18 Feb 2013

Low pathogenic avian influenza (poultry) H5N1, Germany (OIE World Animal Health Information System, February 18 2013, edited)

[Source: OIE, full page: (LINK). Edited.]

Low pathogenic avian influenza (poultry), Germany

Information received on 18/02/2013 from Dr. Karin Schwabenbauer, Ministerial Dirigentin and Chief Veterinary Officer , Directorate of Animal Health, Animal Welfare, Bundesministerium für Ernährung, Landwirtschaft und Verbraucherschutz (BMELV) , Bonn, Germany 

  • Summary
    • Report type Follow-up report No. 1
    • Date of start of the event 18/12/2012
    • Date of pre-confirmation of the event 20/12/2012
    • Report date 18/02/2013
    • Date submitted to OIE 18/02/2013
    • Reason for notification Reoccurrence of a listed disease
    • Date of previous occurrence 12/08/2011
    • Manifestation of disease Sub-clinical infection
    • Causal agent Low pathogenic avian influenza virus
    • Serotype H5N1
    • Nature of diagnosis Laboratory (basic), Laboratory (advanced)
    • This event pertains to the whole country
    • Related reports
      • Immediate notification (21/12/2012)
      • Follow-up report No. 1 (18/02/2013)
  • New outbreaks (1) 
    • Outbreak 1 (13-614-00001) - Seelow, Märkisch-Oderland, BRANDENBURG
      • Date of start of the outbreak 15/02/2013
      • Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
      • Epidemiological unit Farm
      • Affected animals: Species – Susceptible – Cases – Deaths – Destroyed – Slaughtered
        • Birds  - 14500 – 22 – 0 – 14500 – 0
  • Summary of outbreaks
    • Total outbreaks: 1
      • Total animals affected: Species – Susceptible – Cases – Deaths – Destroyed – Slaughtered
        • Birds – 14500 – 22 – 0 – 14500 – 0
      • Outbreak statistics: Species - Apparent morbidity rate - Apparent mortality rate - Apparent case fatality rate - Proportion susceptible animals lost*
        • Birds - 0.15% - 0.00% - 0.00% - 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
    • 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 (2012).
  • Control measures
    • Measures applied
      • Control of wildlife reservoirs
      • Stamping out
      • 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
      • No other measures
  • Diagnostic test results
    • Laboratory name and type – Species – Test - Test date – Result
      • Friedrich-Loeffler Institute (National laboratory) – Birds - real-time PCR - 15/02/2013 – Positive
  • Future Reporting
    • The event is continuing. Weekly follow-up reports will be submitted.

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