West Nile Fever,
Information received on 17/07/2020 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
Report type Immediate notification
Date of start of the event 13/07/2020
Date of confirmation of the event 15/07/2020
Report date 17/07/2020
Date submitted to OIE 17/07/2020
Reason for notification Recurrence of a listed disease
Date of previous occurrence 21/02/2020
Manifestation of disease Clinical disease
Nature of diagnosis Clinical, Laboratory (basic), Laboratory (advanced)
This event pertains to a defined zone within the country
Related reports Immediate notification (17/07/2020)
Follow-up report No. 1 (23/07/2020)
Follow-up report No. 2 (21/08/2020)
Follow-up report No. 3 (04/09/2020)
Follow-up report No. 4 (11/09/2020)
Follow-up report No. 5 (20/09/2020)
Follow-up report No. 6 (25/09/2020)
Follow-up report No. 7 (02/10/2020)
Follow-up report No. 8 (15/10/2020)
Follow-up report No. 9 (02/11/2020)
New outbreaks (1)
Outbreak 1 (20-416-00004) Halle (Saale), City, Halle (Saale), Stadt, Sachsen-Anhalt
Date of start of the outbreak 13/07/2020
Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
Epidemiological unit Zoo
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Corvidae (unidentified):Corvidae (incognita)(Corvidae) 2 1 1 0 0
Summary of outbreaks Total outbreaks: 1
Total animals affected
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Corvidae (unidentified):Corvidae (incognita)(Corvidae) 2 1 1 0 0
Outbreak statistics
Species Apparent morbidity rate Apparent mortality rate Apparent case fatality rate Proportion susceptible animals lost*
Corvidae (unidentified):Corvidae (incognita)(Corvidae) 50.00% 50.00% 100.00% 50.00%
*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
  • Movement control inside the country
  • 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
Landesamt für Verbraucherschutz Stendal (Regional Laboratory) Corvidae (unidentified) virus isolation 15/07/2020 Positive
Future Reporting
The event is continuing. Weekly follow-up reports will be submitted.
Map of outbreak locations