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    Confirmed cases of SARS-CoV-2 in Animals in the United States

    Last Modified: Aug 17, 2020
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    The table below lists cases of SAR-CoV-2 (the virus that causes COVID-19 in humans) in animals that have been confirmed by USDA’s National Veterinary Services Laboratories. Only the first animal of a species at a single facility, home or location will be reported in the table.

    SARS-CoV-2 is considered to be an emerging disease by the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE). USDA must report confirmed animal infections in the United States to the OIE. We are still learning about the SARS-CoV-2 virus, which causes COVID-19 in people, but it appears that it can spread from people to animals in some situations. A small number of animals worldwide, have been reported to be infected with SARS-CoV-2, mostly after close contact with people with COVID-19. More information on COVID-19 can be found at: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019...r-animals.html
    Type of Animal Date Confirmed State Method of Initial Diagnosis*
    Tiger~,a April 4, 2020 New York PCR
    Lion~,a April 15, 2020 New York PCR
    Cat~ April 22, 2020 New York PCR
    Cat~ April 22, 2020 New York PCR
    Dog~,b June 1, 2020 New York PCR, Ab
    Cat~ June 1, 2020 Minnesota PCR
    Cat~ June 4, 2020 Illinois PCR
    Dog~ June 24, 2020 New York Ab
    Dog~ June 24, 2020 New York Ab
    Dog~ July 1, 2020 Georgia PCR
    Dog~ July 8, 2020 Texas PCR
    Cat~ July 8, 2020 California PCR
    Dog~ July 9, 2020 South Carolina PCR
    Dog~ July 15, 2020 Arizona PCR
    Cat~ July 21, 2020 1 Texas PCR
    Cat~ July 22, 2020 1 Texas PCR
    2 Cats and 1 Dog~ July 22, 2020 1 Utah Ab
    Cat~ July 22, 2020 1 Utah Ab
    Cat~ July 22, 2020 1 Utah Ab
    Dog~ July 22, 2020 1 Utah Ab
    Dog~ July 22, 2020 1 Wisconsin Ab
    Dog~ July 22, 2020 1 Wisconsin Ab
    Dog~ July 22, 2020 1 North Carolina Ab
    Dog~ August 3, 2020 Louisiana PCR
    Dog~ August 11, 2020 North Carolina PCR
    2 Cats August 12, 20201 New York Ab
    Mink~ August 17, 2020 Utah PCR
    Mink~ August 17, 2020 Utah PCR
    PCR:real-time reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction; Ab: virus neutralizing antibody
    ~Animal had exposure to a probable or confirmed human with COVID-19.
    a Another three tigers and two lions at the same facility were all confirmed with SARS-CoV-2.
    b A second dog in the household showed no signs of illness; virus neutralizing antibodies were also identified in that dog
    1 Samples collected as part of planned and targeted active surveillance of a specific animal, with known or suspected exposures to a person with COVID-19 or other exposure to SARS-CoV-2, to better understand risk factors for SARS-CoV-2 transmission.


    https://www.aphis.usda.gov/aphis/our...v-2-animals-us
    Last edited by Ronan Kelly; August 21, 2020, 04:38 PM.
    Twitter: @RonanKelly13
    The views expressed are mine alone and do not represent the views of my employer or any other person or organization.

  • #2
    Large outbreaks in mink farms in Europe resulted in widespread culling: https://flutrackers.com/forum/forum/...animals-culled
    Twitter: @RonanKelly13
    The views expressed are mine alone and do not represent the views of my employer or any other person or organization.

