West Nile Fever,
Information received on 25/09/2018 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 21/09/2018
Date of confirmation of the event 24/09/2018
Report date 25/09/2018
Date submitted to OIE 25/09/2018
Date event resolved 02/10/2018
Reason for notification First occurrence of a listed disease
Manifestation of disease Clinical disease
Causal agent West Nile virus
Nature of diagnosis Laboratory (basic), Laboratory (advanced)
This event pertains to a defined zone within the country
Related reports Immediate notification (25/09/2018)
Follow-up report No. 1 (09/10/2018)
New outbreaks (1)
Outbreak 1 (18-416-00008) Plessa, Elbe-Elster, Brandenburg
Date of start of the outbreak 21/09/2018
Outbreak status Resolved (02/10/2018)
Epidemiological unit Farm
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Equidae 12 1 0 1 0
Summary of outbreaks Total outbreaks: 1
Total animals affected
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Equidae 12 1 0 1 0
Outbreak statistics
Species Apparent morbidity rate Apparent mortality rate Apparent case fatality rate Proportion susceptible animals lost*
Equidae 8.33% 0.00% 0.00% 8.33%
*Removed from the susceptible population through death, destruction and/or slaughter
Source of the outbreak(s) or origin of infection
  • Unknown or inconclusive
Control measures
Measures applied
  • Vector surveillance
  • Control of vectors
  • Selective killing and disposal
  • Control of wildlife reservoirs
  • Official disposal of carcasses, by-products and waste
  • Traceability
  • Surveillance within containment and/or protection zone
  • 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
Friedrich-Loeffler Institute (National laboratory) Equidae reverse transcription - polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) 24/09/2018 Positive
Future Reporting
The event is continuing. Weekly follow-up reports will be submitted.
Map of outbreak locations