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  • Anthrax, Italy (OIE, August 30 2012)

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


    Anthrax, Italy


    Information received on 30/08/2012 from Prof. Dr. Romano Marabelli, Chief Veterinary Officer, Department for Veterinary Public Health, Food Safety and Collegial Bodies for Health Protection, Ministry of Health, Rome, Italy
    • Summary
      • Report type Immediate notification
        • Date of start of the event 23/08/2012
        • Date of pre-confirmation of the event 25/08/2012
        • Report date 30/08/2012
        • Date submitted to OIE 30/08/2012
        • Reason for notification Reoccurrence of a listed disease
        • Date of previous occurrence 27/10/2011
        • Manifestation of disease Clinical disease
        • Causal agent Bacillus anthracis
        • Nature of diagnosis Clinical, Laboratory (basic)
        • This event pertains to a defined zone within the country
    • New outbreaks (1)
      • Outbreak 1 (Ax 2012/1) - Melfi, Potenza, BASILICATA
        • Date of start of the outbreak 23/08/2012
        • Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
        • Epidemiological unit Farm
        • Affected animals: Species ? Susceptible ? Cases ? Deaths ? Destroyed ? Slaughtered
          • Sheep - 422 ? 2 ? 2 ? 0 ? 0
    • Summary of outbreaks
      • Total outbreaks: 1
      • Total animals affected: Species ? Susceptible ? Cases ? Deaths ? Destroyed ? Slaughtered
        • Sheep ? 422 ? 2 ? 2 ? 0 ? 0
      • Outbreak statistics: Species - Apparent morbidity rate - Apparent mortality rate - Apparent case fatality rate - Proportion susceptible animals lost*
        • Sheep - 0.47% - 0.47% - 100.00% - 0.47%
        • *Removed from the susceptible population through death, destruction and/or slaughter
    • Epidemiology
      • Source of the outbreak(s) or origin of infection
        • Unknown or inconclusive
    • Control measures
      • Measures applied
        • Movement control inside the country
        • Disinfection of infected premises/establishment(s)
        • No vaccination
        • No treatment of affected animals
      • Measures to be applied
        • No other measures
    • Diagnostic test results
      • Laboratory name and type ? Species ? Test - Test date ? Result
        • Experimental Zooprophilactic Institute - Foggia (National laboratory) ? Sheep - pathogenic agent isolation on culture - 25/08/2012 ? Positive
    • Future Reporting
      • The event is continuing. Weekly follow-up reports will be submitted.
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