OIE: Highly pathogenic avian influenza, Nepal

Information received on 26/06/2019 from Dr Bimal Kumar Nirmal, Director General, Department of Livestock Services, Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock Development, NEPAL, Nepal
Report type Follow-up report No. 1
Date of start of the event 11/06/2019
Date of confirmation of the event 21/06/2019
Report date 26/06/2019
Date submitted to OIE 26/06/2019
Reason for notification Recurrence of a listed disease
Date of previous occurrence 05/2019
Manifestation of disease Clinical disease
Causal agent Highly pathogenic avian influenza virus
Serotype H5N1
Nature of diagnosis Clinical, Laboratory (basic), Laboratory (advanced), Necropsy
This event pertains to the whole country
Related reports Immediate notification (25/06/2019)
Follow-up report No. 1 (26/06/2019)
New outbreaks (1)
Outbreak 1 Naukunda Rural Municipality-5, Naukunda Rural Municipality-5, Rasuwa, Bagmati
Date of start of the outbreak 18/06/2019
Outbreak status Resolved (25/06/2019)
Epidemiological unit Backyard
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Birds 900 219 219 681 0
Affected population Backyard poultry
Summary of outbreaks Total outbreaks: 1
Total animals affected
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Birds 900 219 219 681 0
Outbreak statistics
Species Apparent morbidity rate Apparent mortality rate Apparent case fatality rate Proportion susceptible animals lost*
Birds 24.33% 24.33% 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
Control measures
Measures applied
  • Movement control inside the country
  • Surveillance outside containment and/or protection zone
  • Traceability
  • Quarantine
  • Official disposal of carcasses, by-products and waste
  • Stamping out
  • Disinfection
  • 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
Central veterinary Laboratory, Tripureshwor (National laboratory) Birds rapid tests 21/06/2019 Positive
Central veterinary Laboratory, Tripureshwor (National laboratory) Birds real-time PCR 21/06/2019 Positive
Future Reporting
The event is continuing. Weekly follow-up reports will be submitted.