Anthrax,
Belarus
Information received on 12/08/2019 from Dr Ivan Smilhin, Deputy Minister, Director, Veterinary and Food Supervision, Ministry of Agriculture and Food, Minsk, Belarus
Summary
Report type Immediate notification
Date of start of the event 08/08/2019
Date of confirmation of the event 10/08/2019
Report date 12/08/2019
Date submitted to OIE 12/08/2019
Date event resolved 24/09/2019
Reason for notification First occurrence of a listed disease
Manifestation of disease Clinical disease
Causal agent Bacillus anthracis
Nature of diagnosis Laboratory (basic)
This event pertains to a defined zone within the country
Related reports Immediate notification (12/08/2019)
Follow-up report No. 1 (24/09/2019)
New outbreaks (1)
Outbreak 1 Brest region, Chotomel, Stolin, Brest
Date of start of the outbreak 08/08/2019
Outbreak status Resolved (24/09/2019)
Epidemiological unit Backyard
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Equidae 1 1 1 0 0
Summary of outbreaks Total outbreaks: 1
Total animals affected
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Equidae 1 1 1 0 0
Outbreak statistics
Species Apparent morbidity rate Apparent mortality rate Apparent case fatality rate Proportion susceptible animals lost*
Equidae 100.00% 100.00% 100.00% 100.00%
*Removed from the susceptible population through death, destruction and/or slaughter
Epidemiology
Source of the outbreak(s) or origin of infection
  • Unknown or inconclusive
Control measures
Measures applied
  • Movement control inside the country
  • Vaccination in response to the outbreak (s)
  • Surveillance outside containment and/or protection zone
  • Surveillance within containment and/or protection zone
  • Traceability
  • Quarantine
  • Official disposal of carcasses, by-products and waste
  • Zoning
  • Disinfection
  • No treatment of affected animals
Measures to be applied
  • No other measures
Diagnostic test results
Laboratory name and type Species Test Test date Result
Belarusian State Veterinary Centre (National laboratory) Equidae bacteriological examination 10/08/2019 Positive
Future Reporting
The event is continuing. Weekly follow-up reports will be submitted.
Map of outbreak locations