West Nile Fever,
Germany
Information received on 17/01/2020 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
Summary
Report type Follow-up report No. 5
Date of start of the event 20/08/2019
Date of confirmation of the event 20/08/2019
Report date 17/01/2020
Date submitted to OIE 17/01/2020
Reason for notification Recurrence of a listed disease
Date of previous occurrence 11/01/2019
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 (27/08/2019)
Follow-up report No. 1 (13/09/2019)
Follow-up report No. 2 (18/09/2019)
Follow-up report No. 3 (25/09/2019)
Follow-up report No. 4 (16/10/2019)
Follow-up report No. 5 (17/01/2020)
Outbreaks There are no new outbreaks in this report
Epidemiology
Source of the outbreak(s) or origin of infection
  • Unknown or inconclusive
Control measures
Measures applied
  • Surveillance within containment and/or protection zone
  • Traceability
  • Official disposal of carcasses, by-products and waste
  • Control of wildlife reservoirs
  • Control of vectors
  • Vector surveillance
  • 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-Institut (National laboratory) Accipitridae (unidentified) reverse transcription - polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) 20/09/2019 Positive
Friedrich-Loeffler-Institut (National laboratory) Accipitridae (unidentified) reverse transcription - polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) 26/11/2019 Positive
Future Reporting
The event is continuing. Weekly follow-up reports will be submitted.