Information received on 27/02/2008 from Dr Monique Eloit, Directrice générale adjointe, Direction générale de l'alimentation, Ministère de l'Agriculture et de la Pêche, PARIS Cedex 15, France
Report type Immediate notification
Date of start of the event 19/02/2008
Date of confirmation of the event 27/02/2008
Report date 27/02/2008
Date submitted to OIE 27/02/2008
Date event resolved 21/08/2008
Reason for notification Recurrence of a listed disease
Date of previous occurrence 08/2004
Manifestation of disease Clinical disease
Causal agent Serotype 1 lyssavirus genotype 1, type Africa I, Morocco
Serotype RABV
Nature of diagnosis Clinical, Laboratory (advanced)
This event pertains to the whole country
Related reports Immediate notification (27/02/2008)
Follow-up report No. 1 (07/05/2008)
Follow-up report No. 2 (26/08/2008)
New outbreaks (1)
Date of start of the outbreak 19/02/2008
Outbreak status Resolved (21/08/2008)
Epidemiological unit Village
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Dogs 1 1 0 1 0
Affected population A female dog of unknown origin.
Summary of outbreaks Total outbreaks: 1
Total animals affected
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Dogs 1 1 0 1 0
Outbreak statistics
Species Apparent morbidity rate Apparent mortality rate Apparent case fatality rate Proportion susceptible animals lost*
Dogs 100.00% 0.00% 0.00% 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
  • Illegal movement of animals
  • Under investigation. Hypothesis: animal illegally imported from Morocco or in contact with an illegally imported animal.
Epidemiological comments Presence of clinical signs consistent with rabies. Animal euthanased on 19 February 2008.
Control measures
Measures applied
  • Movement control inside the country
  • 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
Pasteur Paris UPRE (National laboratory) Dogs direct fluorescent antibody (FAT) test 26/02/2008 Positive
Pasteur Paris UPRE (National laboratory) Dogs virus isolation 26/02/2008 Positive
Future Reporting
The event is continuing. Weekly follow-up reports will be submitted.
Map of outbreak locations