European foulbrood of honey bees,
Information received on 16/05/2017 from Dr. med. vet. Peter Malin, CVO / Chief Veterinary Officer, Ministerium für Gesundheit, Amt für Lebensmittelkontrolle und Veterinärwesen, Schaan, Liechtenstein
Report type Immediate notification
Date of start of the event 10/05/2017
Date of confirmation of the event 11/05/2017
Report date 16/05/2017
Date submitted to OIE 16/05/2017
Date event resolved 31/08/2017
Reason for notification Recurrence of a listed disease
Date of previous occurrence 21/06/2016
Manifestation of disease Clinical disease
Causal agent Melissococus plutonius
Nature of diagnosis Suspicion, Clinical, Laboratory (basic)
This event pertains to the whole country
Related reports Immediate notification (16/05/2017)
Follow-up report No. 1 (09/01/2018)
New outbreaks (1)
Outbreak 1 Schaan, Schaan, Oberland, Liechtenstein
Date of start of the outbreak 10/05/2017
Outbreak status Resolved (31/08/2017)
Epidemiological unit Apiary
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Bees (hives) 4 1 0 1 0
Summary of outbreaks Total outbreaks: 1
Total animals affected
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Bees (hives) 4 1 0 1 0
Outbreak statistics
Species Apparent morbidity rate Apparent mortality rate Apparent case fatality rate Proportion susceptible animals lost*
Bees (hives) 25.00% 0.00% 0.00% 25.00%
*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
  • Vaccination permitted (if a vaccine exists)
  • No treatment of affected animals
Measures to be applied
  • Movement control inside the country
  • Surveillance within containment and/or protection zone
  • Official destruction of animal products
  • Official disposal of carcasses, by-products and waste
  • Stamping out
  • Zoning
  • Disinfection
Future Reporting
The event is continuing. Weekly follow-up reports will be submitted.
Map of outbreak locations