American foulbrood of honey bees,
Luxembourg
Information received on 06/09/2017 from Dr Felix Wildschütz, Directeur, Administration des Services Vétérinaires, Ministère de l'Agriculture, de la Viticulture et du Développement Rural, Luxembourg, Luxembourg
Summary
Report type Immediate notification
Date of start of the event 22/07/2017
Date of confirmation of the event 27/07/2017
Report date 06/09/2017
Date submitted to OIE 06/09/2017
Reason for notification Recurrence of a listed disease
Date of previous occurrence 10/2006
Manifestation of disease Clinical disease
Causal agent Paenibacillus larvae genotype ERIC I
Nature of diagnosis Clinical, Laboratory (basic)
This event pertains to a defined zone within the country
New outbreaks (2)
Outbreak 1 Bascharage, CAPELLEN
Date of start of the outbreak 22/07/2017
Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
Epidemiological unit Apiary
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Bees (hives) 7 0 7 0
Outbreak 2 Bascharage, CAPELLEN
Date of start of the outbreak 22/07/2017
Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
Epidemiological unit Apiary
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Bees (hives) 5 0 5 0
Summary of outbreaks Total outbreaks: 2
Total animals affected
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Bees (hives) 12 ** 0 12 0
Outbreak statistics
Species Apparent morbidity rate Apparent mortality rate Apparent case fatality rate Proportion susceptible animals lost*
Bees (hives) ** 0.00% ** 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
Control measures
Measures applied
  • Movement control inside the country
  • Surveillance within containment and/or protection zone
  • Screening
  • Stamping out
  • Disinfection
  • Vaccination permitted (if a vaccine exists)
  • No treatment of affected animals
Measures to be applied
  • No other measures
Diagnostic test results
Laboratory name and type Species Test Test date Result
Veterinary Medicine Laboratory (National laboratory) Bees bacteriological examination 27/07/2017 Positive
Institute for Apiculture, LAVES, Germany (Regional Laboratory) Bees bacteriological examination 27/07/2017 Positive
Institute for Apiculture, LAVES, Germany (Regional Laboratory) Bees microscopic examination 27/07/2017 Positive
Future Reporting
The event is continuing. Weekly follow-up reports will be submitted.
Map of outbreak locations