Information received on 16/09/2016 from Dr Silvio Borrello, Chief Veterinary Officer, Food Safety and Collegial Bodies for Health Protection, Ministère de la Santé, Department for Veterinary Public 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
  • Disinfection / Disinfestation
  • Official disposal of carcasses, by-products and waste
  • 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