Lumpy skin disease,
Information received on 09/03/2020 from Dr Hussein Al Souliman, Director, Animal Health Directorate, Ministry of Agriculture & Agrarian Reform, Damascus, Syria
Report type Follow-up report No. 1 (Final report)
Date of start of the event 01/07/2019
Date of confirmation of the event 14/07/2019
Report date 09/03/2020
Date submitted to OIE 09/03/2020
Date event resolved 08/01/2020
Reason for notification First occurrence of a listed disease in the country
Causal agent Lumpy skin disease virus
Nature of diagnosis Clinical, Necropsy
This event pertains to a defined zone within the country
Related reports Immediate notification (30/07/2019)
Follow-up report No. 1 (09/03/2020)
New outbreaks (1)
Outbreak 1 Al Houlah, Al Houlah, Hims
Date of start of the outbreak 20/09/2019
Outbreak status Resolved (08/01/2020)
Epidemiological unit Farm
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Cattle 4044 185 18 0 22
Affected population A dairy farms in Al Houla district has a population 4044 head of cattle. The affected animals are young heifers cattle and adults cows. The morbidity is in the group of young heifers. clinical symptoms fever, lumps in the skin, enlarged lymph nods. The total number of affected animals is 185 head. All cattle were vaccinated against LSD in the district and province. Since the cold winter started in January there is no new cases
Summary of outbreaks Total outbreaks: 1
Total animals affected
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Cattle 4044 185 18 0 22
Outbreak statistics
Species Apparent morbidity rate Apparent mortality rate Apparent case fatality rate Proportion susceptible animals lost*
Cattle 4.57% 0.45% 9.73% 0.99%
*Removed from the susceptible population through death, destruction and/or slaughter
Source of the outbreak(s) or origin of infection
  • Vectors
Control measures
Measures applied
  • Movement control inside the country
  • Vaccination in response to the outbreak (s)
    Administrative division Species Total Vaccinated Details
    Hamah Cattle 34290
    Hims Cattle 35424
  • Surveillance outside containment and/or protection zone
  • Surveillance within containment and/or protection zone
  • Screening
  • Quarantine
  • Official disposal of carcasses, by-products and waste
  • Zoning
  • Disinfection
  • Disinfestation
  • Control of vectors
  • Ante and post-mortem inspections
  • No treatment of affected animals
Measures to be applied
  • No other measures
Future Reporting
The event is resolved. No more reports will be submitted.
Map of outbreak locations