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    • #3
      SARS-CoV-2/COVID-19,
      United States of America
      Information received on 27/08/2020 from Dr Mark Davidson, Associate Administrator, USDA-APHIS, United States Department of Agriculture, Washington, United States of America
      Summary
      New outbreaks (6)
      Outbreak 1 Coweta County, Coweta, Georgia
      Date of start of the outbreak 14/07/2020
      Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
      Epidemiological unit Other
      Affected animals
      Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
      Cats 1 1 0 0 0
      Affected population Pet domestic cat (Felis catus) in a residential household
      Outbreak 2 Hartford County, Hartford, Maryland
      Date of start of the outbreak 10/08/2020
      Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
      Epidemiological unit Other
      Affected animals
      Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
      Dogs 1 0 0 0 0
      Cats 5 1 0 0 0
      Affected population Pet domestic cat (Felis catus) in a residential household.
      Outbreak 3 Utah, Utah
      Date of start of the outbreak 10/08/2020
      Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
      Epidemiological unit Farm
      Affected animals
      Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
      American Mink:Neovison vison(Mustelidae) 6326 1554 0 0
      Affected population Domestic American Mink (Neovison vison) on a commercial farm
      Outbreak 4 Contra Costa County, Contra Costa, California
      Date of start of the outbreak 13/08/2020
      Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
      Epidemiological unit Other
      Affected animals
      Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
      Cats 1 0 0 0
      Affected population Pet domestic cat (Felis catus) in a residential household.
      Outbreak 5 Utah, Utah
      Date of start of the outbreak 14/08/2020
      Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
      Epidemiological unit Farm
      Affected animals
      Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
      American Mink:Neovison vison(Mustelidae) 3643 3143 0 0
      Affected population Domestic American Mink (Neovison vison) on a commercial farm
      Outbreak 6 Utah, Utah
      Date of start of the outbreak 15/08/2020
      Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
      Epidemiological unit Farm
      Affected animals
      Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
      American Mink:Neovison vison(Mustelidae) 1705 205 0 0
      Affected population Domestic American Mink (Neovison vison) on a commercial farm
      Summary of outbreaks Total outbreaks: 6
      Total animals affected
      Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
      Cats 6 3 0 0 0
      Dogs 1 0 0 0 0
      American Mink:Neovison vison(Mustelidae) 11674 ** 4902 0 0
      Outbreak statistics
      Species Apparent morbidity rate Apparent mortality rate Apparent case fatality rate Proportion susceptible animals lost*
      Cats ** ** 0.00% **
      Dogs 0.00% 0.00% - 0.00%
      American Mink:Neovison vison(Mustelidae) ** 41.99% ** 41.99%
      *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
      • Suspected human transmission
      Epidemiological comments 27 Aug 2020 Update-- Georgia (GA): One additional dog in Berrien County, GA who has shown no clinical signs but shared the same household with the SARS-CoV-2 confirmed positive dog has tested positive for SARS-CoV-2 by virus neutralization (VN). A domestic cat from a known positive COVID-19 household was confirmed positive for SARS-CoV-2 at the National Veterinary Services Laboratories based upon molecular testing (PCR and sequencing). The affected cat was recently diagnosed with hyperthyroidism and exhibited respiratory clinical signs that appeared to worsen. The cat