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  • Armenia : 2019 Anthrax

    Source: https://armenpress.am/eng/news/985384/

    5 villagers in Armenia diagnosed with anthrax
    12:03, 20 August, 2019

    YEREVAN, AUGUST 20, ARMENPRESS. Five people from Armenia’s Gegharkunik Province have been diagnosed with anthrax, the Ministry of Healthcare said in a news release.

    According to the healthcare ministry two villagers from Geghhovit (Martuni region, Gegharkunik) sought medical treatment in the local hospital for what appeared to be the skin form of anthrax. The patients told the medics that few days earlier they’ve slaughtered cattle in the village.

    Experts from the Healthcare Ministry’s National Center for Disease Control and Prevention were dispatched to the village to find out how and where the disease was contracted.

    During the visit another 6 people were suspected in having contracted the disease. 5 were sent to the Nork Infectious Diseases Hospital in Yerevan for a confirmation. All were confirmed to have anthrax...

  • #2
    Anthrax,
    Armenia
    Information received on 22/08/2019 from Dr Georgi Avetisyan, Head, Food Safety Inspection Body of the Government of the Republic of Armenia, e ARM Ministry of Agriculture of the Republic of Armenia, YEREVAN, Armenia
    Summary
    Report type Immediate notification
    Date of start of the event 19/08/2019
    Date of confirmation of the event 21/08/2019
    Report date 22/08/2019
    Date submitted to OIE 22/08/2019
    Reason for notification First occurrence of a listed disease
    Manifestation of disease Clinical disease
    Causal agent Bacillus anthracis
    Nature of diagnosis Laboratory (basic)
    This event pertains to a defined zone within the country
    New outbreaks (1)
    Outbreak cluster 1 Geghovit, Martuni, Gegharkounik (1 outbreaks)
    Date of start of the outbreak 19/08/2019
    Outbreak status Resolved (21/08/2019)
    Epidemiological unit Village
    Affected animals
    Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
    Cattle 3 1 0 1 0
    Affected population Village with 3,450 cattle and 1,832 sheeps/goats. All animals had been vaccinated except the diseased animal.
    Summary of outbreaks Total outbreaks: 1
    Total animals affected
    Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
    Cattle 3 1 0 1 0
    Outbreak statistics
    Species Apparent morbidity rate Apparent mortality rate Apparent case fatality rate Proportion susceptible animals lost*
    Cattle 33.33% 0.00% 0.00% 33.33%
    *Removed from the susceptible population through death, destruction and/or slaughter
    Epidemiology
    Source of the outbreak(s) or origin of infection
    • Pasture ground
    Epidemiological comments The animal became infected in the pasture, from the ground.There were no other sick animals.
    Control measures
    Measures applied
    • Vaccination in response to the outbreak (s)
      Administrative division Species Total Vaccinated Details
      Gegharkounik Cattle 3449
    • Surveillance within containment and/or protection zone
    • Selective killing and disposal
    • No treatment of affected animals
    Measures to be applied
    • No other measures
    Diagnostic test results
    Laboratory name and type Species Test Test date Result
    Republican Veterinary-Sanitary and Phytosanitary Laboratory Services Center (National laboratory) Cattle Ascoli test 22/08/2019 Positive
    Republican Veterinary-Sanitary and Phytosanitary Laboratory Services Center (National laboratory) Cattle bacteriological examination 21/08/2019 Positive
    Future Reporting
    The event is continuing. Weekly follow-up reports will be submitted.
    ...
    https://www.oie.int/wahis_2/public/w...reportid=31517
    "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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    • #3
      Source: https://www.news.az/articles/armenia/141027

      Source of anthrax infection in Armenia's Gegharkunik found out
      Thu 22 Aug 2019 13:02 GMT | 17:02 Local Time


      Specialists at the Armenian Food Safety Agency have found out the source of anthrax infection in Geghovit village of Armenia's Gegharkunik province, according to the press office of the agency.

      It was reported two days earlier that two residents of Geghhovit village in Gegharkunik province with wounds on their hands and wrists, believed to have been caused by anthrax, sought for medical help from Martuni Medical Center, the Armenian Ministry of Health reported. It said a few days earlier the residents had helped a villager to a butch and cut the latter's cow.

      The ministry said it dispatched specialists from the National Center for Disease Control and Prevention to Geghhovit community to find out whether there was a link between the butchering and the wounds.

      It said a joint inspection carried out with local health authorities revealed 6 more people with similar wounds and complaints. Five of them were taken to Nork Infectious Disease Hospital in Yerevan for clinical examination...

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      • #4
        Source: https://news.am/eng/news/531026.html


        Anthrax recorded in Armenia village
        10:20, 31.08.2019
        Region:Armenia

        YEREVAN. – Anthrax has been recorded in a village in Armenia.

        The Ministry of Health has received information that two residents of Getashen rural community of Armavir Province were transferred to capital city Yerevan infection hospital, and with boil-like wounds (cutaneous anthrax symptoms) on their fingers and wrists, the ministry informed.

        The patients informed that a few days earlier, they had taken part in the skinning of the cow of a fellow villager, and the processing of the meat of this cow.

        Six more fellow villagers were found with complaints characteristic of cutaneous anthrax. All were referred to the Yerevan infection hospital for clinical evaluation...

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        • #5
          Anthrax,
          Armenia
          Information received on 02/09/2019 from Dr Georgi Avetisyan, Head, Food Safety Inspection Body of the Government of the Republic of Armenia, e ARM Ministry of Agriculture of the Republic of Armenia, YEREVAN, Armenia
          Summary
          Report type Immediate notification
          Date of start of the event 29/08/2019
          Date of confirmation of the event 30/08/2019
          Report date 02/09/2019
          Date submitted to OIE 02/09/2019
          Reason for notification Recurrence of a listed disease
          Date of previous occurrence 30/11/2012
          Manifestation of disease Clinical disease
          Causal agent Bacillus anthracis
          Nature of diagnosis Laboratory (basic)
          This event pertains to a defined zone within the country
          New outbreaks (1)
          Outbreak 1 Getashen, Getashen, Armavir, Armavir
          Date of start of the outbreak 29/08/2019
          Outbreak status Resolved (30/08/2019)
          Epidemiological unit Farm
          Affected animals
          Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
          Cattle 10 1 1 0 0
          Summary of outbreaks Total outbreaks: 1
          Total animals affected
          Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
          Cattle 10 1 1 0 0
          Outbreak statistics
          Species Apparent morbidity rate Apparent mortality rate Apparent case fatality rate Proportion susceptible animals lost*
          Cattle 10.00% 10.00% 100.00% 10.00%
          *Removed from the susceptible population through death, destruction and/or slaughter
          Epidemiology
          Source of the outbreak(s) or origin of infection
          • Unknown or inconclusive
          • Contact with wild species
          Control measures
          Measures applied
          • Surveillance within containment and/or protection zone
          • Screening
          • Official disposal of carcasses, by-products and waste
          • 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
          Republican Veterinary and Phytosanitary Center of laboratory Services (National laboratory) Cattle Ascoli test 30/08/2019 Positive
          Republican Veterinary and Phytosanitary Center of laboratory Services (National laboratory) Cattle bacteriological examination 30/08/2019 Positive
          Future Reporting
          The event is continuing. Weekly follow-up reports will be submitted.
          ...
          https://www.oie.int/wahis_2/public/w...reportid=31632
          "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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