Palestinian Auton. Territories
Information received on 28/07/2016 from Dr Iyad Adra, Director General of Veterinary Services & Animal Health, CVO, -, Ministry of Agriculture, Ramallah, Palestinian Auton. Territories
Report type Immediate notification
Date of start of the event 14/07/2016
Date of confirmation of the event 27/07/2016
Report date 28/07/2016
Date submitted to OIE 28/07/2016
Date event resolved 14/08/2016
Reason for notification First occurrence of a listed disease in the country
Causal agent camelpox virus
Nature of diagnosis Clinical, Laboratory (basic)
This event pertains to a defined zone within the country
Related reports Immediate notification (28/07/2016)
Follow-up report No. 1 (18/08/2016)
New outbreaks (1)
Outbreak 1 West Bank, Alrashaideh, Biethlahim, West Bank
Date of start of the outbreak 14/07/2016
Outbreak status Resolved (14/08/2016)
Epidemiological unit Not applicable
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Camelidae 23 7 0 0 0
Affected population The dromedary camels belonging to Bedouins in a very wide area or open desert from Bethlehem to the Dead Sea (common grazing area). There are 2 infected herds, cases in females aged from 3 to 6 years old.
Summary of outbreaks Total outbreaks: 1
Total animals affected
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Camelidae 23 7 0 0 0
Outbreak statistics
Species Apparent morbidity rate Apparent mortality rate Apparent case fatality rate Proportion susceptible animals lost*
Camelidae 30.43% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%
*Removed from the susceptible population through death, destruction and/or slaughter
Source of the outbreak(s) or origin of infection
  • Unknown or inconclusive
Control measures
Measures applied
  • Quarantine
  • Disinfection / Disinfestation
  • Movement control inside the country
  • 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
Kimron Veterinary Institute, Virology Division (Regional Laboratory) Camelidae real-time PCR 27/07/2016 Positive
Future Reporting
The event is continuing. Weekly follow-up reports will be submitted.
Map of outbreak locations