Highly pathogenic influenza A viruses (infection with) (non-poultry including wild birds),
Information received on 09/11/2020 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 02/11/2020
Date of confirmation of the event 04/11/2020
Report date 09/11/2020
Date submitted to OIE 09/11/2020
Reason for notification Recurrence of a listed disease
Date of previous occurrence 25/05/2020
Manifestation of disease Sub-clinical infection
Causal agent Highly pathogenic influenza A virus
Serotype H5N8
Nature of diagnosis Laboratory (basic), Laboratory (advanced)
This event pertains to a defined zone within the country
Related reports Immediate notification (09/11/2020)
Follow-up report No. 1 (17/11/2020)
Follow-up report No. 2 (27/11/2020)
Follow-up report No. 3 (18/12/2020)
Follow-up report No. 4 (28/12/2020)
Follow-up report No. 5 (18/01/2021)
New outbreaks (1)
Outbreak 1 (20-015-00058) Hagen im Bremischen, Cuxhaven, Niedersachsen
Date of start of the outbreak 02/11/2020
Outbreak status Resolved (04/11/2020)
Epidemiological unit Not applicable
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Anatidae (unidentified):Anatidae (incognita)(Anatidae) 1 0 1 0
Summary of outbreaks Total outbreaks: 1
Total animals affected
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Anatidae (unidentified):Anatidae (incognita)(Anatidae) 1 0 1 0
Outbreak statistics
Species Apparent morbidity rate Apparent mortality rate Apparent case fatality rate Proportion susceptible animals lost*
Anatidae (unidentified):Anatidae (incognita)(Anatidae) ** ** 0.00% **
*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
  • Control of wildlife reservoirs
  • Official disposal of carcasses, by-products and waste
  • Vaccination prohibited
  • 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) Anatidae (unidentified) polymerase chain reaction (PCR) 04/11/2020 Positive
Future Reporting
The event is continuing. Weekly follow-up reports will be submitted.
Map of outbreak locations