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Denmark - 1 new outbreak of low pathogenic influenza H7 in mallards in farm, Brenderup, Middelfart, East (OIE, March 15, 2019)

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  • Denmark - 1 new outbreak of low pathogenic influenza H7 in mallards in farm, Brenderup, Middelfart, East (OIE, March 15, 2019)

    Low pathogenic avian influenza (poultry),
    Denmark
    Information received on 15/03/2019 from Dr Per Starcke Henriksen, Chief Veterinary Officer, Danish Veterinary and Food Administration, Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Fisheries, Glostrup, Denmark
    Summary
    Report type Immediate notification
    Date of start of the event 12/03/2019
    Date of confirmation of the event 14/03/2019
    Report date 15/03/2019
    Date submitted to OIE 15/03/2019
    Reason for notification New strain of a listed disease in the country
    Causal agent Low pathogenic avian influenza virus
    Serotype H7
    Nature of diagnosis Laboratory (advanced)
    This event pertains to the whole country
    New outbreaks (1)
    Outbreak 1 Brenderup, Middelfart, East
    Date of start of the outbreak 12/03/2019
    Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
    Epidemiological unit Farm
    Affected animals
    Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
    Birds 3300 0 3300 0
    Affected population Low pathogenic avian influenza H7 was detected 14 March 2019 in a holding with mallards in the village Brenderup in the municipality of Middelfart. The population of the holding consisted of 3300 mallards. The farm breeds mallards for restocking supplies of game. There had not been clinical signs of 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 were killed and destroyed on 15 March 2019.
    Summary of outbreaks Total outbreaks: 1
    Total animals affected
    Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
    Birds 3300 ** 0 3300 0
    Outbreak statistics
    Species Apparent morbidity rate Apparent mortality rate Apparent case fatality rate Proportion susceptible animals lost*
    Birds ** 0.00% ** 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
    • 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
    • Traceability
    • Quarantine
    • Official disposal of carcasses, by-products and waste
    • Stamping out
    • Zoning
    • Vaccination prohibited
    • No treatment of affected animals
    Measures to be applied
    • Disinfection
    Diagnostic test results
    Laboratory name and type Species Test Test date Result
    Statens Serum Institut (National laboratory) Birds polymerase chain reaction (PCR) 14/03/2019 Positive
    Statens Serum Institut (National laboratory) Birds virus sequencing 14/03/2019 Positive
    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=29857
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