African swine fever,
Information received on 10/03/2017 from Mr Vsevolod Stamati, Deputy Director General, National Food Safety Agency of the Republic of Moldova, National Food Safety Agency, CHISINAU, Moldova
Report type Immediate notification
Date of start of the event 06/03/2017
Date of confirmation of the event 10/03/2017
Report date 10/03/2017
Date submitted to OIE 10/03/2017
Date event resolved 05/06/2017
Reason for notification Recurrence of a listed disease
Date of previous occurrence 28/09/2016
Manifestation of disease Clinical disease
Causal agent African swine fever virus
Nature of diagnosis Clinical, Laboratory (basic), Necropsy
This event pertains to a defined zone within the country
Related reports Immediate notification (10/03/2017)
Follow-up report No. 1 (17/03/2017)
Follow-up report No. 2 (27/03/2017)
Follow-up report No. 3 (03/04/2017)
Follow-up report No. 4 (10/04/2017)
Follow-up report No. 5 (18/04/2017)
Follow-up report No. 6 (02/05/2017)
Follow-up report No. 7 (11/05/2017)
Follow-up report No. 8 (16/05/2017)
Follow-up report No. 9 (22/05/2017)
Follow-up report No. 10 (31/05/2017)
Follow-up report No. 11 (05/06/2017)
New outbreaks (1)
Outbreak 1 Rublenita, Soroca
Date of start of the outbreak 06/03/2017
Outbreak status Resolved (05/06/2017)
Epidemiological unit Backyard
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Swine 7 6 6 1 0
Affected population In a backyard with seven fattening pigs of around 100 kg each (seven months old), six pigs died from 6 to 9 March 2017 and the owner notify the Competent Authority on 8 March 2017. Six pigs had typical signs of African swine fever (anorexia, increased temperature and apathy) and the pig left had no symptoms. Samples were taken on the dead pigs with signs of disease. Sampling was performed on 9 March 2017. Results were received from the Republican Center for Veterinary Diagnosis on 10 March 2017; the samples were found positive using real-time PCR. On 10 March, the healthy pig was destroyed.
Summary of outbreaks Total outbreaks: 1
Total animals affected
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Swine 7 6 6 1 0
Outbreak statistics
Species Apparent morbidity rate Apparent mortality rate Apparent case fatality rate Proportion susceptible animals lost*
Swine 85.71% 85.71% 100.00% 100.00%
*Removed from the susceptible population through death, destruction and/or slaughter
Source of the outbreak(s) or origin of infection
  • Unknown or inconclusive
Epidemiological comments Rublenita locality is situated on a highway of international importance, in the immediate vicinity of the border between Moldova and Ukraine.
Control measures
Measures applied
  • Movement control inside the country
  • Disinfection
  • Traceability
  • Quarantine
  • Surveillance outside containment and/or protection zone
  • Stamping out
  • Official destruction of animal products
  • Official disposal of carcasses, by-products and waste
  • Surveillance within containment and/or protection zone
  • Control of wildlife reservoirs
  • 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
Republican Center for Veterinary Diagnosis (National laboratory) Swine real-time PCR 10/03/2017 Positive
Future Reporting
The event is continuing. Weekly follow-up reports will be submitted.
Map of outbreak locations