Lumpy skin disease,
Namibia
Information received on 23/09/2016 from Dr Adrianatus Florentius Maseke, Chief Veterinary Officer, Veterinary Services, Ministry of Agriculture, Water and Forestry, Windhoek, Namibia
Summary
Report type Immediate notification
Date of start of the event 13/09/2016
Date of confirmation of the event 16/09/2016
Report date 23/09/2016
Date submitted to OIE 23/09/2016
Date event resolved 20/07/2018
Reason for notification Recurrence of a listed disease
Date of previous occurrence 01/2015
Manifestation of disease Clinical disease
Causal agent Lumpy skin disease virus
Nature of diagnosis Clinical, Laboratory (basic)
This event pertains to a defined zone within the country
Related reports Immediate notification (23/09/2016)
Follow-up report No. 1 (21/10/2016)
Follow-up report No. 2 (11/11/2016)
Follow-up report No. 3 (26/01/2017)
Follow-up report No. 4 (06/02/2017)
Follow-up report No. 5 (03/03/2017)
Follow-up report No. 6 (22/07/2017)
Follow-up report No. 7 (14/08/2017)
Follow-up report No. 8 (04/09/2017)
Follow-up report No. 9 (06/11/2017)
Follow-up report No. 10 (25/07/2018)
New outbreaks (2)
Outbreak 1 Omaundjiro, Okakarara, Okakarara, Otjozondjupa
Date of start of the outbreak 13/09/2016
Outbreak status Resolved (26/01/2017)
Epidemiological unit Village
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Cattle 140 2 1 0 0
Outbreak 2 Otjondorozu, Okakarara, Okakarara, Otjozondjupa
Date of start of the outbreak 18/09/2016
Outbreak status Resolved (26/01/2017)
Epidemiological unit Village
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Cattle 52 1 0 0 0
Summary of outbreaks Total outbreaks: 2
Total animals affected
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Cattle 192 3 1 0 0
Outbreak statistics
Species Apparent morbidity rate Apparent mortality rate Apparent case fatality rate Proportion susceptible animals lost*
Cattle 1.56% 0.52% 33.33% 0.52%
*Removed from the susceptible population through death, destruction and/or slaughter
Epidemiology
Source of the outbreak(s) or origin of infection
  • Unknown or inconclusive
Control measures
Measures applied
  • Quarantine
  • Surveillance within containment and/or protection zone
  • Vaccination permitted (if a vaccine exists)
  • No treatment of affected animals
Measures to be applied
  • Vaccination in response to the outbreak (s)
Future Reporting
The event is continuing. Weekly follow-up reports will be submitted.
Map of outbreak locations