Anthrax,
Armenia
Information received on 22/08/2019 from Dr Georgi Avetisyan, Head, Food Safety Inspection Body of the Government of the Republic of Armenia, e ARM Ministry of Agriculture of the Republic of Armenia, YEREVAN, Armenia
Summary
Report type Immediate notification
Date of start of the event 19/08/2019
Date of confirmation of the event 21/08/2019
Report date 22/08/2019
Date submitted to OIE 22/08/2019
Date event resolved 21/08/2019
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 (22/08/2019)
Follow-up report No. 1 (12/10/2019)
New outbreaks (1)
Outbreak 1 Geghovit, Martuni, Gegharkounik
Date of start of the outbreak 19/08/2019
Outbreak status Resolved (21/08/2019)
Epidemiological unit Village
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Cattle 3 1 0 1 0
Affected population Village with 3,450 cattle and 1,832 sheep/goats. All animals had been vaccinated except the diseased animal.
Summary of outbreaks Total outbreaks: 1
Total animals affected
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Cattle 3 1 0 1 0
Outbreak statistics
Species Apparent morbidity rate Apparent mortality rate Apparent case fatality rate Proportion susceptible animals lost*
Cattle 33.33% 0.00% 0.00% 33.33%
*Removed from the susceptible population through death, destruction and/or slaughter
Epidemiology
Source of the outbreak(s) or origin of infection
  • Pasture ground
Epidemiological comments The animal became infected in the pasture, from the ground.There were no other sick animals.
Control measures
Measures applied
  • Vaccination in response to the outbreak (s)
    Administrative division Species Total Vaccinated Details
    Gegharkounik Cattle 3449
  • Surveillance within containment and/or protection zone
  • Selective killing and disposal
  • No treatment of affected animals
Measures to be applied
  • No other measures
Diagnostic test results
Laboratory name and type Species Test Test date Result
Republican Veterinary-Sanitary and Phytosanitary Laboratory Services Center (National laboratory) Cattle Ascoli test 22/08/2019 Positive
Republican Veterinary-Sanitary and Phytosanitary Laboratory Services Center (National laboratory) Cattle bacteriological examination 21/08/2019 Positive
Future Reporting
The event is continuing. Weekly follow-up reports will be submitted.
Map of outbreak locations