Highly pathogenic influenza A viruses (infection with) (non-poultry including wild birds),
United Kingdom
Information received on 11/12/2020 from Dr Christine Middlemiss, Chief Veterinary Officer, DEFRA, Department for Environment,Food and Rural Affairs , London, United Kingdom
Summary
Report type Follow-up report No. 3
Date of start of the event 03/11/2020
Date of confirmation of the event 08/11/2020
Report date 11/12/2020
Date submitted to OIE 11/12/2020
Reason for notification Recurrence of a listed disease
Date of previous occurrence 26/07/2017
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 (12/11/2020)
Follow-up report No. 2 (18/11/2020)
Follow-up report No. 3 (11/12/2020)
Follow-up report No. 4 (18/12/2020)
Follow-up report No. 5 (23/12/2020)
Follow-up report No. 6 (31/12/2020)
Follow-up report No. 7 (08/01/2021)
Follow-up report No. 8 (15/01/2021)
New outbreaks (30)
Outbreak 1 (WB 2020/03) Nr Weymouth, Dorset, England
Date of start of the outbreak 03/11/2020
Outbreak status Resolved (03/11/2020)
Epidemiological unit Natural park
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Mute Swan:Cygnus olor(Anatidae) 12 12 0 0
Outbreak 2 (WB 2020-01) Nr Stroud, Gloucestershire, England
Date of start of the outbreak 03/11/2020
Outbreak status Resolved (03/11/2020)
Epidemiological unit Natural park
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Greylag Goose:Anser anser(Anatidae) 2 2 0 0
Canada Goose:Branta canadensis(Anatidae) 5 5 0 0
Mute Swan:Cygnus olor(Anatidae) 3 3 0 0
Outbreak 3 (WB 2020/03) Nr Weymouth, Dorset, England
Date of start of the outbreak 03/11/2020
Outbreak status Resolved (03/11/2020)
Epidemiological unit Natural park
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Mute Swan:Cygnus olor(Anatidae) 12 12 0 0
Outbreak 4 (WB 2020-03) Nr Weymouth, Dorset, England
Date of start of the outbreak 03/11/2020
Outbreak status Resolved (03/11/2020)
Epidemiological unit Natural park
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Herring Gull:Larus argentatus(Laridae) 2 2 0 0
Canada Goose:Branta canadensis(Anatidae) 3 3 0 0
Mute Swan:Cygnus olor(Anatidae) 62 62 0 0
Cygnus (unidentified):Cygnus (incognita)(Anatidae) 1 1 0 0
Affected population There were as well one bird of avian mixed species and one unidentified bird which makes a total of 70.
Outbreak 5 (WB 2020-07) ROCHFORD, England
Date of start of the outbreak 06/11/2020
Outbreak status Resolved (06/11/2020)
Epidemiological unit Other
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Mute Swan:Cygnus olor(Anatidae) 1 1 0 0
Outbreak 6 (WB 2020-02) Nr Dawlish, Devonshire, England
Date of start of the outbreak 08/11/2020
Outbreak status Resolved (08/11/2020)
Epidemiological unit Natural park
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Black Swan:Cygnus atratus(Anatidae) 5 5 0 0
Outbreak 7 (WB 2020-06) POOLE, England
Date of start of the outbreak 09/11/2020
Outbreak status Resolved (09/11/2020)
Epidemiological unit Other
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Mute Swan:Cygnus olor(Anatidae) 1 1 0 0
Outbreak 8 (WB 2020-08) GODMANCHESTER, England
Date of start of the outbreak 09/11/2020
Outbreak status Resolved (09/11/2020)
Epidemiological unit Other
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Lesser Black-backed Gull:Larus fuscus(Laridae) 1 1 0 0
Outbreak 9 (WB 2020/14) Lindisfarne, Northumberland , England
Date of start of the outbreak 10/11/2020
Outbreak status Resolved (10/11/2020)
Epidemiological unit Other
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Brent Goose:Branta bernicla(Anatidae) 2 2 0 0
Anatidae (unidentified):Anatidae (incognita)(Anatidae) 1 1 0 0
Outbreak 10 (WB 2020/02) Oxforshire, West Oxfordshire, England
Date of start of the outbreak 12/11/2020
Outbreak status Resolved (12/11/2020)
Epidemiological unit Other
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Canada Goose:Branta canadensis(Anatidae) 1 1 0 0
