Bosnia and Herzegovina
Information received on 02/06/2020 from Dr Ljubomir Kalaba, Director, Veterinary Office, Ministry of Foreign Trade and Economic Relations, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Report type Immediate notification
Date of start of the event 28/05/2020
Date of confirmation of the event 29/05/2020
Report date 02/06/2020
Date submitted to OIE 02/06/2020
Date event resolved 04/09/2020
Reason for notification Recurrence of a listed disease
Date of previous occurrence 11/2014
Manifestation of disease Clinical disease
Causal agent Rabies virus
Serotype Not typed
Nature of diagnosis Clinical, Laboratory (advanced), Necropsy
This event pertains to a defined zone within the country
Related reports Immediate notification (02/06/2020)
Follow-up report No. 1 (11/06/2020)
Follow-up report No. 2 (19/06/2020)
Follow-up report No. 3 (26/06/2020)
Follow-up report No. 4 (03/07/2020)
Follow-up report No. 5 (13/07/2020)
Follow-up report No. 6 (07/09/2020)
New outbreaks (1)
Outbreak 1 Potocari, Srebrenica
Date of start of the outbreak 28/05/2020
Outbreak status Resolved (04/09/2020)
Epidemiological unit Backyard
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Dogs 1 1 0 1 0
Affected population One dog on private property showed clinical signs of rabies, after which it was euthanized. The dog was not vaccinated against rabies.
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
  • Contact with wild species
Epidemiological comments Since there are no farms nearby, contact with wild animals is suspected.
Control measures
Measures applied
  • Surveillance within containment and/or protection zone
  • Traceability
  • Quarantine
  • Official disposal of carcasses, by-products and waste
  • Selective killing and disposal
  • Zoning
  • Vaccination permitted (if a vaccine exists)
  • No treatment of affected animals
Measures to be applied
  • Vaccination in response to the outbreak (s)
  • Control of wildlife reservoirs
Diagnostic test results
Laboratory name and type Species Test Test date Result
Veterinary Faculty in Sarajevo (National laboratory) Dogs direct fluorescent antibody (FAT) test 29/05/2020 Positive
Future Reporting
The event is continuing. Weekly follow-up reports will be submitted.
Map of outbreak locations