Information received on 15/02/2019 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 08/02/2019
Date of confirmation of the event 12/02/2019
Report date 15/02/2019
Date submitted to OIE 15/02/2019
Date event resolved 28/03/2019
Reason for notification Recurrence of a listed disease
Date of previous occurrence 31/10/2018
Manifestation of disease Clinical disease
Causal agent Bacillus anthracis
Nature of diagnosis Laboratory (advanced)
This event pertains to a defined zone within the country
Related reports Immediate notification (15/02/2019)
Follow-up report No. 1 (02/04/2019)
New outbreaks (1)
Outbreak 1 Epureni, Vaslui
Date of start of the outbreak 08/02/2019
Outbreak status Resolved (28/03/2019)
Epidemiological unit Backyard
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Cattle 23 2 1 0 1
Summary of outbreaks Total outbreaks: 1
Total animals affected
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Cattle 23 2 1 0 1
Outbreak statistics
Species Apparent morbidity rate Apparent mortality rate Apparent case fatality rate Proportion susceptible animals lost*
Cattle 8.70% 4.35% 50.00% 8.70%
*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
  • Vaccination in response to the outbreak (s)
  • Official disposal of carcasses, by-products and waste
  • Disinfection
  • 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 for Diagnosis and Animal Health (National laboratory) Cattle pathogen isolation on cell culture 12/02/2019 Positive
Future Reporting
The event is continuing. Weekly follow-up reports will be submitted.
Map of outbreak locations