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Saudi Arabia - 1 new outbreak of MERS-CoV in Camelidae in farm, Taif, Makkah (OIE, December 03, 2018)

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  • Saudi Arabia - 1 new outbreak of MERS-CoV in Camelidae in farm, Taif, Makkah (OIE, December 03, 2018)

    MERS-CoV,
    Saudi Arabia
    Information received on 03/12/2018 from Dr Ali Al Doweriej, Director General of Veterinary Health and Monitoring Department, Veterinary Health and Monitoring Department, Ministry of Environment, Water and Agriculture, RIYADH, Saudi Arabia
    Summary
    Report type Follow-up report No. 7
    Date of start of the event 29/12/2015
    Date of confirmation of the event 20/01/2016
    Report date 03/12/2018
    Date submitted to OIE 03/12/2018
    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)
    Follow-up report No. 6 (08/11/2017)
    Follow-up report No. 7 (03/12/2018)
    New outbreaks (1)
    Outbreak 1 Taif, Makkah
    Date of start of the outbreak 25/09/2018
    Outbreak status Resolved (25/10/2018)
    Epidemiological unit Farm
    Affected animals
    Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
    Camelidae 82 13 0 0 0
    Summary of outbreaks Total outbreaks: 1
    Total animals affected
    Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
    Camelidae 82 13 0 0 0
    Outbreak statistics
    Species Apparent morbidity rate Apparent mortality rate Apparent case fatality rate Proportion susceptible animals lost*
    Camelidae 15.85% 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
    • Disinfection / Disinfestation
    • Screening
    • 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
    Riyadh Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory (National laboratory) Camelidae real-time reverse transcriptase/polymerase chain reaction (RRT-PCR) 10/10/2018 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=28831
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