Small hive beetle infestation (Aethina tumida),
Italy
Information received on 21/06/2019 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 18/06/2019
Date of confirmation of the event 20/06/2019
Report date 21/06/2019
Date submitted to OIE 21/06/2019
Date event resolved 23/06/2019
Reason for notification Recurrence of a listed disease
Date of previous occurrence 12/2014
Manifestation of disease Clinical disease
Causal agent Aethina tumida
Nature of diagnosis Clinical, Laboratory (basic)
This event pertains to a defined zone within the country
Related reports Immediate notification (21/06/2019)
Follow-up report No. 1 (03/07/2019)
New outbreaks (1)
Outbreak 1 (1_SHB_2019) Lentini, SIRACUSA, Sicilia
Date of start of the outbreak 18/06/2019
Outbreak status Resolved (23/06/2019)
Epidemiological unit Apiary
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Bees (hives) 68 1 68 0
Affected population The positivity regards an apiary
Summary of outbreaks Total outbreaks: 1
Total animals affected
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Bees (hives) 68 1 68 0
Outbreak statistics
Species Apparent morbidity rate Apparent mortality rate Apparent case fatality rate Proportion susceptible animals lost*
Bees (hives) 1.47% ** ** **
*Removed from the susceptible population through death, destruction and/or slaughter
**Not calculated because of missing information
Epidemiology
Source of the outbreak(s) or origin of infection
  • Unknown or inconclusive
Control measures
Measures applied
  • Disinfestation
  • Disinfection
  • Zoning
  • Stamping out
  • Screening
  • Movement control inside the country
  • Vaccination permitted (if a vaccine exists)
  • 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, IZS Venezie - Padova (National laboratory) Bees entomological investigations 20/06/2019 Positive
Experimental Zooprophylactic Institute, IZS Venezie - Padova (National laboratory) Bees optical microscopy 20/06/2019 Positive
Experimental Zooprophylactic Institute, IZS Venezie - Padova (National laboratory) Bees parasitological examination 20/06/2019 Positive
Future Reporting
The event is continuing. Weekly follow-up reports will be submitted.
Map of outbreak locations