Highly pathogenic avian influenza,
Information received on 13/01/2020 from Dr Lajos Bognár, Deputy State Secretary Chief Veterinary Officer, Food Chain Safety Department, Ministry of Agriculture, Budapest, Hungary
Report type Immediate notification
Date of start of the event 09/01/2020
Date of confirmation of the event 12/01/2020
Report date 13/01/2020
Date submitted to OIE 13/01/2020
Date event resolved 31/01/2020
Reason for notification Recurrence of a listed disease
Date of previous occurrence 24/04/2017
Manifestation of disease Clinical disease
Causal agent Highly pathogenic avian influenza virus
Serotype H5N8
Nature of diagnosis Laboratory (advanced)
This event pertains to a defined zone within the country
Related reports Immediate notification (13/01/2020)
Follow-up report No. 1 (22/01/2020)
Follow-up report No. 2 (28/01/2020)
Follow-up report No. 3 (05/02/2020)
Follow-up report No. 4 (21/02/2020)
Follow-up report No. 5 (27/02/2020)
Follow-up report No. 6 (02/03/2020)
New outbreaks (1)
Outbreak 1 Ács, Komarom-Esztergom
Date of start of the outbreak 09/01/2020
Outbreak status Resolved (31/01/2020)
Epidemiological unit Farm
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Birds 53500 4500 53500 0
Affected population 13 weeks old fattening turkeys
Summary of outbreaks Total outbreaks: 1
Total animals affected
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Birds 53500 4500 53500 0
Outbreak statistics
Species Apparent morbidity rate Apparent mortality rate Apparent case fatality rate Proportion susceptible animals lost*
Birds 8.41% ** ** **
*Removed from the susceptible population through death, destruction and/or slaughter
**Not calculated because of missing information
Source of the outbreak(s) or origin of infection
  • Unknown or inconclusive
Epidemiological comments The possible source of infection of turkeys is indirect contact with wild birds.
Control measures
Measures applied
  • Movement control inside the country
  • Surveillance within containment and/or protection zone
  • Traceability
  • Official disposal of carcasses, by-products and waste
  • Zoning
  • Vaccination prohibited
  • No treatment of affected animals
Measures to be applied
  • Stamping out
  • Disinfection
Diagnostic test results
Laboratory name and type Species Test Test date Result
Veterinary Diagnostic Directorate (National laboratory) Birds nucleotide sequencing 12/01/2020 Positive
Veterinary Diagnostic Directorate (National laboratory) Birds real-time PCR 12/01/2020 Positive
Future Reporting
The event is continuing. Weekly follow-up reports will be submitted.
Map of outbreak locations