African swine fever,
Information received on 04/07/2019 from Dr Damyan Iliev, Chief Veterinary Officer & Deputy Executive Director, Bulgarian Food Safety Agency, Ministry of Agriculture and Food, Sofia, Bulgaria
Report type Immediate notification
Date of start of the event 03/07/2019
Date of confirmation of the event 03/07/2019
Report date 03/07/2019
Date submitted to OIE 04/07/2019
Reason for notification Recurrence of a listed disease
Date of previous occurrence 30/09/2018
Manifestation of disease Clinical disease
Causal agent African swine fever virus
Nature of diagnosis Laboratory (basic)
This event pertains to a defined zone within the country
Related reports Immediate notification (03/07/2019)
Follow-up report No. 1 (09/07/2019)
Follow-up report No. 2 (14/07/2019)
Follow-up report No. 3 (18/07/2019)
Follow-up report No. 4 (03/08/2019)
Follow-up report No. 5 (22/08/2019)
Follow-up report No. 6 (22/08/2019)
Follow-up report No. 7 (23/08/2019)
Follow-up report No. 8 (23/08/2019)
Follow-up report No. 9 (02/09/2019)
Follow-up report No. 10 (04/09/2019)
Follow-up report No. 11 (13/09/2019)
New outbreaks (1)
Outbreak 1 Zhernov, Pleven
Date of start of the outbreak 03/07/2019
Outbreak status Resolved (08/07/2019)
Epidemiological unit Backyard
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Swine 14 2 2 12 0
Affected population ASF outbreak was confirmed in backyard pigs by the NRL, by real time PCR method, in the village of Zhernov, region of Pleven (6 km away from the border with Romania). Control and eradication measures have been taken in accordance with the Council Directive 2002/60/EC.
Summary of outbreaks Total outbreaks: 1
Total animals affected
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Swine 14 2 2 12 0
Outbreak statistics
Species Apparent morbidity rate Apparent mortality rate Apparent case fatality rate Proportion susceptible animals lost*
Swine 14.29% 14.29% 100.00% 100.00%
*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
  • Movement control inside the country
  • Surveillance outside containment and/or protection zone
  • Surveillance within containment and/or protection zone
  • Screening
  • Traceability
  • Zoning
  • Vaccination permitted (if a vaccine exists)
  • No treatment of affected animals
Measures to be applied
  • Official destruction of animal products
  • Official disposal of carcasses, by-products and waste
  • Stamping out
  • Control of wildlife reservoirs
  • Disinfection
  • Control of vectors
Diagnostic test results
Laboratory name and type Species Test Test date Result
National Reference Laboratory for classical swine fever and African swine fever (National laboratory) Swine real-time PCR 03/07/2019 Positive
Future Reporting
The event is continuing. Weekly follow-up reports will be submitted.
Map of outbreak locations