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  • H7N7 Low pathogenic avian influenza (poultry), Germany (4/14/2009) - [WAHID Interface - OIE]

    Low pathogenic avian influenza (poultry), Germany (4/14/2009) - [WAHID Interface - OIE]
    Low pathogenic avian influenza (poultry), Germany

    Information received on 14/04/2009 from Prof. Dr. Werner Zwingmann, Ministerialdirigent, Head of dep. animal health and food hygiene, Federal Ministry for Food, Agriculture and Consumer Protection(BMELV) , Bonn, Germany

    -- Summary
    Report type Immediate notification
    Start date 02/04/2009
    Date of first confirmation of the event 04/04/2009
    Report date 14/04/2009
    Date submitted to OIE 14/04/2009
    Reason for notification Reoccurrence of a listed disease
    Date of previous occurrence 18/02/2009
    Manifestation of disease Clinical disease
    Causal agent Low pathogenic avian influenza virus Serotype H7N7
    Nature of diagnosis Suspicion, Clinical, Laboratory (basic), Laboratory (advanced), Necropsy
    This event pertains to the whole country

    -- New outbreaks

    - Outbreak 1 (05154AA090001) - Kleve 05154A090001, Kleve, NORDRHEIN-WESTFALEN
    Date of start of the outbreak 02/04/2009
    Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
    Epidemiological unit Farm
    Affected animals: Species - Susceptible - Cases - Deaths - Destroyed - Slaughtered
    - Birds - 16700 - 454 - 454 - 16246 - 0

    -- Summary of outbreaks
    Total outbreaks: 1
    Outbreak statistics: Species - Apparent morbidity rate - Apparent mortality rate - Apparent case fatality rate - Proportion susceptible animals lost*
    - Birds - 2.72% - 2.72% - 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
    Vaccination is forbidden for poultry, it is only allowed for zoo birds.

    -- Control measures
    Measures applied
    * Control of wildlife reservoirs
    * Stamping out
    * 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 Friedrich-Loeffler-Institut (National laboratory)
    Tests and results: Species - Test - Test date - Result
    - Birds - real-time PCR - 04/04/2009 - Positive

    -- Future Reporting
    The event is continuing. Weekly follow-up reports will be submitted.
    -
    <cite cite="http://www.oie.int/wahis/public.php?page=single_report&pop=1&reportid=8009" >WAHID Interface - OIE World Animal Health Information Database</cite>
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