Highly pathogenic avian influenza,
Germany
Information received on 21/12/2014 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 Follow-up report No. 4
Date of start of the event 04/11/2014
Date of confirmation of the event 05/11/2014
Report date 21/12/2014
Date submitted to OIE 21/12/2014
Date event resolved 05/03/2015
Reason for notification Recurrence of a listed disease
Date of previous occurrence 03/2009
Manifestation of disease Clinical disease
Causal agent Highly pathogenic avian influenza virus
Serotype H5N8
Nature of diagnosis Clinical, Laboratory (advanced)
This event pertains to a defined zone within the country
Related reports Immediate notification (06/11/2014)
Follow-up report No. 1 (25/11/2014)
Follow-up report No. 2 (09/12/2014)
Follow-up report No. 3 (17/12/2014)
Follow-up report No. 4 (21/12/2014)
Follow-up report No. 5 (09/01/2015)
Follow-up report No. 6 (22/01/2015)
Follow-up report No. 7 (26/01/2015)
Follow-up report No. 8 (04/03/2015)
Follow-up report No. 9 (06/03/2015)
Follow-up report No. 10 (27/04/2015)
New outbreaks (2)
Outbreak 1 Aken, Anhalt-Bitterfeld, SACHSEN-ANHALT
Date of start of the outbreak 20/12/2014
Outbreak status Resolved (20/12/2014)
Epidemiological unit Not applicable
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Mallard:Anas platyrhynchos(Anatidae) 1
Outbreak 2 (14-015-00005) Neubörger, Emsland, NIEDERSACHSEN
Date of start of the outbreak 20/12/2014
Outbreak status Resolved (23/01/2015)
Epidemiological unit Farm
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Birds 10102 2 0 10102 0
Summary of outbreaks Total outbreaks: 2
Total animals affected
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Mallard:Anas platyrhynchos(Anatidae) 1
Birds 10102 2 0 10102 0
Outbreak statistics
Species Apparent morbidity rate Apparent mortality rate Apparent case fatality rate Proportion susceptible animals lost*
Mallard:Anas platyrhynchos(Anatidae) ** ** ** **
Birds 0.02% 0.00% 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
Epidemiological comments All poultry have been culled and safely disposed of.
Control measures
Measures applied
  • Movement control inside the country
  • Screening
  • Disinfection / Disinfestation
  • Stamping out
  • Control of wildlife reservoirs
  • Zoning
  • Vaccination prohibited
  • No treatment of affected animals
Measures to be applied
  • No other measures
Future Reporting
The event is continuing. Weekly follow-up reports will be submitted.
Map of outbreak locations