Highly pathogenic influenza A viruses (infection with) (non-poultry including wild birds),
Netherlands
Information received on 17/11/2020 from Dr Christianne Bruschke, Chief Veterinary Officer , Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality, Ministry of Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality, The Hague, Netherlands
Summary
Report type Follow-up report No. 3
Date of start of the event 17/10/2020
Date of confirmation of the event 20/10/2020
Report date 17/11/2020
Date submitted to OIE 17/11/2020
Reason for notification Recurrence of a listed disease
Date of previous occurrence 28/09/2018
Manifestation of disease Clinical disease
Causal agent Highly pathogenic influenza A virus
Serotype H5N8
Nature of diagnosis Clinical, Laboratory (advanced)
This event pertains to the whole country
Related reports Immediate notification (23/10/2020)
Follow-up report No. 1 (07/11/2020)
Follow-up report No. 2 (13/11/2020)
Follow-up report No. 3 (17/11/2020)
New outbreaks (2)
Outbreak 1 Rotterdam, Zuid-Holland
Date of start of the outbreak 03/11/2020
Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
Epidemiological unit Other
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Mute Swan:Cygnus olor(Anatidae) 2 2 0 0
Affected population On November 3th, two Cygnus olor (mute swans) were found dead in a bird shelter. On November 13th, the national reference laboratory confirmed HPAI virus H5N8 in samples from Cygnus olor (mute swans).
Outbreak 2 Gouda, Zuid-Holland
Date of start of the outbreak 03/11/2020
Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
Epidemiological unit Other
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Mute Swan:Cygnus olor(Anatidae) 3 3 0 0
Affected population On November 3th, three Cygnus olor (mute swans) were found dead in a bird shelter. On November 13th, the national reference laboratory confirmed HPAI virus H5N8 in samples from Cygnus olor (mute swans).
Summary of outbreaks Total outbreaks: 2
Total animals affected
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Mute Swan:Cygnus olor(Anatidae) 5 5 0 0
Outbreak statistics
Species Apparent morbidity rate Apparent mortality rate Apparent case fatality rate Proportion susceptible animals lost*
Mute Swan:Cygnus olor(Anatidae) ** ** 100.00% **
*Removed from the susceptible population through death, destruction and/or slaughter
**Not calculated because of missing information
Epidemiology
Source of the outbreak(s) or origin of infection
  • Unknown or inconclusive
Control measures
Measures applied
  • 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
Wageningen Bioveterinary Research, Lelystad (National laboratory) Mute Swan polymerase chain reaction (PCR) 13/11/2020 Positive
Future Reporting
The event is continuing. Weekly follow-up reports will be submitted.
Map of outbreak locations