Highly pathogenic avian influenza,
Czech Republic
Information received on 12/03/2017 from Dr Zbyněk Semerád, Director General, State Veterinary Administration, Veterinary Administration, Prague, Czech Republic
Report type Follow-up report No. 10
Date of start of the event 04/01/2017
Date of confirmation of the event 04/01/2017
Report date 12/03/2017
Date submitted to OIE 12/03/2017
Date event resolved 31/03/2017
Reason for notification First occurrence of a listed disease
Manifestation of disease Clinical disease
Causal agent Highly pathogenic avian influenza virus
Serotype H5N8
Nature of diagnosis Clinical, Laboratory (advanced), Necropsy
This event pertains to a defined zone within the country
Related reports Immediate notification (05/01/2017)
Follow-up report No. 1 (14/01/2017)
Follow-up report No. 2 (18/01/2017)
Follow-up report No. 3 (24/01/2017)
Follow-up report No. 4 (28/01/2017)
Follow-up report No. 5 (01/02/2017)
Follow-up report No. 6 (08/02/2017)
Follow-up report No. 7 (16/02/2017)
Follow-up report No. 8 (27/02/2017)
Follow-up report No. 9 (05/03/2017)
Follow-up report No. 10 (12/03/2017)
Follow-up report No. 11 (17/03/2017)
Follow-up report No. 12 (24/03/2017)
Follow-up report No. 13 (31/03/2017)
Follow-up report No. 14 (13/04/2017)
Follow-up report No. 15 (23/06/2017)
New outbreaks (1)
Outbreak 1 Dobrá, Frýdek Místek, Moravskoslezský
Date of start of the outbreak 09/03/2017
Outbreak status Resolved (23/03/2017)
Epidemiological unit Backyard
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Birds 25 4 4 21 0
Summary of outbreaks Total outbreaks: 1
Total animals affected
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Birds 25 4 4 21 0
Outbreak statistics
Species Apparent morbidity rate Apparent mortality rate Apparent case fatality rate Proportion susceptible animals lost*
Birds 16.00% 16.00% 100.00% 100.00%
*Removed from the susceptible population through death, destruction and/or slaughter
Source of the outbreak(s) or origin of infection
  • Contact with wild species
Control measures
Measures applied
  • Movement control inside the country
  • Screening
  • Disinfection
  • Quarantine
  • Stamping out
  • 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
State Veterinary Institute, Prague (National laboratory) Birds reverse transcription - polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) 09/03/2017 Positive
Future Reporting
The event is continuing. Weekly follow-up reports will be submitted.
Map of outbreak locations