Sheep pox and goat pox,
Information received on 22/05/2017 from Dr Ibrahim Mahrous Saleh Mohamed, Chairman, General Organization for Veterinary Services (GOVS), Ministry of Agriculture and Land Reclamation, Cairo, Egypt
Report type Immediate notification
Date of start of the event 02/02/2017
Date of confirmation of the event 28/02/2017
Report date 22/05/2017
Date submitted to OIE 22/05/2017
Date event resolved 01/06/2017
Reason for notification First occurrence of a listed disease
Manifestation of disease Clinical disease
Causal agent Sheep pox virus
Nature of diagnosis Laboratory (advanced)
This event pertains to a defined zone within the country
Related reports Immediate notification (22/05/2017)
Follow-up report No. 1 (17/06/2017)
Follow-up report No. 2 (10/09/2017)
New outbreaks (1)
Outbreak 1 Alhendaw, Eldakhla, Al Wadi Al Jadid
Date of start of the outbreak 02/02/2017
Outbreak status Resolved (02/03/2017)
Epidemiological unit Backyard
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Goats 4 0 0 0 0
Sheep 6 2 0 0 0
Summary of outbreaks Total outbreaks: 1
Total animals affected
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Goats 4 0 0 0 0
Sheep 6 2 0 0 0
Outbreak statistics
Species Apparent morbidity rate Apparent mortality rate Apparent case fatality rate Proportion susceptible animals lost*
Goats 0.00% 0.00% - 0.00%
Sheep 33.33% 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
  • Vaccination in response to the outbreak (s)
    Administrative division Species Total Vaccinated Details
    Al Wadi Al Jadid Goats 233
    Sheep 1490
  • Surveillance outside containment and/or protection zone
  • Surveillance within containment and/or protection zone
  • Quarantine
  • Zoning
  • Disinfection
  • Treatment of affected animals (Topical - Antibiotic - Analgesic)
Measures to be applied
  • No other measures
Diagnostic test results
Laboratory name and type Species Test Test date Result
Animal Health Research Institute (AHRI) (National laboratory) Sheep polymerase chain reaction (PCR) 28/02/2017 Positive
Future Reporting
The event is continuing. Weekly follow-up reports will be submitted.
Map of outbreak locations