Rabies,
Bangladesh
Information received on 16/09/2019 from Dr Hiresh Rajan Bhowmik, Director General, Department of Livestock Services, Ministry of Fisheries and Livestock, Dhaka, Bangladesh
Summary
Report type Immediate notification (Final report)
Date of start of the event 20/08/2019
Date of confirmation of the event 04/09/2019
Report date 15/09/2019
Date submitted to OIE 16/09/2019
Date event resolved 27/08/2019
Reason for notification Recurrence of a listed disease
Date of previous occurrence 2019
Manifestation of disease Clinical disease
Causal agent Rabies virus
Serotype Not typed
Nature of diagnosis Laboratory (basic)
This event pertains to the whole country
New outbreaks (1)
Outbreak 1 Harekrisnapur, Mohammadpur, Magura, Khulna
Date of start of the outbreak 20/08/2019
Outbreak status Resolved (27/08/2019)
Epidemiological unit Village
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Cattle 2 1 1 1 0
Summary of outbreaks Total outbreaks: 1
Total animals affected
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Cattle 2 1 1 1 0
Outbreak statistics
Species Apparent morbidity rate Apparent mortality rate Apparent case fatality rate Proportion susceptible animals lost*
Cattle 50.00% 50.00% 100.00% 100.00%
*Removed from the susceptible population through death, destruction and/or slaughter
Epidemiology
Source of the outbreak(s) or origin of infection
  • Dog bite
Epidemiological comments Surveillance and monitoring in the infected area are continuing.
Control measures
Measures applied
  • Vaccination in response to the outbreak (s)
  • Surveillance outside containment and/or protection zone
  • Surveillance within containment and/or protection zone
  • Official disposal of carcasses, by-products and waste
  • Control of wildlife reservoirs
  • 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
Central Diseases Investigation Laboratory, Dhaka, Bangladesh (National laboratory) Cattle direct fluorescent antibody (FAT) test 04/09/2019 Positive
Future Reporting
The event is resolved. No more reports will be submitted.
Map of outbreak locations