Highly pathogenic influenza A viruses (infection with) (non-poultry including wild birds),
Information received on 04/09/2018 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 31/08/2018
Date of confirmation of the event 01/09/2018
Report date 04/09/2018
Date submitted to OIE 04/09/2018
Date event resolved 24/09/2018
Reason for notification Recurrence of a listed disease
Date of previous occurrence 18/05/2018
Manifestation of disease Clinical disease
Causal agent Highly pathogenic influenza A virus
Serotype H5N6
Nature of diagnosis Clinical, Laboratory (basic), Laboratory (advanced)
This event pertains to a defined zone within the country
Related reports Immediate notification (04/09/2018)
Follow-up report No. 1 (02/10/2018)
New outbreaks (1)
Outbreak 1 (18-015-00006) Wismar, Nordwestmecklenburg, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern
Date of start of the outbreak 31/08/2018
Outbreak status Resolved (24/09/2018)
Epidemiological unit Backyard
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Birds 133 15 14 119 0
Affected population A flock of rare and endangered breeds (17 chickens, three geese, 113 ducks).
Summary of outbreaks Total outbreaks: 1
Total animals affected
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Birds 133 15 14 119 0
Outbreak statistics
Species Apparent morbidity rate Apparent mortality rate Apparent case fatality rate Proportion susceptible animals lost*
Birds 11.28% 10.53% 93.33% 100.00%
*Removed from the susceptible population through death, destruction and/or slaughter
Source of the outbreak(s) or origin of infection
  • Unknown or inconclusive
Epidemiological comments All birds have been culled and safely disposed of. Epidemiological investigations started. No birds or bird products have been dispatched to EU Member States or third countries.
Control measures
Measures applied
  • Movement control inside the country
  • Surveillance outside containment and/or protection zone
  • Surveillance within containment and/or protection zone
  • Screening
  • Traceability
  • Quarantine
  • Official destruction of animal products
  • Official disposal of carcasses, by-products and waste
  • Stamping out
  • Control of wildlife reservoirs
  • 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
Friedrich-Loeffler Institute (National laboratory) Birds polymerase chain reaction (PCR) 01/09/2018 Positive
Future Reporting
The event is continuing. Weekly follow-up reports will be submitted.
Map of outbreak locations