Equine infectious anaemia,
Information received on 13/05/2019 from Dr. Eduardo Barre Albera, Director General, Servicios Ganaderos, Ministerio de Ganaderķa, Agricultura y Pesca, Montevideo, Uruguay
Report type Immediate notification
Date of start of the event 29/04/2019
Date of confirmation of the event 02/05/2019
Report date 10/05/2019
Date submitted to OIE 13/05/2019
Reason for notification Recurrence of a listed disease
Date of previous occurrence 10/05/2007
Manifestation of disease Sub-clinical infection
Causal agent Equine infectious anaemia virus
Nature of diagnosis Laboratory (advanced)
This event pertains to the whole country
New outbreaks (1)
Outbreak 1 (Foco1) Florida, Florida
Date of start of the outbreak 29/04/2019
Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
Epidemiological unit Farm
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Equidae 2200 18 0 18 0
Summary of outbreaks Total outbreaks: 1
Total animals affected
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Equidae 2200 18 0 18 0
Outbreak statistics
Species Apparent morbidity rate Apparent mortality rate Apparent case fatality rate Proportion susceptible animals lost*
Equidae 0.82% 0.00% 0.00% 0.82%
*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 Positive animals were sent to slaughterhouse. The premises were placed under restrictions. Epidemiological investigation is continuing, samples will be taken in series, at 45 days intervals, on all the animals of the farm for diagnostic purposes.
Control measures
Measures applied
  • Movement control inside the country
  • Screening
  • Selective killing and disposal
  • 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
Division of veterinary laboratories (DILAVE) (National laboratory) Equidae antibody detection ELISA 29/04/2019 Positive
Division of veterinary laboratories (DILAVE) (National laboratory) Equidae Coggin's test 02/05/2019 Positive
Future Reporting
The event is continuing. Weekly follow-up reports will be submitted.
Map of outbreak locations