tested positive for both mycoplasma felis and SARS-CoV-2 at the initial testing laboratory. Maryland (MD): A domestic cat from a known positive COVID-19 household was confirmed positive for SARS-CoV-2 at the National Veterinary Services Laboratories based upon molecular testing (PCR and sequencing). Mild clinical signs were reported. Resampling of all animals in household (4 other cats plus 1 dog) previously positive cat tested negative by PCR – all other samples negative by PCR; all animals appeared normal at resampling. California (CA): A domestic cat from a known positive COVID-19 household was confirmed positive for SARS-CoV-2 at the National Veterinary Services Laboratories based upon molecular testing (PCR).The cat had very mild respiratory signs. Utah (UT): Following increased mortality rates, domestic American Mink (Neovison vison) from three commercial premises were confirmed positive for SARS-CoV-2 at the National Veterinary Services Laboratories based upon molecular testing (PCR and sequencing). Clinical signs included respiratory signs and sudden death. State Officials in Utah have quarantined the premises and are working closely with federal One Health partners to complete disposal and monitor the situation. Please note: To protect any data related to human cases, the location used for these outbreaks is that of the Utah Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory (UVDL), where animal testing samples were first collected. Due to limitations with the WAHIS system, the map notation indicates disease outbreaks in wild mink, however the affected populations are domesticated American Mink (Neovison vison) from commercial premises as stated above.
      Control measures
      Measures applied
      • Quarantine
      • Disinfection
      • Vaccination permitted (if a vaccine exists)
      • No treatment of affected animals
      Measures to be applied
      • No other measures
      Diagnostic test results
      Laboratory name and type Species Test Test date Result
      National Veterinary Services Laboratories (National laboratory) American Mink gene sequencing 19/08/2020 Positive
      National Veterinary Services Laboratories (National laboratory) American Mink real-time reverse transcriptase/polymerase chain reaction (RRT-PCR) 19/08/2020 Positive
      National Veterinary Services Laboratories (National laboratory) American Mink real-time reverse transcriptase/polymerase chain reaction (RRT-PCR) 25/08/2020 Positive
      National Veterinary Services Laboratories (National laboratory) Cats gene sequencing 17/08/2020 Positive
      National Veterinary Services Laboratories (National laboratory) Cats gene sequencing 19/08/2020 Positive
      National Veterinary Services Laboratories (National laboratory) Cats gene sequencing 24/08/2020 Positive
      National Veterinary Services Laboratories (National laboratory) Cats gene sequencing 25/08/2020 Positive
      National Veterinary Services Laboratories (National laboratory) Cats real-time reverse transcriptase/polymerase chain reaction (RRT-PCR) 17/08/2020 Positive
      National Veterinary Services Laboratories (National laboratory) Cats real-time reverse transcriptase/polymerase chain reaction (RRT-PCR) 19/08/2020 Positive
      National Veterinary Services Laboratories (National laboratory) Cats real-time reverse transcriptase/polymerase chain reaction (RRT-PCR) 24/08/2020 Positive
      National Veterinary Services Laboratories (National laboratory) Cats real-time reverse transcriptase/polymerase chain reaction (RRT-PCR) 25/08/2020 Positive
      National Veterinary Services Laboratories (National laboratory) Dogs virus neutralisation test (VNT) 17/08/2020 Positive
      National vEterinary Services Laboratories (National laboratory) American Mink gene sequencing 25/08/2020 Positive
      Future Reporting
      The event is continuing. Weekly follow-up reports will be submitted.

