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OIE: Highly pathogenic avian influenza, Bulgaria
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Information received on 13/03/2019 from Dr Damyan Iliev, Chief Veterinary Officer & Deputy Executive Director, Bulgarian Food Safety Agency, Ministry of Agriculture and Food, Sofia, Bulgaria

Summary

Report type

Immediate notification

Date of start of the event

13/03/2019

Date of confirmation of the event

13/03/2019

Report date

13/03/2019

Date submitted to OIE

13/03/2019

Reason for notification

Recurrence of a listed disease

Date of previous occurrence

17/12/2018

Manifestation of disease

Sub-clinical infection

Causal agent

Highly pathogenic avian influenza virus

Serotype

H5

Nature of diagnosis

Laboratory (basic)

This event pertains to

a defined zone within the country

New outbreaks

Summary of outbreaks

Total outbreaks: 1

Outbreak Location

  • Lovec ( Lisets, Lovech )

Total animals affected

Species

Susceptible

Cases

Deaths

Killed and disposed of

Slaughtered

Birds

3200

20

0

Outbreak statistics

Species

Apparent morbidity rate

Apparent mortality rate

Apparent case fatality rate

Proportion susceptible animals lost*

Birds

0.63%

0.00%

0.00%

**


* Removed from the susceptible population through death, destruction and/or slaughter;

Epidemiology

Source of the outbreak(s) or origin of infection

  • Unknown or inconclusive

Control measures

Measures applied

  • Screening
  • Traceability
  • Zoning
  • Disinfection
  • Vaccination permitted (if a vaccine exists)
  • No treatment of affected animals

Measures to be applied

  • Official disposal of carcasses, by-products and waste
  • Stamping out

Diagnostic test results

Laboratory name and type

National Reference Laboratory for avian influenza and Newcastle disease ( National laboratory )

Tests and results

Species

Test

Test date

Result

Birds

real-time PCR

13/03/2019

Positive

Future Reporting

The event is continuing. Weekly follow-up reports will be submitted.

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