Low pathogenic avian influenza (poultry),
Information received on 27/03/2015 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 25/03/2015
Date of confirmation of the event 26/03/2015
Report date 27/03/2015
Date submitted to OIE 27/03/2015
Date event resolved 18/08/2015
Reason for notification Recurrence of a listed disease
Date of previous occurrence 06/2014
Manifestation of disease Sub-clinical infection
Causal agent Low pathogenic avian influenza virus
Serotype H7
Nature of diagnosis Laboratory (advanced)
This event pertains to a defined zone within the country
Related reports Immediate notification (27/03/2015)
Follow-up report No. 1 (20/05/2015)
Follow-up report No. 2 (19/08/2015)
New outbreaks (1)
Outbreak 1 (LPAI 2015-02) Tzummarum, Friesland
Date of start of the outbreak 25/03/2015
Outbreak status Resolved (18/08/2015)
Epidemiological unit Farm
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Birds 22273 0 22273 0
Affected population Free range layer hens
Summary of outbreaks Total outbreaks: 1
Total animals affected
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Birds 22273 ** 0 22273 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 A 1 km restriction zone has been established on 26 March 2015. There is another premise in the 1 km zone. This premise is screened.
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) 26/03/2015 Positive
Future Reporting
The event is continuing. Weekly follow-up reports will be submitted.
Map of outbreak locations