Information received on 16/09/2016 from Prof. Dr. Romano Marabelli, Chief Veterinary Officer, Secretary General, Ministry of Health, Rome, Italy
Report type Immediate notification
Date of start of the event 03/09/2016
Date of confirmation of the event 05/09/2016
Report date 16/09/2016
Date submitted to OIE 16/09/2016
Date event resolved 20/09/2016
Reason for notification Recurrence of a listed disease
Date of previous occurrence 07/2005
Manifestation of disease Sub-clinical infection
Causal agent Bacillus anthracis
Nature of diagnosis Laboratory (basic)
This event pertains to a defined zone within the country
Related reports Immediate notification (16/09/2016)
Follow-up report No. 1 (03/10/2016)
New outbreaks (1)
Outbreak 1 ROMA, Valmontone, Lazio
Date of start of the outbreak 03/09/2016
Outbreak status Resolved (20/09/2016)
Epidemiological unit Farm
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Sheep 680 2 2
Summary of outbreaks Total outbreaks: 1
Total animals affected
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Sheep 680 2 2
Outbreak statistics
Species Apparent morbidity rate Apparent mortality rate Apparent case fatality rate Proportion susceptible animals lost*
Sheep 0.29% 0.29% 100.00% **
*Removed from the susceptible population through death, destruction and/or slaughter
**Not calculated because of missing information
Source of the outbreak(s) or origin of infection
  • Unknown or inconclusive
Control measures
Measures applied
  • Official disposal of carcasses, by-products and waste
  • Disinfection / Disinfestation
  • 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
Experimental Zooprophilactic Institute - Foggia (National laboratory) Sheep pathogenic agent isolation on culture 05/09/2016 Positive
Future Reporting
The event is continuing. Weekly follow-up reports will be submitted.
Map of outbreak locations