Highly pathogenic avian influenza,
Information received on 22/12/2020 from Dr Hakan Henrikson, Chief Veterinary Officer, Swedish Board of Agriculture, Ministry of Enterprise and Innovation, Jönköping, Sweden
Report type Follow-up report No. 3 (Final report)
Date of start of the event 13/11/2020
Date of confirmation of the event 16/11/2020
Report date 22/12/2020
Date submitted to OIE 22/12/2020
Date event resolved 19/11/2020
Reason for notification Recurrence of a listed disease
Date of previous occurrence 29/04/2017
Manifestation of disease Clinical disease
Causal agent Highly pathogenic avian influenza virus
Serotype H5N8
Nature of diagnosis Laboratory (advanced)
This event pertains to a defined zone within the country
Related reports Immediate notification (18/11/2020)
Follow-up report No. 1 (08/12/2020)
Follow-up report No. 2 (16/12/2020)
Follow-up report No. 3 (22/12/2020)
Outbreaks There are no new outbreaks in this report
Source of the outbreak(s) or origin of infection
  • Unknown or inconclusive
Epidemiological comments A protection zone (3 km) and a surveillance zone (10 km) have been put in place around the infected farm and the euthanizing of animals has started. All other restrictions and necessary measures according to Directive 2005/94/EG are applied, including a prohibition of transportation of live birds, hatching eggs and not heat-treated poultry products in this area. All poultry on the infected holding are euthanised and the disinfection was completed 19 November. The 3 km protection zone was lifted 10 December. The 10 km surveillance zone, based on EU legislation, was lifted 19 December. If no more outbreaks occur, Sweden will be eligible to declare itself free from avian influenza, according to OIE terrestrial code, 19 February 2021.
Control measures
Measures applied
  • Movement control inside the country
  • Surveillance outside containment and/or protection zone
  • Surveillance within containment and/or protection zone
  • Traceability
  • Official destruction of animal products
  • Official disposal of carcasses, by-products and waste
  • Stamping out
  • Zoning
  • Disinfection
  • Vaccination prohibited
  • No treatment of affected animals
Measures to be applied
  • No other measures
Future Reporting
The event is resolved. No more reports will be submitted.