Equine influenza,
Italy
Information received on 24/05/2019 from Dr Silvio Borrello, Chief Veterinary Officer, Food Safety and Collegial Bodies for Health Protection, Ministère de la Santé, Department for Veterinary Public Health, Rome, Italy
Summary
Report type Follow-up report No. 1
Date of start of the event 04/02/2019
Date of confirmation of the event 15/02/2019
Report date 24/05/2019
Date submitted to OIE 24/05/2019
Date event resolved 10/05/2019
Reason for notification Recurrence of a listed disease
Date of previous occurrence 1999
Manifestation of disease Clinical disease
Causal agent A/Equus caballus/Pas-de-Calais/1_2018
Serotype H3N8
Nature of diagnosis Clinical, Laboratory (basic)
This event pertains to a defined zone within the country
Related reports Immediate notification (07/05/2019)
Follow-up report No. 1 (24/05/2019)
Follow-up report No. 2 (05/07/2019)
New outbreaks (2)
Outbreak 1 (EI_05_BS_2019) Calvagese della Riviera, BRESCIA, Lombardia
Date of start of the outbreak 18/04/2019
Outbreak status Resolved (10/05/2019)
Epidemiological unit Farm
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Equidae 52 5
Affected population No other clinical cases has been detected in the herd therefore the outbreak is closed.
Outbreak 2 (EI_04_BG_2019) Isso, BERGAMO, Lombardia
Date of start of the outbreak 20/04/2019
Outbreak status Resolved (09/05/2019)
Epidemiological unit Farm
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Equidae 10 1
Affected population No other clinical cases has been detected in the herd therefore the outbreak is closed.
Summary of outbreaks Total outbreaks: 2
Total animals affected
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Equidae 62 6
Outbreak statistics
Species Apparent morbidity rate Apparent mortality rate Apparent case fatality rate Proportion susceptible animals lost*
Equidae 9.68% ** ** **
*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
  • Introduction of new live animals
Control measures
Measures applied
  • Movement control inside the country
  • Surveillance within containment and/or protection zone
  • Screening
  • Traceability
  • Quarantine
  • 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
Experimental Zooprophylactic Institute (IZSLT), Roma (National laboratory) Equidae polymerase chain reaction (PCR) 29/04/2019 Positive
Experimental Zooprophylactic Institute (IZSLT), Roma (National laboratory) Equidae real-time PCR 29/04/2019 Positive
Experimental Zooprophylactic Institute (IZSLT), Roma (National laboratory) Equidae real-time PCR 20/05/2019 Positive
Future Reporting
The event is continuing. Weekly follow-up reports will be submitted.
Map of outbreak locations