Highly pathogenic avian influenza,
Germany
Information received on 10/03/2017 from Dr. Karin Schwabenbauer, Ministerial Dirigentin and Chief Veterinary Officer , Directorate of Animal Health, Animal Welfare, Bundesministerium für Ernährung und Landwirtschaft (BMEL) , Bonn, Germany
Summary
Report type Follow-up report No. 24
Date of start of the event 07/11/2016
Date of confirmation of the event 08/11/2016
Report date 10/03/2017
Date submitted to OIE 10/03/2017
Date event resolved 12/06/2017
Reason for notification Recurrence of a listed disease
Date of previous occurrence 09/2015
Manifestation of disease Clinical disease
Causal agent Highly pathogenic avian influenza virus
Serotype H5N8
Nature of diagnosis Clinical, Laboratory (basic), Laboratory (advanced)
This event pertains to the whole country
Related reports Immediate notification (09/11/2016)
Follow-up report No. 1 (11/11/2016)
Follow-up report No. 2 (14/11/2016)
Follow-up report No. 3 (22/11/2016)
Follow-up report No. 4 (25/11/2016)
Follow-up report No. 5 (29/11/2016)
Follow-up report No. 6 (30/11/2016)
Follow-up report No. 7 (02/12/2016)
Follow-up report No. 8 (13/12/2016)
Follow-up report No. 9 (16/12/2016)
Follow-up report No. 10 (20/12/2016)
Follow-up report No. 11 (21/12/2016)
Follow-up report No. 12 (22/12/2016)
Follow-up report No. 13 (27/12/2016)
Follow-up report No. 14 (30/12/2016)
Follow-up report No. 15 (09/01/2017)
Follow-up report No. 16 (13/01/2017)
Follow-up report No. 17 (18/01/2017)
Follow-up report No. 18 (20/01/2017)
Follow-up report No. 19 (25/01/2017)
Follow-up report No. 20 (03/02/2017)
Follow-up report No. 21 (10/02/2017)
Follow-up report No. 22 (20/02/2017)
Follow-up report No. 23 (28/02/2017)
Follow-up report No. 24 (10/03/2017)
Follow-up report No. 25 (17/03/2017)
Follow-up report No. 26 (23/03/2017)
Follow-up report No. 27 (31/03/2017)
Follow-up report No. 28 (07/04/2017)
Follow-up report No. 29 (10/05/2017)
Follow-up report No. 30 (26/05/2017)
Follow-up report No. 31 (11/08/2017)
New outbreaks (16)
Outbreak 1 (17-015-00403) Ammerland, Ammerland, Niedersachsen
Date of start of the outbreak 20/02/2017
Outbreak status Resolved (20/02/2017)
Epidemiological unit Not applicable
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Anatidae (unidentified):Anatidae (incognita)(Anatidae) 1 1 0 0
Affected population one swan
Outbreak 2 (17-015-00639) Greifswald, Vorpommern-Greifswald, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern
Date of start of the outbreak 27/02/2017
Outbreak status Resolved (13/04/2017)
Epidemiological unit Zoo
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Accipitridae (unidentified):Accipitridae (incognita)(Accipitridae) 1 0 0 0 0
Anatidae (unidentified):Anatidae (incognita)(Anatidae) 52 0 0 0 0
Ciconiidae (unidentified):Ciconiidae(incognita)(Ciconiidae) 10 0 0 0 0
Phasianidae (unidentified):Phasianidae (incognita)(Phasianidae) 100 1 1 0 0
Outbreak 3 (17-015-00610) Burgenlandkreis, Burgenlandkreis, Sachsen-Anhalt
Date of start of the outbreak 02/03/2017
Outbreak status Resolved (05/04/2017)
Epidemiological unit Not applicable
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Accipitridae (unidentified):Accipitridae (incognita)(Accipitridae) 1 1 0 0
Affected population one bird of prey
Outbreak 4 (17-015-00629) Garrel, Cloppenburg, Niedersachsen
Date of start of the outbreak 02/03/2017
Outbreak status Resolved (09/05/2017)
Epidemiological unit Farm
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Birds 9548 150 6 9542 0
Affected population fattening turkeys
Outbreak 5 (17-015-00640) Friesoythe, Cloppenburg, Niedersachsen
Date of start of the outbreak 03/03/2017
Outbreak status Resolved (09/05/2017)
Epidemiological unit Farm
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Birds 19263 14668 0 19263 0
Affected population fattening turkeys
Outbreak 6 (17-015-00618) Wittenberg, Wittenberg, Sachsen-Anhalt
Date of start of the outbreak 03/03/2017
Outbreak status Resolved (05/04/2017)
Epidemiological unit Not applicable
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Accipitridae (unidentified):Accipitridae (incognita)(Accipitridae) 1 1 0 0
Affected population one bird of prey
Outbreak 7 (17-015-00673) Garrel, Cloppenburg, Niedersachsen
Date of start of the outbreak 07/03/2017
Outbreak status Resolved (09/05/2017)
Epidemiological unit Farm
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Birds 18297 6000 46 18251 0
Affected population fattening turkeys
Outbreak 8 (17-015-00354) Neumarkt i.d. Oberpfalz, Neumarkt i.d. Oberpfalz, Bayern
Date of start of the outbreak 07/03/2017
Outbreak status Resolved (07/03/2017)
Epidemiological unit Not applicable
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Laridae (unidentified):Laridae (incognita)(Laridae) 1 1 0 0
Affected population one gull
Outbreak 9 (17-015-00688) Garrel, Cloppenburg, Niedersachsen
Date of start of the outbreak 08/03/2017
