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23 Nov 2016

Highly pathogenic #avian #influenza #H5N8, #Germany [five #poultry #outbreaks] (#OIE, Nov. 23 ‘16)

 

Title: Highly pathogenic #avian #influenza #H5N8, #Germany [five #poultry #outbreaks].

Subject: Avian Influenza, H5N8 subtype, poultry epizootics in Germany.

Source: OIE, full page: (LINK).

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Highly pathogenic avian influenza H5N8, Germany

Information received on 23/11/2016 from Dr. Karin Schwabenbauer, Ministerial Dirigentin and Chief Veterinary Officer , Directorate of Animal Health, Animal Welfare, Bundesministerium für Ernährung und Landwirtschaft (BMEL) , Bonn, Germany

  • Summary
    • Report type Follow-up report No. 3
    • Date of start of the event 07/11/2016
    • Date of confirmation of the event 08/11/2016
    • Report date 22/11/2016
    • Date submitted to OIE 23/11/2016
    • Reason for notification Reoccurrence of a listed disease
    • Date of previous occurrence 09/2015
    • Manifestation of disease Clinical disease
    • Causal agent Highly pathogenic avian influenza virus
    • Serotype H5N8
    • Nature of diagnosis Clinical, Laboratory (basic), Laboratory (advanced)
    • This event pertains to the whole country
    • Related reports
      • Immediate notification (09/11/2016) / Follow-up report No. 1 (11/11/2016) / Follow-up report No. 2 (14/11/2016) / Follow-up report No. 3 (22/11/2016)
  • New outbreaks (5)
    • Outbreak 1 (16-015-00063) - Barth, Vorpommern-Rügen, MECKLENBURG-VORPOMMERN
      • Date of start of the outbreak 15/11/2016
      • Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
      • Epidemiological unit Backyard
      • Affected animals: Species – Susceptible – Cases – Deaths – Destroyed – Slaughtered
        • Birds – 121 – 47 – 47 – 74 – 0
          • Affected population Non-commercial holding with 77 chicken, four ducks and 40 pigeons.
    • Outbreak 2 (16-015-00135) - Sundhagen, Vorpommern-Rügen, MECKLENBURG-VORPOMMERN
      • Date of start of the outbreak 16/11/2016
      • Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
      • Epidemiological unit Farm
      • Affected animals: Species – Susceptible – Cases – Deaths – Destroyed – Slaughtered
        • Birds – 74 – 6 – 6 – 68 – 0
          • Affected population Non-commercial holding with 19 laying hens, 33 ducks and 22 pigeons.
    • Outbreak 3 (16-015-00226) - Sundhagen, Vorpommern-Rügen, MECKLENBURG-VORPOMMERN
      • Date of start of the outbreak 17/11/2016
      • Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
      • Epidemiological unit Backyard
      • Affected animals: Species – Susceptible – Cases – Deaths – Destroyed – Slaughtered
        • Birds – 74 – 15 – 15 – 59 – 0
          • Affected population Non-commercial holding with 36 chicken and 38 ducks.
    • Outbreak 4 (16-015-00244) - Neu Boltenhagen, Vorpommern-Greifswald, MECKLENBURG-VORPOMMERN
      • Date of start of the outbreak 18/11/2016
      • Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
      • Epidemiological unit Backyard
      • Affected animals: Species – Susceptible – Cases – Deaths – Destroyed – Slaughtered
        • Birds – 56 – 19 – 7 – 49 – 0
          • Affected population Non-commercial holding with 54 chicken and two ducks.
    • Outbreak 5 (16-015-00358) - Neu Boltenhagen, Vorpommern-Greifswald, MECKLENBURG-VORPOMMERN
      • Date of start of the outbreak 21/11/2016
      • Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
      • Epidemiological unit Backyard
      • Affected animals: Species – Susceptible – Cases – Deaths – Destroyed – Slaughtered
        • Birds – 30 – 4 – 4 – 26 – 0
          • Affected population Non-commercial holding with 28 chicken and two ducks.
    • Summary of outbreaks
      • Total outbreaks: 5
        • Total animals affected: Species – Susceptible – Cases – Deaths – Destroyed – Slaughtered
          • Birds – 355 – 91 – 79 – 276 – 0
        • Outbreak statistics: Species - Apparent morbidity rate - Apparent mortality rate - Apparent case fatality rate - Proportion susceptible animals lost*
          • Birds - 25.63% - 22.25% - 86.81% - 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
    • No poultry or poultry products were dispatched.
    • Highly pathogenic avian influenza outbreaks are not connected with low pathogenic avian influenza outbreaks recently notified in Germany.
  • Control measures
    • Measures applied
      • Movement control inside the country
      • Screening
      • Disinfection / Disinfestation
      • Traceability
      • Surveillance outside containment and/or protection zone
      • Stamping out
      • Official destruction of animal products
      • Official disposal of carcasses, by-products and waste
      • Surveillance within containment and/or protection zone
      • Control of wildlife reservoirs
      • Zoning
      • 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 - 16/11/2016 – Positive
  • Future Reporting
    • The event is continuing. Weekly follow-up reports will be submitted.

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Keywords: OIE; Updates; H5N8; Avian Influenza; Poultry; Germany.

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