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OIE: Low pathogenic avian influenza (poultry), Germany
submited by kickingbird at Nov, 16, 2010 8:31 AM from OIE

Information received on 15/11/2010 from Dr. Karin Schwabenbauer, Ministerial Dirigentin and Chief Veterinary Officer , Directorate of Animal Health, Animal Welfares, Bundesministerium für Ern?hrung, Landwirtschaft und Verbraucherschutz (BMELV) , Bonn, Germany


Report type Immediate notification
Start date 10/11/2010
Date of first confirmation of the event 11/11/2010
Report date 15/11/2010
Date submitted to OIE 15/11/2010
Reason for notification Reoccurrence of a listed disease
Date of previous occurrence 21/12/2009
Manifestation of disease Sub-clinical infection
Causal agent Low pathogenic avian influenza virus
Serotype H5N2
Nature of diagnosis Laboratory (basic), Laboratory (advanced)
This event pertains to the whole country

New outbreaks

Summary of outbreaks Total outbreaks: 1
  • MECKLENBURG-VORPOMMERN (Kobande, Demen, Parchim)
Total animals affected
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Destroyed Slaughtered
Birds 17000 ** 0 0 0
Outbreak statistics
Species Apparent morbidity rate Apparent mortality rate Apparent case fatality rate Proportion susceptible animals lost*
Birds ** 0.00% ** 0.00%

* Removed from the susceptible population through death, destruction and/or slaughter
** Not calculated because of missing information


Source of the outbreak(s) or origin of infection
  • Contact with wild species
Epidemiological comments Note by the OIE Animal Health Information Department: H5 and H7 avian influenza in its low pathogenic form in poultry is a notifiable disease as per Chapter 10.4. on avian influenza of the Terrestrial Animal Health Code (2010).

Control measures

Measures applied
  • Control of wildlife reservoirs
  • Quarantine
  • Movement control inside the country
  • Screening
  • Zoning
  • Disinfection of infected premises/establishment(s)
  • Vaccination prohibited
  • No treatment of affected animals
Measures to be applied
  • Stamping out

Diagnostic test results

Laboratory name and type Friedrich-Loeffler Institute (National laboratory)
Tests and results
Species Test Test date Result
Birds real-time PCR 11/11/2010 Positive

Future Reporting

The event is continuing. Weekly follow-up reports will be submitted.

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