European foulbrood of honey bees,
Information received on 29/09/2016 from Dre Kristina Landsverk, Chief Veterinary Officer, Norwegian Food Safety Authority, Norwegian Food Safety Authority, Brumunddal, Norway
Report type Immediate notification
Date of start of the event 26/09/2016
Date of confirmation of the event 26/09/2016
Report date 29/09/2016
Date submitted to OIE 29/09/2016
Date event resolved 25/04/2017
Reason for notification Recurrence of a listed disease
Date of previous occurrence 17/06/2016
Manifestation of disease Sub-clinical infection
Causal agent Melissococcus plutonius
Nature of diagnosis Laboratory (advanced)
This event pertains to a defined zone within the country
Related reports Immediate notification (29/09/2016)
Follow-up report No. 1 (28/12/2016)
Follow-up report No. 2 (04/05/2017)
New outbreaks (1)
Outbreak 1 Evje & Hornnes, Nordheim, Agder Department, South & West Region, Aust-Agder
Date of start of the outbreak 26/09/2016
Outbreak status Resolved (25/04/2017)
Epidemiological unit Apiary
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Bees (hives) 113 1 0 113 0
Affected population The hives are located at six different places and one additional place (Evjekilen, another apiarist).
Summary of outbreaks Total outbreaks: 1
Total animals affected
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Bees (hives) 113 1 0 113 0
Outbreak statistics
Species Apparent morbidity rate Apparent mortality rate Apparent case fatality rate Proportion susceptible animals lost*
Bees (hives) 0.88% 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
Control measures
Measures applied
  • Screening
  • Quarantine
  • Vaccination permitted (if a vaccine exists)
  • No treatment of affected animals
Measures to be applied
  • Disinfection / Disinfestation
  • Stamping out
Diagnostic test results
Laboratory name and type Species Test Test date Result
Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU) (National laboratory) Bees bacteriological examination 26/09/2016 Positive
Future Reporting
The event is continuing. Weekly follow-up reports will be submitted.
Map of outbreak locations