Lumpy skin disease,
Palestinian Auton. Territories
Information received on 09/09/2019 from Dr Iyad Adra, Director General of Veterinary Services & Animal Health, CVO, -, Ministry of Agriculture, Ramallah, Palestinian Auton. Territories
Report type Immediate notification
Date of start of the event 02/09/2019
Date of confirmation of the event 05/09/2019
Report date 09/09/2019
Date submitted to OIE 09/09/2019
Date event resolved 22/09/2019
Reason for notification Recurrence of a listed disease
Date of previous occurrence 05/05/2013
Manifestation of disease Clinical disease
Causal agent Lumpy skin disease virus
Nature of diagnosis Clinical, Laboratory (advanced)
This event pertains to a defined zone within the country
Related reports Immediate notification (09/09/2019)
Follow-up report No. 1 (22/09/2019)
Follow-up report No. 2 (07/10/2019)
Follow-up report No. 3 (26/12/2019)
New outbreaks (1)
Outbreak 1 (897) Jabal Jouher (Dahia), Hebron, West Bank
Date of start of the outbreak 02/09/2019
Outbreak status Resolved (22/09/2019)
Epidemiological unit Farm
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Cattle 54 9 0 0 0
Affected population Small cattle mix farm (dairy and fattening) with 54 animals. Calves less than one year old became off feed, fevered, and developed nodules on the skin and mucous membranes. All affected animals are fully recovered and there are no new cases on the farm.
Summary of outbreaks Total outbreaks: 1
Total animals affected
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Cattle 54 9 0 0 0
Outbreak statistics
Species Apparent morbidity rate Apparent mortality rate Apparent case fatality rate Proportion susceptible animals lost*
Cattle 16.67% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%
*Removed from the susceptible population through death, destruction and/or slaughter
Source of the outbreak(s) or origin of infection
  • Introduction of new live animals
  • Illegal movement of animals
Epidemiological comments The owner has introduced new animals to the farm last month from two traders, the prior source for these animals is unknown.
Control measures
Measures applied
  • Control of vectors
  • Disinfection
  • Quarantine
  • Surveillance within containment and/or protection zone
  • Surveillance outside containment and/or protection zone
  • Vaccination in response to the outbreak (s)
    Administrative division Species Total Vaccinated Details
    West Bank Cattle 1045 The Veterinary Services performed emergency ring vaccination around the farm using live attenuated vaccine (Neethling strain).
  • Movement control inside the country
  • No treatment of affected animals
Measures to be applied
  • No other measures
Diagnostic test results
Laboratory name and type Species Test Test date Result
Central Veterinary Laboratory (National laboratory) Cattle polymerase chain reaction (PCR) 05/09/2019 Positive
Future Reporting
The event is continuing. Weekly follow-up reports will be submitted.
Map of outbreak locations