Information received on 19/06/2017 from Dr. Marius Grigore, Director, Head of Unit Animal Health Department General Sanitary Veterinary Directorate, National Sanitary Veterinary and Food Safety Authority, Bucharest, Romania
Report type Immediate notification
Date of start of the event 02/06/2017
Date of confirmation of the event 16/06/2017
Report date 19/06/2017
Date submitted to OIE 19/06/2017
Date event resolved 05/07/2017
Reason for notification Recurrence of a listed disease
Date of previous occurrence 23/08/2016
Manifestation of disease Clinical disease
Causal agent Bacillus anthracis
Nature of diagnosis Laboratory (advanced)
This event pertains to a defined zone within the country
Related reports Immediate notification (19/06/2017)
Follow-up report No. 1 (22/06/2017)
Follow-up report No. 2 (07/07/2017)
New outbreaks (1)
Outbreak 1 Flondora, Manoleasa, Botosani
Date of start of the outbreak 02/06/2017
Outbreak status Resolved (05/07/2017)
Epidemiological unit Backyard
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Cattle 24 2 0 0 1
Summary of outbreaks Total outbreaks: 1
Total animals affected
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Cattle 24 2 0 0 1
Outbreak statistics
Species Apparent morbidity rate Apparent mortality rate Apparent case fatality rate Proportion susceptible animals lost*
Cattle 8.33% 0.00% 0.00% 4.17%
*Removed from the susceptible population through death, destruction and/or slaughter
Source of the outbreak(s) or origin of infection
  • Unknown or inconclusive
Epidemiological comments A diseased bovine was slaughtered at home and meat kept in a freezer. The owner was infected with Bacillus anthracis. The diagnosis was confirmed on infected meat.
Control measures
Measures applied
  • Vaccination in response to the outbreak (s)
  • Screening
  • Official disposal of carcasses, by-products and waste
  • Disinfection
  • Slaughter
  • No treatment of affected animals
Measures to be applied
  • No other measures
Diagnostic test results
Laboratory name and type Species Test Test date Result
LSVJ, Botosani (Local laboratory) Cattle bacteriological examination 16/06/2017 Positive
Future Reporting
The event is continuing. Weekly follow-up reports will be submitted.
Map of outbreak locations