Highly pathogenic avian influenza,
Information received on 24/02/2017 from Dr Damir Agičić, Assistant to Minister, Chief Veterinary Officer, Veterinary and Food Safety Directorate, CRO Ministry of Agriculture, ZAGREB, Croatia
Report type Follow-up report No. 9
Date of start of the event 30/10/2016
Date of confirmation of the event 09/11/2016
Report date 24/02/2017
Date submitted to OIE 24/02/2017
Reason for notification New strain of a listed disease in the country
Causal agent Highly pathogenic avian influenza virus
Serotype H5N8
Nature of diagnosis Clinical, Laboratory (basic), Laboratory (advanced)
This event pertains to a defined zone within the country
Related reports Immediate notification (10/11/2016)
Follow-up report No. 1 (18/11/2016)
Follow-up report No. 2 (08/12/2016)
Follow-up report No. 3 (16/01/2017)
Follow-up report No. 4 (19/01/2017)
Follow-up report No. 5 (24/01/2017)
Follow-up report No. 6 (27/01/2017)
Follow-up report No. 7 (10/02/2017)
Follow-up report No. 8 (17/02/2017)
Follow-up report No. 9 (24/02/2017)
New outbreaks (1)
Outbreak 1 Lipovljani, Lipovljani, Novska, SISACKO-MOSLAVACKA
Date of start of the outbreak 14/02/2017
Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
Epidemiological unit Other
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Destroyed Slaughtered
Mute Swan:Cygnus olor(Anatidae) 3 3 0 0
Affected population Three swans were found dead.
Summary of outbreaks Total outbreaks: 1
Total animals affected
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Destroyed Slaughtered
Mute Swan:Cygnus olor(Anatidae) 3 3 0 0
Outbreak statistics
Species Apparent morbidity rate Apparent mortality rate Apparent case fatality rate Proportion susceptible animals lost*
Mute Swan:Cygnus olor(Anatidae) ** ** 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
  • 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
Croatian Veterinary Institute, Poultry Centre (National laboratory) Mute Swan polymerase chain reaction (PCR) 21/02/2017 Positive
Future Reporting
The event is continuing. Weekly follow-up reports will be submitted.