Lumpy skin disease,
Information received on 30/04/2020 from Dr Hussein Al Souliman, Director, Animal Health Directorate, Ministry of Agriculture & Agrarian Reform, Damascus, Syria
Report type Immediate notification
Date of start of the event 02/04/2020
Date of confirmation of the event 30/04/2020
Report date 30/04/2020
Date submitted to OIE 30/04/2020
Date event resolved 26/04/2020
Reason for notification Recurrence of a listed disease
Date of previous occurrence 08/01/2020
Manifestation of disease Clinical disease
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 (30/04/2020)
Follow-up report No. 1 (28/05/2020)
New outbreaks (1)
Outbreak 1 Houran AL Boudy, Jablah, Al Ladhiqiyah
Date of start of the outbreak 02/04/2020
Outbreak status Resolved (26/04/2020)
Epidemiological unit Farm
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Cattle 182 15 2 0 2
Affected population Dairy farms in Jablah district with a population of 182 heads of cattle. The affected animals are calves, heifers and cows. Clinical symptoms are fever, lumps in the skin, enlarged lymph nods. The total number of affected animals is 15 heads. All cattle were vaccinated against lumpy skin disease in the district and province in March 2020, and there is no new cases in the village.
Summary of outbreaks Total outbreaks: 1
Total animals affected
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Cattle 182 15 2 0 2
Outbreak statistics
Species Apparent morbidity rate Apparent mortality rate Apparent case fatality rate Proportion susceptible animals lost*
Cattle 8.24% 1.10% 13.33% 2.20%
*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
  • Ante and post-mortem inspections
  • Control of vectors
  • Disinfestation
  • Disinfection
  • Quarantine
  • Screening
  • Surveillance outside containment and/or protection zone
  • Vaccination in response to the outbreak (s)
  • Movement control inside the country
  • No treatment of affected animals
Measures to be applied
  • Vector surveillance
Future Reporting
The event is continuing. Weekly follow-up reports will be submitted.
Map of outbreak locations