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23 Nov 2016

Low pathogenic #avian #influenza #H5N2, #Germany [a #poultry #outbreak] (#OIE, Nov. 23 ‘16)

 

Title: Low pathogenic #avian #influenza #H5N2, #Germany [a #poultry #outbreak].

Subject: Avian Influenza; H5N2 subtype, low pathogenic; epizootic in poultry, Germany.

Source: OIE, full page: (LINK).

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Low pathogenic avian influenza (poultry) H5N2, 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 Immediate notification
    • Date of start of the event 18/11/2016
    • Date of confirmation of the event 18/11/2016
    • Report date 23/11/2016
    • Date submitted to OIE 23/11/2016
    • Reason for notification Reoccurrence of a listed disease
    • Date of previous occurrence 11/2010
    • Manifestation of disease Clinical disease
    • Causal agent Low pathogenic avian influenza virus
    • Serotype H5N2
    • Nature of diagnosis Clinical, Laboratory (advanced), Necropsy
    • This event pertains to the whole country
  • New outbreaks
    • Summary of outbreaks
      • Total outbreaks: 1
        • Outbreak Location  - MECKLENBURG-VORPOMMERN ( Mesekenhagen, Vorpommern-Greifswald )
          • Total animals affected: Species – Susceptible – Cases – Deaths – Destroyed – Slaughtered
            • Birds  - 55  - 1  - 0  - 54
          • Outbreak statistics: Species - Apparent morbidity rate - Apparent mortality  rate - Apparent case fatality rate - Proportion susceptible animals lost*
            • Birds - 1.82% - 0.00% - 0.00% – **
              • * 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 poultry have been culled and safely disposed.
    • No poultry or poultry products have been dispatched.
    • Low pathogenic avian influenza outbreaks are not connected to highly pathogenic avian influenza outbreaks recently notified in Germany.
  • Control measures
    • Measures applied
      • Movement control inside the country
      • Screening
      • Disinfection / Disinfestation
      • Traceability
      • Quarantine
      • 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 - Friedrich-Loeffler Institute ( National laboratory )
      • Tests and results: Species – Test - Test date – Result
        • Birds - real-time PCR - 18/11/2016 – Positive
  • Future Reporting
    • The event is continuing. Weekly follow-up reports will be submitted.

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Keywords: OIE; Updates; H5N2; Avian Influenza; Poultry; Germany.

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