Highly pathogenic avian influenza,
Luxembourg
Information received on 09/06/2017 from Dr Felix Wildschütz, Directeur, Administration des Services Vétérinaires, Ministère de l'Agriculture, de la Viticulture et du Développement Rural, Strassen, Luxembourg
Summary
Report type Immediate notification
Date of start of the event 30/05/2017
Date of confirmation of the event 02/06/2017
Report date 09/06/2017
Date submitted to OIE 09/06/2017
Reason for notification Recurrence of a listed disease
Date of previous occurrence 1956
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
New outbreaks (4)
Outbreak 1 Keispelt, Capellen
Date of start of the outbreak 30/05/2017
Outbreak status Resolved (02/06/2017)
Epidemiological unit Farm
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Birds 2 10 0
Affected population Layers and geese.
Outbreak 2 Feulen, Diekirch
Date of start of the outbreak 30/05/2017
Outbreak status Resolved (02/06/2017)
Epidemiological unit Farm
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Birds 3 12 0
Affected population Layers and broilers.
Outbreak 3 Schrassig, Luxembourg
Date of start of the outbreak 30/05/2017
Outbreak status Resolved (02/06/2017)
Epidemiological unit Farm
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Birds 15 140 0
Affected population Layers.
Outbreak 4 Rollingen, Mersch
Date of start of the outbreak 02/06/2017
Outbreak status Resolved (06/06/2017)
Epidemiological unit Farm
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Birds 56 625 0
Affected population Layers, broilers, geese, quails and pigeons.
Summary of outbreaks Total outbreaks: 4
Total animals affected
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Birds ** 76 787 0
Outbreak statistics
Species Apparent morbidity rate Apparent mortality rate Apparent case fatality rate Proportion susceptible animals lost*
Birds ** ** ** **
*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
  • Introduction of new live animals
Control measures
Measures applied
  • Selective killing and disposal
  • Disinfection
  • 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
Luxembourg institute of health (National laboratory) Birds polymerase chain reaction (PCR) 02/06/2017 Positive
Future Reporting
The event is continuing. Weekly follow-up reports will be submitted.
Map of outbreak locations