West Nile Fever,
Austria
Information received on 06/09/2019 from Mr Dr Ulrich Herzog, Chief Veterinary Officer, Verbrauchergesundheit, BMASGK, VIENNE, Austria
Summary
Report type Immediate notification
Date of start of the event 27/08/2019
Date of confirmation of the event 05/09/2019
Report date 06/09/2019
Date submitted to OIE 06/09/2019
Reason for notification Recurrence of a listed disease
Date of previous occurrence 08/2016
Manifestation of disease Clinical disease
Causal agent West Nile virus
Nature of diagnosis Clinical, Laboratory (basic), Laboratory (advanced)
This event pertains to a defined zone within the country
Related reports Immediate notification (06/09/2019)
Follow-up report No. 1 (25/09/2019)
New outbreaks (2)
Outbreak 1 Gänserndorf, Gänserndorf, Niederosterreich
Date of start of the outbreak 27/08/2019
Outbreak status Resolved (05/09/2019)
Epidemiological unit Farm
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Equidae 10 1 0 0 0
Outbreak 2 Wien, Wien, Wien
Date of start of the outbreak 27/08/2019
Outbreak status Resolved (05/09/2019)
Epidemiological unit Farm
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Equidae 38 1 0 0 0
Summary of outbreaks Total outbreaks: 2
Total animals affected
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Equidae 48 2 0 0 0
Outbreak statistics
Species Apparent morbidity rate Apparent mortality rate Apparent case fatality rate Proportion susceptible animals lost*
Equidae 4.17% 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
  • Vectors
Control measures
Measures applied
  • Control of wildlife reservoirs
  • 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
Austrian Agency for Health and Food Safety (AGES), Institute for Veterinary Disease Control (IVET), Mödling (National laboratory) Equidae antibody detection ELISA 05/09/2019 Positive
Austrian Agency for Health and Food Safety (AGES), Institute for Veterinary Disease Control (IVET), Mödling (National laboratory) Equidae real-time PCR 05/09/2019 Negative
Future Reporting
The event is continuing. Weekly follow-up reports will be submitted.
Map of outbreak locations