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Low pathogenic avian influenza (poultry) H5, Germany (OIE, December 21 2012): 1 New Outbreak, Schleswig-Holstein

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  • Low pathogenic avian influenza (poultry) H5, Germany (OIE, December 21 2012): 1 New Outbreak, Schleswig-Holstein

    [Source: OIE, full page: (LINK). Edited.]


    Low pathogenic avian influenza (poultry), Germany


    Information received on 21/12/2012 from Dr. Karin Schwabenbauer, Ministerial Dirigentin and Chief Veterinary Officer , Directorate of Animal Health, Animal Welfare, Bundesministerium fόr Ernδhrung, Landwirtschaft und Verbraucherschutz (BMELV) , Bonn, Germany
    • Summary
      • Report type Immediate notification
      • Date of start of the event 18/12/2012
      • Date of pre-confirmation of the event 20/12/2012
      • Report date 21/12/2012
      • Date submitted to OIE 21/12/2012
      • Reason for notification Reoccurrence of a listed disease
      • Date of previous occurrence 12/08/2011
      • Manifestation of disease Sub-clinical infection
      • Causal agent Low pathogenic avian influenza virus
      • Serotype H5
      • Nature of diagnosis Laboratory (basic), Laboratory (advanced)
      • This event pertains to the whole country
    • New outbreaks (1)
      • Outbreak 1 (12-614-00002) - Tangstedt, Stormarn, SCHLESWIG-HOLSTEIN
        • Date of start of the outbreak 18/12/2012
        • Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
        • Epidemiological unit Farm
        • Affected animals: Species – Susceptible – Cases – Deaths – Destroyed – Slaughtered
          • Birds - 1522 - … - 0 – 1522 – 0
    • Summary of outbreaks
      • Total outbreaks: 1
      • Total animals affected: Species – Susceptible – Cases – Deaths – Destroyed – Slaughtered
        • Birds – 1522 – ** – 0 – 1522 – 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
      • Note by the OIE Animal Health Information Department: H5 and H7 avian influenza in its low pathogenic form in poultry is a notifiable disease as per Chapter 10.4. on avian influenza of the Terrestrial Animal Health Code (2012).
    • Control measures
      • Measures applied
        • Control of wildlife reservoirs
        • Stamping out
        • Quarantine
        • Movement control inside the country
        • Screening
        • Zoning
        • Disinfection of infected premises/establishment(s)
        • 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 - 20/12/2012 – Positive
    • Future Reporting
      • The event is continuing. Weekly follow-up reports will be submitted.
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