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  • Denmark - 19 new outbreaks of highly pathogenic influenza H5N6 in wild birds, East, West (OIE, May 15, 2018)

    Highly pathogenic influenza A viruses (infection with) (non-poultry including wild birds),
    Denmark
    Information received on 15/05/2018 from Dr Per Starcke Henriksen, Chief Veterinary Officer, Danish Veterinary and Food Administration, Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Fisheries, Glostrup, Denmark
    Summary
    Report type Follow-up report No. 2
    Date of start of the event 09/02/2018
    Date of confirmation of the event 01/03/2018
    Report date 15/05/2018
    Date submitted to OIE 15/05/2018
    Reason for notification Recurrence of a listed disease
    Date of previous occurrence 19/04/2017
    Manifestation of disease Clinical disease
    Causal agent Highly pathogenic influenza A virus
    Serotype H5N6
    Nature of diagnosis Laboratory (advanced)
    This event pertains to the whole country
    Related reports Immediate notification (02/03/2018)
    Follow-up report No. 1 (26/03/2018)
    Follow-up report No. 2 (15/05/2018)
    New outbreaks (19)
    Outbreak 1 Bøtø Plantage, Guldborgsund, East
    Date of start of the outbreak 13/02/2018
    Outbreak status Resolved (13/02/2018)
    Epidemiological unit Forest
    Affected animals
    Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
    White-tailed Eagle:Haliaeetus albicilla(Accipitridae) 1 1 0 0
    Affected population On February 12th, a white-tailed eagle (Haliaeetus albicilla) was found dead in Bøtø Plantage on the Island Falster. On April 26th, the National Veterinary Institute confirmed highly pathogenic avian influenza virus (H5N6) in the samples from the eagle.
    Outbreak 2 Rønne, Bornholm, East
    Date of start of the outbreak 24/03/2018
    Outbreak status Resolved (24/03/2018)
    Epidemiological unit Other
    Affected animals
    Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
    Eurasian buzzard (common buzzard):Buteo buteo(Accipitridae) 1 1 0 0
    Affected population On March 24th, a common buzzard (Buteo buteo) was found dead in Rønne on the island Bornholm. On April 18th, the National Veterinary Institute confirmed highly pathogenic avian influenza virus (H5N6) in the samples from the buzzard.
    Outbreak 3 Vester Hassing, Aalborg, West
    Date of start of the outbreak 24/03/2018
    Outbreak status Resolved (24/03/2018)
    Epidemiological unit Other
    Affected animals
    Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
    Eurasian buzzard (common buzzard):Buteo buteo(Accipitridae) 1 1 0 0
    Affected population On March 24th, a common buzzard (Buteo buteo) was found dead near Vester Hassing. On May 8th, the National Veterinary Institute confirmed highly pathogenic avian influenza virus (H5N6) in the samples from the buzzard.
    Outbreak 4 Nibe, Aalborg, West
    Date of start of the outbreak 25/03/2018
    Outbreak status Resolved (25/03/2018)
    Epidemiological unit Other
    Affected animals
    Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
    Eurasian buzzard (common buzzard):Buteo buteo(Accipitridae) 1 1 0 0
    Hooded Crow:Corvus cornix(Corvidae) 1 1 0 0
    Affected population On March 25th, a hooded crow (Corvus cornix) and a common buzzard (Buteo buteo) were found dead near Nibe. On April 6th, the National Veterinary Institute confirmed highly pathogenic avian influenza virus (H5N6) in the samples from the crow and the buzzard.
    Outbreak 5 Skælskør, Slagelse, East
    Date of start of the outbreak 26/03/2018
    Outbreak status Resolved (27/03/2018)
    Epidemiological unit Other
    Affected animals
    Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
    Herring Gull:Larus argentatus(Laridae) 1 1 0 0
    Black-headed Gull:Larus ridibundus(Laridae) 1 1 0 0
    Great Cormorant:Phalacrocorax carbo(Phalacrocoracidae) 1 1 0 0
    Affected population On March 26th and March 27th, a black-headed gull (Larus ridibundus), a herring gull (Larus argentatus) and a great cormorant (Phalacrocorax carbo) were found dead in Skælskør. On April 9th and April 11th, the National Veterinary Institute confirmed highly pathogenic avian influenza virus (H5N6) in the samples from the gulls and the cormorant.
    Outbreak 6 Maribo, Guldborgsund, East
    Date of start of the outbreak 27/03/2018
    Outbreak status Resolved (27/03/2018)
    Epidemiological unit Other
    Affected animals
    Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
    Mute Swan:Cygnus olor(Anatidae) 1 1 0 0
    Affected population On March 27th, a mute swan (Cygnus olor) was found dead near Maribo. On April 10th, the National Veterinary Institute confirmed highly pathogenic avian influenza virus (H5N6) in the samples from the swan.
