Peste des petits ruminants,
Information received on 17/04/2019 from Dr Zakaria Mohamed Mustafa Elkhatal, Director General, National Centre for Animal Health (NCAH), Ministry of Agriculture, Animal & Marine Wealth, Tripoli, Libya
Report type Immediate notification
Date of start of the event 27/01/2019
Date of confirmation of the event 03/04/2019
Report date 17/04/2019
Date submitted to OIE 17/04/2019
Date event resolved 21/05/2019
Reason for notification Recurrence of a listed disease
Date of previous occurrence 07/06/2018
Manifestation of disease Clinical disease
Causal agent Peste des petits ruminants virus
Nature of diagnosis Clinical, Laboratory (basic)
This event pertains to a defined zone within the country
Related reports Immediate notification (17/04/2019)
Follow-up report No. 1 (21/05/2019)
New outbreaks (1)
Outbreak 1 (1) Arrajma, Wadi Al Ghattara, Banghazi
Date of start of the outbreak 27/01/2019
Outbreak status Resolved (21/05/2019)
Epidemiological unit Farm
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Sheep / goats 515 179 100 0 0
Affected population On 17/03/2019, a report was received from an owner about the deaths in a herd of 515 sheep and goats (from which around 100 are lambs). From the investigation, it became clear that the beginning of the event was on 27/01/2019. Mortality and the symptoms of the disease were observed mostly in lambs.
Summary of outbreaks Total outbreaks: 1
Total animals affected
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Sheep / goats 515 179 100 0 0
Outbreak statistics
Species Apparent morbidity rate Apparent mortality rate Apparent case fatality rate Proportion susceptible animals lost*
Sheep / goats 34.76% 19.42% 55.87% 19.42%
*Removed from the susceptible population through death, destruction and/or slaughter
Source of the outbreak(s) or origin of infection
  • Unknown or inconclusive
Control measures
Measures applied
  • Quarantine
  • Disinfection
  • Vaccination prohibited
  • No treatment of affected animals
Measures to be applied
  • Surveillance within containment and/or protection zone
  • Traceability
Diagnostic test results
Laboratory name and type Species Test Test date Result
National Central Veterinary Laboratory Tripoli (National laboratory) Sheep / goats competitive ELISA (c-ELISA) 03/04/2019 Positive
Future Reporting
The event is continuing. Weekly follow-up reports will be submitted.
Map of outbreak locations