Highly pathogenic influenza A viruses (infection with) (non-poultry including wild birds),
Information received on 07/01/2021 from Dr Hakan Henrikson, Chief Veterinary Officer, Swedish Board of Agriculture, Ministry of Enterprise and Innovation, Jönköping, Sweden
Report type Follow-up report No. 5
Date of start of the event 01/11/2020
Date of confirmation of the event 26/11/2020
Report date 07/01/2021
Date submitted to OIE 07/01/2021
Reason for notification Recurrence of a listed disease
Date of previous occurrence 06/05/2018
Manifestation of disease Clinical disease
Causal agent Highly pathogenic influenza A virus
Serotype H5N8
Nature of diagnosis Laboratory (advanced)
This event pertains to the whole country
Related reports Immediate notification (27/11/2020)
Follow-up report No. 1 (08/12/2020)
Follow-up report No. 2 (09/12/2020)
Follow-up report No. 3 (16/12/2020)
Follow-up report No. 4 (23/12/2020)
Follow-up report No. 5 (07/01/2021)
Follow-up report No. 6 (12/01/2021)
Follow-up report No. 7 (20/01/2021)
Follow-up report No. 8 (21/01/2021)
Outbreaks There are no new outbreaks in this report
Source of the outbreak(s) or origin of infection
  • Contact with wild species
Epidemiological comments In accordance with the OIE Terrestrial Animal Health Code, Article 10.4.1, point 8, this event does not change the disease free status of Sweden as these are wild birds, and therefore do not fall within the OIE definition of poultry.
Control measures
Measures applied
  • Official destruction of animal products
  • Official disposal of carcasses, by-products and waste
  • Stamping out
  • Vaccination prohibited
  • No treatment of affected animals
Measures to be applied
  • No other measures
Future Reporting
The event is continuing. Weekly follow-up reports will be submitted.