Highly pathogenic avian influenza,
Germany
Information received on 17/03/2017 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. 25
Date of start of the event 07/11/2016
Date of confirmation of the event 08/11/2016
Report date 17/03/2017
Date submitted to OIE 17/03/2017
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)
New outbreaks (3)
Outbreak 1 (17-015-00709) Garrel, Cloppenburg, NIEDERSACHSEN
Date of start of the outbreak 11/03/2017
Outbreak status Resolved (09/05/2017)
Epidemiological unit Farm
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Birds 15005 700 8 14997 0
Affected population fattening turkeys
Outbreak 2 (17-015-00720) Garrel, Cloppenburg, NIEDERSACHSEN
Date of start of the outbreak 14/03/2017
Outbreak status Resolved (09/05/2017)
Epidemiological unit Farm
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Birds 10626 3800 30 10596 0
Affected population fattening turkeys
Outbreak 3 (17-015-00735) Garrel, Cloppenburg, NIEDERSACHSEN
Date of start of the outbreak 15/03/2017
Outbreak status Resolved (09/05/2017)
Epidemiological unit Farm
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Birds 6420 4600 35 6385 0
Affected population fattening turkeys
Summary of outbreaks Total outbreaks: 3
Total animals affected
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Birds 32051 9100 73 31978 0
Outbreak statistics
Species Apparent morbidity rate Apparent mortality rate Apparent case fatality rate Proportion susceptible animals lost*
Birds 28.39% 0.23% 0.80% 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 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) Birds real-time PCR 11/03/2017 Positive
Friedrich Loeffler Institute (National laboratory) Birds real-time PCR 15/03/2017 Positive
Friedrich Loeffler Institute (National laboratory) Birds real-time PCR 16/03/2017 Positive
Future Reporting
The event is continuing. Weekly follow-up reports will be submitted.
Map of outbreak locations