Low pathogenic avian influenza (poultry),
Dominican Republic
Information received on 07/04/2020 from Dra Nimia Lissette Gómez Rodríguez, Directora, Dirección de Sanidad Animal Dirección General de Ganadería (DIGEGA), Ministerio de Agricultura, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Report type Follow-up report No. 6
Date of start of the event 02/11/2018
Date of confirmation of the event 29/11/2018
Report date 07/04/2020
Date submitted to OIE 07/04/2020
Date event resolved 02/04/2020
Reason for notification Recurrence of a listed disease
Date of previous occurrence 27/06/2018
Manifestation of disease Clinical disease
Causal agent Low pathogenic avian influenza virus
Serotype H5N2
Nature of diagnosis Laboratory (advanced)
This event pertains to a defined zone within the country
Related reports Immediate notification (24/01/2019)
Follow-up report No. 1 (22/04/2019)
Follow-up report No. 2 (16/10/2019)
Follow-up report No. 3 (23/10/2019)
Follow-up report No. 4 (19/12/2019)
Follow-up report No. 5 (10/03/2020)
Follow-up report No. 6 (07/04/2020)
Follow-up report No. 7 (16/04/2020)
Follow-up report No. 8 (21/07/2020)
Outbreaks There are no new outbreaks in this report
Source of the outbreak(s) or origin of infection
  • Unknown or inconclusive
Epidemiological comments During the epidemiological follow-up of the cases, the low pathogenicity of the virus was tested: laboratory results indicate a null intravenous pathogenicity index for the isolated virus, which was tested by the National Veterinary Services Laboratory (NVSL). On each of the farms, the birds are being kept and production is continuing.
Control measures
Measures applied
  • Movement control inside the country
  • Surveillance within containment and/or protection zone
  • Screening
  • Quarantine
  • Official destruction of animal products
  • Official disposal of carcasses, by-products and waste
  • Stamping out
  • Disinfection
  • Process to inactivate the pathogenic agent in products or by-products
  • Slaughter
  • Ante and post-mortem inspections
  • Vaccination permitted (if a vaccine exists)
  • No treatment of affected animals
Measures to be applied
  • Vaccination in response to the outbreak (s)
Future Reporting
The event is continuing. Weekly follow-up reports will be submitted.