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Saudi Arabia - 1 new outbreak of MERS-CoV in camelidae on farm, Mahail, 'Asir - This outbreak is associated with a human case (OIE, April 20, 2017)

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  • Saudi Arabia - 1 new outbreak of MERS-CoV in camelidae on farm, Mahail, 'Asir - This outbreak is associated with a human case (OIE, April 20, 2017)

    MERS-CoV,
    Saudi Arabia
    Information received on 20/04/2017 from Dr Mohammed Alblowi, Director General, Diagnostic Veterinary Laboratories, Ministry of Enviroment, Water and Agriculture, Riyadh , Saudi Arabia
    Summary
    Report type Follow-up report No. 5
    Date of start of the event 29/12/2015
    Date of confirmation of the event 20/01/2016
    Report date 20/04/2017
    Date submitted to OIE 20/04/2017
    Reason for notification Emerging disease
    Morbidity 2.36 %
    Mortality 0 %
    Zoonotic impact No
    Causal agent MERS-CoV
    Related reports Immediate notification (28/01/2016)
    Follow-up report No. 1 (11/04/2016)
    Follow-up report No. 2 (16/06/2016)
    Follow-up report No. 3 (12/10/2016)
    Follow-up report No. 4 (21/03/2017)
    Follow-up report No. 5 (20/04/2017)
    New outbreaks (1)
    Outbreak 1 Mahail, 'ASIR
    Date of start of the outbreak 24/03/2017
    Outbreak status Resolved (15/04/2017)
    Epidemiological unit Farm
    Affected animals
    Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Destroyed Slaughtered
    Camelidae 3 1 0 0 0
    Summary of outbreaks Total outbreaks: 1
    Total animals affected
    Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Destroyed Slaughtered
    Camelidae 3 1 0 0 0
    Outbreak statistics
    Species Apparent morbidity rate Apparent mortality rate Apparent case fatality rate Proportion susceptible animals lost*
    Camelidae 33.33% 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
    Epidemiological comments This outbreak is associated with a human case. All previous outbreaks were resolved.
    Control measures
    Measures applied
    • Movement control inside the country
    • Screening
    • Disinfection / Disinfestation
    • Traceability
    • Quarantine
    • Surveillance outside containment and/or protection zone
    • 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
    Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory, Riyadh (National laboratory) Camelidae real-time PCR 02/04/2017 Positive
    Future Reporting
    The event is continuing. Weekly follow-up reports will be submitted.
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    http://www.oie.int/wahis_2/public/wa...reportid=23594
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