Rabies,
Greece
Information received on 12/12/2012 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. 3
Date of start of the event 15/10/2012
Date of confirmation of the event 18/10/2012
Report date 12/12/2012
Date submitted to OIE 12/12/2012
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 Not Sampled
Nature of diagnosis Suspicion, 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 Kato Potamia - Kilkis, Kentriki Makedonia
Date of start of the outbreak 06/12/2012
Outbreak status Resolved (11/12/2012)
Epidemiological unit Not applicable
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Red Fox:Vulpes vulpes(Canidae) 1 1 0 0
Affected population A fox attacked a dog in the yard of a house and was killed by the dog.
Summary of outbreaks Total outbreaks: 1
Total animals affected
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Red Fox:Vulpes vulpes(Canidae) 1 1 0 0
Outbreak statistics
Species Apparent morbidity rate Apparent mortality rate Apparent case fatality rate Proportion susceptible animals lost*
Red Fox:Vulpes vulpes(Canidae) ** ** 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) Red Fox direct fluorescent antibody (FAT) test 11/12/2012 Positive
Center of Athens Veterinary Institutes, Institute of Infectious and Parasitic Diseases, Virology Department (National laboratory) Red Fox real-time reverse transcriptase/polymerase chain reaction (RRT-PCR) 11/12/2012 Positive
Center of Athens Veterinary Institutes, Institute of Infectious and Parasitic Diseases, Virology Department (National laboratory) Red Fox reverse transcription - polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) 11/12/2012 Positive
Future Reporting
The event is continuing. Weekly follow-up reports will be submitted.
Map of outbreak locations