Highly pathogenic avian influenza,
Information received on 22/02/2017 from Dr Per Starcke Henriksen, Chief Veterinary Officer, Danish Veterinary and Food Administration, Ministry of Environment and Food of Denmark, Glostrup, Denmark
Report type Follow-up report No. 7 (Final report)
Date of start of the event 08/11/2016
Date of confirmation of the event 10/11/2016
Report date 22/02/2017
Date submitted to OIE 22/02/2017
Date event resolved 16/12/2016
Reason for notification Recurrence of a listed disease
Date of previous occurrence 2006
Manifestation of disease Clinical disease
Causal agent Highly pathogenic avian influenza virus
Serotype H5N8
Nature of diagnosis Laboratory (advanced)
This event pertains to the whole country
Related reports Immediate notification (11/11/2016)
Follow-up report No. 1 (17/11/2016)
Follow-up report No. 2 (21/11/2016)
Follow-up report No. 3 (06/12/2016)
Follow-up report No. 4 (22/12/2016)
Follow-up report No. 5 (03/02/2017)
Follow-up report No. 6 (10/02/2017)
Follow-up report No. 7 (22/02/2017)
Outbreaks There are no new outbreaks in this report
Source of the outbreak(s) or origin of infection
  • Contact with wild species
Epidemiological comments There have been no new outbreaks of avian influenza in poultry in Denmark since the outbreak of avian influenza detected in a backyard poultry flock on 21 November 2016. The Danish Veterinary and Food Administration has implemented the control measures in accordance with the European Unionís Council Directive 2005/94/EC. The Danish Veterinary and Food Administrations final report on the outbreak is now publicly available at: www.dvfa.dk. The report contains a description of the control measures applied including stamping out, cleaning and disinfection, establishment of protection and surveillance zones, screening in zones and the Danish surveillance programmes for avian influenza in poultry, other captive birds and wild birds. According to the requirements in Article 10.4.3 of the Terrestrial Animal Health Code, Denmark has regained its status as an avian influenza free country on 22 February 2017.
Control measures
Measures applied
  • Movement control inside the country
  • Disinfection
  • Traceability
  • Stamping out
  • Official disposal of carcasses, by-products and waste
  • Surveillance within containment and/or protection zone
  • Zoning
  • Vaccination prohibited
  • No treatment of affected animals
Measures to be applied
  • No other measures
Future Reporting
The event is resolved. No more reports will be submitted.