Highly pathogenic avian influenza,
Information received on 02/04/2020 from Dr Dietrich Rassow, Director for Animal Health and Animal Welfare, Chief Veterinary Officer, Directorate of Animal Health and Animal Welfare, Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture, Berlin, Germany
Report type Follow-up report No. 1
Date of start of the event 27/03/2020
Date of confirmation of the event 31/03/2020
Report date 02/04/2020
Date submitted to OIE 02/04/2020
Date event resolved 13/05/2020
Reason for notification Recurrence of a listed disease
Date of previous occurrence 26/09/2017
Manifestation of disease Clinical disease
Causal agent Highly pathogenic avian influenza virus
Serotype H5N8
Nature of diagnosis Clinical, Laboratory (basic), Laboratory (advanced)
This event pertains to a defined zone within the country
Related reports Immediate notification (31/03/2020)
Follow-up report No. 1 (02/04/2020)
Follow-up report No. 2 (13/05/2020)
Follow-up report No. 3 (25/06/2020)
Outbreaks There are no new outbreaks in this report
Source of the outbreak(s) or origin of infection
  • Unknown or inconclusive
Epidemiological comments Restriction zones have been established. Epidemiological investigations are going on. All poultry have been culled and safely disposed of.
Control measures
Measures applied
  • Movement control inside the country
  • Surveillance outside containment and/or protection zone
  • Surveillance within containment and/or protection zone
  • Screening
  • Traceability
  • Quarantine
  • Official destruction of animal products
  • Official disposal of carcasses, by-products and waste
  • Stamping out
  • Zoning
  • Disinfection
  • Vaccination prohibited
  • No treatment of affected animals
Measures to be applied
  • No other measures
Future Reporting
The event is continuing. Weekly follow-up reports will be submitted.