Low pathogenic avian influenza (poultry),
Information received on 07/12/2016 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 30/11/2016
Date of confirmation of the event 02/12/2016
Report date 07/12/2016
Date submitted to OIE 07/12/2016
Date event resolved 14/01/2017
Reason for notification Recurrence of a listed disease
Date of previous occurrence 03/2014
Manifestation of disease Clinical disease
Causal agent Low pathogenic avian influenza virus
Serotype H5N1
Nature of diagnosis Clinical, Laboratory (advanced), Necropsy
This event pertains to the whole country
Related reports Immediate notification (07/12/2016)
Follow-up report No. 1 (30/03/2017)
New outbreaks (1)
Outbreak 1 (16-015-00532) Oberkrämer, Oberhavel, Brandenburg
Date of start of the outbreak 30/11/2016
Outbreak status Resolved (14/01/2017)
Epidemiological unit Farm
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Birds 621 8 0 621 0
Affected population 154 hens, 76 geese, 172 ducks, 219 other birds
Summary of outbreaks Total outbreaks: 1
Total animals affected
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Birds 621 8 0 621 0
Outbreak statistics
Species Apparent morbidity rate Apparent mortality rate Apparent case fatality rate Proportion susceptible animals lost*
Birds 1.29% 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 of. No poultry or poultry products have been dispatched. This low pathogenic avian influenza outbreak is 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 02/12/2016 Positive
Future Reporting
The event is continuing. Weekly follow-up reports will be submitted.
Map of outbreak locations