Highly pathogenic influenza A viruses (infection with) (non-poultry including wild birds),
Denmark
Information received on 11/09/2018 from Dr Per Starcke Henriksen, Chief Veterinary Officer, Danish Veterinary and Food Administration, Ministry of Environment and Food of Denmark, Glostrup, Denmark
Summary
Report type Follow-up report No. 2
Date of start of the event 08/07/2018
Date of confirmation of the event 16/07/2018
Report date 11/09/2018
Date submitted to OIE 11/09/2018
Date event resolved 19/09/2018
Reason for notification Recurrence of a listed disease
Date of previous occurrence 15/04/2018
Manifestation of disease Clinical disease
Causal agent Highly pathogenic influenza A virus
Serotype H5N6
Nature of diagnosis Clinical, Laboratory (advanced)
This event pertains to the whole country
Related reports Immediate notification (19/07/2018)
Follow-up report No. 1 (17/08/2018)
Follow-up report No. 2 (11/09/2018)
Follow-up report No. 3 (19/12/2018)
New outbreaks (2)
Outbreak 1 Egholm, Slagelse, East
Date of start of the outbreak 27/08/2018
Outbreak status Resolved (27/08/2018)
Epidemiological unit Not applicable
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Mallard:Anas platyrhynchos(Anatidae) 2 2 0 0
Common pheasant:Phasianus colchicus(Phasianidae) 2 2 0 0
Affected population On 27th of August two mallards (Anas platyrhynchos) and two common pheasants (Phasianus colchicus) were found dead on Egholm on the Island Agersų in the municipality Slagelse. On 31st of August, the National Veterinary Institute confirmed highly pathogenic avian influenza virus (H5N6) in the samples from the birds.
Outbreak 2 Orehoved, Guldborgsund, East
Date of start of the outbreak 03/09/2018
Outbreak status Resolved (03/09/2018)
Epidemiological unit Not applicable
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Mute Swan:Cygnus olor(Anatidae) 1 1 0 0
Common Eider:Somateria mollissima(Anatidae) 1 1 0 0
Affected population On 3rd of September, a mute swan (Cygnus olor) and a common eider (Somateria mollissima) were found dead near Orehoved in the municipality Guldborgsund. On 10th of September, the National Veterinary Institute confirmed highly pathogenic avian influenza virus (H5N6) in the samples from the birds.
Summary of outbreaks Total outbreaks: 2
Total animals affected
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Mallard:Anas platyrhynchos(Anatidae) 2 2 0 0
Common pheasant:Phasianus colchicus(Phasianidae) 2 2 0 0
Mute Swan:Cygnus olor(Anatidae) 1 1 0 0
Common Eider:Somateria mollissima(Anatidae) 1 1 0 0
Outbreak statistics
Species Apparent morbidity rate Apparent mortality rate Apparent case fatality rate Proportion susceptible animals lost*
Mallard:Anas platyrhynchos(Anatidae) ** ** 100.00% **
Common pheasant:Phasianus colchicus(Phasianidae) ** ** 100.00% **
Mute Swan:Cygnus olor(Anatidae) ** ** 100.00% **
Common Eider:Somateria mollissima(Anatidae) ** ** 100.00% **
*Removed from the susceptible population through death, destruction and/or slaughter
**Not calculated because of missing information
Epidemiology
Source of the outbreak(s) or origin of infection
  • Contact with wild species
Epidemiological comments According to article 10.4.1.8 of the Terrestrial Animal Health Code, Member Countries should not impose bans on the trade in poultry and poultry commodities in response to notification on the presence of any influenza A virus in birds other than poultry.
Control measures
Measures applied
  • 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.
Map of outbreak locations