West Nile Fever,
Germany
Information received on 13/09/2018 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 Immediate notification
Date of start of the event 12/09/2018
Date of confirmation of the event 12/09/2018
Report date 13/09/2018
Date submitted to OIE 13/09/2018
Reason for notification First occurrence of a listed disease
Manifestation of disease Clinical disease
Causal agent West Nile fever virus
Nature of diagnosis Laboratory (basic), Laboratory (advanced)
This event pertains to a defined zone within the country
New outbreaks (1)
Outbreak 1 (18-416-00003) Poing, Ebersberg, Bayern
Date of start of the outbreak 12/09/2018
Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
Epidemiological unit Zoo
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Great grey owl:Strix nebulosa(Strigidae) 3 1 1 0 0
Summary of outbreaks Total outbreaks: 1
Total animals affected
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Great grey owl:Strix nebulosa(Strigidae) 3 1 1 0 0
Outbreak statistics
Species Apparent morbidity rate Apparent mortality rate Apparent case fatality rate Proportion susceptible animals lost*
Great grey owl:Strix nebulosa(Strigidae) 33.33% 33.33% 100.00% 33.33%
*Removed from the susceptible population through death, destruction and/or slaughter
Epidemiology
Source of the outbreak(s) or origin of infection
  • Unknown or inconclusive
Control measures
Measures applied
  • Surveillance within containment and/or protection zone
  • Traceability
  • Official disposal of carcasses, by-products and waste
  • Control of wildlife reservoirs
  • Control of vectors
  • Vector surveillance
  • 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) Great grey owl polymerase chain reaction (PCR) 12/09/2018 Positive
Future Reporting
The event is continuing. Weekly follow-up reports will be submitted.
Map of outbreak locations