Highly pathogenic influenza A viruses (infection with) (non-poultry including wild birds),
Denmark
Information received on 20/12/2018 from Dr Per Starcke Henriksen, Chief Veterinary Officer, Danish Veterinary and Food Administration, Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Fisheries, Glostrup, Denmark
Summary
Report type Follow-up report No. 3 (Final report)
Date of start of the event 08/07/2018
Date of confirmation of the event 16/07/2018
Report date 19/12/2018
Date submitted to OIE 20/12/2018
Date event resolved 19/09/2018
Reason for notification Recurrence of a listed disease
Date of previous occurrence 15/04/2018
Manifestation of disease Clinical disease
Causal agent Highly pathogenic influenza A virus
Serotype H5N6
Nature of diagnosis Laboratory (advanced)
This event pertains to the whole country
Related reports Immediate notification (19/07/2018)
Follow-up report No. 1 (17/08/2018)
Follow-up report No. 2 (11/09/2018)
Follow-up report No. 3 (19/12/2018)
New outbreaks (2)
Outbreak 1 Bandholm, Lolland, East
Date of start of the outbreak 03/09/2018
Outbreak status Resolved (03/09/2018)
Epidemiological unit Not applicable
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Greylag Goose:Anser anser(Anatidae) 1 1 0 0
Affected population On 3rd of September, a greylag goose (Anser anser) was found dead near Bandholm in the municipality Lolland. On 11th of September, the national veterinary institute confirmed highly pathogenic influenza A virus (H5N6) in samples from the goose.
Outbreak 2 Skælskør, Slagelse, East
Date of start of the outbreak 19/09/2018
Outbreak status Resolved (19/09/2018)
Epidemiological unit Not applicable
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Common pheasant:Phasianus colchicus(Phasianidae) 3 3 0 0
Affected population On 19th September, three common pheasant (Phasianus colchicus) were found dead near Skælskør in the municipality Slagelse. On 25th September, the national veterinary institute confirmed highly pathogenic influenza A virus (H5N6) in the samples from the pheasants.
Summary of outbreaks Total outbreaks: 2
Total animals affected
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Greylag Goose:Anser anser(Anatidae) 1 1 0 0
Common pheasant:Phasianus colchicus(Phasianidae) 3 3 0 0
Outbreak statistics
Species Apparent morbidity rate Apparent mortality rate Apparent case fatality rate Proportion susceptible animals lost*
Greylag Goose:Anser anser(Anatidae) ** ** 100.00% **
Common pheasant:Phasianus colchicus(Phasianidae) ** ** 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
  • Contact with wild species
Epidemiological comments There have been no new outbreaks of infection with influenza A viruses of high pathogenicity since 19 september 2018. The Danish Veterinary and Food Administration consider the event to be resolved because no occurrence of infection with influenza A viruses of high pathogenicity has been detected for 3 months. According to article 10.4.1.8 of the Terrestrial Animal Health Code, Member Countries should not impose bans on the trade in poultry and poultry commodities in response to notification on the presence of any influenza A virus in birds other than poultry.
Control measures
Measures applied
  • Vaccination prohibited
  • No treatment of affected animals
Measures to be applied
  • No other measures
Future Reporting
The event is resolved. No more reports will be submitted.
Map of outbreak locations