Low pathogenic avian influenza (poultry),
Information received on 02/12/2013 from Dr Christianne Bruschke, Chief Veterinary Officer , Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality, Ministry of Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality, The Hague, Netherlands
Report type Immediate notification
Date of start of the event 27/11/2013
Date of confirmation of the event 30/11/2013
Report date 02/12/2013
Date submitted to OIE 02/12/2013
Date event resolved 07/04/2014
Reason for notification Recurrence of a listed disease
Date of previous occurrence 05/11/2013
Manifestation of disease Sub-clinical infection
Causal agent Low pathogenic avian influenza virus
Serotype H5N3
Nature of diagnosis Laboratory (basic)
This event pertains to a defined zone within the country
Related reports Immediate notification (02/12/2013)
Follow-up report No. 1 (11/12/2013)
Follow-up report No. 2 (12/05/2014)
Follow-up report No. 3 (09/07/2014)
New outbreaks (1)
Outbreak 1 (LPAI 2013/5) Sint Annen, Groningen
Date of start of the outbreak 27/11/2013
Outbreak status Resolved (07/04/2014)
Epidemiological unit Farm
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Birds 9301 25 0 9301 0
Summary of outbreaks Total outbreaks: 1
Total animals affected
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Birds 9301 25 0 9301 0
Outbreak statistics
Species Apparent morbidity rate Apparent mortality rate Apparent case fatality rate Proportion susceptible animals lost*
Birds 0.27% 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
Epidemiological comments On 30 November 2013, a 1 km protection zone has been established. In this one-km zone there are no other premises. All susceptible animals on the infected premise have been killed.
Control measures
Measures applied
  • Movement control inside the country
  • Screening
  • 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
Central Veterinary Institute, Lelystad (National laboratory) Birds polymerase chain reaction (PCR) 30/11/2013 Positive
Future Reporting
The event is continuing. Weekly follow-up reports will be submitted.
Map of outbreak locations