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H5N8 Poultry Outbreaks In Mesekenhagen & Twedt Germany

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Highly pathogenic avian influenza,
Germany
 
Information received on 14/11/2016 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. 2
Date of start of the event 07/11/2016
Date of confirmation of the event 08/11/2016
Report date 14/11/2016
Date submitted to OIE 14/11/2016
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) 
New outbreaks (2)
Outbreak 1 (16-015-00024) Mesekenhagen, Vorpommern-Greifswald, MECKLENBURG-VORPOMMERN
Date of start of the outbreak 11/11/2016
Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
Epidemiological unit Farm
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Destroyed Slaughtered
Birds 58 32 32 26 0
Affected population 45 hens, 13 ducks
Outbreak 2 (16-015-00028) Twedt, Schleswig-Flensburg, SCHLESWIG-HOLSTEIN
Date of start of the outbreak 11/11/2016
Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
Epidemiological unit Farm
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Destroyed Slaughtered
Birds 36000 3000 3000 33000 0
Affected population 36000 breeding chicken

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Report type Follow-up report No. 2
Date of start of the event 07/11/2016
Date of confirmation of the event 08/11/2016
Report date 14/11/2016
Date submitted to OIE 14/11/2016
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) 
New outbreaks (2)
Outbreak 1 (16-015-00024) Mesekenhagen, Vorpommern-Greifswald, MECKLENBURG-VORPOMMERN
Date of start of the outbreak 11/11/2016
Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
Epidemiological unit Farm
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Destroyed Slaughtered
Birds 58 32 32 26 0
Affected population 45 hens, 13 ducks
Outbreak 2 (16-015-00028) Twedt, Schleswig-Flensburg, SCHLESWIG-HOLSTEIN
Date of start of the outbreak 11/11/2016
Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
Epidemiological unit Farm
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Destroyed Slaughtered
Birds 36000 3000 3000 33000 0
Affected population 36000 breeding chicken
Summary of outbreaks Total outbreaks: 2
Total animals affected
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Destroyed Slaughtered
Birds 36058 3032 3032 33026 0
Outbreak statistics
Species Apparent morbidity rate Apparent mortality rate Apparent case fatality rate Proportion susceptible animals lost*
Birds 8.41% 8.41% 100.00% 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 Restriction zones have been established and epidemiological investigations started. *Mesekenhagen: All poultry have been culled and safely disposed of on 11 November 2016. No poultry or poultry products have been dispatched. *Twedt: All poultry have been culled and safely disposed of on 12 November 2016. No poultry have been dispatched to EU Member States or third countries. One EU Member State had received four consignments of hatching eggs from that holding; the authorities of this Member State were swiftly informed. No hatching eggs were dispached to third countries.
 
Control measures
Measures applied
  • Movement control inside the country
  • Screening
  • Disinfection / Disinfestation
  • Traceability
  • Quarantine
  • Stamping out
  • 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 12/11/2016 Positive
Friedrich-Loeffler Institute (National laboratory) Birds real-time PCR 12/11/2016 Positive
Future Reporting
The event is continuing. Weekly follow-up reports will be submitted.
Map of outbreak locations
 

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