Highly pathogenic influenza A viruses (infection with) (non-poultry including wild birds),
Information received on 01/02/2020 from Dr Tamir Goshen, Acting Director, Veterinary Services and Animal Health, Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, Beit Dagan, Israel
Report type Immediate notification
Date of start of the event 27/01/2020
Date of confirmation of the event 30/01/2020
Report date 01/02/2020
Date submitted to OIE 01/02/2020
Date event resolved 03/02/2020
Reason for notification Recurrence of a listed disease
Date of previous occurrence 22/04/2019
Manifestation of disease Clinical disease
Causal agent Highly pathogenic avian influenza virus
Serotype H5N8
Nature of diagnosis Clinical, Laboratory (advanced)
This event pertains to the whole country
Related reports Immediate notification (01/02/2020)
Follow-up report No. 1 (19/03/2020)
New outbreaks (1)
Outbreak 1 (Gilgal) Near Gilgal, Jericho, Yerushalayim
Date of start of the outbreak 27/01/2020
Outbreak status Resolved (03/02/2020)
Epidemiological unit Not applicable
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Bonelli's Eagle:Hieraaėtus fasciatus(Accipitridae) 1 0 1 0
Affected population The eagle was found with neurological clinical signs in the Jordan valley. The eagle had a transmitter so it could be found that on 1 January 2020 he entered the Jordan valley from the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan and from then, he stayed in the Jordan valley, in the Israeli side. The eagle was brought alive to the Wildlife hospital in the Safari of Ramat-Gan and was put there in quarantine. The eagle has been euthanized on 03/02/2020.
Summary of outbreaks Total outbreaks: 1
Total animals affected
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Bonelli's Eagle:Hieraaėtus fasciatus(Accipitridae) 1 0 1 0
Outbreak statistics
Species Apparent morbidity rate Apparent mortality rate Apparent case fatality rate Proportion susceptible animals lost*
Bonelli's Eagle:Hieraaėtus fasciatus(Accipitridae) ** ** 0.00% **
*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
Control measures
Measures applied
  • Quarantine
  • 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
Kimron Veterinary Institute, Avian Diseases Division (National laboratory) Bonelli's Eagle real-time PCR 30/01/2020 Positive
Future Reporting
The event is continuing. Weekly follow-up reports will be submitted.
Map of outbreak locations