Highly pathogenic avian influenza,
Information received on 23/11/2016 from Dr Ingrid Eilertz, Chief Veterinary Officer Director and Head, Swedish Board of Agriculture Department for Animal Welfare and Health, Ministry for Rural Affairs, Jönköping, Sweden
Report type Immediate notification
Date of start of the event 14/11/2016
Date of confirmation of the event 23/11/2016
Report date 23/11/2016
Date submitted to OIE 23/11/2016
Date event resolved 07/04/2017
Reason for notification Recurrence of a listed disease
Date of previous occurrence 05/03/2015
Manifestation of disease Clinical disease
Causal agent Highly pathogenic influenza A virus
Serotype H5N8
Nature of diagnosis Laboratory (advanced)
This event pertains to a defined zone within the country
Related reports Immediate notification (23/11/2016)
Follow-up report No. 1 (06/12/2016)
Follow-up report No. 2 (12/12/2016)
Follow-up report No. 3 (21/12/2016)
Follow-up report No. 4 (27/12/2016)
Follow-up report No. 5 (09/01/2017)
Follow-up report No. 6 (03/02/2017)
Follow-up report No. 7 (12/02/2017)
Follow-up report No. 8 (17/02/2017)
Follow-up report No. 9 (13/03/2017)
Follow-up report No. 10 (17/05/2017)
Follow-up report No. 11 (22/05/2017)
Follow-up report No. 12 (26/06/2017)
Follow-up report No. 13 (28/06/2017)
Follow-up report No. 14 (01/08/2017)
New outbreaks (1)
Outbreak 1 Vellinge, Höllviken, Vellinge, Skåne Län
Date of start of the outbreak 14/11/2016
Outbreak status Resolved (23/11/2016)
Epidemiological unit Not applicable
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Common Goldeneye:Bucephala clangula(Anatidae) 1 1 0 0
Affected population One wild bird was found alive, but died shortly afterwards, and was then analysed for avian influenza as part of routine surveillance.
Summary of outbreaks Total outbreaks: 1
Total animals affected
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Common Goldeneye:Bucephala clangula(Anatidae) 1 1 0 0
Outbreak statistics
Species Apparent morbidity rate Apparent mortality rate Apparent case fatality rate Proportion susceptible animals lost*
Common Goldeneye:Bucephala clangula(Anatidae) ** ** 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 In accordance with the OIE Terrestrial Animal Health Code, Article 10.4.1, point 8, this outbreak does not change the disease free status of Sweden as this is a wild bird and therefore do not fall within the OIE definition of poultry.
Control measures
Measures applied
  • 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
National Veterinary Institute (National laboratory) Common Goldeneye real-time PCR 22/11/2016 Positive
National Veterinary Institute (National laboratory) Common Goldeneye virus sequencing 23/11/2016 Positive
Future Reporting
The event is continuing. Weekly follow-up reports will be submitted.
Map of outbreak locations