Highly pathogenic avian influenza,
Information received on 17/11/2020 from Dr Loic Evain, Directeur Général adjoint, CVO, Direction générale de l'alimentation, Ministère de l'Agriculture et de l'Alimentation, Paris, France
Report type Immediate notification
Date of start of the event 07/11/2020
Date of confirmation of the event 16/11/2020
Report date 16/11/2020
Date submitted to OIE 17/11/2020
Reason for notification Recurrence of a listed disease
Date of previous occurrence 27/10/2017
Manifestation of disease Clinical disease
Causal agent Highly pathogenic avian influenza virus
Serotype H5N8
Nature of diagnosis Clinical, Laboratory (advanced)
This event pertains to a defined zone within the country
New outbreaks (1)
Outbreak 1 (IA_2020_0270) LUCCIANA, LUCCIANA, Haute-Corse
Date of start of the outbreak 07/11/2020
Outbreak status Resolved (18/11/2020)
Epidemiological unit Other
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Birds 575 116 111 464 0
Affected population Poultry in the pet shop of a garden shop showed clinical signs suggesting avian influenza. There were 575 specimens of various species (both for breeding and ornamental). All birds were euthanised. The pet shop is now closed. The diagnosis was made by the national reference laboratory.
Summary of outbreaks Total outbreaks: 1
Total animals affected
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Birds 575 116 111 464 0
Outbreak statistics
Species Apparent morbidity rate Apparent mortality rate Apparent case fatality rate Proportion susceptible animals lost*
Birds 20.17% 19.30% 95.69% 100.00%
*Removed from the susceptible population through death, destruction and/or slaughter
Source of the outbreak(s) or origin of infection
  • Unknown or inconclusive
Epidemiological comments The epidemiological investigation is ongoing.
Control measures
Measures applied
  • Movement control inside the country
  • Surveillance within containment and/or protection zone
  • Screening
  • Traceability
  • 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
Anses - Ploufragan-Plouzané-Niort laboratory, Ploufragan site (National laboratory) Birds polymerase chain reaction (PCR) 16/11/2020 Positive
Future Reporting
The event is continuing. Weekly follow-up reports will be submitted.
Map of outbreak locations