Low pathogenic avian influenza (poultry),
Information received on 28/10/2016 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 26/10/2016
Date of confirmation of the event 27/10/2016
Report date 28/10/2016
Date submitted to OIE 28/10/2016
Date event resolved 08/12/2016
Reason for notification Recurrence of a listed disease
Date of previous occurrence 13/08/2015
Manifestation of disease Sub-clinical infection
Causal agent Low pathogenic avian influenza virus
Serotype H5N2
Nature of diagnosis Laboratory (advanced)
This event pertains to a defined zone within the country
Related reports Immediate notification (28/10/2016)
Follow-up report No. 1 (19/12/2016)
Follow-up report No. 2 (08/03/2017)
New outbreaks (1)
Outbreak 1 (2016/02) Deurne, Noord-Brabant
Date of start of the outbreak 26/10/2016
Outbreak status Resolved (08/12/2016)
Epidemiological unit Farm
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Birds 17009 0 17009 0
Summary of outbreaks Total outbreaks: 1
Total animals affected
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Birds 17009 ** 0 17009 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 Monitoring blood samples were positive on H5. This is confirmed by PCR test. There were no clinical signs. A 1 km restriction zone was established on October 28th, 2016. There are three other premises in the 1 km zone. These premises have been 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
Wageningen Bioveterinary Research, Lelystad (National laboratory) Birds polymerase chain reaction (PCR) 27/10/2016 Positive
Future Reporting
The event is continuing. Weekly follow-up reports will be submitted.
Map of outbreak locations