Highly pathogenic avian influenza,
Finland
Information received on 28/12/2016 from Dr Taina Aaltonen, Chief Veterinary Officer and Deputy Director General, Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, Helsinki, Finland
Summary
Report type Follow-up report No. 5
Date of start of the event 12/11/2016
Date of confirmation of the event 25/11/2016
Report date 28/12/2016
Date submitted to OIE 28/12/2016
Date event resolved 01/03/2017
Reason for notification First occurrence of a listed disease in the country
Causal agent Highly pathogenic avian influenza virus
Serotype H5N8
Nature of diagnosis Clinical, Laboratory (advanced)
This event pertains to a defined zone within the country
Related reports Immediate notification (25/11/2016)
Follow-up report No. 1 (01/12/2016)
Follow-up report No. 2 (09/12/2016)
Follow-up report No. 3 (16/12/2016)
Follow-up report No. 4 (21/12/2016)
Follow-up report No. 5 (28/12/2016)
Follow-up report No. 6 (09/01/2017)
Follow-up report No. 7 (20/01/2017)
Follow-up report No. 8 (27/01/2017)
Follow-up report No. 9 (03/02/2017)
Follow-up report No. 10 (10/02/2017)
Follow-up report No. 11 (17/02/2017)
Follow-up report No. 12 (03/03/2017)
New outbreaks (1)
Outbreak 1 Finström, AHVENANMAAN MAAKUNTA
Date of start of the outbreak 01/12/2016
Outbreak status Resolved (22/12/2016)
Epidemiological unit Not applicable
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
White-tailed Eagle:Haliaeetus albicilla(Accipitridae) 1 1 0 0
Summary of outbreaks Total outbreaks: 1
Total animals affected
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
White-tailed Eagle:Haliaeetus albicilla(Accipitridae) 1 1 0 0
Outbreak statistics
Species Apparent morbidity rate Apparent mortality rate Apparent case fatality rate Proportion susceptible animals lost*
White-tailed Eagle:Haliaeetus albicilla(Accipitridae) ** ** 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
  • Movement control inside the country
  • Screening
  • Surveillance within containment and/or protection zone
  • 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
Finnish Food Safety Authority Evira (National laboratory) White-tailed Eagle pathogen isolation by egg inoculation 22/12/2016 Sample unsuitable
Finnish Food Safety Authority Evira (National laboratory) White-tailed Eagle real-time reverse transcriptase/polymerase chain reaction (RRT-PCR) 05/12/2016 Inconclusive
Finnish Food Safety Authority Evira (National laboratory) White-tailed Eagle reverse transcription - polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) 05/12/2016 Inconclusive
Finnish Food Safety Authority Evira (National laboratory) White-tailed Eagle virus sequencing 08/12/2016 Positive
Future Reporting
The event is continuing. Weekly follow-up reports will be submitted.
Map of outbreak locations