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Event summary: Rabies, El Salvador
Start of event 10/08/2016
Confirmation 18/10/2016
Report date 16/03/2017
Submission date 16/03/2017
Reason Recurrence
This event pertains to a defined zone within the country
Number of outbreaks 1
Date resolved 16/03/2017
Epidemiological comments The rabies case was notified by the Ministry of health (MINSAL) to the Epidemiological surveillance section of the Veterinary services of the Ministry of agriculture and livestock, after the MINSAL Reference national laboratory diagnosed it positive. According to the Reference world laboratory of the Health secretary of state, the Pasteur institute, the linage of the virus is genetically compatible with that of the virus isolated in an insectivorous bat, Tadarida brasiliensis. Nevertheless, the direct source of infection remains unknown. A screening in all susceptible species was performed within a 5-km radius around the outbreak, to identify animals bitten by a bat. Activities were coordinated with municipal representatives and staff from the MINSAL.
El Salvador has submitted the following immediate notification and follow-up report (s) to OIE.

View Report Date Date submitted to OIE Report Type
Full report 16/03/2017 16/03/2017 Immediate notification (Resolved : 16/03/2017 Final report )