Lesser Black-backed Gull:Larus fuscus(Laridae) 1 0 0 0
Outbreak 11 (WB 2020/09) Oxforshire, West Oxfordshire, England
Date of start of the outbreak 12/11/2020
Outbreak status Resolved (12/11/2020)
Epidemiological unit Other
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Lesser Black-backed Gull:Larus fuscus(Laridae) 1 1 0 0
Outbreak 12 (WB 2020/09) Port Meadow, Oxfordshire, England
Date of start of the outbreak 12/11/2020
Outbreak status Resolved (12/11/2020)
Epidemiological unit Other
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Canada Goose:Branta canadensis(Anatidae) 1 1 0 0
Outbreak 13 (WB 2020/12) Berwick, Northumberland , England
Date of start of the outbreak 12/11/2020
Outbreak status Resolved (12/11/2020)
Epidemiological unit Other
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Brent Goose:Branta bernicla(Anatidae) 1 1 0 0
Outbreak 14 (WB 2020/13) Nuneaton, Nuneaton and Bedworth, England
Date of start of the outbreak 12/11/2020
Outbreak status Resolved (12/11/2020)
Epidemiological unit Other
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Eurasian buzzard (common buzzard):Buteo buteo(Accipitridae) 1 1 0 0
Common Kestrel:Falco tinnunculus(Falconidae) 1 1 0 0
Outbreak 15 (WB 2020/10) Waverley, Waverley, England
Date of start of the outbreak 14/11/2020
Outbreak status Resolved (14/11/2020)
Epidemiological unit Other
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Greylag Goose:Anser anser(Anatidae) 1 1 0 0
Outbreak 16 (WB 2020 Northern Ireland 2) LOUGH BEG, Northern Ireland
Date of start of the outbreak 16/11/2020
Outbreak status Resolved (16/11/2020)
Epidemiological unit Natural park
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Mute Swan:Cygnus olor(Anatidae) 2 2 0 0
Outbreak 17 (WB 2020/17) Felixstowe, East Suffolk, England
Date of start of the outbreak 17/11/2020
Outbreak status Resolved (17/11/2020)
Epidemiological unit Other
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Mute Swan:Cygnus olor(Anatidae) 1 1 0 0
Outbreak 18 (WB 2020/20) Bovey Tracey, Teignbridge, England
Date of start of the outbreak 17/11/2020
Outbreak status Resolved (17/11/2020)
Epidemiological unit Other
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Eurasian Sparrowhawk:Accipiter nisus(Accipitridae) 1 1 0 0
Outbreak 19 (WB 2020/32) Stratford-on-Avon, Stratford-on-Avon, England
Date of start of the outbreak 17/11/2020
Outbreak status Resolved (17/11/2020)
Epidemiological unit Other
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Grey Heron:Ardea cinerea(Ardeidae) 1 1 0 0
Outbreak 20 (WB 2020/11) Peterborough, Fenland, England
Date of start of the outbreak 17/11/2020
Outbreak status Resolved (17/11/2020)
Epidemiological unit Other
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Mute Swan:Cygnus olor(Anatidae) 1 1 0 0
Outbreak 21 (WB 2020/11) Peterborough, Fenland, England
Date of start of the outbreak 17/11/2020
Outbreak status Resolved (17/11/2020)
Epidemiological unit Other
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Whooper Swan:Cygnus cygnus(Anatidae) 2 2 0 0
Outbreak 22 (AIV 2020-04) Nr Stroud, Gloucestershire, England
Date of start of the outbreak 18/11/2020
Outbreak status Resolved (18/11/2020)
Epidemiological unit Natural park
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Maned Duck:Chenonetta jubata(Anatidae) 10 0 0 10 0
Plumed Whistling-Duck:Dendrocygna eytoni(Anatidae) 9 1 1 8 0
Outbreak 23 (WB 2020/25) Tunbridge Wells, Wealden, England
Date of start of the outbreak 23/11/2020
Outbreak status Resolved (23/11/2020)
Epidemiological unit Other
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Peregrin falcon:Falco peregrinus(Falconidae) 1 1 0 0
Outbreak 24 (WB 2020/26) Walton on Trent, Stafford, England
Date of start of the outbreak 23/11/2020
Outbreak status Resolved (23/11/2020)
Epidemiological unit Other
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Mute Swan:Cygnus olor(Anatidae) 1 1 0 0
