Highly pathogenic influenza A viruses (infection with) (non-poultry including wild birds),
Information received on 27/11/2020 from Dr Christianne Bruschke, Chief Veterinary Officer , Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality, Ministry of Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality, The Hague, Netherlands
Report type Immediate notification
Date of start of the event 07/11/2020
Date of confirmation of the event 18/11/2020
Report date 27/11/2020
Date submitted to OIE 27/11/2020
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 H5N5
Nature of diagnosis Clinical, Laboratory (advanced)
This event pertains to a defined zone within the country
New outbreaks (1)
Outbreak 1 Woudrichem, Noord-Brabant
Date of start of the outbreak 07/11/2020
Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
Epidemiological unit Other
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Bean Goose:Anser fabalis(Anatidae) 2 2 0 0
Affected population On november 7th, two Anser fabalis (reed goose) were found dead in a wetland area. On november 18th the national reference laboratory confirmed HPAI virus H5N5 in the sample from the Anser fabalis (reed goose).
Summary of outbreaks Total outbreaks: 1
Total animals affected
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Bean Goose:Anser fabalis(Anatidae) 2 2 0 0
Outbreak statistics
Species Apparent morbidity rate Apparent mortality rate Apparent case fatality rate Proportion susceptible animals lost*
Bean Goose:Anser fabalis(Anatidae) ** ** 100.00% **
*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
  • 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) Bean Goose polymerase chain reaction (PCR) 18/11/2020 Positive
Future Reporting
The event is continuing. Weekly follow-up reports will be submitted.
Map of outbreak locations