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H5N8 Mute Swan Evros River Delta - Greece

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Highly pathogenic avian influenza,
Information received on 23/12/2016 from Mr Spiros Doudounakis, Director, Animal Health Directorate, Directorate General of Veterinary Services / Animal Health Directorare , Ministry of Rural Development and Food , ATHENS, Greece
Report type Immediate notification
Date of start of the event 14/12/2016
Date of confirmation of the event 19/12/2016
Report date 23/12/2016
Date submitted to OIE 23/12/2016
Reason for notification New strain of a listed disease in the country
Causal agent Influenza A virus
Serotype H5N8
Nature of diagnosis Laboratory (basic), Laboratory (advanced)
This event pertains to the whole country
New outbreaks (1)
Outbreak 1 (AI/1/2016) Evros river delta, ANATOLIKI MAKEDONIA KAI THRAKI
Date of start of the outbreak 14/12/2016
Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
Epidemiological unit Natural park
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Destroyed Slaughtered
Mute Swan:Cygnus olor(Anatidae)   1 1 0 0
Summary of outbreaks Total outbreaks: 1
Total animals affected
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Destroyed Slaughtered
Mute Swan:Cygnus olor(Anatidae)   1 1 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
Directorate of Veterinary Center of Thessaloniki / Laboratory of Avian Pathology (National Reference Laboratory for AI) (National laboratory) Mute Swan polymerase chain reaction (PCR) 19/12/2016 Positive
Future Reporting
The event is continuing. Weekly follow-up reports will be submitted.
Map of outbreak locations


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Outbreak report of Highly path. avian influenza (- -) in Greece
Date of start of the event 14/12/2016
Outbreak Status Continuing
Date of resolution of the outbreak  
Epidemiological Unit Type Natural park
Location Evros river delta
Latitude 40.766786
Longitude 26.056178
Description of Affected Population  

Affected animals
Species At risk Cases Deaths Destroyed
Mute Swan   1 1 0
Total Animals 0 1 1 0

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