    Outbreak 7 Rude Skov, Slagelse, East
    Date of start of the outbreak 27/03/2018
    Outbreak status Resolved (27/03/2018)
    Epidemiological unit Forest
    Affected animals
    Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
    White-tailed Eagle:Haliaeetus albicilla(Accipitridae) 1 1 0 0
    Affected population On March 27th, a white-tailed eagle (Haliaeetus albicilla) was found dead in Rude Skov. On April 11th, the National Veterinary Institute confirmed highly pathogenic avian influenza virus (H5N6) in the samples from the eagle.
    Outbreak 8 Vesterskov, Lejre, East
    Date of start of the outbreak 27/03/2018
    Outbreak status Resolved (27/03/2018)
    Epidemiological unit Forest
    Affected animals
    Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
    White-tailed Eagle:Haliaeetus albicilla(Accipitridae) 1 1 0 0
    Affected population On March 27th, a white-tailed eagle (Haliaeetus albicilla) was found dead in Vesterskov. On April 11th, the National Veterinary Institute confirmed highly pathogenic avian influenza virus (H5N6) in the samples from the eagle.
    Outbreak 9 Binderup Mølle, Aalborg, West
    Date of start of the outbreak 28/03/2018
    Outbreak status Resolved (28/03/2018)
    Epidemiological unit Other
    Affected animals
    Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
    Hooded Crow:Corvus cornix(Corvidae) 1 1 0 0
    Affected population On March 28th, a hooded crow (Corvus cornix) was found dead near Binderup Mølle. On April 6th, the National Veterinary Institute confirmed highly pathogenic avian influenza virus (H5N6) in the samples from the crow.
    Outbreak 10 Kalvebod Fælled, Tårnby, East
    Date of start of the outbreak 01/04/2018
    Outbreak status Resolved (01/04/2018)
    Epidemiological unit Other
    Affected animals
    Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
    Eurasian buzzard (common buzzard):Buteo buteo(Accipitridae) 1 1 0 0
    Affected population On April 1st, a common buzzard (Buteo buteo) was found dead in Kalvebod Fælled on the island Amager. On April 18th, the National Veterinary Institute confirmed highly pathogenic avian influenza virus (H5N6) in the samples from the buzzard.
    Outbreak 11 Glænø, Slagelse, East
    Date of start of the outbreak 02/04/2018
    Outbreak status Resolved (02/04/2018)
    Epidemiological unit Other
    Affected animals
    Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
    White-tailed Eagle:Haliaeetus albicilla(Accipitridae) 1 1 0 0
    Affected population On April 2nd, a white-tailed eagle (Haliaeetus albicilla) was found dead on Glænø. On April 9th, the National Veterinary Institute confirmed highly pathogenic avian influenza virus (H5N6) in the samples from the eagle.
    Outbreak 12 Ågerup, Kalundborg, East
    Date of start of the outbreak 02/04/2018
    Outbreak status Resolved (02/04/2018)
    Epidemiological unit Other
    Affected animals
    Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
    Eurasian buzzard (common buzzard):Buteo buteo(Accipitridae) 2 2 0 0
    Affected population On April 2nd, two common buzzards (Buteo buteo) were found dead in Ågerup. On April 12th, the National Veterinary Institute confirmed highly pathogenic avian influenza virus (H5N6) in the samples from the buzzards.
    Outbreak 13 Basnæs Skov, Slagelse, East
    Date of start of the outbreak 03/04/2018
    Outbreak status Resolved (03/04/2018)
    Epidemiological unit Forest
    Affected animals
    Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
    White-tailed Eagle:Haliaeetus albicilla(Accipitridae) 1 1 0 0
    Affected population On April 3rd, a white-tailed eagle (Haliaeetus albicilla) was found dead in Basnæs Skov. On April 9th, the National Veterinary Institute confirmed highly pathogenic avian influenza virus (H5N6) in the samples from the eagle.
    Outbreak 14 Tylstrup, Jammerbugt, West
    Date of start of the outbreak 08/04/2018
    Outbreak status Resolved (08/04/2018)
    Epidemiological unit Other
    Affected animals
    Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
    Eurasian buzzard (common buzzard):Buteo buteo(Accipitridae) 1 1 0 0
    Affected population On April 8th, a common buzzard (Buteo buteo) was found dead near Tylstrup. On April 18th, the National Veterinary Institute confirmed highly pathogenic avian influenza virus (H5N6) in the samples from the buzzard.
