Highly pathogenic avian influenza,
Information received on 08/05/2020 from Dr Lajos Bognár, Deputy State Secretary Chief Veterinary Officer, Food Chain Safety Department, Ministry of Agriculture, Budapest, Hungary
Report type Follow-up report No. 5
Date of start of the event 29/03/2020
Date of confirmation of the event 31/03/2020
Report date 08/05/2020
Date submitted to OIE 08/05/2020
Date event resolved 09/05/2020
Reason for notification Recurrence of a listed disease
Date of previous occurrence 31/01/2020
Manifestation of disease Sub-clinical infection
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 (01/04/2020)
Follow-up report No. 1 (08/04/2020)
Follow-up report No. 2 (16/04/2020)
Follow-up report No. 3 (21/04/2020)
Follow-up report No. 4 (30/04/2020)
Follow-up report No. 5 (08/05/2020)
Follow-up report No. 6 (15/05/2020)
Follow-up report No. 7 (08/06/2020)
Follow-up report No. 8 (26/06/2020)
Follow-up report No. 9 (28/07/2020)
New outbreaks (1)
Outbreak 1 Szentes, Csongrad
Date of start of the outbreak 28/04/2020
Outbreak status Resolved (06/05/2020)
Epidemiological unit Farm
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Birds 3000 2 2998
Summary of outbreaks Total outbreaks: 1
Total animals affected
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Birds 3000 ** 2 2998
Outbreak statistics
Species Apparent morbidity rate Apparent mortality rate Apparent case fatality rate Proportion susceptible animals lost*
Birds ** 0.07% ** **
*Removed from the susceptible population through death, destruction and/or slaughter
**Not calculated because of missing information
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
  • Zoning
  • Vaccination prohibited
  • No treatment of affected animals
Measures to be applied
  • Disinfection
Diagnostic test results
Laboratory name and type Species Test Test date Result
Veterinary Diagnostic Directorate (National laboratory) Birds real-time PCR 30/04/2020 Positive
Future Reporting
The event is continuing. Weekly follow-up reports will be submitted.
Map of outbreak locations