Bovine spongiform encephalopathy,
Information received on 23/12/2014 from Dr Maximilian Dragan, General Director, National Sanitary Veterinary and Food Safety Authority, Ministry of Agriculture and Food, Bucharest, Romania
Report type Follow-up report No. 3
Date of start of the event 06/05/2014
Date of confirmation of the event 09/06/2014
Report date 23/12/2014
Date submitted to OIE 23/12/2014
Reason for notification First occurrence of a listed disease
Manifestation of disease Sub-clinical infection
Causal agent Prion
Nature of diagnosis Laboratory (advanced)
This event pertains to the whole country
Related reports Immediate notification (20/06/2014)
Follow-up report No. 1 (20/10/2014)
Follow-up report No. 2 (27/10/2014)
Follow-up report No. 3 (23/12/2014)
Follow-up report No. 4 (03/03/2015)
Follow-up report No. 5 (04/03/2016)
Follow-up report No. 6 (07/03/2016)
Follow-up report No. 7 (09/03/2017)
New outbreaks (1)
Outbreak 1 Reci, Covasna
Date of start of the outbreak 22/12/2014
Outbreak status Resolved (17/02/2015)
Epidemiological unit Backyard
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Cattle 1 0 1 0
Affected population One bovine slaughtered at SC Neval Pietrosita, Dambovita county. No clinical signs.
Summary of outbreaks Total outbreaks: 1
Total animals affected
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Cattle 1 0 1 0
Outbreak statistics
Species Apparent morbidity rate Apparent mortality rate Apparent case fatality rate Proportion susceptible animals lost*
Cattle ** ** 0.00% **
*Removed from the susceptible population through death, destruction and/or slaughter
**Not calculated because of missing information
Source of the outbreak(s) or origin of infection
  • Unknown or inconclusive
Epidemiological comments One bovine without clinical signs with identification number RO155000108204 slaughtered in a slaughter house in Dambovita County. Follow up to identify the cohort will be done. Control measures in accordance with the EU regulation (CE) 999/2001.
Control measures
Measures applied
  • Screening
  • 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
Institute for Diagnostic and Animal Health (National laboratory) Cattle rapid tests 22/12/2014 Positive
Institute for Diagnostic and Animal Health (National laboratory) Cattle western blot 23/12/2014 Positive
Future Reporting
The event is continuing. Weekly follow-up reports will be submitted.
Map of outbreak locations