Highly pathogenic influenza A viruses (infection with) (non-poultry including wild birds),
Belgium
Information received on 15/06/2017 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 Follow-up report No. 1
Date of start of the event 22/05/2017
Date of confirmation of the event 01/06/2017
Report date 15/06/2017
Date submitted to OIE 15/06/2017
Date event resolved 12/07/2017
Reason for notification Recurrence of a listed disease
Date of previous occurrence 28/03/2017
Manifestation of disease Clinical disease
Causal agent Highly pathogenic influenza A virus
Serotype H5N8
Nature of diagnosis Clinical, Laboratory (advanced), Necropsy
This event pertains to a defined zone within the country
Related reports Immediate notification (02/06/2017)
Follow-up report No. 1 (15/06/2017)
Follow-up report No. 2 (19/06/2017)
Follow-up report No. 3 (21/06/2017)
Follow-up report No. 4 (27/06/2017)
Follow-up report No. 5 (05/07/2017)
Follow-up report No. 6 (12/07/2017)
Follow-up report No. 7 (24/07/2017)
New outbreaks (3)
Outbreak 1 Amberloup, LUXEMBOURG
Date of start of the outbreak 13/06/2017
Outbreak status Resolved (15/06/2017)
Epidemiological unit Other
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Birds 25 10 10 15 0
Outbreak 2 Soignies, HAINAUT
Date of start of the outbreak 14/06/2017
Outbreak status Resolved (15/06/2017)
Epidemiological unit Other
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Birds 33 18 18 15 0
Outbreak 3 Houtave, WEST-VLAANDEREN
Date of start of the outbreak 15/06/2017
Outbreak status Resolved (15/06/2017)
Epidemiological unit Other
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Birds 43 17 17 26 0
Summary of outbreaks Total outbreaks: 3
Total animals affected
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Birds 101 45 45 56 0
Outbreak statistics
Species Apparent morbidity rate Apparent mortality rate Apparent case fatality rate Proportion susceptible animals lost*
Birds 44.55% 44.55% 100.00% 100.00%
*Removed from the susceptible population through death, destruction and/or slaughter
Epidemiology
Source of the outbreak(s) or origin of infection
  • Contact with wild species
Control measures
Measures applied
  • Surveillance outside containment and/or protection zone
  • Surveillance within containment and/or protection zone
  • Traceability
  • Official destruction of animal products
  • Official disposal of carcasses, by-products and waste
  • Stamping out
  • Control of wildlife reservoirs
  • Zoning
  • Vaccination prohibited
  • No treatment of affected animals
Measures to be applied
  • Disinfection
Diagnostic test results
Laboratory name and type Species Test Test date Result
Veterinary and Agrochemical Research Centre (CERVA) (National laboratory) Birds nucleotide sequencing 13/06/2017 Positive
Veterinary and Agrochemical Research Centre (CERVA) (National laboratory) Birds nucleotide sequencing 14/06/2017 Positive
Veterinary and Agrochemical Research Centre (CERVA) (National laboratory) Birds nucleotide sequencing 15/06/2017 Positive
Veterinary and Agrochemical Research Centre (CERVA) (National laboratory) Birds real-time reverse transcriptase/polymerase chain reaction (RRT-PCR) 10/06/2017 Positive
Veterinary and Agrochemical Research Centre (CERVA) (National laboratory) Birds real-time reverse transcriptase/polymerase chain reaction (RRT-PCR) 12/06/2017 Positive
Veterinary and Agrochemical Research Centre (CERVA) (National laboratory) Birds real-time reverse transcriptase/polymerase chain reaction (RRT-PCR) 13/06/2017 Positive
Veterinary and Agrochemical Research Centre (CERVA) (National laboratory) Birds virus isolation 14/06/2017 Positive
Veterinary and Agrochemical Research Centre (CERVA) (National laboratory) Birds virus isolation 15/06/2017 Positive
Veterinary and Agrochemical Research Centre (CERVA) (National laboratory) Birds virus isolation 21/06/2017 Positive
Future Reporting
The event is continuing. Weekly follow-up reports will be submitted.
Map of outbreak locations