African swine fever,
Information received on 01/11/2017 from Mr Vsevolod Stamati, Deputy Director General, National Food Safety Agency of the Republic of Moldova, National Food Safety Agency, CHISINAU, Moldova
Report type Immediate notification
Date of start of the event 19/10/2017
Date of confirmation of the event 31/10/2017
Report date 01/11/2017
Date submitted to OIE 01/11/2017
Date event resolved 28/01/2018
Reason for notification Recurrence of a listed disease
Date of previous occurrence 23/03/2017
Manifestation of disease Clinical disease
Causal agent African Swine Fever virus
Nature of diagnosis Clinical, Laboratory (advanced), Necropsy
This event pertains to a defined zone within the country
Related reports Immediate notification (01/11/2017)
Follow-up report No. 1 (15/11/2017)
Follow-up report No. 2 (08/12/2017)
Follow-up report No. 3 (18/12/2017)
Follow-up report No. 4 (26/12/2017)
Follow-up report No. 5 (03/01/2018)
Follow-up report No. 6 (09/01/2018)
Follow-up report No. 7 (15/01/2018)
Follow-up report No. 8 (22/01/2018)
Follow-up report No. 9 (28/01/2018)
New outbreaks (1)
Outbreak 1 Palanca, Stefan-Voda
Date of start of the outbreak 19/10/2017
Outbreak status Resolved (28/01/2018)
Epidemiological unit Backyard
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Swine 15 15 8 7 0
Affected population The owner of backyard farm from the village Palanca Stefan Voda District notified the Territorial Subdivision for Food Safety of competent authority about suspicion of ASF. Pigs had typical signs of African swine fever (anorexia,increased temperature and apathy). Samples were taken on the 27 and 28 October from dead pigs with signs of disease and blood samples from the live pigs. Results were received from the Republican Center for Veterinary Diagnosis on 31 October 2017; the samples were found positive using real-time PCR. All the dead and live pigs were destroyed.
Summary of outbreaks Total outbreaks: 1
Total animals affected
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Swine 15 15 8 7 0
Outbreak statistics
Species Apparent morbidity rate Apparent mortality rate Apparent case fatality rate Proportion susceptible animals lost*
Swine 100.00% 53.33% 53.33% 100.00%
*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
  • Movement control inside the country
  • Surveillance outside containment and/or protection zone
  • Surveillance within containment and/or protection zone
  • Traceability
  • Quarantine
  • Official destruction of animal products
  • Official disposal of carcasses, by-products and waste
  • Stamping out
  • Control of wildlife reservoirs
  • Zoning
  • Disinfection
  • 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
Republican Center for Veterinary Diagnosis (National laboratory) Swine real-time PCR 31/10/2017 Positive
Future Reporting
The event is continuing. Weekly follow-up reports will be submitted.
Map of outbreak locations