      ...

      https://www.oie.int/wahis_2/public/w...reportid=35525
      "Safety and security don't just happen, they are the result of collective consensus and public investment. We owe our children, the most vulnerable citizens in our society, a life free of violence and fear."
      -Nelson Mandela

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      • #4
        Confirmed cases of SARS-CoV-2 in Animals in the United States

        Last Modified: Aug 28, 2020
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        The table below lists cases of SAR-CoV-2 (the virus that causes COVID-19 in humans) in animals that have been confirmed by USDA’s National Veterinary Services Laboratories. Only the first animal of a species at a single facility, home or location will be reported in the table.

        SARS-CoV-2 is considered to be an emerging disease by the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE). USDA must report confirmed animal infections in the United States to the OIE. We are still learning about the SARS-CoV-2 virus, which causes COVID-19 in people, but it appears that it can spread from people to animals in some situations. A small number of animals worldwide, have been reported to be infected with SARS-CoV-2, mostly after close contact with people with COVID-19. More information on COVID-19 can be found at: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019...r-animals.html

        Type of Animal Date Confirmed State Method of Initial Diagnosis*
        Tiger~,a April 4, 2020 New York PCR
        Lion~,a April 15, 2020 New York PCR
        Cat~ April 22, 2020 New York PCR
        Cat~ April 22, 2020 New York PCR
        Dog~,b June 1, 2020 New York PCR, Ab
        Cat~ June 1, 2020 Minnesota PCR
        Cat~ June 4, 2020 Illinois PCR
        Dog~ June 24, 2020 New York Ab
        Dog~ June 24, 2020 New York Ab
        Dog ~,b July 1, 2020 Georgia PCR
        Dog~ July 8, 2020 Texas PCR
        Cat~ July 8, 2020 California PCR
        Dog~ July 9, 2020 South Carolina PCR
        Dog~ July 15, 2020 Arizona PCR
        Cat~ July 21, 2020 1 Texas PCR
        Cat~ July 22, 2020 1 Texas PCR
        2 Cats and 1 Dog~ July 22, 2020 1 Utah Ab
        Cat~ July 22, 2020 1 Utah Ab
        Cat~ July 22, 2020 1 Utah Ab
        Dog~ July 22, 2020 1 Utah Ab
        Dog~ July 22, 2020 1 Wisconsin Ab
        Dog~ July 22, 2020 1 Wisconsin Ab
        Dog~ July 22, 2020 1 North Carolina Ab
        Dog~ August 3, 2020 Louisiana PCR
        Dog~ August 11, 2020 North Carolina PCR
        Cat~ August 11, 2020 1 Texas PCR
        Dog~ August 11, 2020 1 Texas PCR
        2 Cats August 12, 20201 New York Ab
        Cats August 12, 2020 Georgia PCR
        Mink~ August 17, 2020 Utah PCR
        Mink~ August 17, 2020 Utah PCR
        Mink~ August 19, 2020 Utah PCR
        Mink~ August 19, 2020 Utah PCR
        Cat~ August 24, 2020 California PCR
        Mink~ August 25, 2020 Utah PCR
        Cat~ August 25, 2020 Maryland PCR
        PCR:real-time reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction; Ab: virus neutralizing antibody
        ~Animal had exposure to a probable or confirmed human with COVID-19.
        a Another three tigers and two lions at the same facility were all confirmed with SARS-CoV-2.
        b A second dog in the household showed no signs of illness; virus neutralizing antibodies were also identified in that dog
        1 Samples collected as part of planned and targeted active surveillance of a specific animal, with known or suspected exposures to a person with COVID-19 or other exposure to SARS-CoV-2, to better understand risk factors for SARS-CoV-2 transmission.
        https://www.aphis.usda.gov/aphis/our...v-2-animals-us
        Twitter: @RonanKelly13
        The views expressed are mine alone and do not represent the views of my employer or any other person or organization.

