Highly pathogenic influenza A viruses (infection with) (non-poultry including wild birds),
Information received on 03/03/2017 from Dr Vidmantas Paulauskas, Deputy Director, State Food and Veterinary Service, DGA openRR, VILNIUS, Lithuania
Report type Follow-up report No. 1
Date of start of the event 27/02/2017
Date of confirmation of the event 27/02/2017
Report date 03/03/2017
Date submitted to OIE 03/03/2017
Date event resolved 07/04/2017
Reason for notification First occurrence of a listed disease in the country
Causal agent Highly pathogenic influenza A virus
Serotype H5N8
Nature of diagnosis Laboratory (basic), Laboratory (advanced)
This event pertains to the whole country
Related reports Immediate notification (27/02/2017)
Follow-up report No. 1 (03/03/2017)
Follow-up report No. 2 (16/03/2017)
Follow-up report No. 3 (19/03/2017)
Follow-up report No. 4 (08/04/2017)
Follow-up report No. 5 (10/01/2018)
New outbreaks (1)
Outbreak 1 Kaunas city, Kaunas
Date of start of the outbreak 28/02/2017
Outbreak status Resolved (28/02/2017)
Epidemiological unit Other
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Mute Swan:Cygnus olor(Anatidae) 4 4 0 0
Affected population Four mute swans found dead in Kaunas city, at the bank of river Nemunas.
Summary of outbreaks Total outbreaks: 1
Total animals affected
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Mute Swan:Cygnus olor(Anatidae) 4 4 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
  • Contact with infected animal(s) at grazing/watering
Control measures
Measures applied
  • Surveillance outside containment and/or protection zone
  • Official disposal of carcasses, by-products and waste
  • Surveillance within containment and/or protection zone
  • Control of wildlife reservoirs
  • 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 Food and Veterinary Risk Assessment Institute (National laboratory) Mute Swan real-time reverse transcriptase/polymerase chain reaction (RRT-PCR) 01/03/2017 Positive
Future Reporting
The event is continuing. Weekly follow-up reports will be submitted.
Map of outbreak locations