Highly pathogenic avian influenza,
Netherlands
Information received on 16/12/2020 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 Immediate notification
Date of start of the event 14/12/2020
Date of confirmation of the event 14/12/2020
Report date 16/12/2020
Date submitted to OIE 16/12/2020
Reason for notification Recurrence of a listed disease
Date of previous occurrence 10/07/2018
Manifestation of disease Clinical disease
Causal agent Highly pathogenic avian influenza virus
Serotype H5N1
Nature of diagnosis Laboratory (advanced)
This event pertains to the whole country
New outbreaks (1)
Outbreak 1 Buitenpost, Friesland
Date of start of the outbreak 14/12/2020
Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
Epidemiological unit Farm
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Birds 27681 150 150 27531 0
Affected population On 14th of december 2020, a 3 km protection zone and a 10 km surveillance zone have been established. In the 3 km zone there are no other premises with poultry. The subtype HPAI H5N1 is confirmed by the NRL. All susceptible animals on the infected premise have been killed.
Summary of outbreaks Total outbreaks: 1
Total animals affected
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Birds 27681 150 150 27531 0
Outbreak statistics
Species Apparent morbidity rate Apparent mortality rate Apparent case fatality rate Proportion susceptible animals lost*
Birds 0.54% 0.54% 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
  • Unknown or inconclusive
Control measures
Measures applied
  • Movement control inside the country
  • Screening
  • 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
Wageningen Bioveterinary Research Lelystad (National laboratory) Birds polymerase chain reaction (PCR) 14/12/2020 Positive
Future Reporting
The event is continuing. Weekly follow-up reports will be submitted.
Map of outbreak locations