Highly pathogenic avian influenza,
Information received on 15/01/2020 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 10/01/2020
Date of confirmation of the event 14/01/2020
Report date 15/01/2020
Date submitted to OIE 15/01/2020
Date event resolved 20/01/2020
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 (15/01/2020)
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 Létavértes, Hajdu-Bihar
Date of start of the outbreak 10/01/2020
Outbreak status Resolved (20/01/2020)
Epidemiological unit Farm
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Birds 115548 10449 105099 0
Affected population Young ducks.
Summary of outbreaks Total outbreaks: 1
Total animals affected
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Birds 115548 ** 10449 105099 0
Outbreak statistics
Species Apparent morbidity rate Apparent mortality rate Apparent case fatality rate Proportion susceptible animals lost*
Birds ** 9.04% ** 100.00%
*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 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
  • Stamping out
  • Zoning
  • Vaccination prohibited
  • No treatment of affected animals
Measures to be applied
  • Disinfection
Diagnostic test results
Laboratory name and type Species Test Test date Result
Veterinary Diagnostic Directorate (National laboratory) Birds nucleotide sequencing 14/01/2020 Positive
Veterinary Diagnostic Directorate (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