African swine fever,
Information received on 08/12/2017 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 30/11/2017
Date of confirmation of the event 04/12/2017
Report date 08/12/2017
Date submitted to OIE 08/12/2017
Date event resolved 26/03/2018
Reason for notification First occurrence of a listed disease
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 (08/12/2017)
Follow-up report No. 1 (18/12/2017)
Follow-up report No. 2 (26/12/2017)
Follow-up report No. 3 (03/01/2018)
Follow-up report No. 4 (09/01/2018)
Follow-up report No. 5 (15/01/2018)
Follow-up report No. 6 (22/01/2018)
Follow-up report No. 7 (28/01/2018)
Follow-up report No. 8 (05/02/2018)
Follow-up report No. 9 (19/02/2018)
Follow-up report No. 10 (26/02/2018)
Follow-up report No. 11 (06/03/2018)
Follow-up report No. 12 (12/03/2018)
Follow-up report No. 13 (26/03/2018)
New outbreaks (1)
Outbreak 1 Carpineni, Hincesti
Date of start of the outbreak 30/11/2017
Outbreak status Resolved (26/03/2018)
Epidemiological unit Backyard
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Swine 5 1 1 4 0
Affected population The owner of a backyard farm from the village of Carpineni, Hincesti 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 30 November 2017 from a dead pig with signs of disease and blood samples from the live pigs. Results were received from the Republican Center for Veterinary Diagnosis on 4 December 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 5 1 1 4 0
Outbreak statistics
Species Apparent morbidity rate Apparent mortality rate Apparent case fatality rate Proportion susceptible animals lost*
Swine 20.00% 20.00% 100.00% 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 antigen (Ag) detection ELISA 04/12/2017 Positive
Republican Center for Veterinary Diagnosis (National laboratory) Swine real-time PCR 04/12/2017 Positive
Future Reporting
The event is continuing. Weekly follow-up reports will be submitted.
Map of outbreak locations