Highly pathogenic avian influenza,
Information received on 21/01/2020 from Dr Jozef Bires , Director & Chief Veterinary Officer , State Veterinary and Food Administration , Ministry of Agriculture, BRATISLAVA, Slovakia
Report type Follow-up report No. 2
Date of start of the event 09/01/2020
Date of confirmation of the event 09/01/2020
Report date 21/01/2020
Date submitted to OIE 21/01/2020
Date event resolved 04/03/2020
Reason for notification Recurrence of a listed disease
Date of previous occurrence 22/05/2017
Manifestation of disease Clinical disease
Causal agent Highly pathogenic avian influenza virus
Serotype H5N8
Nature of diagnosis Laboratory (basic)
This event pertains to a defined zone within the country
Related reports Immediate notification (10/01/2020)
Follow-up report No. 1 (20/01/2020)
Follow-up report No. 2 (21/01/2020)
Follow-up report No. 3 (27/01/2020)
Follow-up report No. 4 (28/01/2020)
Follow-up report No. 5 (21/02/2020)
Follow-up report No. 6 (03/03/2020)
Follow-up report No. 7 (05/03/2020)
Follow-up report No. 8 (11/03/2020)
New outbreaks (1)
Outbreak 1 Cífer, Trnava, Trnava
Date of start of the outbreak 17/01/2020
Outbreak status Resolved (18/02/2020)
Epidemiological unit Backyard
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Birds 19 4 15
Summary of outbreaks Total outbreaks: 1
Total animals affected
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Birds 19 4 15
Outbreak statistics
Species Apparent morbidity rate Apparent mortality rate Apparent case fatality rate Proportion susceptible animals lost*
Birds 21.05% ** ** **
*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
Control measures
Measures applied
  • Movement control inside the country
  • Surveillance outside containment and/or protection zone
  • Surveillance within containment and/or protection zone
  • Stamping out
  • Disinfection
  • Vaccination permitted (if a vaccine exists)
  • No treatment of affected animals
Measures to be applied
  • No other measures
Diagnostic test results
Laboratory name and type Species Test Test date Result
State Veterinary Institute in Zvolen (National laboratory) Birds polymerase chain reaction (PCR) 17/01/2020 Positive
Future Reporting
The event is continuing. Weekly follow-up reports will be submitted.
Map of outbreak locations