Information received on 23/05/2014 from Dr Ali Abdullah Mohammed Al-Sahmi , Assistant Director General , Department of Animal Health , Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries , Muscat , Oman
Report type Immediate notification (Final report)
Date of start of the event 15/12/2013
Date of confirmation of the event 05/01/2014
Report date 23/05/2014
Date submitted to OIE 23/05/2014
Date event resolved 06/01/2014
Reason for notification Emerging disease
Morbidity 1 (scale 0 to 5)
Mortality 0 (scale 0 to 5)
Zoonotic impact No
Causal agent MERS-CoV
New outbreaks (5)
Outbreak cluster 1 Al Sharqiyah, Al Sharqiyah (5 outbreaks)
Date of start of the outbreak 15/12/2013
Outbreak status Resolved (06/01/2014)
Epidemiological unit Farm
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Camelidae 5 0 0 0
Summary of outbreaks Total outbreaks: 5
Total animals affected
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Camelidae 5 0 0 0
Outbreak statistics
Species Apparent morbidity rate Apparent mortality rate Apparent case fatality rate Proportion susceptible animals lost*
Camelidae ** ** 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 The sampled animals were healthy, without clinical signs. Samples were taken from humans in the surroundings. Results from these samples were negative.
Control measures
Measures applied
  • Movement control inside the country
  • Screening
  • Quarantine
  • 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
Institute of Virology, University of Veterinary Medecine, Vienna (Austria) (Foreign laboratory) Camelidae reverse transcription - polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) 05/01/2014 Positive
Future Reporting
The event is resolved. No more reports will be submitted.
Map of outbreak locations