Highly pathogenic avian influenza,
Hungary
Information received on 08/06/2020 from Dr Lajos Bognár, Deputy State Secretary Chief Veterinary Officer, Food Chain Safety Department, Ministry of Agriculture, Budapest, Hungary
Summary
Report type Follow-up report No. 8
Date of start of the event 22/03/2020
Date of confirmation of the event 25/03/2020
Report date 08/06/2020
Date submitted to OIE 08/06/2020
Date event resolved 08/06/2020
Reason for notification Recurrence of a listed disease
Date of previous occurrence 31/01/2020
Manifestation of disease Clinical disease
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 (26/03/2020)
Follow-up report No. 1 (01/04/2020)
Follow-up report No. 2 (08/04/2020)
Follow-up report No. 3 (16/04/2020)
Follow-up report No. 4 (21/04/2020)
Follow-up report No. 5 (30/04/2020)
Follow-up report No. 6 (08/05/2020)
Follow-up report No. 7 (15/05/2020)
Follow-up report No. 8 (08/06/2020)
Follow-up report No. 9 (26/06/2020)
Follow-up report No. 10 (28/07/2020)
New outbreaks (6)
Outbreak 1 Kerekegyháza, Bacs-Kiskun
Date of start of the outbreak 18/05/2020
Outbreak status Resolved (22/05/2020)
Epidemiological unit Farm
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Birds 24920 592 24328
Outbreak 2 Kerekegyháza, Bacs-Kiskun
Date of start of the outbreak 20/05/2020
Outbreak status Resolved (23/05/2020)
Epidemiological unit Farm
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Birds 6200 3 6197
Outbreak 3 Fülöpháza, Bacs-Kiskun
Date of start of the outbreak 22/05/2020
Outbreak status Resolved (26/05/2020)
Epidemiological unit Farm
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Birds 3736 30 3706
Outbreak 4 Fülöpháza, Bacs-Kiskun
Date of start of the outbreak 31/05/2020
Outbreak status Resolved (03/06/2020)
Epidemiological unit Farm
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Birds 6300 2 6298
Outbreak 5 Kerekegyháza, Bacs-Kiskun
Date of start of the outbreak 02/06/2020
Outbreak status Resolved (06/06/2020)
Epidemiological unit Farm
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Birds 52800 168 52632
Outbreak 6 Fülöpháza, Bacs-Kiskun
Date of start of the outbreak 04/06/2020
Outbreak status Resolved (08/06/2020)
Epidemiological unit Farm
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Birds 80000 87 79913
Summary of outbreaks Total outbreaks: 6
Total animals affected
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Birds 173956 ** 882 173074
Outbreak statistics
Species Apparent morbidity rate Apparent mortality rate Apparent case fatality rate Proportion susceptible animals lost*
Birds ** 0.51% ** **
*Removed from the susceptible population through death, destruction and/or slaughter
**Not calculated because of missing information
Epidemiology
Source of the outbreak(s) or origin of infection
  • Unknown or inconclusive
Epidemiological comments The wind, the high humidity and human contact greatly contributes to the spread of the disease in this area.
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
  • 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
Veterinary Diagnosis Directorate (National laboratory) Birds real-time PCR 20/05/2020 Positive
Veterinary Diagnosis Directorate (National laboratory) Birds real-time PCR 24/05/2020 Positive
Veterinary Diagnosis Directorate (National laboratory) Birds real-time PCR 03/06/2020 Positive
Veterinary Diagnosis Directorate (National laboratory) Birds real-time PCR 04/06/2020 Positive
Veterinary Diagnostic Directorate (National laboratory) Birds real-time PCR 05/06/2020 Positive
Future Reporting
The event is continuing. Weekly follow-up reports will be submitted.
Map of outbreak locations