Low pathogenic avian influenza (poultry),
Information received on 27/06/2018 from Dr Per Starcke Henriksen, Chief Veterinary Officer, Danish Veterinary and Food Administration, Ministry of Environment and Food of Denmark, Glostrup, Denmark
Report type Immediate notification
Date of start of the event 25/06/2018
Date of confirmation of the event 26/06/2018
Report date 27/06/2018
Date submitted to OIE 27/06/2018
Date event resolved 27/06/2018
Reason for notification Recurrence of a listed disease
Date of previous occurrence 07/05/2018
Manifestation of disease Sub-clinical infection
Causal agent low pathogenic avian influenza virus
Serotype H5
Nature of diagnosis Laboratory (advanced)
This event pertains to the whole country
Related reports Immediate notification (27/06/2018)
Follow-up report No. 1 (23/08/2018)
Follow-up report No. 2 (01/10/2018)
New outbreaks (1)
Outbreak 1 Faksinge, Vordingborg, East
Date of start of the outbreak 25/06/2018
Outbreak status Resolved (27/06/2018)
Epidemiological unit Farm
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Birds 2679 0 2679 0
Affected population On 26 June 2018, LPAI H5 was detected in samples from a holding with mallards for restocking supplies of game. The population of the holding consisted of 2667 mallard ducklings and 12 hens. The ducklings were tested in accordance with the Danish surveillance programme for avian influenza in poultry. All the animals at the infected holding have been killed and destroyed on 27 June 2018. The cleaning and disinfection was approved by the Danish Veterinary and Food Administration on 28 June 2018.
Summary of outbreaks Total outbreaks: 1
Total animals affected
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Birds 2679 ** 0 2679 0
Outbreak statistics
Species Apparent morbidity rate Apparent mortality rate Apparent case fatality rate Proportion susceptible animals lost*
Birds ** 0.00% ** 100.00%
*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
Epidemiological comments A restricted zone of 1 km around the holding has been established and the necessary measures in accordance with Council Directive 2005/94/EC has been implemented.
Control measures
Measures applied
  • Movement control inside the country
  • Traceability
  • Stamping out
  • Zoning
  • Vaccination prohibited
  • No treatment of affected animals
Measures to be applied
  • Disinfection
Diagnostic test results
Laboratory name and type Species Test Test date Result
National Veterinary Institute (National laboratory) Birds reverse transcription - polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) 26/06/2018 Positive
Future Reporting
The event is continuing. Weekly follow-up reports will be submitted.
Map of outbreak locations