Highly pathogenic avian influenza,
India
Information received on 24/01/2019 from Mr Tarun Shridhar, Secretary, Department of Animal Husbandry, Dairying & Fisheries, Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, New Delhi, India
Summary
Report type Follow-up report No. 1
Date of start of the event 15/11/2018
Date of confirmation of the event 19/12/2018
Report date 22/01/2019
Date submitted to OIE 24/01/2019
Date event resolved 05/07/2019
Reason for notification Recurrence of a listed disease
Date of previous occurrence 05/06/2018
Manifestation of disease Clinical disease
Causal agent Highly pathogenic avian influenza virus
Serotype H5N1
Nature of diagnosis Laboratory (advanced)
This event pertains to a defined zone within the country
Related reports Immediate notification (28/12/2018)
Follow-up report No. 1 (22/01/2019)
Follow-up report No. 2 (05/07/2019)
New outbreaks (2)
Outbreak 1 Mubarakchak, Jamalpur, Munger, Bihar
Date of start of the outbreak 15/12/2018
Outbreak status Resolved (05/07/2019)
Epidemiological unit Backyard
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Birds 2731 50 50 2681 0
Outbreak 2 Babura, Dhoraiya, Banka, Bihar
Date of start of the outbreak 03/01/2019
Outbreak status Resolved (05/07/2019)
Epidemiological unit Backyard
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Birds 1315 7 7 1308 0
Summary of outbreaks Total outbreaks: 2
Total animals affected
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Birds 4046 57 57 3989 0
Outbreak statistics
Species Apparent morbidity rate Apparent mortality rate Apparent case fatality rate Proportion susceptible animals lost*
Birds 1.41% 1.41% 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
Control measures
Measures applied
  • Movement control inside the country
  • Surveillance outside containment and/or protection zone
  • Screening
  • Official disposal of carcasses, by-products and waste
  • Stamping out
  • 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
National Institute of High Security Animal Disease (OIE Reference Laboratory) Birds real-time reverse transcriptase/polymerase chain reaction (RRT-PCR) 02/01/2019 Positive
National Institute of High Security Animal Disease (OIE Reference Laboratory) Birds real-time reverse transcriptase/polymerase chain reaction (RRT-PCR) 11/01/2019 Positive
Future Reporting
The event is continuing. Weekly follow-up reports will be submitted.
Map of outbreak locations