Low pathogenic avian influenza (poultry),
Information received on 16/05/2013 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 15/05/2013
Date of confirmation of the event 16/05/2013
Report date 16/05/2013
Date submitted to OIE 16/05/2013
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 H7N7
Nature of diagnosis Laboratory (basic), Laboratory (advanced)
This event pertains to the whole country
Related reports Immediate notification (16/05/2013)
Follow-up report No. 1 (21/06/2013)
Follow-up report No. 2 (24/06/2013)
Follow-up report No. 3 (29/08/2013)
New outbreaks (1)
Outbreak 1 (13-614-00008) Langförden, Vechta, Niedersachsen
Date of start of the outbreak 15/05/2013
Outbreak status Resolved (10/06/2013)
Epidemiological unit Farm
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Birds 13000 10 0 13000 0
Summary of outbreaks Total outbreaks: 1
Total animals affected
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Birds 13000 10 0 13000 0
Outbreak statistics
Species Apparent morbidity rate Apparent mortality rate Apparent case fatality rate Proportion susceptible animals lost*
Birds 0.08% 0.00% 0.00% 100.00%
*Removed from the susceptible population through death, destruction and/or slaughter
Source of the outbreak(s) or origin of infection
  • Unknown or inconclusive
Control measures
Measures applied
  • Disinfection / Disinfestation
  • Stamping out
  • 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 (FLI) (National laboratory) Birds real-time PCR 16/05/2013 Positive
Future Reporting
The event is continuing. Weekly follow-up reports will be submitted.
Map of outbreak locations