Information received on 12/08/2019 from Dr Ivan Smilhin, Deputy Minister, Director, Veterinary and Food Supervision, Ministry of Agriculture and Food, Minsk, Belarus
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
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