Highly pathogenic avian influenza,
Information received on 24/11/2016 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 21/11/2016
Date of confirmation of the event 23/11/2016
Report date 24/11/2016
Date submitted to OIE 24/11/2016
Date event resolved 29/04/2017
Reason for notification Recurrence of a listed disease
Date of previous occurrence 05/03/2015
Manifestation of disease Clinical disease
Causal agent Highly pathogenic avian influenza virus
Serotype H5
Nature of diagnosis Laboratory (advanced)
This event pertains to a defined zone within the country
Related reports Immediate notification (24/11/2016)
Follow-up report No. 1 (30/11/2016)
Follow-up report No. 2 (12/12/2016)
Follow-up report No. 3 (22/12/2016)
Follow-up report No. 4 (23/12/2016)
Follow-up report No. 5 (09/01/2017)
Follow-up report No. 6 (24/01/2017)
Follow-up report No. 7 (28/01/2017)
Follow-up report No. 8 (03/02/2017)
Follow-up report No. 9 (17/02/2017)
Follow-up report No. 10 (25/04/2017)
Follow-up report No. 11 (19/05/2017)
Follow-up report No. 12 (24/05/2017)
Follow-up report No. 13 (07/06/2017)
Follow-up report No. 14 (28/06/2017)
Follow-up report No. 15 (01/08/2017)
New outbreaks (1)
Outbreak 1 Helsingborg, Mörarp, Helsingborg, Skåne Län
Date of start of the outbreak 21/11/2016
Outbreak status Resolved (31/03/2017)
Epidemiological unit Farm
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Birds 210000 37000 435 209565 0
Affected population This is a farm with laying hens. From 21 November the animal keeper noticed an increased mortality, sick hens and hens with symptoms from the nervous system.
Summary of outbreaks Total outbreaks: 1
Total animals affected
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Birds 210000 37000 435 209565 0
Outbreak statistics
Species Apparent morbidity rate Apparent mortality rate Apparent case fatality rate Proportion susceptible animals lost*
Birds 17.62% 0.21% 1.18% 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 A protection zone (3 km) and a surveillance zone (10 km) have been put in place around the infected farm and the euthanizing of animals has started. All other restrictions and necessary measures according to Directive 2005/94/EG are applied, including a prohibition of transportation of live birds, hatching eggs and not heat-treated poultry products in this area.
Control measures
Measures applied
  • Zoning
  • Surveillance within containment and/or protection zone
  • Stamping out
  • Surveillance outside containment and/or protection zone
  • Traceability
  • Movement control inside the country
  • Vaccination prohibited
  • No treatment of affected animals
Measures to be applied
  • Official disposal of carcasses, by-products and waste
  • Official destruction of animal products
  • Disinfection / Disinfestation
Diagnostic test results
Laboratory name and type Species Test Test date Result
National Veterinary Institute (National laboratory) Birds real-time PCR 23/11/2016 Positive
National Veterinary Institute (National laboratory) Birds virus sequencing 23/11/2016 Positive
Future Reporting
The event is continuing. Weekly follow-up reports will be submitted.
Map of outbreak locations