Tularemia,
Denmark
Information received on 27/11/2012 from Dr Per Starcke Henriksen, Chief Veterinary Officer, Danish Veterinary and Food Administration, Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Fisheries, Glostrup, Denmark
Summary
Report type Immediate notification
Date of start of the event 16/11/2012
Date of pre-confirmation of the event 23/11/2012
Report date 26/11/2012
Date submitted to OIE 27/11/2012
Date event resolved 23/11/2012
Reason for notification First occurrence of a listed disease
Manifestation of disease Clinical disease
Causal agent Francisella tularensis
Nature of diagnosis Laboratory (advanced)
This event pertains to the whole country
Related reports Immediate notification (26/11/2012)
Follow-up report No. 1 (28/02/2013)
New outbreaks (1)
Outbreak 1 Saltbæk Vig, Kalundborg, EAST
Date of start of the outbreak 16/11/2012
Outbreak status Resolved (23/11/2012)
Epidemiological unit Not applicable
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Destroyed Slaughtered
Brown hare (European Hare):Lepus europaeus(Leporidae) 1 1 0 0
Affected population A wild European hare found dead at Saltbæk Vig near Kalundborg on the western part of Zealand.
Summary of outbreaks Total outbreaks: 1
Total animals affected
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Destroyed Slaughtered
Brown hare (European Hare):Lepus europaeus(Leporidae) 1 1 0 0
Outbreak statistics
Species Apparent morbidity rate Apparent mortality rate Apparent case fatality rate Proportion susceptible animals lost*
Brown hare (European Hare):Lepus europaeus(Leporidae) ** ** 100.00% **
*Removed from the susceptible population through death, destruction and/or slaughter
**Not calculated because of missing information
Epidemiology
Source of the outbreak(s) or origin of infection
  • Unknown or inconclusive
Control measures
Measures applied
  • No vaccination
  • No treatment of affected animals
Measures to be applied
  • No other measures
Diagnostic test results
Laboratory name and type Species Test Test date Result
National Veterinary Institute (National laboratory) Brown hare (European Hare) in situ hybridisation (ISH) 23/11/2012 Positive
Future Reporting
The event is continuing. Weekly follow-up reports will be submitted.
Map of outbreak locations