Highly pathogenic avian influenza,
Saudi Arabia
Information received on 02/06/2020 from Dr Sanad Alharbi, Director , Livestock Risk Assessment Department, Ministry of Environment, Water and Agriculture, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Report type Follow-up report No. 2 (Final report)
Date of start of the event 30/01/2020
Date of confirmation of the event 31/01/2020
Report date 02/06/2020
Date submitted to OIE 02/06/2020
Date event resolved 03/02/2020
Reason for notification Recurrence of a listed disease
Date of previous occurrence 22/07/2018
Manifestation of disease Clinical disease
Causal agent Highly pathogenic avian influenza virus
Serotype H5N8
Nature of diagnosis Laboratory (advanced)
This event pertains to a defined zone within the country
Related reports Immediate notification (04/02/2020)
Follow-up report No. 1 (03/03/2020)
Follow-up report No. 2 (02/06/2020)
Outbreaks There are no new outbreaks in this report
Source of the outbreak(s) or origin of infection
  • Unknown or inconclusive
Control measures
Measures applied
  • Disinfection
  • Stamping out
  • Official disposal of carcasses, by-products and waste
  • Traceability
  • Surveillance within containment and/or protection zone
  • Surveillance outside containment and/or protection zone
  • Movement control inside the country
  • Vaccination prohibited
  • No treatment of affected animals
Measures to be applied
  • No other measures
Future Reporting
The event is resolved. No more reports will be submitted.