African swine fever,
Belgium
Information received on 14/09/2018 from Dr Jean-François Heymans, Director, Animal Health and Safety of Products of Animal Origin, Federal Agency for the Safety of the Food Chain (FASFC), Bruxelles, Belgium
Summary
Report type Immediate notification
Date of start of the event 09/09/2018
Date of confirmation of the event 13/09/2018
Report date 14/09/2018
Date submitted to OIE 14/09/2018
Reason for notification Recurrence of a listed disease
Date of previous occurrence 1985
Manifestation of disease Clinical disease
Causal agent African swine fever virus
Nature of diagnosis Laboratory (advanced), Necropsy
This event pertains to a defined zone within the country
Related reports Immediate notification (14/09/2018)
Follow-up report No. 1 (21/09/2018)
Follow-up report No. 2 (01/10/2018)
Follow-up report No. 3 (08/10/2018)
Follow-up report No. 4 (15/10/2018)
Follow-up report No. 5 (22/10/2018)
Follow-up report No. 6 (29/10/2018)
Follow-up report No. 7 (05/11/2018)
Follow-up report No. 8 (14/11/2018)
Follow-up report No. 9 (20/11/2018)
New outbreaks (2)
Outbreak 1 Etalle, Luxembourg
Date of start of the outbreak 09/09/2018
Outbreak status Resolved (09/09/2018)
Epidemiological unit Forest
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Wild boar:Sus scrofa(Suidae) 3 3 0 0
Outbreak 2 Etalle, Luxembourg
Date of start of the outbreak 10/09/2018
Outbreak status Resolved (10/09/2018)
Epidemiological unit Forest
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Wild boar:Sus scrofa(Suidae) 1 0 1 0
Summary of outbreaks Total outbreaks: 2
Total animals affected
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Wild boar:Sus scrofa(Suidae) 4 3 1 0
Outbreak statistics
Species Apparent morbidity rate Apparent mortality rate Apparent case fatality rate Proportion susceptible animals lost*
Wild boar:Sus scrofa(Suidae) ** ** 75.00% **
*Removed from the susceptible population through death, destruction and/or slaughter
**Not calculated because of missing information
Epidemiology
Source of the outbreak(s) or origin of infection
  • Unknown or inconclusive
Control measures
Measures applied
  • Surveillance outside containment and/or protection zone
  • Surveillance within containment and/or protection zone
  • Official disposal of carcasses, by-products and waste
  • Control of wildlife reservoirs
  • Zoning
  • 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
Sciensano (National laboratory) Wild boar real-time PCR 13/09/2018 Positive
Sciensano (National laboratory) Wild boar real-time PCR 13/09/2018 Positive
Future Reporting
The event is continuing. Weekly follow-up reports will be submitted.
Map of outbreak locations