Low pathogenic avian influenza (poultry),
Information received on 23/11/2016 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 18/11/2016
Date of confirmation of the event 18/11/2016
Report date 23/11/2016
Date submitted to OIE 23/11/2016
Date event resolved 19/02/2017
Reason for notification Recurrence of a listed disease
Date of previous occurrence 11/2010
Manifestation of disease Clinical disease
Causal agent Low pathogenic avian influenza virus
Serotype H5N2
Nature of diagnosis Clinical, Laboratory (advanced), Necropsy
This event pertains to the whole country
Related reports Immediate notification (23/11/2016)
Follow-up report No. 1 (07/12/2016)
Follow-up report No. 2 (30/03/2017)
New outbreaks (1)
Outbreak 1 (16-015-00286) Mesekenhagen, Vorpommern-Greifswald, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern
Date of start of the outbreak 18/11/2016
Outbreak status Resolved (28/12/2016)
Epidemiological unit Backyard
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Birds 55 1 0 55 0
Affected population Non-commercial holding with 30 chicken, three geese, 20 ducks and two turkeys; low pathogenic avian influenza H5N2 confirmed in the national reference lab.
Summary of outbreaks Total outbreaks: 1
Total animals affected
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Birds 55 1 0 55 0
Outbreak statistics
Species Apparent morbidity rate Apparent mortality rate Apparent case fatality rate Proportion susceptible animals lost*
Birds 1.82% 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 All poultry have been culled and safely disposed. No poultry or poultry products have been dispatched. Low pathogenic avian influenza outbreaks are not connected to highly pathogenic avian influenza outbreaks recently notified in Germany.
Control measures
Measures applied
  • Zoning
  • Control of wildlife reservoirs
  • Surveillance within containment and/or protection zone
  • Official disposal of carcasses, by-products and waste
  • Official destruction of animal products
  • Stamping out
  • Surveillance outside containment and/or protection zone
  • Quarantine
  • Traceability
  • Disinfection / Disinfestation
  • Screening
  • Movement control inside the country
  • 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 (National laboratory) Birds real-time PCR 18/11/2016 Positive
Future Reporting
The event is continuing. Weekly follow-up reports will be submitted.
Map of outbreak locations