Highly pathogenic avian influenza,
Information received on 14/01/2020 from Dr Robert Viorel Chioveanu, President, Secretary of State, Chief Veterinary Officer, Veterinary Services, National Sanitary Veterinary and Food Safety Authority, Bucharest, Romania
Report type Immediate notification
Date of start of the event 13/01/2020
Date of confirmation of the event 14/01/2020
Report date 14/01/2020
Date submitted to OIE 14/01/2020
Date event resolved 21/02/2020
Reason for notification Recurrence of a listed disease
Date of previous occurrence 27/04/2017
Manifestation of disease Clinical disease
Causal agent Highly pathogenic avian influenza virus
Serotype H5N8
Nature of diagnosis Clinical, Laboratory (basic), Laboratory (advanced)
This event pertains to a defined zone within the country
Related reports Immediate notification (14/01/2020)
Follow-up report No. 1 (18/01/2020)
Follow-up report No. 2 (24/02/2020)
Follow-up report No. 3 (13/05/2020)
New outbreaks (1)
Outbreak 1 Seini, Maramures
Date of start of the outbreak 13/01/2020
Outbreak status Resolved (21/02/2020)
Epidemiological unit Farm
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Birds 18699 18699 11190 7509 0
Summary of outbreaks Total outbreaks: 1
Total animals affected
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Birds 18699 18699 11190 7509 0
Outbreak statistics
Species Apparent morbidity rate Apparent mortality rate Apparent case fatality rate Proportion susceptible animals lost*
Birds 100.00% 59.84% 59.84% 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
Epidemiological comments The culling of 7509 birds is ongoing.
Control measures
Measures applied
  • Surveillance within containment and/or protection zone
  • 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
Institute for Diagnosis and Animal Health (National laboratory) Birds real-time PCR 14/01/2020 Positive
Future Reporting
The event is continuing. Weekly follow-up reports will be submitted.
Map of outbreak locations