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        • #5
          SARS-CoV-2/COVID-19,
          United States of America
          Information received on 03/09/2020 from Dr Mark Davidson, Associate Administrator, USDA-APHIS, United States Department of Agriculture, Washington, United States of America
          Summary
          New outbreaks (1)
          Outbreak 1 Rapides Parish, Rapides, Louisiana
          Date of start of the outbreak 17/08/2020
          Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
          Epidemiological unit Other
          Affected animals
          Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
          Dogs 1 0 0 0 0
          Cats 2 1 0 0 0
          Affected population Pet domestic cat (Felis catus) in a residential household
          Summary of outbreaks Total outbreaks: 1
          Total animals affected
          Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
          Dogs 1 0 0 0 0
          Cats 2 1 0 0 0
          Outbreak statistics
          Species Apparent morbidity rate Apparent mortality rate Apparent case fatality rate Proportion susceptible animals lost*
          Dogs 0.00% 0.00% - 0.00%
          Cats 50.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%
          *Removed from the susceptible population through death, destruction and/or slaughter
          Epidemiology
          Source of the outbreak(s) or origin of infection
          • Suspected human transmission
          Epidemiological comments 3 Sep 2020 Update-- Louisiana (LA): A domestic cat from a known positive COVID-19 household was confirmed positive for SARS-CoV-2 at the National Veterinary Services Laboratories based upon molecular testing (PCR and sequencing). The affected cat, which initially showed mild respiratory signs, had reportedly improved by the following day. Texas (TX): Four dogs and two cats from Brazos County who are housemates to the three confirmed positive cat cases have tested positive for SARS-CoV-2 virus neutralizing antibodies. Virus neutralizing antibodies in the absence of other positive test results have been detected in the following animals (listed by state): 1. 1 cat (AZ)** 2. 3 cats and 5 dogs from seven households (TX)** As of 3 Sep 2020, total number of animals with detections of virus neutralizing antibody only:31 **Samples collected as part of planned and targeted active surveillance of specific animals, with known or suspected exposures to a person with COVID-19 or other exposure to SARS-CoV-2, to better understand risk factors for SARS-CoV-2 transmission.
          Control measures
          Measures applied
          • Quarantine
          • Disinfection
          • Vaccination permitted (if a vaccine exists)
          • No treatment of affected animals
          Measures to be applied
          • No other measures
          Diagnostic test results
          Laboratory name and type Species Test Test date Result
          National Veterinary Services Laboratories (National laboratory) Cats gene sequencing 27/08/2020 Positive
          National Veterinary Services Laboratories (National laboratory) Cats real-time reverse transcriptase/polymerase chain reaction (RRT-PCR) 27/08/2020 Positive
          National Veterinary Services Laboratories (National laboratory) Cats virus neutralisation test (VNT) 25/08/2020 Positive
          National Veterinary Services Laboratories (National laboratory) Cats virus neutralisation test (VNT) 02/09/2020 Positive
          National Veterinary Services Laboratories (National laboratory) Dogs virus neutralisation test (VNT) 02/09/2020 Positive
          Future Reporting
          The event is continuing. Weekly follow-up reports will be submitted.

          ...
          https://www.oie.int/wahis_2/public/w...reportid=35605
          "Safety and security don't just happen, they are the result of collective consensus and public investment. We owe our children, the most vulnerable citizens in our society, a life free of violence and fear."
          -Nelson Mandela

