Lumpy skin disease,
Saudi Arabia
Information received on 08/03/2018 from Dr Ali Al Doweriej, Director General of Veterinary Health and Monitoring Department, Veterinary Health and Monitoring Department, Ministry of Environment, Water and Agriculture, RIYADH, Saudi Arabia
Report type Follow-up report No. 3 (Final report)
Date of start of the event 16/04/2016
Date of confirmation of the event 05/06/2016
Report date 07/03/2018
Date submitted to OIE 08/03/2018
Date event resolved 08/03/2018
Reason for notification Recurrence of a listed disease
Date of previous occurrence 10/07/2015
Manifestation of disease Clinical disease
Causal agent Lumpy skin disease virus
Nature of diagnosis Laboratory (advanced)
This event pertains to the whole country
Related reports Immediate notification (14/07/2016)
Follow-up report No. 1 (20/09/2016)
Follow-up report No. 2 (21/03/2017)
Follow-up report No. 3 (07/03/2018)
Outbreaks There are no new outbreaks in this report
Source of the outbreak(s) or origin of infection
  • Unknown or inconclusive
Control measures
Measures applied
  • Movement control inside the country
  • Vaccination in response to the outbreak (s)
    Administrative division Species Total Vaccinated Details
    'Asir Cattle 1000
    Al Qasim Cattle 7000
    Ar Riyad Cattle 277086
    Ash Sharqiyah Cattle 35000
    Ha'Il Cattle 7000
  • Control of vectors
  • Treatment of affected animals ( Antibiotics+Vitamins+Analgesics )
Measures to be applied
  • No other measures
Future Reporting
The event cannot be considered resolved, but the situation is sufficiently stable. No more follow-up reports will be sent. Information about this disease will be included in the next six-monthly reports.