Highly pathogenic avian influenza,
Information received on 13/04/2018 from Dr Ainul Haque, Director General, Department of Livestock Services, Ministry of Fisheries and Livestock, Dhaka, Bangladesh
Report type Follow-up report No. 3
Date of start of the event 15/01/2017
Date of confirmation of the event 16/01/2017
Report date 13/04/2018
Date submitted to OIE 13/04/2018
Date event resolved 31/05/2018
Reason for notification Recurrence of a listed disease
Date of previous occurrence 04/02/2016
Manifestation of disease Clinical disease
Causal agent Highly pathogenic avian influenza virus
Serotype H5N1
Nature of diagnosis Clinical, Laboratory (advanced)
This event pertains to a defined zone within the country
Related reports Immediate notification (21/01/2017)
Follow-up report No. 1 (11/05/2017)
Follow-up report No. 2 (08/01/2018)
Follow-up report No. 3 (13/04/2018)
Follow-up report No. 4 (11/06/2018)
Follow-up report No. 5 (18/12/2018)
New outbreaks (1)
Outbreak 1 Jhenaidah Cadet College, Jhenaidah, Khulna
Date of start of the outbreak 21/03/2018
Outbreak status Resolved (26/03/2018)
Epidemiological unit Farm
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Birds 385 385 0 0
Affected population 319 eggs destroyed.
Summary of outbreaks Total outbreaks: 1
Total animals affected
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Birds 385 385 0 0
Outbreak statistics
Species Apparent morbidity rate Apparent mortality rate Apparent case fatality rate Proportion susceptible animals lost*
Birds ** ** 100.00% **
*Removed from the susceptible population through death, destruction and/or slaughter
**Not calculated because of missing information
Source of the outbreak(s) or origin of infection
  • Unknown or inconclusive
Control measures
Measures applied
  • Surveillance outside containment and/or protection zone
  • Official disposal of carcasses, by-products and waste
  • Stamping out
  • Disinfection
  • Vaccination permitted (if a vaccine exists)
  • No treatment of affected animals
Measures to be applied
  • No other measures
Diagnostic test results
Laboratory name and type Species Test Test date Result
Bangladesh Livestock Research Institute (National laboratory) Birds reverse transcription - polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) 03/04/2018 Positive
Future Reporting
The event is continuing. Weekly follow-up reports will be submitted.
Map of outbreak locations