African swine fever,
Serbia
Information received on 17/01/2020 from Dr Emina Milakara, DVM, Veterinary Services, Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Water Management, Belgrade, Serbia
Summary
Report type Immediate notification
Date of start of the event 03/01/2020
Date of confirmation of the event 03/01/2020
Report date 17/01/2020
Date submitted to OIE 17/01/2020
Reason for notification First occurrence of a listed disease
Manifestation of disease Clinical disease
Causal agent African swine fever virus
Nature of diagnosis Laboratory (basic)
This event pertains to a defined zone within the country
Related reports Immediate notification (17/01/2020)
Follow-up report No. 1 (31/01/2020)
Follow-up report No. 2 (14/02/2020)
New outbreaks (3)
Outbreak 1 (18054) Peterlaš (Vidlic hunting area, Dimitrovgrad, Pirotski, Srbija
Date of start of the outbreak 03/01/2020
Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
Epidemiological unit Forest
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Wild boar:Sus scrofa(Suidae) 4 4 0 0
Outbreak 2 (18055) Peterlaš (Vidlic hunting area, Dimitrovgrad, Pirotski, Srbija
Date of start of the outbreak 03/01/2020
Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
Epidemiological unit Forest
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Wild boar:Sus scrofa(Suidae) 2 2 0 0
Outbreak 3 (18056) Tekija (Djerdap hunting area), Kladovo, Borski, Srbija
Date of start of the outbreak 04/01/2020
Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
Epidemiological unit Forest
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Wild boar:Sus scrofa(Suidae) 1 1 0 0
Summary of outbreaks Total outbreaks: 3
Total animals affected
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Wild boar:Sus scrofa(Suidae) 7 7 0 0
Outbreak statistics
Species Apparent morbidity rate Apparent mortality rate Apparent case fatality rate Proportion susceptible animals lost*
Wild boar:Sus scrofa(Suidae) ** ** 100.00% **
*Removed from the susceptible population through death, destruction and/or slaughter
**Not calculated because of missing information
Epidemiology
Source of the outbreak(s) or origin of infection
  • Unknown or inconclusive
Epidemiological comments This is the first time that African swine fever is detected in wild boars in the country.
Control measures
Measures applied
  • Movement control inside the country
  • Surveillance within containment and/or protection zone
  • Official disposal of carcasses, by-products and waste
  • Zoning
  • Disinfection
  • 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
Institute of Veterinary Medicine of Serbia (National laboratory) Wild boar real-time PCR 03/01/2020 Positive
Future Reporting
The event is continuing. Weekly follow-up reports will be submitted.
Map of outbreak locations