Information received on 26/05/2020 from Dr Nicolay Vlasov, , Federal Service for Veterinary and Phytosanitary Surveillance , Ministry of Agriculture, Moscow, Russia
Report type Immediate notification
Date of start of the event 18/05/2020
Date of confirmation of the event 22/05/2020
Report date 26/05/2020
Date submitted to OIE 26/05/2020
Date event resolved 01/06/2020
Reason for notification Emerging disease
Morbidity 1 (scale 0 to 5)
Mortality 0 (scale 0 to 5)
Zoonotic impact No
Causal agent SARS-CoV-2
Related reports Immediate notification (26/05/2020)
Follow-up report No. 1 (29/06/2020)
New outbreaks (1)
Outbreak 1 Moskva, Moskovskaya Oblast
Date of start of the outbreak 18/05/2020
Outbreak status Resolved (01/06/2020)
Epidemiological unit Other
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Cats 1 1 0 0 0
Summary of outbreaks Total outbreaks: 1
Total animals affected
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Cats 1 1 0 0 0
Outbreak statistics
Species Apparent morbidity rate Apparent mortality rate Apparent case fatality rate Proportion susceptible animals lost*
Cats 100.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%
*Removed from the susceptible population through death, destruction and/or slaughter
Source of the outbreak(s) or origin of infection
  • Unknown or inconclusive
Epidemiological comments To perform laboratory tests biomaterial samples (throat and nasal swabs) were taken from a 5-year-old cat to detect the presence of SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus. The lab tests were performed using RT-PCR in real time. Additionally, a RT-PCR was performed with electrophoretic detection of amplification products. The obtained amplification reaction product was sequenced using selected specific primers flanking a 232 bp N gene fragment (ORF1ab) of the SARS-CoV-2 virus. The tests showed 100% identity of the analyzed fragment of the sequence of the N gene ORF1ab of the SARS-CoV-2 virus. Currently, the animal is quarantined at the place of keeping.
Control measures
Measures applied
  • Movement control inside the country
  • Quarantine
  • 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
Federal State Budgetary Institution, Russian State Center for Animal Feed and Drug Standardization and Quality (Regional Laboratory) Cats real-time reverse transcriptase/polymerase chain reaction (RRT-PCR) 22/05/2020 Positive
Future Reporting
The event is continuing. Weekly follow-up reports will be submitted.
Map of outbreak locations