African swine fever,
Greece
Information received on 06/02/2020 from Mrs Chrysoula Dile, Head, Animal Health Directorate, Ministry of Rural Development and Food, ATHENS, Greece
Summary
Report type Immediate notification
Date of start of the event 05/02/2020
Date of confirmation of the event 05/02/2020
Report date 06/02/2020
Date submitted to OIE 06/02/2020
Reason for notification First occurrence of a listed disease in the country
Causal agent African swine fever virus
Nature of diagnosis Clinical, Laboratory (basic), Laboratory (advanced), Necropsy
This event pertains to a defined zone within the country
New outbreaks (1)
Outbreak 1 Serres_1, Kentriki Makedonia
Date of start of the outbreak 05/02/2020
Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
Epidemiological unit Farm
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Swine 32 1 1 31 0
Summary of outbreaks Total outbreaks: 1
Total animals affected
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Swine 32 1 1 31 0
Outbreak statistics
Species Apparent morbidity rate Apparent mortality rate Apparent case fatality rate Proportion susceptible animals lost*
Swine 3.13% 3.13% 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
  • Unknown or inconclusive
Epidemiological comments The African swine fever outbreak was confirmed by the National Reference Laboratory in a dead fattening pig in a backyard farm, using real-time PCR, ELISA for antigen detection and IPT test on February 5th, 2020. Measures have been adopted in the framework of the suspicion since February 3rd and, following the confirmation of the outbreak on February 5th, 2020, additional measures related to the farm (culling, sanitary burial, cleansing-disinfection) and the Regional Unit are being implemented according to the European Union and national legislations.
Control measures
Measures applied
  • Movement control inside the country
  • Surveillance outside containment and/or protection zone
  • Surveillance within containment and/or protection zone
  • Screening
  • Traceability
  • Quarantine
  • Official destruction of animal products
  • Official disposal of carcasses, by-products and waste
  • Stamping out
  • Zoning
  • Disinfection
  • Control of vectors
  • Process to inactivate the pathogenic agent in products or by-products
  • Vector surveillance
  • Ante and post-mortem inspections
  • 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
Virology Laboratory, Department of Molecular Diagnostics, FMD, Virological, Ricketsial and Exotic diseases, Athens Veterinary Center, Ministry of Rural Development and Food (National laboratory) Swine antigen (Ag) detection ELISA 05/02/2020 Positive
Virology Laboratory, Department of Molecular Diagnostics, FMD, Virological, Ricketsial and Exotic diseases, Athens Veterinary Center, Ministry of Rural Development and Food (National laboratory) Swine indirect immunoperoxidase assay 05/02/2020 Positive
Virology Laboratory, Department of Molecular Diagnostics, FMD, Virological, Ricketsial and Exotic diseases, Athens Veterinary Center, Ministry of Rural Development and Food (National laboratory) Swine real-time PCR 05/02/2020 Positive
Future Reporting
The event is continuing. Weekly follow-up reports will be submitted.
Map of outbreak locations