Anthrax,
Romania
Information received on 12/09/2017 from Dr. Marius Grigore, Director, Head of Unit Animal Health Department General Sanitary Veterinary Directorate, National Sanitary Veterinary and Food Safety Authority, Bucharest, Romania
Summary
Report type Immediate notification
Date of start of the event 22/08/2017
Date of confirmation of the event 11/09/2017
Report date 12/09/2017
Date submitted to OIE 12/09/2017
Reason for notification Recurrence of a listed disease
Date of previous occurrence 05/07/2017
Manifestation of disease Sub-clinical infection
Causal agent Bacillus anthracis
Nature of diagnosis Laboratory (advanced)
This event pertains to a defined zone within the country
Related reports Immediate notification (12/09/2017)
Follow-up report No. 1 (19/09/2017)
New outbreaks (1)
Outbreak 1 Gaujani, Gaujani, GIURGIU
Date of start of the outbreak 22/08/2017
Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
Epidemiological unit Backyard
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Goats 4 1 0 0 1
Summary of outbreaks Total outbreaks: 1
Total animals affected
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Goats 4 1 0 0 1
Outbreak statistics
Species Apparent morbidity rate Apparent mortality rate Apparent case fatality rate Proportion susceptible animals lost*
Goats 25.00% 0.00% 0.00% 25.00%
*Removed from the susceptible population through death, destruction and/or slaughter
Epidemiology
Source of the outbreak(s) or origin of infection
  • Unknown or inconclusive
Epidemiological comments The slaughtered goat carcass was confirmed to anthrax following confirmation of human anthrax; it was then destroyed.
Control measures
Measures applied
  • Vaccination in response to the outbreak (s)
  • Official disposal of carcasses, by-products and waste
  • Disinfection
  • 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 Diagnostic and Animal Health (National laboratory) Goats bacteriological examination 11/09/2017 Positive
Future Reporting
The event is continuing. Weekly follow-up reports will be submitted.
Map of outbreak locations