Highly pathogenic avian influenza,
Germany
Information received on 21/02/2017 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. 22
Date of start of the event 07/11/2016
Date of confirmation of the event 08/11/2016
Report date 20/02/2017
Date submitted to OIE 21/02/2017
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 (23)
Outbreak 1 (17-015-00247) Stettfeld, Haßberge, Bayern
Date of start of the outbreak 07/02/2017
Outbreak status Resolved (28/03/2017)
Epidemiological unit Zoo
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Accipitridae (unidentified):Accipitridae (incognita)(Accipitridae) 7 1 0 1 0
Phasianidae (unidentified):Phasianidae (incognita)(Phasianidae) 6 0 0 0 0
Outbreak 2 (17-015-00235) Mansfeld-Südharz, Mansfeld-Südharz, Sachsen-Anhalt
Date of start of the outbreak 09/02/2017
Outbreak status Resolved (08/04/2017)
Epidemiological unit Not applicable
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Anatidae (unidentified):Anatidae (incognita)(Anatidae) 4 4 0 0
Affected population three swans, one bird of prey
Outbreak 3 (17-015-00291) Kyffhäuserkreis, Kyffhäuserkreis, Thuringen
Date of start of the outbreak 11/02/2017
Outbreak status Resolved (15/03/2017)
Epidemiological unit Not applicable
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Accipitridae (unidentified):Accipitridae (incognita)(Accipitridae) 2 2 0 0
Anatidae (unidentified):Anatidae (incognita)(Anatidae) 5 5 0 0
Affected population five swans, two birds of prey
Outbreak 4 (17-015-00271) Nordhausen, Nordhausen, Thuringen
Date of start of the outbreak 13/02/2017
Outbreak status Resolved (14/03/2017)
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 goose
Outbreak 5 (17-015-00270) Rheingau-Taunus-Kreis, Rheingau-Taunus-Kreis, Hessen
Date of start of the outbreak 13/02/2017
Outbreak status Resolved (06/03/2017)
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 6 (17-015-00280) Vogelsbergkreis, Vogelsbergkreis, Hessen
Date of start of the outbreak 13/02/2017
Outbreak status Resolved (18/03/2017)
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 7 (17-015-00287) Gießen, Gießen, Hessen
Date of start of the outbreak 13/02/2017
Outbreak status Resolved (09/03/2017)
Epidemiological unit Not applicable
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Anatidae (unidentified):Anatidae (incognita)(Anatidae) 0 0 0 0
Ardeidae (unidentified):Ardeidae (incognita)(Ardeidae) 1 1 0 0
Affected population one grey heron
Outbreak 8 (17-015-00321) Saalfeld-Rudolstadt, Saalfeld-Rudolstadt, Thuringen
Date of start of the outbreak 13/02/2017
Outbreak status Resolved (06/04/2017)
Epidemiological unit Not applicable
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Anatidae (unidentified):Anatidae (incognita)(Anatidae) 10 10 0 0
Affected population ten swans
Outbreak 9 (17-015-00306) Unstrut-Hainich-Kreis, Unstrut-Hainich-Kreis, Thuringen
Date of start of the outbreak 13/02/2017
Outbreak status Resolved (10/04/2017)
Epidemiological unit Not applicable
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Anatidae (unidentified):Anatidae (incognita)(Anatidae) 21 21 0 0
Affected population 21 swans
Outbreak 10 (17-015-00308) Sömmerda, Sömmerda, Thuringen
Date of start of the outbreak 13/02/2017
Outbreak status Resolved (06/04/2017)
Epidemiological unit Not applicable
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Anatidae (unidentified):Anatidae (incognita)(Anatidae) 4 4 0 0
Affected population one swan, two grey heron, one wild goose
Outbreak 11 (17-015-00283) Havelland, Havelland, Brandenburg
Date of start of the outbreak 14/02/2017
Outbreak status Resolved (04/03/2017)
Epidemiological unit Not applicable
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Accipitridae (unidentified):Accipitridae (incognita)(Accipitridae) 1 1 0 0
Anatidae (unidentified):Anatidae (incognita)(Anatidae) 0 0 0 0
Affected population one bird of prey
Outbreak 12 (17-015-00334) Lietzen, Märkisch-Oderland, Brandenburg
Date of start of the outbreak 14/02/2017
Outbreak status Resolved (21/03/2017)
Epidemiological unit Farm
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Birds 14700 346 346 14354 0
Affected population fattening ducks
Outbreak 13 (17-015-00343) Schwarzach a. Main, Kitzingen, Bayern
Date of start of the outbreak 14/02/2017
Outbreak status Resolved (27/03/2017)
Epidemiological unit Backyard
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Birds 62 3 3 59 0
Affected population chicken, pigeons
Outbreak 14 (17-015-00339) Delbrück, Paderborn, Nordrhein-Westfalen
Date of start of the outbreak 14/02/2017
Outbreak status Resolved (17/03/2017)
Epidemiological unit Farm
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Birds 107558 245 245 107313 0
Affected population laying hens
Outbreak 15 (17-015-00329) Lörrach, Lörrach, Baden-Wurttemberg
