Highly pathogenic avian influenza,
Netherlands
Information received on 15/12/2016 from Dr Christianne Bruschke, Chief Veterinary Officer , Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality, Ministry of Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality, The Hague, Netherlands
Summary
Report type Immediate notification
Date of start of the event 14/11/2016
Date of confirmation of the event 13/12/2016
Report date 14/12/2016
Date submitted to OIE 15/12/2016
Date event resolved 16/05/2017
Reason for notification First occurrence of a listed disease
Manifestation of disease Clinical disease
Causal agent Highly pathogenic avian influenza virus in wild birds
Serotype H5N5
Nature of diagnosis Laboratory (advanced)
This event pertains to a defined zone within the country
Related reports Immediate notification (14/12/2016)
Follow-up report No. 1 (16/05/2017)
New outbreaks (1)
Outbreak 1 (HPAI 2016/1 H5N5) Werkendam, Noord-Brabant
Date of start of the outbreak 14/11/2016
Outbreak status Resolved (16/05/2017)
Epidemiological unit Village
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Tufted Duck:Aythya fuligula(Anatidae) 1 1 0 0
Summary of outbreaks Total outbreaks: 1
Total animals affected
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Tufted Duck:Aythya fuligula(Anatidae) 1 1 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
Epidemiological comments H5N5 was confirmed in one tufted duck found in a wetland area near Werkendam.
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
Wageningen Bioveterinary Research, Lelystad (National laboratory) Tufted Duck polymerase chain reaction (PCR) 13/12/2016 Positive
Future Reporting
The event is continuing. Weekly follow-up reports will be submitted.
Map of outbreak locations