OIE: Low pathogenic avian influenza (poultry), Denmark

Information received on 28/06/2019 from Dr Per Starcke Henriksen, Chief Veterinary Officer, Danish Veterinary and Food Administration, Ministry of Environment and Food of Denmark, Glostrup, Denmark


Report type Immediate notification
Date of start of the event 25/06/2019
Date of confirmation of the event 28/06/2019
Report date 28/06/2019
Date submitted to OIE 28/06/2019
Reason for notification Recurrence of a listed disease
Date of previous occurrence 17/03/2019
Manifestation of disease Sub-clinical infection
Causal agent Low pathogenic avian influenza virus
Serotype H5
Nature of diagnosis Laboratory (advanced)
This event pertains to the whole country

New outbreaks

Summary of outbreaks Total outbreaks: 1
Outbreak Location
  • East ( Fuglebjerg, N?stved )
Total animals affected
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Birds 3000 ** 0
Outbreak statistics
Species Apparent morbidity rate Apparent mortality rate Apparent case fatality rate Proportion susceptible animals lost*
Birds ** ** ** **

* 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
  • Unknown or inconclusive
Epidemiological comments The Danish Veterinary and Food Administration has established a restricted zone of 1 km around the holding and are implementing the necessary measures in accordance with Council Directive 2005/94/EC.

Control measures

Measures applied
  • Movement control inside the country
  • Quarantine
  • Zoning
  • Vaccination prohibited
  • No treatment of affected animals
Measures to be applied
  • Traceability
  • Official disposal of carcasses, by-products and waste
  • Stamping out
  • Disinfection

Diagnostic test results

Laboratory name and type Statens Serum Institut ( National laboratory )
Tests and results
Species Test Test date Result
Birds polymerase chain reaction (PCR) 28/06/2019 Positive

Future Reporting

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