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OIE: Highly pathogenic avian influenza(H5N8), Iraq
submited by kickingbird at May, 20, 2020 11:53 AM from OIE

Information received on 19/05/2020 from Dr Thamer Al-Khafaji, Director General, Animal Health, Ministry of Agriculture, Baghdad, Iraq
Report type Immediate notification
Date of start of the event 09/05/2020
Date of confirmation of the event 14/05/2020
Report date 19/05/2020
Date submitted to OIE 19/05/2020
Reason for notification Recurrence of a listed disease
Date of previous occurrence 17/03/2019
Manifestation of disease Clinical disease
Causal agent Highly pathogenic avian influenza virus
Serotype H5N8
Nature of diagnosis Clinical, Laboratory (basic), Necropsy
This event pertains to a defined zone within the country
New outbreaks (1)
Outbreak 1 (1-2020) Al-Hamdania, AskiKalak, Nineveh
Date of start of the outbreak 09/05/2020
Outbreak status Resolved (15/05/2020)
Epidemiological unit Farm
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Birds 59700 21700 21700 38000 0
Affected population Isolated farm; no farm around.
Summary of outbreaks Total outbreaks: 1
Total animals affected
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Birds 59700 21700 21700 38000 0
Outbreak statistics
Species Apparent morbidity rate Apparent mortality rate Apparent case fatality rate Proportion susceptible animals lost*
Birds 36.35% 36.35% 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
  • Contact with wild species
Control measures
Measures applied
  • Surveillance outside containment and/or protection zone
  • Surveillance within containment and/or protection zone
  • Screening
  • Traceability
  • Quarantine
  • Official destruction of animal products
  • Official disposal of carcasses, by-products and waste
  • Stamping out
  • Zoning
  • Disinfection
  • Ante and post-mortem inspections
  • 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 (National laboratory) Birds real-time PCR 14/05/2020 Positive
Future Reporting
The event is continuing. Weekly follow-up reports will be submitted.
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