Koi herpesvirus disease,
Information received on 06/11/2015 from Mr Dr Ulrich Herzog, Chief Veterinary Officer, Verbrauchergesundheit, BMASGK, VIENNE, Austria
Report type Immediate notification (Final report)
Date of start of the event 20/09/2015
Date of confirmation of the event 22/10/2015
Report date 06/11/2015
Date submitted to OIE 06/11/2015
Date event resolved 22/10/2015
Reason for notification First occurrence of a listed disease
Manifestation of disease Clinical disease
Causal agent CyHV-3
Nature of diagnosis Laboratory (basic)
This event pertains to the whole country
New outbreaks (1)
Outbreak 1 Weiz, Weiz, Steiermark
Date of start of the outbreak 20/09/2015
Outbreak status Resolved (22/10/2015)
Epidemiological unit Pond
Water type Fresh water
Population type Farmed
Production system Semi-closed
Affected animals
Species Morbidity Mortality Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Koi carp (Cyprinus carpio) (kg) 5 (scale 0 to 5) 5 (scale 0 to 5) 400 400 340 60 0
Affected population Closed hobby carp pond with purchase of 24 koi carps in March 2015.
Summary of outbreaks Total outbreaks: 1
Total animals affected
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Koi carp (Cyprinus carpio) (kg) 400 400 340 60 0
Outbreak statistics
Species Apparent morbidity rate Apparent mortality rate Apparent case fatality rate Proportion susceptible animals lost*
Koi carp (Cyprinus carpio) (kg) 100.00% 85.00% 85.00% 100.00%
*Removed from the susceptible population through death, destruction and/or slaughter
Source of the outbreak(s) or origin of infection
  • Introduction of new live animals
Epidemiological comments Cell culture negative. Note by the OIE World Animal Health Information and Analysis Department: Since this is the first time that koi herpesvirus disease is identified in the history of the country, the reason for notification as first occurrence applies to the country but the event is in fact limited to a zone.
Control measures
Measures applied
  • Stamping out
  • Vaccination prohibited
  • No treatment of affected animals
Measures to be applied
  • Zoning
  • Official disposal of carcasses, by-products and waste
  • Traceability
  • Disinfection / Disinfestation
  • Movement control inside the country
Future Reporting
The event is resolved. No more reports will be submitted.
Map of outbreak locations