Anthrax,
Italy
Information received on 16/03/2018 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
Summary
Report type Immediate notification
Date of start of the event 10/03/2018
Date of confirmation of the event 12/03/2018
Report date 16/03/2018
Date submitted to OIE 16/03/2018
Date event resolved 16/04/2018
Reason for notification Recurrence of a listed disease
Date of previous occurrence 10/10/2017
Manifestation of disease Clinical disease
Causal agent Bacillus anthracis
Nature of diagnosis Clinical, Laboratory (advanced)
This event pertains to a defined zone within the country
Related reports Immediate notification (16/03/2018)
Follow-up report No. 1 (17/04/2018)
New outbreaks (1)
Outbreak 1 (ANTH_1_RM_2018) Frascati, ROMA, Lazio
Date of start of the outbreak 10/03/2018
Outbreak status Resolved (16/04/2018)
Epidemiological unit Other
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Cattle 195 1 1 0 0
Summary of outbreaks Total outbreaks: 1
Total animals affected
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Cattle 195 1 1 0 0
Outbreak statistics
Species Apparent morbidity rate Apparent mortality rate Apparent case fatality rate Proportion susceptible animals lost*
Cattle 0.51% 0.51% 100.00% 0.51%
*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 animal was found dead in a free ranging area.
Control measures
Measures applied
  • Official disposal of carcasses, by-products and waste
  • Vaccination prohibited
  • 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 Zooprophylactic Institute of Lazio and Tuscany - Roma (National laboratory) Cattle microscopic examination 12/03/2018 Positive
Experimental Zooprophylactic Institute of Lazio and Tuscany - Roma (National laboratory) Cattle pathogen isolation on cell culture 12/03/2018 Positive
Future Reporting
The event is continuing. Weekly follow-up reports will be submitted.
Map of outbreak locations