Highly pathogenic avian influenza,
Information received on 18/08/2020 from Dr Thamer Al-Khafaji, Director General, Animal Health, Ministry of Agriculture, Baghdad, Iraq
Report type Follow-up report No. 1 (Final report)
Date of start of the event 09/05/2020
Date of confirmation of the event 14/05/2020
Report date 18/08/2020
Date submitted to OIE 18/08/2020
Date event resolved 15/05/2020
Reason for notification Recurrence of a listed disease
Date of previous occurrence 17/03/2019
Manifestation of disease Clinical disease
Causal agent Highly pathogenic avian influenza virus
Serotype H5N8
Nature of diagnosis Clinical, Laboratory (basic), Necropsy
This event pertains to a defined zone within the country
Related reports Immediate notification (19/05/2020)
Follow-up report No. 1 (18/08/2020)
Outbreaks There are no new outbreaks in this report
Source of the outbreak(s) or origin of infection
  • Unknown or inconclusive
  • Contact with wild species
Control measures
Measures applied
  • 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
  • Ante and post-mortem inspections
  • Vaccination prohibited
  • No treatment of affected animals
Measures to be applied
  • No other measures
Future Reporting
The event is resolved. No more reports will be submitted.