Highly pathogenic avian influenza,
Information received on 18/01/2020 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 Follow-up report No. 1
Date of start of the event 13/01/2020
Date of confirmation of the event 14/01/2020
Report date 18/01/2020
Date submitted to OIE 18/01/2020
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 16/01/2020
Outbreak status Resolved (21/02/2020)
Epidemiological unit Farm
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Birds 22762 22762 220 22542 0
Summary of outbreaks Total outbreaks: 1
Total animals affected
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Birds 22762 22762 220 22542 0
Outbreak statistics
Species Apparent morbidity rate Apparent mortality rate Apparent case fatality rate Proportion susceptible animals lost*
Birds 100.00% 0.97% 0.97% 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
  • 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 Diagnostic and Animal Health (National laboratory) Birds real-time PCR 17/01/2020 Positive
Future Reporting
The event is continuing. Weekly follow-up reports will be submitted.
Map of outbreak locations