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OIE: Highly pathogenic influenza A viruses (infection with) (non-poultry including wild birds), Germany
submited by kickingbird at Sep, 5, 2018 8:4 AM from OIE

Information received on 04/09/2018 from Dr. Karin Schwabenbauer, Ministerial Dirigentin and Chief Veterinary Officer , Directorate of Animal Health, Animal Welfare, Bundesministerium für Ern?hrung und Landwirtschaft (BMEL) , Bonn, Germany

Summary

Report type

Immediate notification

Date of start of the event

31/08/2018

Date of confirmation of the event

01/09/2018

Report date

04/09/2018

Date submitted to OIE

04/09/2018

Reason for notification

Recurrence of a listed disease

Date of previous occurrence

18/05/2018

Manifestation of disease

Clinical disease

Causal agent

Highly pathogenic influenza A virus

Serotype

H5N6

Nature of diagnosis

Clinical, Laboratory (basic), Laboratory (advanced)

This event pertains to

a defined zone within the country

New outbreaks

Summary of outbreaks

Total outbreaks: 1

Outbreak Location

  • Mecklenburg-Vorpommern ( Wismar, Nordwestmecklenburg )

Total animals affected

Species

Susceptible

Cases

Deaths

Killed and disposed of

Slaughtered

Birds

133

15

14

119

0

Outbreak statistics

Species

Apparent morbidity rate

Apparent mortality rate

Apparent case fatality rate

Proportion susceptible animals lost*

Birds

11.28%

10.53%

93.33%

100.00%


* Removed from the susceptible population through death, destruction and/or slaughter;

Epidemiology

Source of the outbreak(s) or origin of infection

  • Unknown or inconclusive

Epidemiological comments

All birds have been culled and safely disposed of.
Epidemiological investigations started. No birds or bird products have been dispatched to EU Member States or third countries.

Control measures

Measures applied

  • Movement control inside the country
  • Surveillance outside containment and/or protection zone
  • Surveillance within containment and/or protection zone
  • Screening
  • Traceability
  • Quarantine
  • Official destruction of animal products
  • Official disposal of carcasses, by-products and waste
  • Stamping out
  • Control of wildlife reservoirs
  • Disinfection
  • Vaccination prohibited
  • No treatment of affected animals

Measures to be applied

  • No other measures

Diagnostic test results

Laboratory name and type

Friedrich-Loeffler Institute ( National laboratory )

Tests and results

Species

Test

Test date

Result

Birds

polymerase chain reaction (PCR)

01/09/2018

Positive

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