Highly pathogenic influenza A viruses (infection with) (non-poultry including wild birds),
Belgium
Information received on 24/03/2017 from Dr Jean-François Heymans, Director, Animal Health and Safety of Products of Animal Origin, Federal Agency for the Safety of the Food Chain (FASFC), Bruxelles, Belgium
Summary
Report type Immediate notification
Date of start of the event 17/03/2017
Date of confirmation of the event 23/03/2017
Report date 24/03/2017
Date submitted to OIE 24/03/2017
Date event resolved 28/03/2017
Reason for notification Recurrence of a listed disease
Date of previous occurrence 01/03/2017
Manifestation of disease Clinical disease
Causal agent Highly pathogenic influenza A virus
Serotype H5N8
Nature of diagnosis Laboratory (advanced), Necropsy
This event pertains to the whole country
Related reports Immediate notification (24/03/2017)
Follow-up report No. 1 (28/03/2017)
Follow-up report No. 2 (18/04/2017)
New outbreaks (1)
Outbreak 1 Elen, Limburg
Date of start of the outbreak 17/03/2017
Outbreak status Resolved (23/03/2017)
Epidemiological unit Other
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Mallard:Anas platyrhynchos(Anatidae) 1 1
Black Swan:Cygnus atratus(Anatidae) 1 1
Summary of outbreaks Total outbreaks: 1
Total animals affected
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Mallard:Anas platyrhynchos(Anatidae) 1 1
Black Swan:Cygnus atratus(Anatidae) 1 1
Outbreak statistics
Species Apparent morbidity rate Apparent mortality rate Apparent case fatality rate Proportion susceptible animals lost*
Mallard:Anas platyrhynchos(Anatidae) ** ** 100.00% **
Black Swan:Cygnus atratus(Anatidae) ** ** 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
  • Contact with wild species
Control measures
Measures applied
  • Control of wildlife reservoirs
  • 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
CODA-CERVA (National laboratory) Black Swan nucleotide sequencing 23/03/2017 Positive
CODA-CERVA (National laboratory) Black Swan real-time reverse transcriptase/polymerase chain reaction (RRT-PCR) 22/03/2017 Positive
CODA-CERVA (National laboratory) Mallard nucleotide sequencing 23/03/2017 Positive
CODA-CERVA (National laboratory) Mallard real-time reverse transcriptase/polymerase chain reaction (RRT-PCR) 22/03/2017 Positive
Future Reporting
The event is continuing. Weekly follow-up reports will be submitted.
Map of outbreak locations