Highly pathogenic avian influenza,
Information received on 23/10/2017 from Dr Evgueny A. Nepoklonov, Deputy Head, Orlikov per., 1/11, Ministry of Agriculture and Food, MOSCOW, Russia
Report type Follow-up report No. 22
Date of start of the event 02/12/2016
Date of confirmation of the event 06/12/2016
Report date 23/10/2017
Date submitted to OIE 23/10/2017
Date event resolved 09/02/2018
Reason for notification Recurrence of a listed disease
Date of previous occurrence 07/11/2016
Manifestation of disease Clinical disease
Causal agent Highly pathogenic avian influenza virus
Serotype H5N8
Nature of diagnosis Laboratory (basic), Laboratory (advanced)
This event pertains to a defined zone within the country
Related reports Immediate notification (08/12/2016)
Follow-up report No. 1 (16/12/2016)
Follow-up report No. 2 (29/12/2016)
Follow-up report No. 3 (16/01/2017)
Follow-up report No. 4 (26/01/2017)
Follow-up report No. 5 (28/02/2017)
Follow-up report No. 6 (06/03/2017)
Follow-up report No. 7 (15/03/2017)
Follow-up report No. 8 (23/03/2017)
Follow-up report No. 9 (14/04/2017)
Follow-up report No. 10 (20/04/2017)
Follow-up report No. 11 (27/04/2017)
Follow-up report No. 12 (04/05/2017)
Follow-up report No. 13 (12/05/2017)
Follow-up report No. 14 (17/05/2017)
Follow-up report No. 15 (22/05/2017)
Follow-up report No. 16 (30/05/2017)
Follow-up report No. 17 (07/06/2017)
Follow-up report No. 18 (29/06/2017)
Follow-up report No. 19 (03/08/2017)
Follow-up report No. 20 (08/08/2017)
Follow-up report No. 21 (13/10/2017)
Follow-up report No. 22 (23/10/2017)
Follow-up report No. 23 (23/11/2017)
Follow-up report No. 24 (16/02/2018)
New outbreaks (1)
Outbreak 1 Chertkovskaya, Morozovsky, Rostovskaya Oblast
Date of start of the outbreak 20/10/2017
Outbreak status Resolved (05/12/2017)
Epidemiological unit Village
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Birds 1919 27 27 1892 0
Summary of outbreaks Total outbreaks: 1
Total animals affected
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Birds 1919 27 27 1892 0
Outbreak statistics
Species Apparent morbidity rate Apparent mortality rate Apparent case fatality rate Proportion susceptible animals lost*
Birds 1.41% 1.41% 100.00% 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 comparative analysis of the obtained nucleotide sequence of the H gene fragment revealed that the isolates belong to an Asian genetic lineage of highly pathogenic avian influenza (lineage A/Gs/Guangdong/96, Clade Based on the H gene fragment the avian influenza A virus (H5) sequences were isolated in several RF Subjects in 2016-2017. And the avian influenza A virus (H5) sequences were isolated in South-East Asia in 2013-2014, as well as in Europe and Iran in 2017.
Control measures
Measures applied
  • Movement control inside the country
  • Disinfection / Disinfestation
  • Screening
  • Quarantine
  • Official disposal of carcasses, by-products and waste
  • Stamping out
  • Surveillance within containment and/or protection zone
  • Control of wildlife reservoirs
  • 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
All-Russian Research Institute for Animal Health (FGBI-ARRIAH) (National laboratory) Birds reverse transcription - polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) 20/10/2017 Positive
Future Reporting
The event is continuing. Weekly follow-up reports will be submitted.
Map of outbreak locations