Highly pathogenic avian influenza,
Information received on 17/12/2014 from Dr. Karin Schwabenbauer, Ministerial Dirigentin and Chief Veterinary Officer , Directorate of Animal Health, Animal Welfare, Bundesministerium für Ernährung und Landwirtschaft (BMEL) , Bonn, Germany
Report type Follow-up report No. 3
Date of start of the event 04/11/2014
Date of confirmation of the event 05/11/2014
Report date 17/12/2014
Date submitted to OIE 17/12/2014
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 (1)
Outbreak 1 (14-015-00004) Barssel, Cloppenburg, Niedersachsen
Date of start of the outbreak 15/12/2014
Outbreak status Resolved (17/01/2015)
Epidemiological unit Farm
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Birds 17887 4088 199 17688 0
Affected population Fattening turkey holding
Summary of outbreaks Total outbreaks: 1
Total animals affected
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Birds 17887 4088 199 17688 0
Outbreak statistics
Species Apparent morbidity rate Apparent mortality rate Apparent case fatality rate Proportion susceptible animals lost*
Birds 22.85% 1.11% 4.87% 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 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
Diagnostic test results
Laboratory name and type Species Test Test date Result
Friedrich Loeffler Institute (National laboratory) Birds real-time PCR 16/12/2014 Positive
Future Reporting
The event is continuing. Weekly follow-up reports will be submitted.
Map of outbreak locations