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OIE: Highly pathogenic influenza A viruses (infection with H5N5) (non-poultry including wild birds), Denmark
submited by kickingbird at Nov, 7, 2020 8:54 AM from OIE

Information received on 06/11/2020 from Dr Hanne Larsen, Chief Veterinary Officer, Danish Veterinary and Food Administration, Ministry of Environment and Food , Glostrup, Denmark
Report type Immediate notification
Date of start of the event 30/10/2020
Date of confirmation of the event 05/11/2020
Report date 06/11/2020
Date submitted to OIE 06/11/2020
Reason for notification Recurrence of a listed disease
Date of previous occurrence 04/01/2019
Manifestation of disease Clinical disease
Causal agent Highly pathogenic influenza A virus
Serotype H5N5
Nature of diagnosis Laboratory (advanced)
This event pertains to the whole country
New outbreaks (1)
Outbreak 1 Saksk鴅ing, Guldborgsund, East
Date of start of the outbreak 30/10/2020
Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
Epidemiological unit Not applicable
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Peregrin falcon:Falco peregrinus(Falconidae) 1 0 1 0
Affected population On October 30th, a peregrine falcon (Falco peregrinus) was found near Saksk鴅ing in the municipality Guldborgsund. On November 5th, Statens Serum Institute confirmed highly pathogenic influenza A virus (H5N5) in the samples from the falcon.
Summary of outbreaks Total outbreaks: 1
Total animals affected
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Peregrin falcon:Falco peregrinus(Falconidae) 1 0 1 0
Outbreak statistics
Species Apparent morbidity rate Apparent mortality rate Apparent case fatality rate Proportion susceptible animals lost*
Peregrin falcon:Falco peregrinus(Falconidae) ** ** 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 According to article 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
Diagnostic test results
Laboratory name and type Species Test Test date Result
Statens Serum Institut (National laboratory) Peregrin falcon reverse transcription - polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) 05/11/2020 Positive
Future Reporting
The event is continuing. Weekly follow-up reports will be submitted.
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