Highly pathogenic avian influenza,
Information received on 17/03/2020 from Dr Ronnie Domingo, Officer-In-Charge, Chief Veterinary Officer, Bureau of Animal Industry, Department of Agriculture, Manila, Philippines
Report type Immediate notification
Date of start of the event 06/03/2020
Date of confirmation of the event 13/03/2020
Report date 17/03/2020
Date submitted to OIE 17/03/2020
Date event resolved 14/07/2020
Reason for notification Recurrence of a listed disease
Date of previous occurrence 09/03/2018
Manifestation of disease Clinical disease
Causal agent Highly pathogenic avian influenza virus
Serotype H5N6
Nature of diagnosis Clinical, Laboratory (advanced)
This event pertains to a defined zone within the country
Related reports Immediate notification (17/03/2020)
Follow-up report No. 1 (26/03/2020)
Follow-up report No. 2 (15/07/2020)
New outbreaks (1)
Outbreak 1 Ulanin-Pitak, Ulanin-Pitak, Jaen, Nueva Ecija
Date of start of the outbreak 06/03/2020
Outbreak status Resolved (14/07/2020)
Epidemiological unit Backyard
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Birds 15000 3000 12000 0
Affected population One (1) quail backyard farm
Summary of outbreaks Total outbreaks: 1
Total animals affected
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Birds 15000 ** 3000 12000 0
Outbreak statistics
Species Apparent morbidity rate Apparent mortality rate Apparent case fatality rate Proportion susceptible animals lost*
Birds ** 20.00% ** 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 Presence of wild birds near the area.
Control measures
Measures applied
  • Movement control inside the country
  • Surveillance outside containment and/or protection zone
  • Surveillance within containment and/or protection zone
  • Quarantine
  • Official disposal of carcasses, by-products and waste
  • Stamping out
  • Zoning
  • Disinfection
  • Ante and post-mortem inspections
  • Vaccination prohibited
  • No treatment of affected animals
Measures to be applied
  • Traceability
Diagnostic test results
Laboratory name and type Species Test Test date Result
Animal Disease Diagnosis and Reference Laboratory (National laboratory) Birds real-time PCR 13/03/2020 Positive
Future Reporting
The event is continuing. Weekly follow-up reports will be submitted.
Map of outbreak locations