Low pathogenic avian influenza (poultry),
Information received on 10/10/2014 from Dr. Karin Schwabenbauer, Ministerial Dirigentin and Chief Veterinary Officer , Directorate of Animal Health, Animal Welfare, Bundesministerium für Ernährung und Landwirtschaft (BMEL) , Bonn, Germany
Report type Immediate notification
Date of start of the event 07/10/2014
Date of confirmation of the event 09/10/2014
Report date 10/10/2014
Date submitted to OIE 10/10/2014
Date event resolved 03/11/2014
Reason for notification Recurrence of a listed disease
Date of previous occurrence 03/2014
Manifestation of disease Clinical disease
Causal agent Low pathogenic avian influenza virus
Serotype H5N2
Nature of diagnosis Laboratory (advanced)
This event pertains to the whole country
Related reports Immediate notification (10/10/2014)
Follow-up report No. 1 (13/01/2015)
New outbreaks (1)
Outbreak 1 (14-614-00003) Laer, Steinfurt, Nordrhein-Westfalen
Date of start of the outbreak 07/10/2014
Outbreak status Resolved (03/11/2014)
Epidemiological unit Farm
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Birds 1732 1 1 1731 0
Summary of outbreaks Total outbreaks: 1
Total animals affected
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Birds 1732 1 1 1731 0
Outbreak statistics
Species Apparent morbidity rate Apparent mortality rate Apparent case fatality rate Proportion susceptible animals lost*
Birds 0.06% 0.06% 100.00% 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 No poultry or poultry meat has been moved to other regions in Germany, EU Member States or third countries. All poultry has been destroyed and safely disposed of. Disinfection finished on 9 October 2014. 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 (2014).
Control measures
Measures applied
  • Screening
  • 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 (National laboratory) Birds polymerase chain reaction (PCR) 09/10/2014 Positive
Future Reporting
The event is continuing. Weekly follow-up reports will be submitted.
Map of outbreak locations