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  • Jordan - 2 new outbreaks of MERS-CoV in camelidae (OIE, August 1, 2016)

    MERS-CoV,
    Jordan
    Information received on 01/08/2016 from Dr Monther Al-Rifaļ, Assistant for secretary General for livestock, Veterinary Services, Ministry of Agriculture, Amman, Jordan
    Summary
    Report type Immediate notification
    Date of start of the event 16/05/2016
    Date of confirmation of the event 13/07/2016
    Report date 01/08/2016
    Date submitted to OIE 01/08/2016
    Reason for notification Emerging disease
    Morbidity 51 %
    Mortality 0 %
    Zoonotic impact No
    Causal agent MERS-CoV
    New outbreaks (2)
    Outbreak 1 Alramtha, Alramtha , IRBID
    Date of start of the outbreak 16/05/2016
    Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
    Epidemiological unit Farm
    Affected animals
    Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Destroyed Slaughtered
    Camelidae 23 14 0 0 0
    Outbreak 2 AZRAQ, AZRAQ, AZ ZARQA
    Date of start of the outbreak 16/05/2016
    Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
    Epidemiological unit Village
    Affected animals
    Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Destroyed Slaughtered
    Camelidae 47 22 0 0 0
    Summary of outbreaks Total outbreaks: 2
    Total animals affected
    Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Destroyed Slaughtered
    Camelidae 70 36 0 0 0
    Outbreak statistics
    Species Apparent morbidity rate Apparent mortality rate Apparent case fatality rate Proportion susceptible animals lost*
    Camelidae 51.43% 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
    • Unknown or inconclusive
    Control measures
    Measures applied
    • Movement control inside the country
    • Screening
    • 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
    Jordan University of Science and Technology Research Laboratory (Private Laboratory) Camelidae polymerase chain reaction (PCR) 13/07/2016 Positive
    Future Reporting
    The event is continuing. Weekly follow-up reports will be submitted.
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