Highly pathogenic avian influenza,
Information received on 29/12/2017 from Dr Evgueny A. Nepoklonov, Deputy Head, Orlikov per., 1/11, Ministry of Agriculture and Food, MOSCOW, Russia
Report type Immediate notification
Date of start of the event 17/12/2017
Date of confirmation of the event 19/12/2017
Report date 29/12/2017
Date submitted to OIE 29/12/2017
Date event resolved 13/03/2018
Reason for notification New strain of a listed disease in the country
Causal agent Highly pathogenic avian influenza virus
Serotype H5N2
Nature of diagnosis Clinical, Laboratory (advanced)
This event pertains to a defined zone within the country
Related reports Immediate notification (29/12/2017)
Follow-up report No. 1 (19/03/2018)
New outbreaks (1)
Outbreak 1 ZAO Pticefabrika Kostromskaya, Kostromskoy, Kostromskaya Oblast
Date of start of the outbreak 17/12/2017
Outbreak status Resolved (13/03/2018)
Epidemiological unit Farm
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Birds 704720 44112 44112 660608 0
Summary of outbreaks Total outbreaks: 1
Total animals affected
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Birds 704720 44112 44112 660608 0
Outbreak statistics
Species Apparent morbidity rate Apparent mortality rate Apparent case fatality rate Proportion susceptible animals lost*
Birds 6.26% 6.26% 100.00% 100.00%
*Removed from the susceptible population through death, destruction and/or slaughter
Source of the outbreak(s) or origin of infection
  • Unknown or inconclusive
Control measures
Measures applied
  • Movement control inside the country
  • Surveillance within containment and/or protection zone
  • Screening
  • Quarantine
  • Official disposal of carcasses, by-products and waste
  • Stamping out
  • Control of wildlife reservoirs
  • Disinfection
  • 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
All-Russian Research Institute for Animal Health (FGBI-ARRIAH) (National laboratory) Birds reverse transcription - polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) 19/12/2017 Positive
Future Reporting
The event is continuing. Weekly follow-up reports will be submitted.
Map of outbreak locations