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  • Rabies, France (OIE, November 4 2013): 1 imporated cat from Morocco

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


    Rabies, France


    Information received on 04/11/2013 from Dr Jean Luc Angot, Directeur Général Adjoint, Direction Générale de l'Alimentation, Ministère de l'Agriculture et de la Pêche, PARIS, France
    • Summary
      • Report type Immediate notification
      • Date of start of the event 25/10/2013
      • Date of pre-confirmation of the event 31/10/2013
      • Report date 04/11/2013
      • Date submitted to OIE 04/11/2013
      • Reason for notification Reoccurrence of a listed disease
      • Date of previous occurrence 02/2012
      • Manifestation of disease Clinical disease
      • Causal agent Lyssavirus
      • Serotype RABV
      • Nature of diagnosis Laboratory (advanced)
      • This event pertains to a defined zone within the country

    • New outbreaks
      • Summary of outbreaks
        • Total outbreaks: 1
          • Outbreak Location - VAL-D'OISE ( Argenteuil, Argenteuil )
            • Total animals affected: Species - Susceptible - Cases - Deaths - Destroyed - Slaughtered
              • Cats - 1 - 1 - 1 - 0 - 0

          • Outbreak statistics: Species - Apparent morbidity rate - Apparent mortality rate - Apparent case fatality rate – Proportion susceptible animals lost*
            • Cats - 100.00% - 100.00% - 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
        • Introduction of new live animals
        • Illegal movement of animals

    • Epidemiological comments
      • The kitten was imported from Morocco on 13 October 2013 with a certificate of good health that does not meet the regulatory provisions for the import of domestic carnivores from Morocco.
      • Once in France, the animal stayed a few days with its family until 22 October 2013 and then, it ran away into the neighborhood, where it was taken in successively by two families on 24 and 25 October 2013.
      • Following the confirmation of the diagnosis, a regulatory area has been established in order to limit domestic carnivores’ movements, to establish an enhanced surveillance and to enhance the capture of stray animals.
      • Carnivores non properly vaccinated that may have been in contact with the case will be euthanized.
      • Carnivores properly vaccinated that may have been in contact with the case will be clinically monitored for 6 months.

    • Control measures
      • Measures applied
        • Movement control inside the country
        • Screening
        • Zoning
        • No vaccination
        • No treatment of affected animals

      • Measures to be applied
        • No other measures

    • Diagnostic test results
      • Laboratory name and type Institute Pasteur, Paris ( National laboratory )
        • Tests and results: Species - Test - Test date - Result
          • Cats - direct immunofluorescence (DIF) test - 31/10/2013 - Positive
          • Cats - indirect sandwich ELISA - 31/10/2013 - Positive
          • Cats - pathogen isolation on cell culture - 31/10/2013 - Positive

    • Future Reporting
      • The event is continuing. Weekly follow-up reports will be submitted.

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