Highly pathogenic avian influenza,
Information received on 24/01/2017 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 22/01/2017
Date of confirmation of the event 22/01/2017
Report date 24/01/2017
Date submitted to OIE 24/01/2017
Date event resolved 17/03/2017
Reason for notification New strain of a listed disease in the country
Causal agent Highly pathogenic avian influenza virus
Serotype H5N5
Nature of diagnosis Clinical, Laboratory (basic), Laboratory (advanced)
This event pertains to the whole country
Related reports Immediate notification (24/01/2017)
Follow-up report No. 1 (27/01/2017)
Follow-up report No. 2 (09/02/2017)
Follow-up report No. 3 (21/03/2017)
Follow-up report No. 4 (11/08/2017)
New outbreaks (1)
Outbreak 1 (17-015-00079) Süderau, Steinburg, Schleswig-Holstein
Date of start of the outbreak 22/01/2017
Outbreak status Resolved (17/03/2017)
Epidemiological unit Farm
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Birds 3400 1750 1350 2050 0
Affected population fattening turkeys
Summary of outbreaks Total outbreaks: 1
Total animals affected
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Birds 3400 1750 1350 2050 0
Outbreak statistics
Species Apparent morbidity rate Apparent mortality rate Apparent case fatality rate Proportion susceptible animals lost*
Birds 51.47% 39.71% 77.14% 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. Restriction zones have been established and epidemiological investigations started. No poultry or poultry products have been dispatched to EU Member States or third countries.
Control measures
Measures applied
  • Official disposal of carcasses, by-products and waste
  • Surveillance within containment and/or protection zone
  • Control of wildlife reservoirs
  • Zoning
  • Official destruction of animal products
  • Stamping out
  • Surveillance outside containment and/or protection zone
  • Quarantine
  • Traceability
  • Disinfection
  • 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 (FLI) (National laboratory) Birds real-time PCR 22/01/2017 Positive
Future Reporting
The event is continuing. Weekly follow-up reports will be submitted.
Map of outbreak locations