Highly pathogenic avian influenza,
Germany
Information received on 06/11/2014 from Dr. Karin Schwabenbauer, Ministerial Dirigentin and Chief Veterinary Officer , Directorate of Animal Health, Animal Welfare, Bundesministerium für Ernährung und Landwirtschaft (BMEL) , Bonn, Germany
Summary
Report type Immediate notification
Date of start of the event 04/11/2014
Date of confirmation of the event 05/11/2014
Report date 06/11/2014
Date submitted to OIE 06/11/2014
Date event resolved 05/03/2015
Reason for notification Recurrence of a listed disease
Date of previous occurrence 03/2009
Manifestation of disease Clinical disease
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 (06/11/2014)
Follow-up report No. 1 (25/11/2014)
Follow-up report No. 2 (09/12/2014)
Follow-up report No. 3 (17/12/2014)
Follow-up report No. 4 (21/12/2014)
Follow-up report No. 5 (09/01/2015)
Follow-up report No. 6 (22/01/2015)
Follow-up report No. 7 (26/01/2015)
Follow-up report No. 8 (04/03/2015)
Follow-up report No. 9 (06/03/2015)
Follow-up report No. 10 (27/04/2015)
New outbreaks (1)
Outbreak 1 (14-015-00003) Heinrichswalde, Vorpommern-Greifswald, MECKLENBURG-VORPOMMERN
Date of start of the outbreak 04/11/2014
Outbreak status Resolved (10/12/2014)
Epidemiological unit Farm
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Birds 30939 5000 1880 29059 0
Affected population Fattening turkey holding
Summary of outbreaks Total outbreaks: 1
Total animals affected
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Birds 30939 5000 1880 29059 0
Outbreak statistics
Species Apparent morbidity rate Apparent mortality rate Apparent case fatality rate Proportion susceptible animals lost*
Birds 16.16% 6.08% 37.60% 100.00%
*Removed from the susceptible population through death, destruction and/or slaughter
Epidemiology
Source of the outbreak(s) or origin of infection
  • Unknown or inconclusive
Epidemiological comments Culling started; dead animals have been safely disposed of.
Control measures
Measures applied
  • Movement control inside the country
  • Screening
  • Disinfection / Disinfestation
  • Stamping out
  • Control of wildlife reservoirs
  • Zoning
  • Vaccination prohibited
  • No treatment of affected animals
Measures to be applied
  • No other measures
Future Reporting
The event is continuing. Weekly follow-up reports will be submitted.
Map of outbreak locations