African swine fever,
Information received on 29/10/2018 from Dr Geronimo Raducu Branescu, President Secretary of State Chief Veterinary Officer, National Sanitary Veterinary and Food Safety, National Sanitary Veterinary and Food Safety Authority, Bucharest, Romania
Report type Immediate notification
Date of start of the event 23/10/2018
Date of confirmation of the event 27/10/2018
Report date 29/10/2018
Date submitted to OIE 29/10/2018
Date event resolved 17/02/2019
Reason for notification First occurrence of a listed disease
Manifestation of disease Clinical disease
Causal agent African swine fever virus
Nature of diagnosis Laboratory (advanced)
This event pertains to a defined zone within the country
Related reports Immediate notification (29/10/2018)
Follow-up report No. 1 (11/01/2019)
Follow-up report No. 2 (31/01/2019)
Follow-up report No. 3 (19/02/2019)
New outbreaks (1)
Outbreak 1 Lespezi, Vrancea
Date of start of the outbreak 23/10/2018
Outbreak status Resolved (17/02/2019)
Epidemiological unit Backyard
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Swine 5 5 1 4 0
Summary of outbreaks Total outbreaks: 1
Total animals affected
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Swine 5 5 1 4 0
Outbreak statistics
Species Apparent morbidity rate Apparent mortality rate Apparent case fatality rate Proportion susceptible animals lost*
Swine 100.00% 20.00% 20.00% 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
  • Official disposal of carcasses, by-products and waste
  • Stamping out
  • 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
Institute of Diagnostic and Animal Health (National laboratory) Swine real-time PCR 27/10/2018 Positive
Future Reporting
The event is continuing. Weekly follow-up reports will be submitted.
Map of outbreak locations