Low pathogenic avian influenza (poultry),
Information received on 28/06/2019 from Dr Per Starcke Henriksen, Chief Veterinary Officer, Danish Veterinary and Food Administration, Ministry of Environment and Food of Denmark, Glostrup, Denmark
Report type Immediate notification
Date of start of the event 25/06/2019
Date of confirmation of the event 28/06/2019
Report date 28/06/2019
Date submitted to OIE 28/06/2019
Reason for notification Recurrence of a listed disease
Date of previous occurrence 17/03/2019
Manifestation of disease Sub-clinical infection
Causal agent Low pathogenic avian influenza virus
Serotype H5
Nature of diagnosis Laboratory (advanced)
This event pertains to the whole country
New outbreaks (1)
Outbreak 1 Fuglebjerg, Nęstved, East
Date of start of the outbreak 25/06/2019
Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
Epidemiological unit Farm
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Birds 3000 0
Affected population Low pathogenic avian influenza H5 was detected 28 June 2019 in a holding with mallards near the village Fuglebjerg in the municipality of Nęstved. The population of the holding consists of approximately 3000 mallards. The farm breeds mallards for restocking supplies of game. There had not been clinical signs of the disease among the animals. Mallards were tested in accordance with the Danish surveillance programme for avian influenza in poultry and game birds. All the susceptible animals at the infected holding will be killed and destroyed as soon as possible.
Summary of outbreaks Total outbreaks: 1
Total animals affected
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Birds 3000 ** 0
Outbreak statistics
Species Apparent morbidity rate Apparent mortality rate Apparent case fatality rate Proportion susceptible animals lost*
Birds ** ** ** **
*Removed from the susceptible population through death, destruction and/or slaughter
**Not calculated because of missing information
Source of the outbreak(s) or origin of infection
  • Unknown or inconclusive
Epidemiological comments The Danish Veterinary and Food Administration has established a restricted zone of 1 km around the holding and are implementing the necessary measures in accordance with Council Directive 2005/94/EC.
Control measures
Measures applied
  • Movement control inside the country
  • Quarantine
  • Zoning
  • Vaccination prohibited
  • No treatment of affected animals
Measures to be applied
  • Traceability
  • Official disposal of carcasses, by-products and waste
  • Stamping out
  • Disinfection
Diagnostic test results
Laboratory name and type Species Test Test date Result
Statens Serum Institut (National laboratory) Birds polymerase chain reaction (PCR) 28/06/2019 Positive
Future Reporting
The event is continuing. Weekly follow-up reports will be submitted.