Highly pathogenic avian influenza,
Information received on 07/01/2021 from Dr Christianne Bruschke, Chief Veterinary Officer , Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality, Ministry of Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality, The Hague, Netherlands
Report type Follow-up report No. 6
Date of start of the event 29/10/2020
Date of confirmation of the event 29/10/2020
Report date 06/01/2021
Date submitted to OIE 07/01/2021
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 H5N8
Nature of diagnosis Clinical, Laboratory (advanced)
This event pertains to a defined zone within the country
Related reports Immediate notification (30/10/2020)
Follow-up report No. 1 (07/11/2020)
Follow-up report No. 2 (13/11/2020)
Follow-up report No. 3 (17/11/2020)
Follow-up report No. 4 (27/11/2020)
Follow-up report No. 5 (09/12/2020)
Follow-up report No. 6 (06/01/2021)
New outbreaks (1)
Outbreak 1 Moergestel, Noord-Brabant
Date of start of the outbreak 04/01/2021
Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
Epidemiological unit Farm
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Birds 18539 100 100 18439 0
Affected population On 5th of January 2021, a 3 km protection zone and a 10 KM surveillance zone have been established. In the 3 km zone there are six other premises with poultry, screening test results are coming. The subtype HPAI H5N8 is confirmed by the national reference laboratory
Summary of outbreaks Total outbreaks: 1
Total animals affected
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Birds 18539 100 100 18439 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
Source of the outbreak(s) or origin of infection
  • Unknown or inconclusive
Control measures
Measures applied
  • Movement control inside the country
  • Screening
  • Stamping out
  • Control of wildlife reservoirs
  • 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) 05/01/2021 Positive
Future Reporting
The event is continuing. Weekly follow-up reports will be submitted.
Map of outbreak locations