    Outbreak 15 Hadsten, Favrskov, West
    Date of start of the outbreak 09/04/2018
    Outbreak status Resolved (09/04/2018)
    Epidemiological unit Other
    Affected animals
    Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
    Eurasian buzzard (common buzzard):Buteo buteo(Accipitridae) 1 1 0 0
    Affected population On April 9th, a common buzzard (Buteo buteo) was found dead near Hadsten. On April 18th, the National Veterinary Institute confirmed highly pathogenic avian influenza virus (H5N6) in the samples from the buzzard.
    Outbreak 16 Freerslev, Faxe, East
    Date of start of the outbreak 11/04/2018
    Outbreak status Resolved (11/04/2018)
    Epidemiological unit Other
    Affected animals
    Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
    Eurasian buzzard (common buzzard):Buteo buteo(Accipitridae) 1 1 0 0
    Affected population On April 11th, a common buzzard (Buteo buteo) was found dead in Freerslev. On April 23th, the National Veterinary Institute confirmed highly pathogenic avian influenza virus (H5N6) in the samples from the buzzard
    Outbreak 17 Faaborg, Faaborg-Midtfyn, East
    Date of start of the outbreak 11/04/2018
    Outbreak status Resolved (11/04/2018)
    Epidemiological unit Other
    Affected animals
    Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
    Mute Swan:Cygnus olor(Anatidae) 1 1 0 0
    Affected population On April 11th, a mute swan (Cygnus olor) was found dead in Faaborg. On April 23th, the National Veterinary Institute confirmed highly pathogenic avian influenza virus (H5N6) in the samples from the swan.
    Outbreak 18 Svenstrup, Sønderborg, West
    Date of start of the outbreak 15/04/2018
    Outbreak status Resolved (15/04/2018)
    Epidemiological unit Other
    Affected animals
    Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
    Eurasian buzzard (common buzzard):Buteo buteo(Accipitridae) 1 1 0 0
    Affected population On April 15th, a common buzzard (Buteo buteo) was found dead near Svenstrup on the Island of Als. On April 23th, the National Veterinary Institute confirmed highly pathogenic avian influenza virus (H5N6) in the samples from the buzzard.
    Outbreak 19 Aarhus, Aarhus, West
    Date of start of the outbreak 15/04/2018
    Outbreak status Resolved (15/04/2018)
    Epidemiological unit Other
    Affected animals
    Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
    Eurasian buzzard (common buzzard):Buteo buteo(Accipitridae) 1 1 0 0
    Affected population On April 15th, a common buzzard (Buteo buteo) was found dead in Aarhus. On April 23th, the National Veterinary Institute confirmed highly pathogenic avian influenza virus (H5N6) in the samples from the buzzard.
    Summary of outbreaks Total outbreaks: 19
    Total animals affected
    Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
    White-tailed Eagle:Haliaeetus albicilla(Accipitridae) 5 5 0 0
    Eurasian buzzard (common buzzard):Buteo buteo(Accipitridae) 11 11 0 0
    Hooded Crow:Corvus cornix(Corvidae) 2 2 0 0
    Herring Gull:Larus argentatus(Laridae) 1 1 0 0
    Black-headed Gull:Larus ridibundus(Laridae) 1 1 0 0
    Great Cormorant:Phalacrocorax carbo(Phalacrocoracidae) 1 1 0 0
    Mute Swan:Cygnus olor(Anatidae) 2 2 0 0
    Outbreak statistics
    Species Apparent morbidity rate Apparent mortality rate Apparent case fatality rate Proportion susceptible animals lost*
    White-tailed Eagle:Haliaeetus albicilla(Accipitridae) ** ** 100.00% **
    Eurasian buzzard (common buzzard):Buteo buteo(Accipitridae) ** ** 100.00% **
    Hooded Crow:Corvus cornix(Corvidae) ** ** 100.00% **
    Herring Gull:Larus argentatus(Laridae) ** ** 100.00% **
    Black-headed Gull:Larus ridibundus(Laridae) ** ** 100.00% **
    Great Cormorant:Phalacrocorax carbo(Phalacrocoracidae) ** ** 100.00% **
    Mute Swan:Cygnus olor(Anatidae) ** ** 100.00% **
    *Removed from the susceptible population through death, destruction and/or slaughter
    **Not calculated because of missing information
    Epidemiology
    Source of the outbreak(s) or origin of infection
    • Contact with wild species
    Epidemiological comments According to article 10.4.1.8 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
    Future Reporting
    The event is continuing. Weekly follow-up reports will be submitted.
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    http://www.oie.int/wahis_2/public/wa...reportid=26632
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