Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex (Infection with),
Information received on 21/04/2020 from Dr Tamir Goshen, Acting Director, Veterinary Services and Animal Health, Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, Beit Dagan, Israel
Report type Follow-up report No. 3
Date of start of the event 01/03/2019
Date of confirmation of the event 01/04/2019
Report date 21/04/2020
Date submitted to OIE 21/04/2020
Reason for notification Recurrence of a listed disease
Date of previous occurrence 1999
Manifestation of disease Sub-clinical infection
Causal agent Mycobacterium bovis
Nature of diagnosis Laboratory (basic), Laboratory (advanced), Necropsy
This event pertains to a defined zone within the country
Related reports Immediate notification (03/04/2019)
Follow-up report No. 1 (14/07/2019)
Follow-up report No. 2 (07/10/2019)
Follow-up report No. 3 (21/04/2020)
Outbreaks There are no new outbreaks in this report
Source of the outbreak(s) or origin of infection
  • Unknown or inconclusive
Epidemiological comments This event is not connected to the event of tuberculosis reported in February 2019, where the agent was Mycobacterium caprae, and was found in an imported calf.
Control measures
Measures applied
  • Ante and post-mortem inspections
  • Slaughter
  • Zoning
  • Selective killing and disposal
  • Official disposal of carcasses, by-products and waste
  • Official destruction of animal products
  • Surveillance outside containment and/or protection zone
  • Quarantine
  • Movement control inside the country
  • Vaccination permitted (if a vaccine exists)
  • No treatment of affected animals
Measures to be applied
  • Screening
Diagnostic test results
Laboratory name and type Species Test Test date Result
Field Israeli veterinary Services (National laboratory) Cattle tuberculin test 08/03/2020 Positive
Future Reporting
The event is continuing. Weekly follow-up reports will be submitted.