American foulbrood of honey bees,
Netherlands
Information received on 13/06/2017 from Dr Christianne Bruschke, Chief Veterinary Officer , Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality, Ministry of Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality, The Hague, Netherlands
Summary
Report type Immediate notification
Date of start of the event 02/06/2017
Date of confirmation of the event 09/06/2017
Report date 12/06/2017
Date submitted to OIE 13/06/2017
Date event resolved 24/08/2017
Reason for notification Recurrence of a listed disease
Date of previous occurrence 27/07/2015
Manifestation of disease Clinical disease
Causal agent Paenibacillus larvae
Nature of diagnosis Clinical, Laboratory (advanced)
This event pertains to a defined zone within the country
Related reports Immediate notification (12/06/2017)
Follow-up report No. 1 (24/08/2017)
New outbreaks (2)
Outbreak 1 (AVB 2017-02) Weerdinge, Drenthe
Date of start of the outbreak 02/06/2017
Outbreak status Resolved (24/08/2017)
Epidemiological unit Apiary
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Bees (hives) 2 2 0 2 0
Affected population Both hives had clinical signs of American foulbrood of honey bees.
Outbreak 2 (AVB 2017-01) Exloo, Drenthe
Date of start of the outbreak 02/06/2017
Outbreak status Resolved (24/08/2017)
Epidemiological unit Apiary
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Bees (hives) 5 2 5 0
Affected population Two of five hives had clinical signs of American foulbrood of honey bees.
Summary of outbreaks Total outbreaks: 2
Total animals affected
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Bees (hives) 7 4 0 7 0
Outbreak statistics
Species Apparent morbidity rate Apparent mortality rate Apparent case fatality rate Proportion susceptible animals lost*
Bees (hives) 57.14% ** ** **
*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 A 3-km zone has been established around both outbreaks.
Control measures
Measures applied
  • Zoning
  • Stamping out
  • Screening
  • Movement control inside the country
  • Vaccination permitted (if a vaccine exists)
  • No treatment of affected animals
Measures to be applied
  • No other measures
Diagnostic test results
Laboratory name and type Species Test Test date Result
Wageningen Bioveterinary Research, Lelystad (National laboratory) Bees pathogenic agent isolation on culture 09/06/2017 Positive
Future Reporting
The event is continuing. Weekly follow-up reports will be submitted.
Map of outbreak locations