Anthrax,
Armenia
Information received on 28/11/2012 from Dr Grisha Baghiyan, First Deputy to the Minister, Ministry of Agriculture, Ministry of Agriculture, YEREVAN, Armenia
Summary
Report type Immediate notification (Final report)
Date of start of the event 26/10/2012
Date of pre-confirmation of the event 29/10/2012
Report date 28/11/2012
Date submitted to OIE 28/11/2012
Date event resolved 02/11/2012
Reason for notification Reoccurrence of a listed disease
Date of previous occurrence 07/2007
Manifestation of disease Clinical disease
Causal agent Bacillus anthracis
Nature of diagnosis Laboratory (basic)
This event pertains to a defined zone within the country
New outbreaks (2)
Outbreak 1 North East, Tsovak, Vardenis, GEGHARKOUNIK
Date of start of the outbreak 26/10/2012
Outbreak status Resolved (29/10/2012)
Epidemiological unit Farm
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Destroyed Slaughtered
Cattle 4 4 4 0 0
Affected population No clinical signs observed in the affected animals. These four susceptible animals died.
Outbreak 2 North East, Vanevan, Vardenis, GEGHARKOUNIK
Date of start of the outbreak 28/10/2012
Outbreak status Resolved (02/11/2012)
Epidemiological unit Farm
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Destroyed Slaughtered
Cattle 2 2 2 0 0
Affected population No clinical signs observed in the affected animals. These two susceptible animals died.
Summary of outbreaks Total outbreaks: 2
Total animals affected
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Destroyed Slaughtered
Cattle 6 6 6 0 0
Outbreak statistics
Species Apparent morbidity rate Apparent mortality rate Apparent case fatality rate Proportion susceptible animals lost*
Cattle 100.00% 100.00% 100.00% 100.00%
*Removed from the susceptible population through death, destruction and/or slaughter
Epidemiology
Source of the outbreak(s) or origin of infection
  • Unknown or inconclusive
Epidemiological comments All susceptible animals in Tsovak community (2,329 cattle, 3,200 sheep and goats, 17 horses, 176 pigs) and in Vanevan community (297 cattle, 296 sheep and goats) were revaccinated against anthrax.
Control measures
Measures applied
  • Quarantine
  • Movement control inside the country
  • Zoning
  • Vaccination in response to the outbreak (s)
    Administrative division Species Total Vaccinated Details
    GEGHARKOUNIK Cattle 2626
  • Disinfection of infected premises/establishment(s)
  • No treatment of affected animals
Measures to be applied
  • No other measures
Diagnostic test results
Laboratory name and type Species Test Test date Result
Republican Center of Veterinarian Sanitary and Phytosanitary Services (National laboratory) Cattle Ascoli test 29/10/2012 Positive
Republican Center of Veterinarian Sanitary and Phytosanitary Services (National laboratory) Cattle Ascoli test 01/11/2012 Positive
Republican Center of Veterinarian Sanitary and Phytosanitary Services (National laboratory) Cattle bacteriological examination 29/10/2012 Positive
Republican Center of Veterinarian Sanitary and Phytosanitary Services (National laboratory) Cattle bacteriological examination 01/11/2012 Positive
Future Reporting
The event is resolved. No more reports will be submitted.
Map of outbreak locations