Equine infectious anaemia,
Information received on 13/04/2018 from Mrs Chrysoula Dile, Head, Animal Health Directorate, Ministry of Rural Development and Food, ATHENS, Greece
Report type Immediate notification
Date of start of the event 16/03/2018
Date of confirmation of the event 21/03/2018
Report date 13/04/2018
Date submitted to OIE 13/04/2018
Date event resolved 31/12/2018
Reason for notification Recurrence of a listed disease
Date of previous occurrence 09/03/2016
Manifestation of disease Sub-clinical infection
Causal agent Equine infectious anaemia virus
Nature of diagnosis Laboratory (advanced)
This event pertains to the whole country
Related reports Immediate notification (13/04/2018)
Follow-up report No. 1 (01/02/2019)
New outbreaks (1)
Outbreak 1 KASTORIA 1, Dytiki Makedonia
Date of start of the outbreak 16/03/2018
Outbreak status Resolved (31/12/2018)
Epidemiological unit Farm
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Equidae 3 1 0 0 0
Summary of outbreaks Total outbreaks: 1
Total animals affected
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Equidae 3 1 0 0 0
Outbreak statistics
Species Apparent morbidity rate Apparent mortality rate Apparent case fatality rate Proportion susceptible animals lost*
Equidae 33.33% 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
Epidemiological comments Serological examination after transport of animals in the Regional Unit of Kastoria.
Control measures
Measures applied
  • Movement control inside the country
  • Traceability
  • 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
Directorate of Veterinary Center of Athens, Departement of Molecular Diagnostics, FMD, Virological, Rickettsial and Exotic Diseases, Virology Laboratory (National laboratory) Equidae enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) 21/03/2018 Positive
Future Reporting
The event is continuing. Weekly follow-up reports will be submitted.
Map of outbreak locations