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          • #6
            SARS-CoV-2/COVID-19,
            United States of America
            Information received on 10/09/2020 from Dr Mark Davidson, Associate Administrator, USDA-APHIS, United States Department of Agriculture, Washington, United States of America
            Summary
            New outbreaks (5)
            Outbreak 1 Brazos County, Brazos, Texas
            Date of start of the outbreak 11/08/2020
            Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
            Epidemiological unit Other
            Affected animals
            Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
            Dogs 1 1 0 0 0
            Affected population Pet domestic dog (Canis lupus familiaris) in a residential household
            Outbreak 2 Brazos County, Brazos, Texas
            Date of start of the outbreak 12/08/2020
            Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
            Epidemiological unit Other
            Affected animals
            Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
            Dogs 2 0 0 0 0
            Cats 1 1 0 0 0
            Affected population Pet domestic cat (Felis catus) in a residential household
            Outbreak 3 Somervell County, Somervell, Texas
            Date of start of the outbreak 12/08/2020
            Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
            Epidemiological unit Other
            Affected animals
            Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
            Dogs 2 0 0 0 0
            Cats 9 1 0 0 0
            Affected population Pet domestic cat (Felis catus) in a residential household
            Outbreak 4 Brazos County, Brazos, Texas
            Date of start of the outbreak 21/08/2020
            Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
            Epidemiological unit Other
            Affected animals
            Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
            Dogs 1 0 0 0 0
            Cats 1 1 0 0 0
            Affected population Pet domestic cat (Felis catus) in a residential household
            Outbreak 5 Brazos County, Brazos, Texas
            Date of start of the outbreak 21/08/2020
            Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
            Epidemiological unit Other
            Affected animals
            Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
            Dogs 1 1 0 0 0
            Affected population Pet domestic dog (Canis lupus familiaris) in a residential household
            Summary of outbreaks Total outbreaks: 5
            Total animals affected
            Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
            Dogs 7 2 0 0 0
            Cats 11 3 0 0 0
            Outbreak statistics
            Species Apparent morbidity rate Apparent mortality rate Apparent case fatality rate Proportion susceptible animals lost*
            Dogs 28.57% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%
            Cats 27.27% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%
            *Removed from the susceptible population through death, destruction and/or slaughter
            Epidemiology
            Source of the outbreak(s) or origin of infection
            • Suspected human transmission
            Epidemiological comments 10 Sep 2020 Update-- Texas (TX): A domestic dog from a known positive COVID-19 household was confirmed positive for SARS-CoV-2 at the National Veterinary Services Laboratories based upon molecular testing (PCR and sequencing). The affected dog first exhibited a nasal discharge but has since reportedly recovered. Texas (TX): A domestic cat from a known positive COVID-19 household was confirmed positive for SARS-CoV-2 at the National Veterinary Services Laboratories based upon molecular testing (PCR and sequencing). The affected cat showed no clinical signs and continues to be asymptomatic. Eight other cats and two dogs residing in the same household have remained asymptomatic and tested negative for SARS-CoV-2 by PCR. Texas (TX): A domestic cat from a known positive COVID-19 household was confirmed positive for SARS-CoV-2 at the National Veterinary Services Laboratories based upon molecular testing (PCR and sequencing). The affected cat showed no clinical signs and continues to be asymptomatic. Two dogs residing in the same household have remained asymptomatic and tested negative for SARS-CoV-2 by PCR. Texas (TX): A domestic cat from a known positive COVID-19 household was confirmed positive for SARS-CoV-2 at the National Veterinary Services Laboratories based upon molecular testing (PCR and sequencing). The affected cat showed no clinical signs and continues to be asymptomatic. One dog residing in the same household has remained asymptomatic. Texas (TX): A domestic dog from a known positive COVID-19 household was confirmed positive for SARS-CoV-2 at the National Veterinary Services Laboratories based upon molecular testing (PCR and sequencing). The affected dog showed no clinical signs and continues to be asymptomatic. Samples for all of the above cases were collected as part of planned and targeted active surveillance of a specific animal, with known or suspected exposures to a person with COVID-19 or other exposure to SARS-CoV-2, to better understand risk factors for SARS-CoV-2 transmission.
            Control measures
            Measures applied
            • Quarantine
            • Disinfection
            • Vaccination permitted (if a vaccine exists)
            • No treatment of affected animals
            Measures to be applied
            • No other measures
            Diagnostic test results
            Laboratory name and type Species Test Test date Result
            National Veterinary Services Laboratories (National laboratory) Cats gene sequencing 02/09/2020 Positive
            National Veterinary Services Laboratories (National laboratory) Cats real-time reverse transcriptase/polymerase chain reaction (RRT-PCR) 02/09/2020 Positive
            National Veterinary Services Laboratories (National laboratory) Dogs gene sequencing 02/09/2020 Positive
            National Veterinary Services Laboratories (National laboratory) Dogs real-time reverse transcriptase/polymerase chain reaction (RRT-PCR) 02/09/2020 Positive
            Future Reporting
            The event is continuing. Weekly follow-up reports will be submitted.

            ...
            ​​​​​​​https://www.oie.int/wahis_2/public/w...reportid=35691
            "Safety and security don't just happen, they are the result of collective consensus and public investment. We owe our children, the most vulnerable citizens in our society, a life free of violence and fear."
            -Nelson Mandela

