Highly pathogenic avian influenza,
Austria
Information received on 10/11/2016 from Mr Dr Ulrich Herzog, Chief Veterinary Officer, Verbrauchergesundheit, BMASGK, VIENNE, Austria
Summary
Report type Immediate notification
Date of start of the event 07/11/2016
Date of confirmation of the event 09/11/2016
Report date 10/11/2016
Date submitted to OIE 10/11/2016
Date event resolved 28/04/2017
Reason for notification Recurrence of a listed disease
Date of previous occurrence 26/04/2006
Manifestation of disease Clinical disease
Causal agent Highly pathogenic avian influenza virus
Serotype H5N8
Nature of diagnosis Laboratory (advanced)
This event pertains to a defined zone within the country
Related reports Immediate notification (10/11/2016)
Follow-up report No. 1 (01/12/2016)
Follow-up report No. 2 (06/04/2017)
New outbreaks (1)
Outbreak 1 Shore of Lake Constance, Vorarlberg
Date of start of the outbreak 07/11/2016
Outbreak status Resolved (19/12/2016)
Epidemiological unit Forest
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Common Pochard:Aythya ferina(Anatidae) 1 1 0 0
Tufted Duck:Aythya fuligula(Anatidae) 7 7 0 0
Scolopacidae (unidentified):Scolopacidae (incognita)(Scolopacidae) 2 2 0 0
Affected population migratory birds
Summary of outbreaks Total outbreaks: 1
Total animals affected
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Common Pochard:Aythya ferina(Anatidae) 1 1 0 0
Tufted Duck:Aythya fuligula(Anatidae) 7 7 0 0
Scolopacidae (unidentified):Scolopacidae (incognita)(Scolopacidae) 2 2 0 0
Outbreak statistics
Species Apparent morbidity rate Apparent mortality rate Apparent case fatality rate Proportion susceptible animals lost*
Common Pochard:Aythya ferina(Anatidae) ** ** 100.00% **
Tufted Duck:Aythya fuligula(Anatidae) ** ** 100.00% **
Scolopacidae (unidentified):Scolopacidae (incognita)(Scolopacidae) ** ** 100.00% **
*Removed from the susceptible population through death, destruction and/or slaughter
**Not calculated because of missing information
Epidemiology
Source of the outbreak(s) or origin of infection
  • Contact with wild species
Control measures
Measures applied
  • Screening
  • 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
Austrian Agency for Health and Food Safety (AGES IVET), Mödling (National laboratory) Common Pochard nested RT-PCR 09/11/2016 Positive
Austrian Agency for Health and Food Safety (AGES IVET), Mödling (National laboratory) Numididae (unidentified) nested RT-PCR 10/11/2016 Positive
Austrian Agency for Health and Food Safety (AGES IVET), Mödling (National laboratory) Tufted Duck nested RT-PCR 09/11/2016 Positive
Future Reporting
The event is continuing. Weekly follow-up reports will be submitted.
Map of outbreak locations