Small hive beetle infestation (Aethina tumida),
Italy
Information received on 14/04/2020 from Dr Silvio Borrello, Chief Veterinary Officer, Food Safety and Collegial Bodies for Health Protection, Ministère de la Santé, Department for Veterinary Public Health, Rome, Italy
Summary
Report type Follow-up report No. 35
Date of start of the event 15/09/2015
Date of confirmation of the event 16/09/2015
Report date 14/04/2020
Date submitted to OIE 14/04/2020
Reason for notification Recurrence of a listed disease
Date of previous occurrence 15/12/2014
Manifestation of disease Clinical disease
Causal agent Aethina tumida
Nature of diagnosis Clinical, Laboratory (basic)
This event pertains to a defined zone within the country
Related reports Immediate notification (30/10/2015)
Follow-up report No. 1 (10/11/2015)
Follow-up report No. 2 (02/12/2015)
Follow-up report No. 3 (18/12/2015)
Follow-up report No. 4 (05/05/2016)
Follow-up report No. 5 (05/07/2016)
Follow-up report No. 6 (15/07/2016)
Follow-up report No. 7 (29/07/2016)
Follow-up report No. 8 (22/08/2016)
Follow-up report No. 9 (30/09/2016)
Follow-up report No. 10 (03/10/2016)
Follow-up report No. 11 (13/10/2016)
Follow-up report No. 12 (26/10/2016)
Follow-up report No. 13 (31/10/2016)
Follow-up report No. 14 (22/11/2016)
Follow-up report No. 15 (30/11/2016)
Follow-up report No. 16 (10/01/2017)
Follow-up report No. 17 (08/05/2017)
Follow-up report No. 18 (17/07/2017)
Follow-up report No. 19 (28/07/2017)
Follow-up report No. 20 (31/07/2017)
Follow-up report No. 21 (09/08/2017)
Follow-up report No. 22 (10/11/2017)
Follow-up report No. 23 (26/01/2018)
Follow-up report No. 24 (17/04/2018)
Follow-up report No. 25 (18/06/2018)
Follow-up report No. 26 (10/08/2018)
Follow-up report No. 27 (11/09/2018)
Follow-up report No. 28 (08/10/2018)
Follow-up report No. 29 (16/11/2018)
Follow-up report No. 30 (22/01/2019)
Follow-up report No. 31 (05/07/2019)
Follow-up report No. 32 (03/09/2019)
Follow-up report No. 33 (02/03/2020)
Follow-up report No. 34 (05/03/2020)
Follow-up report No. 35 (14/04/2020)
Follow-up report No. 36 (30/04/2020)
New outbreaks (1)
Outbreak 1 (2_2020_SN) San Pietro di Caridà, REGGIO CALABRIA, Calabria
Date of start of the outbreak 09/04/2020
Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
Epidemiological unit Apiary
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Bees (hives) 1 1 0 1 0
Affected population The positivity regards a sentinel nucleus used as a device to enhance the survaillance system in the area.
Summary of outbreaks Total outbreaks: 1
Total animals affected
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Bees (hives) 1 1 0 1 0
Outbreak statistics
Species Apparent morbidity rate Apparent mortality rate Apparent case fatality rate Proportion susceptible animals lost*
Bees (hives) 100.00% 0.00% 0.00% 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
Control measures
Measures applied
  • Movement control inside the country
  • Surveillance outside containment and/or protection zone
  • Surveillance within containment and/or protection zone
  • Zoning
  • 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
Experimental Zooprophylactic Institute, IZS, Venezie - Padova (National laboratory) Bees entomological investigations 10/04/2020 Positive
Future Reporting
The event is continuing. Weekly follow-up reports will be submitted.
Map of outbreak locations