Highly pathogenic influenza A viruses (infection with) (non-poultry including wild birds),
Netherlands
Information received on 03/09/2018 from Dr Christianne Bruschke, Chief Veterinary Officer , Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality, Ministry of Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality, The Hague, Netherlands
Summary
Report type Immediate notification
Date of start of the event 31/08/2018
Date of confirmation of the event 31/08/2018
Report date 03/09/2018
Date submitted to OIE 03/09/2018
Date event resolved 28/09/2018
Reason for notification Recurrence of a listed disease
Date of previous occurrence 05/04/2018
Manifestation of disease Clinical disease
Causal agent Highly pathogenic influenza A virus
Serotype H5N6
Nature of diagnosis Clinical, Laboratory (advanced)
This event pertains to a defined zone within the country
Related reports Immediate notification (03/09/2018)
Follow-up report No. 1 (28/09/2018)
New outbreaks (1)
Outbreak 1 (WB-2018 H5N6-5) Blaricum, Noord-Holland
Date of start of the outbreak 31/08/2018
Outbreak status Resolved (28/09/2018)
Epidemiological unit Village
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Mallard:Anas platyrhynchos(Anatidae) 1 1 0 0
Summary of outbreaks Total outbreaks: 1
Total animals affected
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Mallard:Anas platyrhynchos(Anatidae) 1 1 0 0
Outbreak statistics
Species Apparent morbidity rate Apparent mortality rate Apparent case fatality rate Proportion susceptible animals lost*
Mallard:Anas platyrhynchos(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 This H5N6 subtype is a reassortment linked to H5N8 and not the Asian zoonotic H5N6.
Control measures
Measures applied
  • 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
Wageningen Bioveterinary Research, Lelystad (National laboratory) Mallard polymerase chain reaction (PCR) 31/08/2018 Positive
Future Reporting
The event is continuing. Weekly follow-up reports will be submitted.
Map of outbreak locations