Peste des petits ruminants,
Information received on 06/03/2020 from Dr Abderrahman El Abrak, Directeur des Services Vétérinaires, Office National de Sécurité Sanitaire des Produits Alimentaires (ONSSA), Ministère de l'Agriculture et de la Pêche Maritime, Rabat, Morocco
Report type Follow-up report No. 2
Date of start of the event 21/01/2020
Date of confirmation of the event 06/02/2020
Report date 06/03/2020
Date submitted to OIE 06/03/2020
Date event resolved 21/05/2020
Reason for notification Recurrence of a listed disease
Date of previous occurrence 03/09/2015
Manifestation of disease Clinical disease
Causal agent Peste des petits ruminants virus
Nature of diagnosis Clinical, Laboratory (advanced), Necropsy
This event pertains to the whole country
Related reports Immediate notification (07/02/2020)
Follow-up report No. 1 (17/02/2020)
Follow-up report No. 2 (06/03/2020)
Follow-up report No. 3 (12/05/2020)
Follow-up report No. 4 (11/09/2020)
Follow-up report No. 5 (23/12/2020)
Outbreaks There are no new outbreaks in this report
Source of the outbreak(s) or origin of infection
  • Unknown or inconclusive
Epidemiological comments A national vaccination campaign against peste des petits ruminants and sheep pox was launched on 17 January 2020. As of 6 March 2020, a total of 14 millions sheep and goats have been vaccinated against peste des petits ruminants. This campaign continues on a national scale.
Control measures
Measures applied
  • Surveillance outside containment and/or protection zone
  • Surveillance within containment and/or protection zone
  • Quarantine
  • Official disposal of carcasses, by-products and waste
  • Selective killing and disposal
  • 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
Regional Laboratory of Analysis and Research of Tangier (Local laboratory) Goats antibody detection ELISA 06/02/2020 Positive
Regional Laboratory of Analysis and Research of Tangier (Local laboratory) Goats real-time PCR 06/02/2020 Positive
Future Reporting
The event is continuing. Weekly follow-up reports will be submitted.