Highly pathogenic avian influenza,
Germany
Information received on 31/03/2017 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. 27
Date of start of the event 07/11/2016
Date of confirmation of the event 08/11/2016
Report date 31/03/2017
Date submitted to OIE 31/03/2017
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 (8)
Outbreak 1 (17-015-00758) Garrel, Cloppenburg, Niedersachsen
Date of start of the outbreak 23/03/2017
Outbreak status Resolved (09/05/2017)
Epidemiological unit Farm
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Birds 20114 6000 8 20106 0
Affected population fattening turkeys
Outbreak 2 (17-015-00759) Garrel, Cloppenburg, Niedersachsen
Date of start of the outbreak 23/03/2017
Outbreak status Resolved (09/05/2017)
Epidemiological unit Farm
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Birds 62838 2600 7 62831 0
Affected population fattening turkeys
Outbreak 3 (17-015-00762) Garrel, Cloppenburg, Niedersachsen
Date of start of the outbreak 24/03/2017
Outbreak status Resolved (09/05/2017)
Epidemiological unit Farm
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Birds 8354 5200 18 8336 0
Affected population fattening turkeys
Outbreak 4 (17-015-00763) Garrel, Cloppenburg, Niedersachsen
Date of start of the outbreak 24/03/2017
Outbreak status Resolved (09/05/2017)
Epidemiological unit Farm
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Birds 26631 4361 13 26618 0
Affected population fattening turkeys
Outbreak 5 (17-015-00770) Großenkneten, Oldenburg, Niedersachsen
Date of start of the outbreak 27/03/2017
Outbreak status Resolved (20/04/2017)
Epidemiological unit Farm
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Birds 7121 59 59 7062 0
Affected population fattening turkeys
Outbreak 6 (17-015-00769) Edewecht, Ammerland, Niedersachsen
Date of start of the outbreak 27/03/2017
Outbreak status Resolved (30/04/2017)
Epidemiological unit Backyard
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Birds 39 7 7 32 0
Affected population chicken
Outbreak 7 (17-015-00771) Garrel, Cloppenburg, Niedersachsen
Date of start of the outbreak 28/03/2017
Outbreak status Resolved (09/05/2017)
Epidemiological unit Farm
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Birds 9280 5700 18 9262 0
Affected population fattening turkeys
Outbreak 8 (17-015-00772) Dillingen a.d. Donau, Dillingen a.d. Donau, Bayern
Date of start of the outbreak 31/03/2017
Outbreak status Resolved (20/05/2017)
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
Summary of outbreaks Total outbreaks: 8
Total animals affected
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Birds 134377 23927 130 134247 0
Anatidae (unidentified):Anatidae (incognita)(Anatidae) 1 1 0 0
Outbreak statistics
Species Apparent morbidity rate Apparent mortality rate Apparent case fatality rate Proportion susceptible animals lost*
Birds 17.81% 0.10% 0.54% 100.00%
Anatidae (unidentified):Anatidae (incognita)(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
  • 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 24/03/2017 Positive
Friedrich-Loeffler Institute (National laboratory) Birds real-time PCR 24/03/2017 Positive
Friedrich-Loeffler Institute (National laboratory) Birds real-time PCR 25/03/2017 Positive
Friedrich-Loeffler Institute (National laboratory) Birds real-time PCR 25/03/2017 Positive
Friedrich-Loeffler Institute (National laboratory) Birds real-time PCR 28/03/2017 Positive
Friedrich-Loeffler Institute (National laboratory) Birds real-time PCR 28/03/2017 Positive
Friedrich-Loeffler Institute (National laboratory) Birds real-time PCR 29/03/2017 Positive
Future Reporting
The event is continuing. Weekly follow-up reports will be submitted.
Map of outbreak locations