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Event summary: Brucellosis (Brucella abortus), Botswana
Start of event 07/08/2018
Confirmation 27/08/2018
Report date 23/10/2018
Submission date 23/10/2018
Reason Recurrence
This event pertains to a defined zone within the country
Number of outbreaks 1
Date resolved 23/10/2018
Epidemiological comments Heifers were reported to be aborting in different kraals in the same extension area. Samples were collected for testing and all the 6 animals returned positive results. Animals aborted in the space of one(1) week. Surveillance has not detected any more cases of abortion since the six cases in August 2018. Vaccination for brucellosis is not practised in the country.
Botswana has submitted the following immediate notification and follow-up report (s) to OIE.

View Report Date Date submitted to OIE Report Type
Full report 23/10/2018 23/10/2018 Immediate notification (Resolved : 23/10/2018 Final report )