Highly pathogenic avian influenza,
Finland
Information received on 25/11/2016 from Dr Taina Aaltonen, Chief Veterinary Officer and Deputy Director General, Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, Helsinki, Finland
Summary
Report type Immediate notification
Date of start of the event 12/11/2016
Date of confirmation of the event 25/11/2016
Report date 25/11/2016
Date submitted to OIE 25/11/2016
Date event resolved 01/03/2017
Reason for notification First occurrence of a listed disease in the country
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 (25/11/2016)
Follow-up report No. 1 (01/12/2016)
Follow-up report No. 2 (09/12/2016)
Follow-up report No. 3 (16/12/2016)
Follow-up report No. 4 (21/12/2016)
Follow-up report No. 5 (28/12/2016)
Follow-up report No. 6 (09/01/2017)
Follow-up report No. 7 (20/01/2017)
Follow-up report No. 8 (27/01/2017)
Follow-up report No. 9 (03/02/2017)
Follow-up report No. 10 (10/02/2017)
Follow-up report No. 11 (17/02/2017)
Follow-up report No. 12 (03/03/2017)
New outbreaks (1)
Outbreak 1 Vårdö, Ahvenanmaan Maakunta
Date of start of the outbreak 12/11/2016
Outbreak status Resolved (25/11/2016)
Epidemiological unit Not applicable
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Tufted Duck:Aythya fuligula(Anatidae) 2 2 0 0
Affected population Approximately 60 tufted ducks were found dead in different places of the Aland archipelago on 12 November 2016. Four birds were submitted to Evira. So far, two birds have been found positive for highly pathogenic avian influenza H5N8.
Summary of outbreaks Total outbreaks: 1
Total animals affected
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Tufted Duck:Aythya fuligula(Anatidae) 2 2 0 0
Outbreak statistics
Species Apparent morbidity rate Apparent mortality rate Apparent case fatality rate Proportion susceptible animals lost*
Tufted Duck:Aythya fuligula(Anatidae) ** ** 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
  • Unknown or inconclusive
Control measures
Measures applied
  • Surveillance within containment and/or protection zone
  • 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
Finnish Food Safety Authority, Evira (National laboratory) Tufted Duck real-time reverse transcriptase/polymerase chain reaction (RRT-PCR) 25/11/2016 Positive
Finnish Food Safety Authority, Evira (National laboratory) Tufted Duck reverse transcription - polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) 25/11/2016 Positive
Finnish Food Safety Authority, Evira (National laboratory) Tufted Duck virus sequencing 25/11/2016 Positive
Future Reporting
The event is continuing. Weekly follow-up reports will be submitted.
Map of outbreak locations