Old world screwworm (Chrysomya bezziana),
Information received on 21/05/2013 from Dr Salah Fadhil Abbas, Director General, Veterinary Directorate, Ministry of Agriculture , Baghdad, Iraq
Report type Immediate notification
Date of start of the event 08/05/2013
Date of confirmation of the event 12/05/2013
Report date 21/05/2013
Date submitted to OIE 21/05/2013
Date event resolved 13/04/2014
Reason for notification Recurrence of a listed disease
Date of previous occurrence 2008
Manifestation of disease Clinical disease
Causal agent Chrysomya bezziana
Nature of diagnosis Suspicion, Laboratory (advanced)
This event pertains to the whole country
Related reports Immediate notification (21/05/2013)
Follow-up report No. 1 (17/02/2014)
Follow-up report No. 2 (13/04/2014)
New outbreaks (1)
Outbreak 1 Rabia, Nineveh
Date of start of the outbreak 08/05/2013
Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
Epidemiological unit Farm
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Sheep 200 1 0 0 0
Summary of outbreaks Total outbreaks: 1
Total animals affected
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Sheep 200 1 0 0 0
Outbreak statistics
Species Apparent morbidity rate Apparent mortality rate Apparent case fatality rate Proportion susceptible animals lost*
Sheep 0.50% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%
*Removed from the susceptible population through death, destruction and/or slaughter
Source of the outbreak(s) or origin of infection
  • Unknown or inconclusive
Control measures
Measures applied
  • Screening
  • Vaccination permitted (if a vaccine exists)
  • Treatment of affected animals ( )
Measures to be applied
  • No other measures
Diagnostic test results
Laboratory name and type Species Test Test date Result
Central Laboratory (National laboratory) Sheep microscopic examination of larvae 12/05/2013 Positive
Future Reporting
The event is continuing. Weekly follow-up reports will be submitted.
Map of outbreak locations