Date of start of the outbreak 14/02/2017
Outbreak status Resolved (29/03/2017)
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 16 (17-015-00293) Würzburg, Würzburg, Bayern
Date of start of the outbreak 15/02/2017
Outbreak status Resolved (02/03/2017)
Epidemiological unit Not applicable
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Anatidae (unidentified):Anatidae (incognita)(Anatidae) 4 4 0 0
Affected population one wild duck, two swans, one bird of prey
Outbreak 17 (17-015-00310) Dahme-Spreewald, Dahme-Spreewald, Brandenburg
Date of start of the outbreak 15/02/2017
Outbreak status Resolved (27/02/2017)
Epidemiological unit Not applicable
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Anatidae (unidentified):Anatidae (incognita)(Anatidae) 2 2 0 0
Laridae (unidentified):Laridae (incognita)(Laridae) 1 1 0 0
Affected population one gull, one swan, one bird of prey
Outbreak 18 (17-015-00382) Weida, Greiz, Thuringen
Date of start of the outbreak 15/02/2017
Outbreak status Resolved (23/03/2017)
Epidemiological unit Backyard
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Birds 19 18 8 11 0
Affected population chicken, ducks
Outbreak 19 (17-015-00349) Kröpelin, Rostock, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern
Date of start of the outbreak 15/02/2017
Outbreak status Resolved (20/03/2017)
Epidemiological unit Backyard
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Birds 46 29 29 1 0
Affected population chicken, geese, ducks
Outbreak 20 (17-015-00391) Wriezen, Märkisch-Oderland, Brandenburg
Date of start of the outbreak 16/02/2017
Outbreak status Resolved (03/04/2017)
Epidemiological unit Farm
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Birds 16404 76 0 16404 0
Affected population ducks (breeding stock)
Outbreak 21 (17-015-00325) Lüchow-Dannenberg, Lüchow-Dannenberg, Niedersachsen
Date of start of the outbreak 17/02/2017
Outbreak status Resolved (02/03/2017)
Epidemiological unit Not applicable
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Anatidae (unidentified):Anatidae (incognita)(Anatidae) 1 1 0 0
Ardeidae (unidentified):Ardeidae (incognita)(Ardeidae) 1 1 0 0
Affected population one grey heron, one swan
Outbreak 22 (17-015-00340) Weimar, Weimar, Thuringen
Date of start of the outbreak 17/02/2017
Outbreak status Resolved (17/03/2017)
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 23 (17-015-00414) Neustadt a.d. Waldnaab, Neustadt a.d. Waldnaab, Bayern
Date of start of the outbreak 20/02/2017
Outbreak status Resolved (14/03/2017)
Epidemiological unit Not applicable
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Accipitridae (unidentified):Accipitridae (incognita)(Accipitridae) 1 1 0 0
Anatidae (unidentified):Anatidae (incognita)(Anatidae) 2 2 0 0
Affected population one bird of Prey, one swan, one wild goose
Summary of outbreaks Total outbreaks: 23
Total animals affected
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Accipitridae (unidentified):Accipitridae (incognita)(Accipitridae) 7 5 4 1 0
Phasianidae (unidentified):Phasianidae (incognita)(Phasianidae) 6 0 0 0 0
Anatidae (unidentified):Anatidae (incognita)(Anatidae) 58 58 0 0
Ardeidae (unidentified):Ardeidae (incognita)(Ardeidae) 2 2 0 0
Birds 138789 717 631 138142 0
Laridae (unidentified):Laridae (incognita)(Laridae) 1 1 0 0
Outbreak statistics
Species Apparent morbidity rate Apparent mortality rate Apparent case fatality rate Proportion susceptible animals lost*
Accipitridae (unidentified):Accipitridae (incognita)(Accipitridae) ** ** 80.00% **
Phasianidae (unidentified):Phasianidae (incognita)(Phasianidae) 0.00% 0.00% - 0.00%
Anatidae (unidentified):Anatidae (incognita)(Anatidae) ** ** 100.00% **
Ardeidae (unidentified):Ardeidae (incognita)(Ardeidae) ** ** 100.00% **
Birds 0.52% 0.45% 88.01% 99.99%
Laridae (unidentified):Laridae (incognita)(Laridae) ** ** 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
  • 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) Accipitridae (unidentified) real-time PCR 10/02/2017 Positive
Friedrich-Loeffler Institute (National laboratory) Birds real-time PCR 10/02/2017 Positive
Friedrich-Loeffler Institute (National laboratory) Birds real-time PCR 15/02/2017 Positive
Friedrich-Loeffler Institute (National laboratory) Birds real-time PCR 15/02/2017 Positive
Friedrich-Loeffler Institute (National laboratory) Birds real-time PCR 15/02/2017 Positive
Friedrich-Loeffler Institute (National laboratory) Birds real-time PCR 16/02/2017 Positive
Friedrich-Loeffler Institute (National laboratory) Birds real-time PCR 17/02/2017 Positive
Friedrich-Loeffler Institute (National laboratory) Birds real-time PCR 20/02/2017 Positive
Future Reporting
The event is continuing. Weekly follow-up reports will be submitted.
Map of outbreak locations