Rabies,
Egypt
Information received on 08/06/2017 from Dr Ibrahim Mahrous Saleh Mohamed, Chairman, General Organization for Veterinary Services (GOVS), Ministry of Agriculture and Land Reclamation, Cairo, Egypt
Summary
Report type Immediate notification
Date of start of the event 21/03/2017
Date of confirmation of the event 23/03/2017
Report date 08/06/2017
Date submitted to OIE 08/06/2017
Reason for notification Recurrence of a listed disease
Date of previous occurrence 1990
Manifestation of disease Clinical disease
Causal agent Rabies virus
Serotype Not typed
Nature of diagnosis Clinical, Laboratory (basic), Laboratory (advanced)
This event pertains to a defined zone within the country
New outbreaks (1)
Outbreak 1 El Dakhala, El Dakhala, AL WADI AL JADID
Date of start of the outbreak 21/03/2017
Outbreak status Resolved (30/04/2017)
Epidemiological unit Backyard
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Cattle 1 1 1 0 0
Equidae 1 1 1 0 0
Affected population A domestic donkey and a bovine in a backyard.
Summary of outbreaks Total outbreaks: 1
Total animals affected
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Cattle 1 1 1 0 0
Equidae 1 1 1 0 0
Outbreak statistics
Species Apparent morbidity rate Apparent mortality rate Apparent case fatality rate Proportion susceptible animals lost*
Cattle 100.00% 100.00% 100.00% 100.00%
Equidae 100.00% 100.00% 100.00% 100.00%
*Removed from the susceptible population through death, destruction and/or slaughter
Epidemiology
Source of the outbreak(s) or origin of infection
  • Biting from stray dog
Control measures
Measures applied
  • Vaccination permitted (if a vaccine exists)
  • No treatment of affected animals
Measures to be applied
  • Vaccination in response to the outbreak (s)
  • Surveillance outside containment and/or protection zone
  • Surveillance within containment and/or protection zone
  • Official disposal of carcasses, by-products and waste
  • Disinfection
Diagnostic test results
Laboratory name and type Species Test Test date Result
Animal Health Research Center (AHRI) (National laboratory) Equidae fluorescent antibody virus neutralisation (FAVN) 27/04/2017 Positive
Animal Health Research Center(AHRI) (National laboratory) Cattle chromatographic immunoassay 23/03/2017 Positive
Animal Health Research Center(AHRI) (National laboratory) Cattle fluorescent antibody virus neutralisation (FAVN) 23/03/2017 Positive
Future Reporting
The event is continuing. Weekly follow-up reports will be submitted.
Map of outbreak locations