On July 12, 2012 the national reference laboratory for anthrax confirmed the detection of anthrax bacteria in samples from a cattle holding in the district Stendal, Saxony-Anhalt.
Information on ‛Schmallenberg virus’
The FLI provides up to date numbers of cases, maps and further information regarding ‛Schmallenberg virus’ on a special webpage. This page is updated continuously.
Bluetongue Disease in Germany
March 2012: On 15 February 2012 Germany has been declared as free from Bluetongue disease. The FLI conducted a risk analysis for the re-occurrence of Bluetongue disease in Germany.
On Avian Influenza
October 4th 2011: Risk assessment on the introduction and spread of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza Virus Subtype H5N1 (HPAIV H5N1) into poultry holdings of the Federal Republic of Germany.
Usutu virus in blackbirds
Usutu virus (USUV) was identified in a blackbird found dead in Southern Germany (Southern Hesse). The virus was detected on September 13, 2011 at the Bernhard Nocht Institute for Tropical Medicine (BNI) in Hamburg. On September 14, 2011 USUV was also detected by the Friedrich-Loeffler-Institut in 4 dead blackbirds from the Mannheim area. Investigations to clarify whether this infection is associated with the increased mortality of blackbirds observed in this region are ongoing.
African Swine Fever
July 2011: Risk assessment of introduction of African Swine Fever by export of living pigs from the Federal Republic of Germany to the Russian Federation
Equine Infectious Anemia in Germany
Since Sept. 1, 2010, seven horses originating from Romania have been diagnosed in Germany with Equine Infectious Anemia. Five infected animals were detected in Hesse and one each in Bavaria and Northrhine-Westphalia. It is assumed that the animals were imported to Germany without the required health certificates and test results. Equine Infectious Anemia is a notifiable animal disease. ...
Hantavirus infections in Germany
04. August 2010: This year a total of 1,318 laboratory confirmed cases of hantavirus disease were registered until August 4, the majority of them in Baden Württemberg (739) and Bavaria (249), followed by Northrhine-Westphalia (98), Hesse (94), and Lower Saxony (76) (Robert Koch-Institut: SurvStat, http://www3.rki.de/SurvStat, as per August 4, 2010). ...
Foot and Mouth Disease in South Korea: Information of the FLI
April 2010: According to the World Reference Laboratory for Foot and Mouth Disease (IAH, Pirbright, UK) the current and continuing outbreaks of foot and mouth disease in South Korea (since the beginning of January 2010) and in Japan (since mid-April 2010) indicate that there is a significant and increasing infection pressure from endemically infected Asian countries ...
On Novel Influenza A/H1N1 ("Swine Flu")
December 2009: At the end of April 2009, Mexico and the USA reported conspicuous cases of influenza in humans, in Mexico sometimes with fatal outcome. An infection with Influenza A virus of the subtype H1N1 was diagnosed, which showed similarities to influenza viruses occurring in pigs. ...