Outbreak 25 (WB2020/31) Lanelli, Camarthenshire, England
Date of start of the outbreak 25/11/2020
Outbreak status Resolved (25/11/2020)
Epidemiological unit Other
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Little Grebe:Tachybaptus ruficollis(Podicipedidae) 1 1 0 0
Outbreak 26 (WB 2020/32) Stratford-on-Avon, Stratford-on-Avon, England
Date of start of the outbreak 30/11/2020
Outbreak status Resolved (30/11/2020)
Epidemiological unit Other
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Mute Swan:Cygnus olor(Anatidae) 2 2 0 0
Outbreak 27 (WB 2020/35) Evesham, Wychavon, England
Date of start of the outbreak 01/12/2020
Outbreak status Resolved (01/12/2020)
Epidemiological unit Other
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Mute Swan:Cygnus olor(Anatidae) 6 6 0 0
Outbreak 28 (WB 2020/30) Kings Lynn, Kings Lynn and West Norfolk, England
Date of start of the outbreak 03/12/2020
Outbreak status Resolved (03/12/2020)
Epidemiological unit Other
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Whooper Swan:Cygnus cygnus(Anatidae) 1 1 0 0
Outbreak 29 (WB 2020/30) Kings Lynn, Kings Lynn and West Norfolk, England
Date of start of the outbreak 03/12/2020
Outbreak status Resolved (03/12/2020)
Epidemiological unit Other
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Whooper Swan:Cygnus cygnus(Anatidae) 7 7 0 0
Outbreak 30 (WB 2020/30) Kings Lynn, Kings Lynn and West Norfolk, England
Date of start of the outbreak 03/12/2020
Outbreak status Resolved (03/12/2020)
Epidemiological unit Other
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Mute Swan:Cygnus olor(Anatidae) 5 5 0 0
Summary of outbreaks Total outbreaks: 30
Total animals affected
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Mute Swan:Cygnus olor(Anatidae) 109 109 0 0
Greylag Goose:Anser anser(Anatidae) 3 3 0 0
Canada Goose:Branta canadensis(Anatidae) 10 10 0 0
Herring Gull:Larus argentatus(Laridae) 2 2 0 0
Cygnus (unidentified):Cygnus (incognita)(Anatidae) 1 1 0 0
Black Swan:Cygnus atratus(Anatidae) 5 5 0 0
Lesser Black-backed Gull:Larus fuscus(Laridae) 3 2 0 0
Brent Goose:Branta bernicla(Anatidae) 3 3 0 0
Anatidae (unidentified):Anatidae (incognita)(Anatidae) 1 1 0 0
Eurasian buzzard (common buzzard):Buteo buteo(Accipitridae) 1 1 0 0
Common Kestrel:Falco tinnunculus(Falconidae) 1 1 0 0
Eurasian Sparrowhawk:Accipiter nisus(Accipitridae) 1 1 0 0
Grey Heron:Ardea cinerea(Ardeidae) 1 1 0 0
Whooper Swan:Cygnus cygnus(Anatidae) 10 10 0 0
Maned Duck:Chenonetta jubata(Anatidae) 10 0 0 10 0
Plumed Whistling-Duck:Dendrocygna eytoni(Anatidae) 9 1 1 8 0
Peregrin falcon:Falco peregrinus(Falconidae) 1 1 0 0
Little Grebe:Tachybaptus ruficollis(Podicipedidae) 1 1 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% **
Greylag Goose:Anser anser(Anatidae) ** ** 100.00% **
Canada Goose:Branta canadensis(Anatidae) ** ** 100.00% **
Herring Gull:Larus argentatus(Laridae) ** ** 100.00% **
Cygnus (unidentified):Cygnus (incognita)(Anatidae) ** ** 100.00% **
Black Swan:Cygnus atratus(Anatidae) ** ** 100.00% **
Lesser Black-backed Gull:Larus fuscus(Laridae) ** ** 66.67% **
Brent Goose:Branta bernicla(Anatidae) ** ** 100.00% **
Anatidae (unidentified):Anatidae (incognita)(Anatidae) ** ** 100.00% **
Eurasian buzzard (common buzzard):Buteo buteo(Accipitridae) ** ** 100.00% **
Common Kestrel:Falco tinnunculus(Falconidae) ** ** 100.00% **
Eurasian Sparrowhawk:Accipiter nisus(Accipitridae) ** ** 100.00% **
Grey Heron:Ardea cinerea(Ardeidae) ** ** 100.00% **
Whooper Swan:Cygnus cygnus(Anatidae) ** ** 100.00% **
Maned Duck:Chenonetta jubata(Anatidae) 0.00% 0.00% - 100.00%
Plumed Whistling-Duck:Dendrocygna eytoni(Anatidae) 11.11% 11.11% 100.00% 100.00%
Peregrin falcon:Falco peregrinus(Falconidae) ** ** 100.00% **
Little Grebe:Tachybaptus ruficollis(Podicipedidae) ** ** 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
  • Contact with wild species
Control measures
Measures applied
  • 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
