Contagious bovine pleuropneumonia,
Information received on 21/04/2017 from Dr Yona Sinkala, Director, Department of Veterinary Services, Ministry of Fisheries and Livestock, Lusaka, Zambia
Report type Immediate notification
Date of start of the event 06/04/2017
Date of confirmation of the event 18/04/2017
Report date 21/04/2017
Date submitted to OIE 21/04/2017
Date event resolved 31/12/2017
Reason for notification Recurrence of a listed disease
Date of previous occurrence 01/2010
Manifestation of disease Clinical disease
Causal agent Mycoplasma mycoides subsp. mycoides SC (bovine biotype)
Nature of diagnosis Clinical, Laboratory (basic), Necropsy
This event pertains to a defined zone within the country
Related reports Immediate notification (21/04/2017)
Follow-up report No. 1 (21/01/2018)
New outbreaks (1)
Outbreak 1 Makononga Village, Kazungula Central Veterinary Camp, Kazungula, Southern
Date of start of the outbreak 06/04/2017
Outbreak status Resolved (31/12/2017)
Epidemiological unit Village
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Cattle 724 3 2 628 0
Affected population The affected population of cattle is a local beef breed comprising of animals above 12 months old under traditional management system.
Summary of outbreaks Total outbreaks: 1
Total animals affected
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Cattle 724 3 2 628 0
Outbreak statistics
Species Apparent morbidity rate Apparent mortality rate Apparent case fatality rate Proportion susceptible animals lost*
Cattle 0.41% 0.28% 66.67% 87.02%
*Removed from the susceptible population through death, destruction and/or slaughter
Source of the outbreak(s) or origin of infection
  • Illegal movement of animals
Epidemiological comments Kazungula District has not reported any cases of CBPP since 2009. Animals in the area are not vaccinated against the disease. A policy of testing and slaughtering any positive animal is in place.
Control measures
Measures applied
  • Movement control inside the country
  • Surveillance within containment and/or protection zone
  • Vaccination prohibited
  • No treatment of affected animals
Measures to be applied
  • Screening
  • Traceability
  • Surveillance outside containment and/or protection zone
  • Selective killing and disposal
Diagnostic test results
Laboratory name and type Species Test Test date Result
Central Veterinary Research Institute (National laboratory) Cattle competitive ELISA (c-ELISA) 18/04/2017 Positive
Central Veterinary Research Institute (National laboratory) Cattle pathogen isolation on cell culture 18/04/2017 Positive
Future Reporting
The event is continuing. Weekly follow-up reports will be submitted.
Map of outbreak locations