Information received on 27/11/2014 from Dr Mirjana Mataušic-Pišl, Assistant to Minister Ministry of Agriculture, Veterinary Directorate, Ministry of Agriculture, Zagreb, Croatia
Report type Immediate notification
Date of start of the event 21/11/2014
Date of confirmation of the event 25/11/2014
Report date 27/11/2014
Date submitted to OIE 27/11/2014
Date event resolved 30/12/2014
Reason for notification Recurrence of a listed disease
Date of previous occurrence 25/07/2014
Manifestation of disease Clinical disease
Causal agent Bacillus anthracis
Nature of diagnosis Laboratory (advanced), Necropsy
This event pertains to the whole country
Related reports Immediate notification (27/11/2014)
Follow-up report No. 1 (30/12/2014)
New outbreaks (1)
Outbreak 1 Kajgana, Kajgana, Garesnica, Bjelovarsko-Bilogorska
Date of start of the outbreak 21/11/2014
Outbreak status Resolved (30/12/2014)
Epidemiological unit Farm
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Cattle 40 2 2 0 0
Affected population Two cattle per-acutely died on the farm: necropsy of the first dead animal was not carried out. Few days after, another animal from the same herd died; during the necropsy samples were taken for bacteriological examination and Bacillus anthracis was isolated.
Summary of outbreaks Total outbreaks: 1
Total animals affected
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Cattle 40 2 2 0 0
Outbreak statistics
Species Apparent morbidity rate Apparent mortality rate Apparent case fatality rate Proportion susceptible animals lost*
Cattle 5.00% 5.00% 100.00% 5.00%
*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 The affected herd consisted of 40 cattle. Two cattle per-acutely died on the farm. The other animals showed no clinical signs. In response to the outbreak, vaccination of all susceptible animals on the location will be carried out.
Control measures
Measures applied
  • Disinfection / Disinfestation
  • Quarantine
  • Vaccination permitted (if a vaccine exists)
  • No treatment of affected animals
Measures to be applied
  • Vaccination in response to the outbreak (s)
Diagnostic test results
Laboratory name and type Species Test Test date Result
Croatian Veterinary Institute, Zagreb (National laboratory) Cattle bacteriological examination 25/11/2014 Positive
Future Reporting
The event is continuing. Weekly follow-up reports will be submitted.
Map of outbreak locations