Weybridge (OIE Reference Laboratory) Anatidae (unidentified) reverse transcription - polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) 02/12/2020 Positive
Weybridge (OIE Reference Laboratory) Brent Goose reverse transcription - polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) 02/12/2020 Positive
Weybridge (OIE Reference Laboratory) Brent Goose reverse transcription - polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) 02/12/2020 Positive
Weybridge (OIE Reference Laboratory) Canada Goose reverse transcription - polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) 10/11/2020 Positive
Weybridge (OIE Reference Laboratory) Canada Goose reverse transcription - polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) 18/11/2020 Positive
Weybridge (OIE Reference Laboratory) Canada Goose reverse transcription - polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) 02/12/2020 Positive
Weybridge (OIE Reference Laboratory) Common Kestrel reverse transcription - polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) 02/12/2020 Positive
Weybridge (OIE Reference Laboratory) Eurasian buzzard (common buzzard) reverse transcription - polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) 02/12/2020 Positive
Weybridge (OIE Reference Laboratory) Eurasian Sparrowhawk reverse transcription - polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) 02/12/2020 Positive
Weybridge (OIE Reference Laboratory) Grey Heron reverse transcription - polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) 02/12/2020 Positive
Weybridge (OIE Reference Laboratory) Greylag Goose reverse transcription - polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) 02/12/2020 Positive
Weybridge (OIE Reference Laboratory) Herring Gull reverse transcription - polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) 27/11/2020 Positive
Weybridge (OIE Reference Laboratory) Little Grebe reverse transcription - polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) 02/12/2020 Positive
Weybridge (OIE Reference Laboratory) Mute Swan reverse transcription - polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) 18/11/2020 Positive
Weybridge (OIE Reference Laboratory) Mute Swan reverse transcription - polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) 25/11/2020 Positive
Weybridge (OIE Reference Laboratory) Mute Swan reverse transcription - polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) 27/11/2020 Positive
Weybridge (OIE Reference Laboratory) Mute Swan reverse transcription - polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) 02/12/2020 Positive
Weybridge (OIE Reference Laboratory) Mute Swan reverse transcription - polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) 02/12/2020 Positive
Weybridge (OIE Reference Laboratory) Mute Swan reverse transcription - polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) 02/12/2020 Positive
Weybridge (OIE Reference Laboratory) Mute Swan reverse transcription - polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) 02/12/2020 Positive
Weybridge (OIE Reference Laboratory) Mute Swan reverse transcription - polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) 09/12/2020 Positive
Weybridge (OIE Reference Laboratory) Mute Swan reverse transcription - polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) 09/12/2020 Positive
Weybridge (OIE Reference Laboratory) Peregrin falcon reverse transcription - polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) 02/12/2020 Positive
Weybridge (OIE Reference Laboratory) Whooper Swan reverse transcription - polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) 02/12/2020 Positive
Weybridge (OIE Reference Laboratory) Whooper Swan reverse transcription - polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) 09/12/2020 Positive
Future Reporting
The event is continuing. Weekly follow-up reports will be submitted.
Map of outbreak locations