Low pathogenic avian influenza (poultry),
Information received on 03/05/2013 from Dr. Karin Schwabenbauer, Ministerial Dirigentin and Chief Veterinary Officer , Directorate of Animal Health, Animal Welfare, Bundesministerium für Ernährung und Landwirtschaft (BMEL) , Bonn, Germany
Report type Immediate notification
Date of start of the event 18/12/2012
Date of confirmation of the event 20/12/2012
Report date 21/12/2012
Date submitted to OIE 03/05/2013
Date event resolved 20/06/2013
Reason for notification Recurrence of a listed disease
Date of previous occurrence 12/08/2011
Manifestation of disease Sub-clinical infection
Causal agent Low pathogenic avian influenza virus
Serotype H5
Nature of diagnosis Laboratory (basic), Laboratory (advanced)
This event pertains to the whole country
Related reports Immediate notification (21/12/2012)
Follow-up report No. 1 (18/02/2013)
Follow-up report No. 2 (22/03/2013)
Follow-up report No. 3 (19/04/2013)
Follow-up report No. 4 (26/04/2013)
Follow-up report No. 5 (03/05/2013)
Follow-up report No. 6 (21/06/2013)
Follow-up report No. 7 (29/08/2013)
New outbreaks (1)
Outbreak 1 (12-614-00002) Tangstedt, Stormarn, Schleswig-Holstein
Date of start of the outbreak 18/12/2012
Outbreak status Resolved (20/01/2013)
Epidemiological unit Farm
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Birds 1522 0 1522 0
Summary of outbreaks Total outbreaks: 1
Total animals affected
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Birds 1522 ** 0 1522 0
Outbreak statistics
Species Apparent morbidity rate Apparent mortality rate Apparent case fatality rate Proportion susceptible animals lost*
Birds ** 0.00% ** 100.00%
*Removed from the susceptible population through death, destruction and/or slaughter
**Not calculated because of missing information
Source of the outbreak(s) or origin of infection
  • Unknown or inconclusive
Epidemiological comments Note by the OIE Animal Health Information Department: H5 and H7 avian influenza in its low pathogenic form in poultry is a notifiable disease as per Chapter 10.4. on avian influenza of the Terrestrial Animal Health Code (2012).
Control measures
Measures applied
  • Movement control inside the country
  • Screening
  • Disinfection / Disinfestation
  • Quarantine
  • Stamping out
  • Control of wildlife reservoirs
  • Zoning
  • 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) Birds real-time PCR 20/12/2012 Positive
Future Reporting
The event is continuing. Weekly follow-up reports will be submitted.
Map of outbreak locations