European foulbrood of honey bees,
Information received on 01/07/2019 from Dre Kristina Landsverk, Chief Veterinary Officer, Norwegian Food Safety Authority, Norwegian Food Safety Authority, Brumunddal, Norway
Report type Immediate notification
Date of start of the event 21/06/2019
Date of confirmation of the event 21/06/2019
Report date 01/07/2019
Date submitted to OIE 01/07/2019
Date event resolved 22/08/2019
Reason for notification Recurrence of a listed disease
Date of previous occurrence 25/02/2019
Manifestation of disease Sub-clinical infection
Causal agent Melissococcus plutonius
Nature of diagnosis Laboratory (advanced)
This event pertains to a defined zone within the country
Related reports Immediate notification (01/07/2019)
Follow-up report No. 1 (11/09/2019)
New outbreaks (1)
Outbreak 1 Hornnes, Evje, Agder Departement, Southern and Western Region, Aust-Agder
Date of start of the outbreak 21/06/2019
Outbreak status Resolved (22/08/2019)
Epidemiological unit Apiary
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Bees (hives) 237 237 237 0
Summary of outbreaks Total outbreaks: 1
Total animals affected
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Bees (hives) 237 237 237 0
Outbreak statistics
Species Apparent morbidity rate Apparent mortality rate Apparent case fatality rate Proportion susceptible animals lost*
Bees (hives) 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
Control measures
Measures applied
  • Surveillance within containment and/or protection zone
  • Quarantine
  • Vaccination permitted (if a vaccine exists)
  • No treatment of affected animals
Measures to be applied
  • Stamping out
  • Disinfection
Diagnostic test results
Laboratory name and type Species Test Test date Result
Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU) (National laboratory) Bees bacteriological examination 21/06/2019 Positive
Future Reporting
The event is continuing. Weekly follow-up reports will be submitted.
Map of outbreak locations