Highly pathogenic influenza A viruses (infection with) (non-poultry including wild birds),
Information received on 29/08/2017 from Dr. Karin Schwabenbauer, Ministerial Dirigentin and Chief Veterinary Officer , Directorate of Animal Health, Animal Welfare, Bundesministerium für Ernährung und Landwirtschaft (BMEL) , Bonn, Germany
Report type Immediate notification
Date of start of the event 22/08/2017
Date of confirmation of the event 25/08/2017
Report date 29/08/2017
Date submitted to OIE 29/08/2017
Date event resolved 26/09/2017
Reason for notification Recurrence of a listed disease
Date of previous occurrence 06/2017
Manifestation of disease Clinical disease
Causal agent Highly pathogenic influenza A virus
Serotype H5N8
Nature of diagnosis Clinical, Laboratory (basic), Laboratory (advanced)
This event pertains to the whole country
Related reports Immediate notification (29/08/2017)
Follow-up report No. 1 (04/10/2017)
New outbreaks (1)
Outbreak 1 (17-015-00798) Seegebiet Mansfelder Land, Mansfeld-Südharz, Sachsen-Anhalt
Date of start of the outbreak 22/08/2017
Outbreak status Resolved (26/09/2017)
Epidemiological unit Not applicable
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Anatidae (unidentified):Anatidae (incognita)(Anatidae) 3 2 1 0
Affected population three swans
Summary of outbreaks Total outbreaks: 1
Total animals affected
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Anatidae (unidentified):Anatidae (incognita)(Anatidae) 3 2 1 0
Outbreak statistics
Species Apparent morbidity rate Apparent mortality rate Apparent case fatality rate Proportion susceptible animals lost*
Anatidae (unidentified):Anatidae (incognita)(Anatidae) ** ** 66.67% **
*Removed from the susceptible population through death, destruction and/or slaughter
**Not calculated because of missing information
Source of the outbreak(s) or origin of infection
  • Unknown or inconclusive
Control measures
Measures applied
  • Surveillance within containment and/or protection zone
  • Control of wildlife reservoirs
  • 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 (FLI) (National laboratory) Anatidae (unidentified) real-time PCR 25/08/2017 Positive
Future Reporting
The event is continuing. Weekly follow-up reports will be submitted.
Map of outbreak locations