Peste des petits ruminants,
Information received on 12/05/2020 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. 3
Date of start of the event 21/01/2020
Date of confirmation of the event 06/02/2020
Report date 12/05/2020
Date submitted to OIE 12/05/2020
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)
New outbreaks (1)
Outbreak 1 Ait Ichou, Tanougha, Béni Mellal, BÉNI MELLAL-KHÉNIFRA
Date of start of the outbreak 25/04/2020
Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
Epidemiological unit Farm
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Goats 135 1 0
Sheep 94 0 0
Summary of outbreaks Total outbreaks: 1
Total animals affected
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Goats 135 1 0
Sheep 94 0 0
Outbreak statistics
Species Apparent morbidity rate Apparent mortality rate Apparent case fatality rate Proportion susceptible animals lost*
Goats 0.74% 0.00% 0.00% **
Sheep 0.00% 0.00% - **
*Removed from the susceptible population through death, destruction and/or slaughter
**Not calculated because of missing information
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 12 May 2020, more than 21 millionS sheep and goats had been vaccinated against peste des petits ruminants. This campaign continues on a national scale.
Control measures
Measures applied
  • Disinfection
  • Selective killing and disposal
  • Official disposal of carcasses, by-products and waste
  • Quarantine
  • Surveillance within containment and/or protection zone
  • Surveillance outside containment and/or protection zone
  • 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 Marrakech (Local laboratory) Goats real-time PCR 07/05/2020 Positive
Future Reporting
The event is continuing. Weekly follow-up reports will be submitted.
Map of outbreak locations