Highly pathogenic influenza A viruses (infection with) (non-poultry including wild birds),
Denmark
Information received on 10/02/2017 from Dr Per Starcke Henriksen, Chief Veterinary Officer, Danish Veterinary and Food Administration, Ministry of Environment and Food of Denmark, Glostrup, Denmark
Summary
Report type Follow-up report No. 1
Date of start of the event 26/12/2016
Date of confirmation of the event 12/01/2017
Report date 10/02/2017
Date submitted to OIE 10/02/2017
Date event resolved 19/04/2017
Reason for notification Recurrence of a listed disease
Date of previous occurrence 2016
Manifestation of disease Clinical disease
Causal agent Highly pathogenic influenza A virus
Serotype H5N8
Nature of diagnosis Laboratory (advanced)
This event pertains to the whole country
Related reports Immediate notification (03/02/2017)
Follow-up report No. 1 (10/02/2017)
Follow-up report No. 2 (02/05/2017)
Follow-up report No. 3 (25/07/2017)
New outbreaks (2)
Outbreak 1 (HPAIwb2017-5) Grænge Skov, Guldborgsund, East
Date of start of the outbreak 30/01/2017
Outbreak status Resolved (30/01/2017)
Epidemiological unit Forest
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Eurasian buzzard (common buzzard):Buteo buteo(Accipitridae) 1 0 1 0
Affected population On January 30th, a Eurasian buzzard (Buteo buteo) was found in Grænge Skov. On February 7th, the national veterinary institute confirmed highly pathogenic avian influenza virus (H5N8) in the samples from the buzzard.
Outbreak 2 (HPAIcb2017-1) Maribo, Lolland, East
Date of start of the outbreak 06/02/2017
Outbreak status Resolved (07/02/2017)
Epidemiological unit Not applicable
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Birds 8 3 1 7 0
Affected population On 7 February 2017, infection with influenza A virus of high pathogenicity in birds other than poultry was confirmed in "birds other than poultry" in an open air museum in Maribo on the Island Lolland. The population consisted of 3 geese, 4 hens and a cock. There were clinical signs among the geese and one goose died. The hens showed no clinical signs. The birds have been killed on 7 February 2017. The birds were only kept for exhibition and they have not been used for the production of meat or eggs for consumption or for the production of other commercial products.
Summary of outbreaks Total outbreaks: 2
Total animals affected
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Eurasian buzzard (common buzzard):Buteo buteo(Accipitridae) 1 0 1 0
Birds 8 3 1 7 0
Outbreak statistics
Species Apparent morbidity rate Apparent mortality rate Apparent case fatality rate Proportion susceptible animals lost*
Eurasian buzzard (common buzzard):Buteo buteo(Accipitridae) ** ** 0.00% **
Birds 37.50% 12.50% 33.33% 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 In compliance with the letter of 26 December 2016 from the Director General, cases of infection with highly pathogenic influenza A viruses in birds other than poultry, including wild birds, detected since 1 January 2017 are notified in WAHIS to the OIE using the new disease name "Highly pathogenic influenza A viruses (infection with) (non-poultry including wild birds)". According to article 10.4.1.8 of the Terrestrial Animal Health Code, Member Countries should not impose bans on the trade in poultry and poultry commodities in response to notification on the presence of any influenza A virus in birds other than poultry.
Control measures
Measures applied
  • Disinfection
  • Stamping out
  • 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
National Veterinary Institute (National laboratory) Birds reverse transcription - polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) 07/02/2017 Positive
National Veterinary Institute (National laboratory) Eurasian buzzard (common buzzard) reverse transcription - polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) 07/02/2017 Positive
Future Reporting
The event is continuing. Weekly follow-up reports will be submitted.
Map of outbreak locations