Lumpy skin disease,
Georgia
Information received on 08/11/2016 from Dr Mikheil Sokhadze, Chief Veterinary Officer Deputy Head, National Food Agency, Ministry of Agriculture, Tbilisi, Georgia
Summary
Report type Immediate notification
Date of start of the event 01/11/2016
Date of confirmation of the event 07/11/2016
Report date 08/11/2016
Date submitted to OIE 08/11/2016
Date event resolved 05/01/2017
Reason for notification First occurrence of a listed disease in the country
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 (08/11/2016)
Follow-up report No. 1 (02/12/2016)
Follow-up report No. 2 (03/02/2017)
New outbreaks (2)
Outbreak 1 Oni, Glola, Oni, Racha-Lechkhum - Kvemo Svaneti
Date of start of the outbreak 01/11/2016
Outbreak status Resolved (29/12/2016)
Epidemiological unit Village
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Cattle 140 1 0 0 0
Outbreak 2 Oni, Ghebi, Oni, Racha-Lechkhum - Kvemo Svaneti
Date of start of the outbreak 03/11/2016
Outbreak status Resolved (05/01/2017)
Epidemiological unit Village
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Cattle 223 2 0 0 0
Summary of outbreaks Total outbreaks: 2
Total animals affected
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Cattle 363 3 0 0 0
Outbreak statistics
Species Apparent morbidity rate Apparent mortality rate Apparent case fatality rate Proportion susceptible animals lost*
Cattle 0.83% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%
*Removed from the susceptible population through death, destruction and/or slaughter
Epidemiology
Source of the outbreak(s) or origin of infection
  • Unknown or inconclusive
Epidemiological comments The distance between Ghebi and Glola is about 17 km. Both villages share a common summer pasture in the mountains. The central level veterinarians visited both villages and took the following samples: blood, serum, scab and exudates from lesions (nodules).
Control measures
Measures applied
  • Movement control inside the country
  • Disinfection / Disinfestation
  • Traceability
  • Dipping / Spraying for control of vectors or parasites
  • Quarantine
  • Control of vectors
  • Vaccination permitted (if a vaccine exists)
  • No treatment of affected animals
Measures to be applied
  • Vaccination in response to the outbreak (s)
  • Surveillance outside containment and/or protection zone
  • Surveillance within containment and/or protection zone
Diagnostic test results
Laboratory name and type Species Test Test date Result
Laboratory of Ministry of Agriculture of Georgia (National laboratory) Cattle reverse transcription - polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) 07/11/2016 Positive
Future Reporting
The event is continuing. Weekly follow-up reports will be submitted.
Map of outbreak locations