Low pathogenic avian influenza (poultry),
Information received on 11/06/2015 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 09/06/2015
Date of confirmation of the event 11/06/2015
Report date 11/06/2015
Date submitted to OIE 11/06/2015
Date event resolved 14/07/2015
Reason for notification Recurrence of a listed disease
Date of previous occurrence 17/04/2015
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 (11/06/2015)
Follow-up report No. 1 (24/09/2015)
New outbreaks (1)
Outbreak 1 (15-614-00010) Herzlake, Emsland, Niedersachsen
Date of start of the outbreak 09/06/2015
Outbreak status Resolved (14/07/2015)
Epidemiological unit Farm
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Birds 36100 2 0 36100 0
Affected population Laying hens
Summary of outbreaks Total outbreaks: 1
Total animals affected
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Birds 36100 2 0 36100 0
Outbreak statistics
Species Apparent morbidity rate Apparent mortality rate Apparent case fatality rate Proportion susceptible animals lost*
Birds 0.01% 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 No poultry or poultry meat has been moved to other regions in Germany, EU Member States or third countries. Eggs have been moved to one Land (State) of Germany only but no eggs to EU Member States or third countries.
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 (FLI) (National laboratory) Birds polymerase chain reaction (PCR) 11/06/2015 Positive
Future Reporting
The event is continuing. Weekly follow-up reports will be submitted.
Map of outbreak locations