Highly pathogenic avian influenza,
Germany
Information received on 21/12/2016 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 Follow-up report No. 11
Date of start of the event 07/11/2016
Date of confirmation of the event 08/11/2016
Report date 21/12/2016
Date submitted to OIE 21/12/2016
Date event resolved 12/06/2017
Reason for notification Recurrence of a listed disease
Date of previous occurrence 09/2015
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 the whole country
Related reports Immediate notification (09/11/2016)
Follow-up report No. 1 (11/11/2016)
Follow-up report No. 2 (14/11/2016)
Follow-up report No. 3 (22/11/2016)
Follow-up report No. 4 (25/11/2016)
Follow-up report No. 5 (29/11/2016)
Follow-up report No. 6 (30/11/2016)
Follow-up report No. 7 (02/12/2016)
Follow-up report No. 8 (13/12/2016)
Follow-up report No. 9 (16/12/2016)
Follow-up report No. 10 (20/12/2016)
Follow-up report No. 11 (21/12/2016)
Follow-up report No. 12 (22/12/2016)
Follow-up report No. 13 (27/12/2016)
Follow-up report No. 14 (30/12/2016)
Follow-up report No. 15 (09/01/2017)
Follow-up report No. 16 (13/01/2017)
Follow-up report No. 17 (18/01/2017)
Follow-up report No. 18 (20/01/2017)
Follow-up report No. 19 (25/01/2017)
Follow-up report No. 20 (03/02/2017)
Follow-up report No. 21 (10/02/2017)
Follow-up report No. 22 (20/02/2017)
Follow-up report No. 23 (28/02/2017)
Follow-up report No. 24 (10/03/2017)
Follow-up report No. 25 (17/03/2017)
Follow-up report No. 26 (23/03/2017)
Follow-up report No. 27 (31/03/2017)
Follow-up report No. 28 (07/04/2017)
Follow-up report No. 29 (10/05/2017)
Follow-up report No. 30 (26/05/2017)
Follow-up report No. 31 (11/08/2017)
New outbreaks (5)
Outbreak 1 (16-015-00583) Harz, Harz, Sachsen-Anhalt
Date of start of the outbreak 14/12/2016
Outbreak status Resolved (14/01/2017)
Epidemiological unit Not applicable
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Anatidae (unidentified):Anatidae (incognita)(Anatidae) 1 1 0 0
Affected population one swan
Outbreak 2 (16-015-00599) Stade, Stade, Niedersachsen
Date of start of the outbreak 15/12/2016
Outbreak status Resolved (02/02/2017)
Epidemiological unit Not applicable
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Anatidae (unidentified):Anatidae (incognita)(Anatidae) 3 3 0 0
Affected population one wild duck, two birds of prey
Outbreak 3 (16-015-00607) Ravensburg, Ravensburg, Baden-Wurttemberg
Date of start of the outbreak 16/12/2016
Outbreak status Resolved (20/01/2017)
Epidemiological unit Not applicable
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Anatidae (unidentified):Anatidae (incognita)(Anatidae) 1 1 0 0
Affected population one wild duck
Outbreak 4 (16-015-00618) Darmstadt-Dieburg, Darmstadt-Dieburg, Hessen
Date of start of the outbreak 17/12/2016
Outbreak status Resolved (22/03/2017)
Epidemiological unit Not applicable
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Anatidae (unidentified):Anatidae (incognita)(Anatidae) 23 23 0 0
Affected population 21 wild geese, two birds of prey
Outbreak 5 (16-015-00609) Paderborn, Paderborn, Nordrhein-Westfalen
Date of start of the outbreak 19/12/2016
Outbreak status Resolved (18/03/2017)
Epidemiological unit Not applicable
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Ciconiidae (unidentified):Ciconiidae(incognita)(Ciconiidae) 3 3 0 0
Affected population one wild goose, one stork, one bird of prey
Summary of outbreaks Total outbreaks: 5
Total animals affected
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Anatidae (unidentified):Anatidae (incognita)(Anatidae) 28 28 0 0
Ciconiidae (unidentified):Ciconiidae(incognita)(Ciconiidae) 3 3 0 0
Outbreak statistics
Species Apparent morbidity rate Apparent mortality rate Apparent case fatality rate Proportion susceptible animals lost*
Anatidae (unidentified):Anatidae (incognita)(Anatidae) ** ** 100.00% **
Ciconiidae (unidentified):Ciconiidae(incognita)(Ciconiidae) ** ** 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
Epidemiological comments All poultry have been culled and safely disposed of. No poultry or poultry products have been dispatched. Restriction zones have been established and epidemiological investigations started.
Control measures
Measures applied
  • Movement control inside the country
  • Screening
  • Disinfection / Disinfestation
  • Traceability
  • Quarantine
  • Surveillance outside containment and/or protection zone
  • Stamping out
  • Official destruction of animal products
  • Official disposal of carcasses, by-products and waste
  • Surveillance within containment and/or protection zone
  • Control of wildlife reservoirs
  • Zoning
  • 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
Friedrich-Loeffler Institute (National laboratory) Anatidae (unidentified) real-time PCR 20/12/2016 Positive
Future Reporting
The event is continuing. Weekly follow-up reports will be submitted.
Map of outbreak locations