African swine fever,
Information received on 15/05/2018 from Dr Vitalie Caraus, Head of Sanitary Veterinary Surveillance Department , Sanitary and Veterinary Surveillance Division, National Food Safety Agency, National Food Safety Agency of the Republic of Moldova, Chisinau, Moldova
Report type Immediate notification
Date of start of the event 10/05/2018
Date of confirmation of the event 11/05/2018
Report date 15/05/2018
Date submitted to OIE 15/05/2018
Date event resolved 09/07/2018
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 (15/05/2018)
Follow-up report No. 1 (21/05/2018)
Follow-up report No. 2 (28/05/2018)
Follow-up report No. 3 (05/06/2018)
Follow-up report No. 4 (17/07/2018)
New outbreaks (1)
Outbreak 1 Tvardita, Taraclia
Date of start of the outbreak 10/05/2018
Outbreak status Resolved (09/07/2018)
Epidemiological unit Backyard
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Swine 3 3 2 1 0
Affected population Owner of a backyard farm from the village of Tvardita (Taraclia district) notified the territorial subdivision of the competent authority for food safety about deaths of pigs. Pigs had typical signs of African swine fever. Samples were taken on 10 May 2018 from the dead pigs and blood samples from the live pig. Results were received from the Republican Center for Veterinary Diagnosis on 11 May 2018; 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 3 3 2 1 0
Outbreak statistics
Species Apparent morbidity rate Apparent mortality rate Apparent case fatality rate Proportion susceptible animals lost*
Swine 100.00% 66.67% 66.67% 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 11/05/2018 Positive
Future Reporting
The event is continuing. Weekly follow-up reports will be submitted.
Map of outbreak locations