Highly pathogenic avian influenza,
Information received on 06/04/2020 from Dr Damyan Iliev, Chief Veterinary Officer & Deputy Executive Director, Bulgarian Food Safety Agency, Ministry of Agriculture and Food, Sofia, Bulgaria
Report type Follow-up report No. 4
Date of start of the event 17/02/2020
Date of confirmation of the event 17/02/2020
Report date 06/04/2020
Date submitted to OIE 06/04/2020
Date event resolved 18/03/2020
Reason for notification Recurrence of a listed disease
Date of previous occurrence 05/04/2019
Manifestation of disease Clinical disease
Causal agent Highly pathogenic avian influenza virus
Serotype H5N8
Nature of diagnosis Laboratory (basic)
This event pertains to a defined zone within the country
Related reports Immediate notification (17/02/2020)
Follow-up report No. 1 (24/02/2020)
Follow-up report No. 2 (03/03/2020)
Follow-up report No. 3 (05/03/2020)
Follow-up report No. 4 (06/04/2020)
Follow-up report No. 5 (15/04/2020)
Follow-up report No. 6 (09/06/2020)
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
  • Movement control inside the country
  • Traceability
  • Official destruction of animal products
  • 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
Future Reporting
The event is continuing. Weekly follow-up reports will be submitted.