Caprine arthritis/encephalitis,
Information received on 04/08/2017 from Dr. Marius Grigore, Director, Head of Unit Animal Health Department General Sanitary Veterinary Directorate, National Sanitary Veterinary and Food Safety Authority, Bucharest, Romania
Report type Immediate notification
Date of start of the event 30/05/2017
Date of confirmation of the event 30/05/2017
Report date 04/08/2017
Date submitted to OIE 04/08/2017
Date event resolved 27/11/2017
Reason for notification Recurrence of a listed disease
Date of previous occurrence 2016
Manifestation of disease Sub-clinical infection
Causal agent Caprine arthritis/encephalitis virus
Nature of diagnosis Laboratory (advanced)
This event pertains to a defined zone within the country
Related reports Immediate notification (04/08/2017)
Follow-up report No. 1 (25/09/2017)
Follow-up report No. 2 (04/10/2017)
Follow-up report No. 3 (16/01/2018)
Follow-up report No. 4 (17/01/2018)
New outbreaks (1)
Outbreak 1 Magina, Alba
Date of start of the outbreak 30/05/2017
Outbreak status Resolved (27/11/2017)
Epidemiological unit Backyard
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Goats 488 4 0 0 0
Summary of outbreaks Total outbreaks: 1
Total animals affected
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Goats 488 4 0 0 0
Outbreak statistics
Species Apparent morbidity rate Apparent mortality rate Apparent case fatality rate Proportion susceptible animals lost*
Goats 0.82% 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
  • Screening
  • Quarantine
  • 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
Institute for diagnosis and animal health (National laboratory) Goats indirect ELISA 30/05/2017 Positive
Future Reporting
The event is continuing. Weekly follow-up reports will be submitted.
Map of outbreak locations