Highly pathogenic avian influenza,
Greece
Information received on 03/03/2017 from Mr Spiros Doudounakis, Director, , Directorate General of Veterinary Services / Animal Health Directorare , Ministry of Rural Development and Food , ATHENS, Greece
Summary
Report type Immediate notification
Date of start of the event 06/02/2017
Date of confirmation of the event 02/03/2017
Report date 03/03/2017
Date submitted to OIE 03/03/2017
Date event resolved 12/05/2017
Reason for notification New strain of a listed disease in the country
Causal agent Highly pathogenic avian influenza virus
Serotype H5N6
Nature of diagnosis Laboratory (basic), Laboratory (advanced), Necropsy
This event pertains to the whole country
Related reports Immediate notification (03/03/2017)
Follow-up report No. 1 (12/05/2017)
New outbreaks (1)
Outbreak 1 Village of Antigonos in Florina Prefecture, Dytiki Makedonia
Date of start of the outbreak 06/02/2017
Outbreak status Resolved (12/05/2017)
Epidemiological unit Backyard
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Birds 60 60 60 0 0
Summary of outbreaks Total outbreaks: 1
Total animals affected
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Birds 60 60 60 0 0
Outbreak statistics
Species Apparent morbidity rate Apparent mortality rate Apparent case fatality rate Proportion susceptible animals lost*
Birds 100.00% 100.00% 100.00% 100.00%
*Removed from the susceptible population through death, destruction and/or slaughter
Epidemiology
Source of the outbreak(s) or origin of infection
  • Unknown or inconclusive
Epidemiological comments This outbreak was mistakenly reported on 16/2/2017 as HPAI H5N8 instead of HPAI (H5) other than H5N8 and H5N1. Subsequent laboratory investigation confirmed HPAI H5N6 on 2/3/2017. All measures on holding were applied upon AI H5 confirmation on 9/02/2017.
Control measures
Measures applied
  • Movement control inside the country
  • Disinfection
  • Traceability
  • Quarantine
  • Surveillance outside containment and/or protection zone
  • Stamping out
  • Official destruction of animal products
  • 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
Diagnostic test results
Laboratory name and type Species Test Test date Result
Directorate of Veterinary Centre of Thessaloniki / Avian Pathology Laboratory (NRL) (National laboratory) (National laboratory) Birds real-time reverse transcriptase/polymerase chain reaction (RRT-PCR) 09/02/2017 Positive
Directorate of Veterinary Centre of Thessaloniki / Avian Pathology Laboratory (NRL) (National laboratory) (National laboratory) Birds gene sequencing 16/02/2017 Positive
Directorate of Veterinary Centre of Thessaloniki / Avian Pathology Laboratory (NRL) (National laboratory) (National laboratory) Birds gene sequencing 02/03/2017 Positive
Future Reporting
The event is continuing. Weekly follow-up reports will be submitted.
Map of outbreak locations