American foulbrood of honey bees,
Information received on 24/07/2013 from Dr. Pierre NAASSENS, Directeur général a.i. / CVO, Direction Santé des Animaux et Sécurité des Produits animaux, Agence Fédérale pour la Sécurité de la Chaîne Alimentaire, Bruxelles, Belgium
Report type Immediate notification
Date of start of the event 01/07/2013
Date of confirmation of the event 16/07/2013
Report date 24/07/2013
Date submitted to OIE 24/07/2013
Date event resolved 13/08/2013
Reason for notification Recurrence of a listed disease
Date of previous occurrence 04/2012
Manifestation of disease Clinical disease
Causal agent Paenibacillus larvae
Nature of diagnosis Laboratory (advanced)
This event pertains to the whole country
Related reports Immediate notification (24/07/2013)
Follow-up report No. 1 (12/09/2013)
New outbreaks (1)
Outbreak 1 Diest, Vlaams Brabant
Date of start of the outbreak 01/07/2013
Outbreak status Resolved (13/08/2013)
Epidemiological unit Apiary
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Bees (hives) 3 2 0 3 0
Summary of outbreaks Total outbreaks: 1
Total animals affected
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Bees (hives) 3 2 0 3 0
Outbreak statistics
Species Apparent morbidity rate Apparent mortality rate Apparent case fatality rate Proportion susceptible animals lost*
Bees (hives) 66.67% 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
Epidemiological comments A 3 km protection zone has been established. The transport of bees in the protection zone is forbidden and other populations are examined in order to detect any possible contamination. Bees and beekeeper equipment may not leave the protection zone. It is also prohibited to beekeepers' associations that keep equipment at their members’ disposal, to lend it to the beekeepers within the protection zone.
Control measures
Measures applied
  • Movement control inside the country
  • Quarantine
  • Zoning
  • Vaccination prohibited
  • No treatment of affected animals
Measures to be applied
  • No other measures
Diagnostic test results
Laboratory name and type Species Test Test date Result
Veterinary and Agrochemical Research Centre (CODA-CERVA) (National laboratory) Bees polymerase chain reaction (PCR) 16/07/2013 Positive
Future Reporting
The event is continuing. Weekly follow-up reports will be submitted.
Map of outbreak locations