Highly pathogenic avian influenza,
Information received on 06/03/2019 from Dr Mahmoud Mohamed Ali Abdelhakim, Chief Researcher, CVO and Chairman, General Organization for Veterinary Services (GOVS), Ministry of Agriculture and Land Reclamation, Giza, Egypt
Report type Immediate notification (Final report)
Date of start of the event 21/02/2019
Date of confirmation of the event 28/02/2019
Report date 06/03/2019
Date submitted to OIE 06/03/2019
Date event resolved 28/02/2019
Reason for notification New strain of a listed disease in the country
Causal agent Highly pathogenic avian influenza virus
Serotype H5N2
Nature of diagnosis Laboratory (advanced)
This event pertains to a defined zone within the country
New outbreaks (1)
Outbreak 1 Ouaish Elhagar, Ouaish Elhagar, Bandar Elmansoura, Ad Daqahliyah
Date of start of the outbreak 21/02/2019
Outbreak status Resolved (28/02/2019)
Epidemiological unit Farm
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Birds 1000 10 0 10 990
Affected population A duck farm has been investigated before slaughtering under routine activity of the national control strategy for HPAI control. The samples have been routinely withdrawn for slaughtering licensing noting that there were no clinical signs on the apparently healthy population. Epidemiological surveillance, sampling and vaccination have been implemented around the infected farm in both backyard and farm sectors in a radius of 9 km. All results in surveillance zone were negative for HPAI.
Summary of outbreaks Total outbreaks: 1
Total animals affected
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Birds 1000 10 0 10 990
Outbreak statistics
Species Apparent morbidity rate Apparent mortality rate Apparent case fatality rate Proportion susceptible animals lost*
Birds 1.00% 0.00% 0.00% 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
  • Vaccination in response to the outbreak (s)
    Administrative division Species Total Vaccinated Details
    Ad Daqahliyah Birds 45914
  • Surveillance outside containment and/or protection zone
  • Surveillance within containment and/or protection zone
  • Traceability
  • Quarantine
  • Zoning
  • Disinfection
  • Process to inactivate the pathogenic agent in products or by-products
  • Slaughter
  • No treatment of affected animals
Measures to be applied
  • No other measures
Diagnostic test results
Laboratory name and type Species Test Test date Result
Animal Health Research Institute, Central Laboratory for Veterinary Quality Control on Poultry Production (National laboratory) Birds real-time PCR 28/02/2019 Positive
Future Reporting
The event is resolved. No more reports will be submitted.
Map of outbreak locations