Rabies,
Greece
Information received on 07/03/2014 from Mr Spiros Doudounakis, Director, , Directorate General of Veterinary Services / Animal Health Directorare , Ministry of Rural Development and Food , ATHENS, Greece
Summary
Report type Follow-up report No. 26
Date of start of the event 15/10/2012
Date of confirmation of the event 18/10/2012
Report date 07/03/2014
Date submitted to OIE 07/03/2014
Date event resolved 30/06/2014
Reason for notification Recurrence of a listed disease
Date of previous occurrence 1987
Manifestation of disease Clinical disease
Causal agent Lyssavirus
Serotype RABV
Nature of diagnosis Clinical, Laboratory (basic), Laboratory (advanced)
This event pertains to a defined zone within the country
Related reports Immediate notification (19/10/2012)
Follow-up report No. 1 (19/11/2012)
Follow-up report No. 2 (10/12/2012)
Follow-up report No. 3 (12/12/2012)
Follow-up report No. 4 (20/12/2012)
Follow-up report No. 5 (24/12/2012)
Follow-up report No. 6 (18/01/2013)
Follow-up report No. 7 (01/02/2013)
Follow-up report No. 8 (22/02/2013)
Follow-up report No. 9 (01/03/2013)
Follow-up report No. 10 (08/04/2013)
Follow-up report No. 11 (15/04/2013)
Follow-up report No. 12 (05/05/2013)
Follow-up report No. 13 (31/05/2013)
Follow-up report No. 14 (07/06/2013)
Follow-up report No. 15 (27/06/2013)
Follow-up report No. 16 (08/07/2013)
Follow-up report No. 17 (31/07/2013)
Follow-up report No. 18 (09/08/2013)
Follow-up report No. 19 (26/08/2013)
Follow-up report No. 20 (22/10/2013)
Follow-up report No. 21 (25/10/2013)
Follow-up report No. 22 (08/11/2013)
Follow-up report No. 23 (25/11/2013)
Follow-up report No. 24 (08/01/2014)
Follow-up report No. 25 (21/01/2014)
Follow-up report No. 26 (07/03/2014)
Follow-up report No. 27 (26/03/2014)
Follow-up report No. 28 (02/04/2014)
Follow-up report No. 29 (20/05/2014)
Follow-up report No. 30 (11/07/2014)
New outbreaks (1)
Outbreak 1 Elassona, Larisa, THESSALIA
Date of start of the outbreak 19/02/2014
Outbreak status Resolved (28/02/2014)
Epidemiological unit Village
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Dogs 1 1 0 0
Affected population The dog, alive, showed on 19 February 2014 signs of rabies. It became aggressive and attacked sheep, another dog and poultry.
Summary of outbreaks Total outbreaks: 1
Total animals affected
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Dogs 1 1 0 0
Outbreak statistics
Species Apparent morbidity rate Apparent mortality rate Apparent case fatality rate Proportion susceptible animals lost*
Dogs ** ** 100.00% **
*Removed from the susceptible population through death, destruction and/or slaughter
**Not calculated because of missing information
Epidemiology
Source of the outbreak(s) or origin of infection
  • Contact with wild species
Control measures
Measures applied
  • Zoning
  • 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
Center of Athens Veterinary Institutes, Institute of Infectious and Parasitic Diseases, Virology Department (National laboratory) Dogs direct fluorescent antibody (FAT) test 26/02/2014 Positive
Center of Athens Veterinary Institutes, Institute of Infectious and Parasitic Diseases, Virology Department (National laboratory) Dogs real-time reverse transcriptase/polymerase chain reaction (RRT-PCR) 27/02/2014 Positive
Center of Athens Veterinary Institutes, Institute of Infectious and Parasitic Diseases, Virology Department (National laboratory) Dogs reverse transcription - polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) 27/02/2014 Positive
Future Reporting
The event is continuing. Weekly follow-up reports will be submitted.
Map of outbreak locations