Highly pathogenic influenza A viruses (infection with) (non-poultry including wild birds),
Slovenia
Information received on 26/11/2020 from Dr Breda Hrovatin, Head, Animal Health and Animal Welfare Division, Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Food, Ljubljana, Slovenia
Summary
Report type Immediate notification
Date of start of the event 17/11/2020
Date of confirmation of the event 23/11/2020
Report date 26/11/2020
Date submitted to OIE 26/11/2020
Reason for notification Recurrence of a listed disease
Date of previous occurrence 25/04/2017
Manifestation of disease Clinical disease
Causal agent Highly pathogenic influenza A virus
Serotype H5N8
Nature of diagnosis Laboratory (advanced)
This event pertains to a defined zone within the country
Related reports Immediate notification (26/11/2020)
Follow-up report No. 1 (07/12/2020)
Follow-up report No. 2 (15/12/2020)
New outbreaks (1)
Outbreak 1 Piran, Koper
Date of start of the outbreak 17/11/2020
Outbreak status Resolved (25/11/2020)
Epidemiological unit Other
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Mute Swan:Cygnus olor(Anatidae) 2 2
Affected population Two mute swans (Cygnus olor) found dead (one on 17 November 2020, and the other one on 19 November 2020) on the seashore in the municipality of Piran. Both animals were found one kilometer apart.
Summary of outbreaks Total outbreaks: 1
Total animals affected
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Mute Swan:Cygnus olor(Anatidae) 2 2
Outbreak statistics
Species Apparent morbidity rate Apparent mortality rate Apparent case fatality rate Proportion susceptible animals lost*
Mute Swan:Cygnus olor(Anatidae) ** ** 100.00% **
*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
Control measures
Measures applied
  • 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
National Veterinary Institute (National laboratory) Mute Swan real-time PCR 23/11/2020 Positive
National Veterinary Institute (National laboratory) Mute Swan real-time PCR 25/11/2020 Positive
Future Reporting
The event is continuing. Weekly follow-up reports will be submitted.
Map of outbreak locations