West Nile Fever,
Greece
Information received on 15/07/2019 from Mrs Chrysoula Dile, Head, Animal Health Directorate, Ministry of Rural Development and Food, ATHENS, Greece
Summary
Report type Immediate notification
Date of start of the event 09/07/2019
Date of confirmation of the event 09/07/2019
Report date 15/07/2019
Date submitted to OIE 15/07/2019
Reason for notification Recurrence of a listed disease
Date of previous occurrence 31/12/2018
Manifestation of disease Sub-clinical infection
Causal agent West Nile virus
Nature of diagnosis Laboratory (basic)
This event pertains to the whole country
Related reports Immediate notification (15/07/2019)
Follow-up report No. 1 (29/08/2019)
Follow-up report No. 2 (17/09/2019)
Follow-up report No. 3 (11/10/2019)
New outbreaks (2)
Outbreak 1 XANTHI 1, Anatoliki Makedonia Kai Thraki
Date of start of the outbreak 09/07/2019
Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
Epidemiological unit Farm
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Equidae 4 1 0 0 0
Outbreak 2 LARISSA 2, Thessalia
Date of start of the outbreak 09/07/2019
Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
Epidemiological unit Farm
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Equidae 3 1 0 0 0
Affected population The animals had been tested in the framework of active surveillance (sentinels)
Summary of outbreaks Total outbreaks: 2
Total animals affected
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Equidae 7 2 0 0 0
Outbreak statistics
Species Apparent morbidity rate Apparent mortality rate Apparent case fatality rate Proportion susceptible animals lost*
Equidae 28.57% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%
*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 animals had been tested in the framework of active surveillance (sentinels).
Control measures
Measures applied
  • Movement control inside the country
  • Control of vectors
  • Vector surveillance
  • 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
Directorate of Veterinary Center of Athens, Departement of Molecular Diagnostics, FMD, Virological, Rickettsial and Exotic Diseases, Virology Laboratory (National laboratory) Equidae IgM-capture ELISA 09/07/2019 Positive
Directorate of Veterinary Center of Athens, Departement of Molecular Diagnostics, FMD, Virological, Rickettsial and Exotic Diseases, Virology Laboratory (National laboratory) Equidae IgM-capture ELISA 09/07/2019 Positive
Future Reporting
The event is continuing. Weekly follow-up reports will be submitted.
Map of outbreak locations