Highly pathogenic avian influenza,
India
Information received on 02/04/2020 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 03/03/2020
Date of confirmation of the event 06/03/2020
Report date 02/04/2020
Date submitted to OIE 02/04/2020
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
Related reports Immediate notification (02/04/2020)
Follow-up report No. 1 (02/06/2020)
New outbreaks (2)
Outbreak 1 Vengeri Kozhikkode Corporation, Vengeri Kozhikkode Corporation, Kozhikkode, Kerala
Date of start of the outbreak 03/03/2020
Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
Epidemiological unit Backyard
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Birds 3524 41 41 0 0
Affected population The affected birds were found in backyard poultry
Outbreak 2 Abdul Majeed Outhiyottil Egger Nursery West Kodiyathur, Kodiyathur, Kozhikkode, Kerala
Date of start of the outbreak 03/03/2020
Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
Epidemiological unit Farm
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Birds 13277 2500 2500 0 0
Affected population Chickens
Summary of outbreaks Total outbreaks: 2
Total animals affected
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Birds 16801 2541 2541 0 0
Outbreak statistics
Species Apparent morbidity rate Apparent mortality rate Apparent case fatality rate Proportion susceptible animals lost*
Birds 15.12% 15.12% 100.00% 15.12%
*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
  • Surveillance within containment and/or protection zone
  • 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
ICAR National Institute of High Security Animal Diseases Bhopal (OIE Reference Laboratory) Birds real-time reverse transcriptase/polymerase chain reaction (RRT-PCR) 06/03/2020 Positive
Future Reporting
The event is continuing. Weekly follow-up reports will be submitted.
Map of outbreak locations