Outbreak status Resolved (09/05/2017)
Epidemiological unit Farm
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Birds 16334 3800 10 16324 0
Affected population fattening turkeys
Outbreak 10 (17-015-00681) Garrel, Cloppenburg, Niedersachsen
Date of start of the outbreak 08/03/2017
Outbreak status Resolved (09/05/2017)
Epidemiological unit Farm
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Birds 12300 1 1 12299 0
Affected population fattening turkeys
Outbreak 11 (17-015-00682) Garrel, Cloppenburg, Niedersachsen
Date of start of the outbreak 08/03/2017
Outbreak status Resolved (09/05/2017)
Epidemiological unit Farm
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Birds 5800 1 1 5799 0
Affected population fattening turkeys
Outbreak 12 (17-015-00702) Wittmund, Wittmund, Niedersachsen
Date of start of the outbreak 09/03/2017
Outbreak status Resolved (12/04/2017)
Epidemiological unit Farm
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Birds 24800 196 196 24604 0
Affected population fattening ducks
Outbreak 13 (17-015-00704) Bösel, Cloppenburg, Niedersachsen
Date of start of the outbreak 09/03/2017
Outbreak status Resolved (09/05/2017)
Epidemiological unit Farm
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Birds 10313 3400 20 10293 0
Affected population fattening turkeys
Outbreak 14 (17-015-00703) Garrel, Cloppenburg, Niedersachsen
Date of start of the outbreak 09/03/2017
Outbreak status Resolved (09/05/2017)
Epidemiological unit Farm
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Birds 9500 6000 1 9499 0
Affected population fattening turkeys
Outbreak 15 (17-015-00675) Jena, Jena, Thuringen
Date of start of the outbreak 09/03/2017
Outbreak status Resolved (30/04/2017)
Epidemiological unit Not applicable
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Accipitridae (unidentified):Accipitridae (incognita)(Accipitridae) 1 1 0 0
Affected population one bird of prey
Outbreak 16 (17-015-00705) Kelheim, Kelheim, Bayern
Date of start of the outbreak 10/03/2017
Outbreak status Resolved (10/03/2017)
Epidemiological unit Not applicable
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Anatidae (unidentified):Anatidae (incognita)(Anatidae) 1 1 0 0
Affected population one wild goose
Summary of outbreaks Total outbreaks: 16
Total animals affected
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Anatidae (unidentified):Anatidae (incognita)(Anatidae) 52 2 2 0 0
Accipitridae (unidentified):Accipitridae (incognita)(Accipitridae) 1 3 3 0 0
Ciconiidae (unidentified):Ciconiidae(incognita)(Ciconiidae) 10 0 0 0 0
Phasianidae (unidentified):Phasianidae (incognita)(Phasianidae) 100 1 1 0 0
Birds 126155 34216 281 125874 0
Laridae (unidentified):Laridae (incognita)(Laridae) 1 1 0 0
Outbreak statistics
Species Apparent morbidity rate Apparent mortality rate Apparent case fatality rate Proportion susceptible animals lost*
Anatidae (unidentified):Anatidae (incognita)(Anatidae) ** ** 100.00% **
Accipitridae (unidentified):Accipitridae (incognita)(Accipitridae) ** ** 100.00% **
Ciconiidae (unidentified):Ciconiidae(incognita)(Ciconiidae) 0.00% 0.00% - 0.00%
Phasianidae (unidentified):Phasianidae (incognita)(Phasianidae) 1.00% 1.00% 100.00% 1.00%
Birds 27.12% 0.22% 0.82% 100.00%
Laridae (unidentified):Laridae (incognita)(Laridae) ** ** 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 All poultry have been culled and safely disposed of. No poultry or poultry products have been dispatched. Restriction zones have been established and epidemiological investigations started.
Control measures
Measures applied
  • Movement control inside the country
  • Screening
  • Disinfection
  • Traceability
  • Quarantine
  • Surveillance outside containment and/or protection zone
  • Stamping out
  • Official destruction of animal products
  • Official disposal of carcasses, by-products and waste
  • Surveillance within containment and/or protection zone
  • Control of wildlife reservoirs
  • Zoning
  • 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 02/03/2017 Positive
Friedrich Loeffler Institute (National laboratory) Birds real-time PCR 03/03/2017 Positive
Friedrich Loeffler Institute (National laboratory) Birds real-time PCR 08/03/2017 Positive
Friedrich Loeffler Institute (National laboratory) Birds real-time PCR 08/03/2017 Positive
Friedrich Loeffler Institute (National laboratory) Birds real-time PCR 08/03/2017 Positive
Friedrich Loeffler Institute (National laboratory) Birds real-time PCR 09/03/2017 Positive
Friedrich Loeffler Institute (National laboratory) Birds real-time PCR 10/03/2017 Positive
Friedrich Loeffler Institute (National laboratory) Birds real-time PCR 10/03/2017 Positive
Friedrich Loeffler Institute (National laboratory) Phasianidae (unidentified) real-time PCR 03/03/2017 Positive
Future Reporting
The event is continuing. Weekly follow-up reports will be submitted.
Map of outbreak locations