West Nile Fever,
Information received on 25/09/2019 from Dr Dietrich Rassow, Director for Animal Health and Animal Welfare, Chief Veterinary Officer, Directorate of Animal Health and Animal Welfare, Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture, Berlin, Germany
Report type Immediate notification
Date of start of the event 19/09/2019
Date of confirmation of the event 19/09/2019
Report date 25/09/2019
Date submitted to OIE 25/09/2019
Date event resolved 01/11/2019
Reason for notification First occurrence of a listed disease
Manifestation of disease Clinical disease
Causal agent West Nile virus
Nature of diagnosis Clinical, Laboratory (basic), Laboratory (advanced)
This event pertains to a defined zone within the country
Related reports Immediate notification (25/09/2019)
Follow-up report No. 1 (18/12/2019)
New outbreaks (1)
Outbreak 1 (19-416-00049) Hamburg, Stadt, Hamburg, Stadt, Hamburg
Date of start of the outbreak 19/09/2019
Outbreak status Resolved (01/11/2019)
Epidemiological unit Not applicable
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Passeridae (unidentified):Passeridae (incognita)(Passeridae) 1 1 0 0
Affected population One sparrow
Summary of outbreaks Total outbreaks: 1
Total animals affected
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Passeridae (unidentified):Passeridae (incognita)(Passeridae) 1 1 0 0
Outbreak statistics
Species Apparent morbidity rate Apparent mortality rate Apparent case fatality rate Proportion susceptible animals lost*
Passeridae (unidentified):Passeridae (incognita)(Passeridae) ** ** 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
  • Official disposal of carcasses, by-products and waste
  • Control of wildlife reservoirs
  • 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) Passeridae (unidentified) reverse transcription - polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) 19/09/2019 Positive
Future Reporting
The event is continuing. Weekly follow-up reports will be submitted.
Map of outbreak locations