West Nile Fever,
Information received on 23/07/2020 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 20/07/2020
Date of confirmation of the event 21/07/2020
Report date 23/07/2020
Date submitted to OIE 23/07/2020
Date event resolved 22/07/2020
Reason for notification Recurrence of a listed disease
Date of previous occurrence 06/11/2019
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 (23/07/2020)
Follow-up report No. 1 (14/08/2020)
New outbreaks (1)
Outbreak 1 (20-416-00006) Erfurt, Erfurt, Stadt, Thuringen
Date of start of the outbreak 20/07/2020
Outbreak status Resolved (22/07/2020)
Epidemiological unit Zoo
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Strigidae (unidentified):Strigidae (incognita)(Strigidae) 3 1 1 0 0
Summary of outbreaks Total outbreaks: 1
Total animals affected
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Strigidae (unidentified):Strigidae (incognita)(Strigidae) 3 1 1 0 0
Outbreak statistics
Species Apparent morbidity rate Apparent mortality rate Apparent case fatality rate Proportion susceptible animals lost*
Strigidae (unidentified):Strigidae (incognita)(Strigidae) 33.33% 33.33% 100.00% 33.33%
*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
  • 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
Friedrich-Loeffler-Institut (National laboratory) Strigidae (unidentified) reverse transcription - polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) 21/07/2020 Positive
Future Reporting
The event is continuing. Weekly follow-up reports will be submitted.
Map of outbreak locations