Highly pathogenic avian influenza,
United Kingdom
Information received on 17/02/2015 from Dr Nigel Gibbens, Chief Veterinary Officer, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, LONDON, United Kingdom
Report type Follow-up report No. 14 (Final report)
Date of start of the event 14/11/2014
Date of confirmation of the event 16/11/2014
Report date 17/02/2015
Date submitted to OIE 17/02/2015
Date event resolved 21/11/2014
Reason for notification Recurrence of a listed disease
Date of previous occurrence 20/08/2008
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 (17/11/2014)
Follow-up report No. 1 (21/11/2014)
Follow-up report No. 2 (27/11/2014)
Follow-up report No. 3 (05/12/2014)
Follow-up report No. 4 (12/12/2014)
Follow-up report No. 5 (19/12/2014)
Follow-up report No. 6 (22/12/2014)
Follow-up report No. 7 (02/01/2015)
Follow-up report No. 8 (09/01/2015)
Follow-up report No. 9 (16/01/2015)
Follow-up report No. 10 (23/01/2015)
Follow-up report No. 11 (30/01/2015)
Follow-up report No. 12 (06/02/2015)
Follow-up report No. 13 (13/02/2015)
Follow-up report No. 14 (17/02/2015)
Outbreaks There are no new outbreaks in this report
Source of the outbreak(s) or origin of infection
  • Contact with wild species
Epidemiological comments No further cases have been identified to 17 February 2015. Final cleansing and disinfection was completed on 13 February 2015. This event is now closed. Epidemiological investigations indicate that the most likely source of infection was contact with wild species.
Control measures
Measures applied
  • Movement control inside the country
  • Screening
  • Disinfection / Disinfestation
  • Quarantine
  • Stamping out
  • Zoning
  • 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.