West Nile Fever,
Greece
Information received on 01/08/2017 from Mrs Chrysoula Dile, Head, Animal Health Directorate, Ministry of Rural Development and Food, ATHENS, Greece
Summary
Report type Immediate notification
Date of start of the event 27/07/2017
Date of confirmation of the event 27/07/2017
Report date 31/07/2017
Date submitted to OIE 01/08/2017
Reason for notification Recurrence of a listed disease
Date of previous occurrence 12/11/2014
Manifestation of disease Sub-clinical infection
Causal agent West Nile fever virus
Nature of diagnosis Laboratory (basic)
This event pertains to a defined zone within the country
New outbreaks (7)
Outbreak 1 ARGOLIDA 1, PELOPONNISOS
Date of start of the outbreak 27/07/2017
Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
Epidemiological unit Farm
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Equidae 1 1 0 0 0
Outbreak 2 ARGOLIDA 2, PELOPONNISOS
Date of start of the outbreak 27/07/2017
Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
Epidemiological unit Farm
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Equidae 2 1 0 0 0
Outbreak 3 ARGOLIDA 3, PELOPONNISOS
Date of start of the outbreak 27/07/2017
Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
Epidemiological unit Farm
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Equidae 2 1 0 0 0
Outbreak 4 ARGOLIDA 4, PELOPONNISOS
Date of start of the outbreak 27/07/2017
Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
Epidemiological unit Farm
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Equidae 3 1 0 0 0
Outbreak 5 ARGOLIDA 5, PELOPONNISOS
Date of start of the outbreak 27/07/2017
Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
Epidemiological unit Farm
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Equidae 2 1 0 0 0
Outbreak 6 ARGOLIDA 6, PELOPONNISOS
Date of start of the outbreak 27/07/2017
Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
Epidemiological unit Farm
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Equidae 1 1 0 0 0
Outbreak 7 ARGOLIDA 7, PELOPONNISOS
Date of start of the outbreak 27/07/2017
Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
Epidemiological unit Farm
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Equidae 2 2 0 0 0
Summary of outbreaks Total outbreaks: 7
Total animals affected
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Equidae 13 8 0 0 0
Outbreak statistics
Species Apparent morbidity rate Apparent mortality rate Apparent case fatality rate Proportion susceptible animals lost*
Equidae 61.54% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%
*Removed from the susceptible population through death, destruction and/or slaughter
Epidemiology
Source of the outbreak(s) or origin of infection
  • Unknown or inconclusive
Control measures
Measures applied
  • Movement control inside the country
  • Traceability
  • 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
Directorate of Athens Veterinary Center, Dept. of Molecular Diagnostic, FMD, Virological, Rickettsial and Exotic Disease (National laboratory) Equidae IgM-capture ELISA 27/07/2017 Positive
Future Reporting
The event is continuing. Weekly follow-up reports will be submitted.
Map of outbreak locations