Highly pathogenic influenza A viruses (infection with) (non-poultry including wild birds),
Belgium
Information received on 09/12/2020 from Dr Herman Claeys, Chef du Service Politique sanitaire : Animaux et Végétaux, Directorat-général Animaux, Végétaux et Alimentation, Service Public Fédéral Santé publique, sécurité de la chaîne alimentaire et environnement, Bruxelles, Belgium
Summary
Report type Immediate notification
Date of start of the event 03/12/2020
Date of confirmation of the event 08/12/2020
Report date 09/12/2020
Date submitted to OIE 09/12/2020
Reason for notification Recurrence of a listed disease
Date of previous occurrence 21/06/2017
Manifestation of disease Clinical disease
Causal agent Highly pathogenic avian influenza virus
Serotype H5
Nature of diagnosis Clinical, Laboratory (advanced), Necropsy
This event pertains to a defined zone within the country
New outbreaks (1)
Outbreak 1 Dinant, Namur
Date of start of the outbreak 03/12/2020
Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
Epidemiological unit Other
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Birds 8 1 1 7 0
Affected population Captive birds (Gallus gallus) in a private house.
Summary of outbreaks Total outbreaks: 1
Total animals affected
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Birds 8 1 1 7 0
Outbreak statistics
Species Apparent morbidity rate Apparent mortality rate Apparent case fatality rate Proportion susceptible animals lost*
Birds 12.50% 12.50% 100.00% 100.00%
*Removed from the susceptible population through death, destruction and/or slaughter
Epidemiology
Source of the outbreak(s) or origin of infection
  • Contact with wild species
Control measures
Measures applied
  • Traceability
  • Quarantine
  • Stamping out
  • Zoning
  • Disinfection
  • 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
Sciensano (National laboratory) Birds nucleotide sequencing 08/12/2020 Positive
Sciensano (National laboratory) Birds real-time reverse transcriptase/polymerase chain reaction (RRT-PCR) 08/12/2020 Positive
Future Reporting
The event is continuing. Weekly follow-up reports will be submitted.
Map of outbreak locations