OIE: Highly pathogenic avian influenza(infection with H5N1), Slovakia

Report type: Immediate notification
Started: 24 May 2022
Confirmed: 24 May 2021
Reported: 26 May 2021
Reason for notification: Recurrence
Last occurrence: 1 Feb 2022
Causal agent: Highly pathogenic avian influenza virus
Serotype: H5N1
Nature of diagnosis: Clinical, laboratory
This event pertains to a defined zone within the country.

New outbreaks (1)
Summary of outbreaks
Total outbreaks (1)
Outbreak location 1: Vlcany, Sala, Nitriansky
Started: 24 May 2022
Epidemiological unit: Backyard
Total animals affected:
Species / Susceptible / Cases / Deaths / Killed and disposed of /
Slaughtered or killed for commercial use / Vaccinated
Birds / 35 / 3 / 25 / 10 / - / -

Source of the outbreak(s) or origin of infection: Unknown or
inconclusive, contact with wild species

Control measures at event level
Domestic control measures applied: Stamping out; disinfection; ante
and post-mortem inspections; control of wildlife reservoirs; zoning;
official disposal of carcasses, by-products and waste; movement
Wild control measures applied: Zoning

Diagnostic test results
Laboratory name and type / Species / Test / Test date / Result
State Veterinary and Food Institute, Veterinary Institute in Zvolen
(national laboratory) / Birds / Polymerase chain reaction (PCR) / 24
May 2022 / Positive