Highly pathogenic avian influenza,
Czech Republic
Information received on 27/03/2020 from Dr Zbyněk Semerád, Director General, State Veterinary Administration, Veterinary Administration, Prague, Czech Republic
Report type Follow-up report No. 2 (Final report)
Date of start of the event 17/01/2020
Date of confirmation of the event 17/01/2020
Report date 27/03/2020
Date submitted to OIE 27/03/2020
Date event resolved 25/03/2020
Reason for notification First occurrence of a listed disease
Manifestation of disease Clinical disease
Causal agent Highly pathogenic avian influenza virus
Serotype H5N8
Nature of diagnosis Clinical, Laboratory (advanced), Necropsy
This event pertains to a defined zone within the country
Related reports Immediate notification (20/01/2020)
Follow-up report No. 1 (17/02/2020)
Follow-up report No. 2 (27/03/2020)
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
  • Movement control inside the country
  • Surveillance within containment and/or protection zone
  • Traceability
  • Official disposal of carcasses, by-products and waste
  • Stamping out
  • Control of wildlife reservoirs
  • Zoning
  • 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
State Veterinary Institute (SVI) Prague (National laboratory) Birds reverse transcription - polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) 16/02/2020 Positive
Future Reporting
The event is resolved. No more reports will be submitted.