Highly pathogenic avian influenza,
India
Information received on 21/02/2020 from Dr Atul Chaturvedi, Secretary, Department of Animal Husbandry and Dairying, Ministry of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairying, New Delhi, India
Summary
Report type Immediate notification
Date of start of the event 20/01/2020
Date of confirmation of the event 26/01/2020
Report date 20/02/2020
Date submitted to OIE 21/02/2020
Reason for notification Recurrence of a listed disease
Date of previous occurrence 03/09/2019
Manifestation of disease Clinical disease
Causal agent Highly pathogenic avian influenza virus
Serotype H5N1
Nature of diagnosis Laboratory (advanced)
This event pertains to a defined zone within the country
New outbreaks (1)
Outbreak 1 All India Coordinated Research Project (AICRP) on Poultry Breeding Farm, College of Veterinary Science and Animal Husbandry, Orissa University of Agriculture & Technology (OUAT), Bhubaneswar, Odhisa, Khodha, Orissa
Date of start of the outbreak 20/01/2020
Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
Epidemiological unit Farm
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Birds 2372 2372 1348 1024 0
Affected population In one-km-radius of epicentre, five wards of Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation. The population in the farm is 2,146 birds and outside the farm (within the one-km radius) 226 birds.
Summary of outbreaks Total outbreaks: 1
Total animals affected
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Birds 2372 2372 1348 1024 0
Outbreak statistics
Species Apparent morbidity rate Apparent mortality rate Apparent case fatality rate Proportion susceptible animals lost*
Birds 100.00% 56.83% 56.83% 100.00%
*Removed from the susceptible population through death, destruction and/or slaughter
Epidemiology
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
  • Screening
  • Official disposal of carcasses, by-products and waste
  • 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
National Institute of High Security Animal Diseases, Bhopal (OIE Reference Laboratory) Birds real-time reverse transcriptase/polymerase chain reaction (RRT-PCR) 26/01/2020 Positive
Future Reporting
The event is continuing. Weekly follow-up reports will be submitted.
Map of outbreak locations