinary Specialist Institute, Kraljevo (National laboratory) Mute Swan real-time reverse transcriptase/polymerase chain reaction (RRT-PCR) 25/01/2017 Positive
Future Reporting
The event is continuing. Weekly follow-up reports will be submitted.
Map of outbreak locations