Highly pathogenic avian influenza,
Information received on 28/06/2020 from Dr Tamir Goshen, Acting Director, Veterinary Services and Animal Health, Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, Beit Dagan, Israel
Report type Follow-up report No. 2 (Final report)
Date of start of the event 20/04/2019
Date of confirmation of the event 24/04/2019
Report date 28/06/2020
Date submitted to OIE 28/06/2020
Date event resolved 22/04/2019
Reason for notification Recurrence of a listed disease
Date of previous occurrence 14/02/2017
Manifestation of disease Clinical disease
Causal agent Highly pathogenic avian influenza virus
Serotype H5N8
Nature of diagnosis Clinical, Laboratory (advanced), Necropsy
This event pertains to a defined zone within the country
Related reports Immediate notification (25/04/2019)
Follow-up report No. 1 (18/06/2019)
Follow-up report No. 2 (28/06/2020)
Outbreaks There are no new outbreaks in this report
Source of the outbreak(s) or origin of infection
  • Contact with wild species
Epidemiological comments Israel is on the migration route of wild birds coming from Africa to Europe. The farm is located in an aquaculture area with multiple fish ponds, attracting migrating birds.
Control measures
Measures applied
  • Movement control inside the country
  • Surveillance outside containment and/or protection zone
  • Surveillance within containment and/or protection zone
  • Screening
  • Quarantine
  • 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
Kimron veterinary Institute, Avian Diseases Division (National laboratory) Birds pathogen isolation by egg inoculation 20/05/2019 Positive
Future Reporting
The event is resolved. No more reports will be submitted.