Lumpy skin disease,
Information received on 15/09/2019 from Dr Hiresh Rajan Bhowmik, Director General, Department of Livestock Services, Ministry of Fisheries and Livestock, Dhaka, Bangladesh
Report type Immediate notification
Date of start of the event 14/07/2019
Date of confirmation of the event 27/08/2019
Report date 15/09/2019
Date submitted to OIE 15/09/2019
Reason for notification First occurrence of a listed disease in the country
Causal agent Lumpy skin disease virus
Nature of diagnosis Laboratory (basic)
This event pertains to a defined zone within the country
Related reports Immediate notification (15/09/2019)
Follow-up report No. 1 (13/10/2019)
New outbreaks (1)
Outbreak 1 Charfarid; Shekolbhaha; P. Mohira; Vallapara; Ziri; Borumchara, Karnofuli; Patiya; Anwara, Chittagong, Chittagong
Date of start of the outbreak 14/07/2019
Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
Epidemiological unit Village
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Cattle 360 66 0 0 0
Summary of outbreaks Total outbreaks: 1
Total animals affected
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Cattle 360 66 0 0 0
Outbreak statistics
Species Apparent morbidity rate Apparent mortality rate Apparent case fatality rate Proportion susceptible animals lost*
Cattle 18.33% 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
  • Unknown or inconclusive
Epidemiological comments Surveillance and monitoring in the infected area are continuing.
Control measures
Measures applied
  • Surveillance outside containment and/or protection zone
  • Surveillance within containment and/or protection zone
  • Quarantine
  • Disinfection
  • Control of vectors
  • Vaccination permitted (if a vaccine exists)
  • Treatment of affected animals (To prevent secondary bacterial infection)
Measures to be applied
  • No other measures
Diagnostic test results
Laboratory name and type Species Test Test date Result
Central Diseases Investigation Laboratory, Dhaka, Bangladesh (National laboratory) Cattle real-time PCR 27/08/2019 Positive
Future Reporting
The event is continuing. Weekly follow-up reports will be submitted.
Map of outbreak locations