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            • #7
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              • #8
                SARS-CoV-2/COVID-19,
                United States of America
                Information received on 24/09/2020 from Dr Mark Davidson, Associate Administrator, USDA-APHIS, United States Department of Agriculture, Washington, United States of America
                Summary
                New outbreaks (2)
                Outbreak 1 Fayette County, Fayette, Kentucky
                Date of start of the outbreak 06/09/2020
                Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
                Epidemiological unit Other
                Affected animals
                Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
                Cats 3 1 0 0 0
                Affected population Pet domestic cat (Felis catus) in a residential household.
                Outbreak 2 Utah, Utah
                Date of start of the outbreak 08/09/2020
                Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
                Epidemiological unit Farm
                Affected animals
                Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
                American Mink:Neovison vison(Mustelidae) 1500 59 0 0
                Affected population Domestic American Mink (Neovison vison) on a commercial farm
                Summary of outbreaks Total outbreaks: 2
                Total animals affected
                Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
                Cats 3 1 0 0 0
                American Mink:Neovison vison(Mustelidae) 1500 ** 59 0 0
                Outbreak statistics
                Species Apparent morbidity rate Apparent mortality rate Apparent case fatality rate Proportion susceptible animals lost*
                Cats 33.33% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%
                American Mink:Neovison vison(Mustelidae) ** 3.93% ** 3.93%
                *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
                • Suspected human transmission
                Epidemiological comments 24 Sep 2020 Update-- Louisiana (LA): Virus neutralizing antibody for SARS-CoV-2 was detected in the affected cat from Rapides Parish as well as the dog and cat who share the same household. Kentucky (KY): A domestic cat from a known positive COVID-19 household was confirmed positive for SARS-CoV-2 at the National Veterinary Services Laboratories based upon molecular testing (PCR and sequencing). The cat showed clinical signs of increased respiratory rate, congestion, sneezing, cough and some vomiting. Two other cats residing in the same household have shown mild clinical signs and will also be tested for SARS-CoV-2. Utah (UT): Following increased mortality rates, domestic American Mink (Neovison vison) from one commercial premises were confirmed positive for SARS-CoV-2 at the National Veterinary Services Laboratories based upon molecular testing results (PCR and sequencing) and meeting case definition. Confirmed cases of SARS-CoV-2 in domestic mink from the United States have now been identified on six commercial premises. Clinical signs included ill thrift and sudden death. The affected premises reported a confirmed positive case of COVID-19 in a person that was in contact with the mink. State Officials in Utah have quarantined the premises and are working closely with federal One Health partners to complete carcass disposal and monitor the situation. Mink mortality rates on the affected premises have since decreased, returning to normal levels. Please note: To protect confidentiality of any data related to human cases, the location used for this outbreak is that of the Utah Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory (UVDL), where animal testing samples were first collected. Due to limitations with the WAHIS system, the map notation indicates disease outbreaks in wild mink, however the affected populations are domesticated American Mink (Neovison vison) from commercial premises as stated above.
                Control measures
                Measures applied
                • Quarantine
                • Disinfection
                • Vaccination permitted (if a vaccine exists)
                • No treatment of affected animals
                Measures to be applied
                • No other measures
                Diagnostic test results
                Laboratory name and type Species Test Test date Result
                National Veterinary Services Laboratories (National laboratory) American Mink gene sequencing 17/09/2020 Positive
                National Veterinary Services Laboratories (National laboratory) American Mink real-time reverse transcriptase/polymerase chain reaction (RRT-PCR) 17/09/2020 Positive
                National Veterinary Services Laboratories (National laboratory) Cats gene sequencing 17/09/2020 Positive
                National Veterinary Services Laboratories (National laboratory) Cats real-time reverse transcriptase/polymerase chain reaction (RRT-PCR) 17/09/2020 Positive
                National Veterinary Services Laboratories (National laboratory) Cats virus neutralisation test (VNT) 17/09/2020 Positive
                National Veterinary Services Laboratories (National laboratory) Cats virus neutralisation test (VNT) 22/09/2020 Positive
                National Veterinary Services Laboratories (National laboratory) Dogs virus neutralisation test (VNT) 22/09/2020 Positive
                Future Reporting
                The event is continuing. Weekly follow-up reports will be submitted.

                ...
                https://www.oie.int/wahis_2/public/w...reportid=35857
                "Safety and security don't just happen, they are the result of collective consensus and public investment. We owe our children, the most vulnerable citizens in our society, a life free of violence and fear."
                -Nelson Mandela

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