Rabies,
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Information received on 02/06/2020 from Dr Ljubomir Kalaba, Director, Veterinary Office, Ministry of Foreign Trade and Economic Relations, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Summary
Report type Immediate notification
Date of start of the event 28/05/2020
Date of confirmation of the event 29/05/2020
Report date 02/06/2020
Date submitted to OIE 02/06/2020
Reason for notification Recurrence of a listed disease
Date of previous occurrence 11/2014
Manifestation of disease Clinical disease
Causal agent Rabies virus
Serotype Not typed
Nature of diagnosis Clinical, Laboratory (advanced), Necropsy
This event pertains to a defined zone within the country
Related reports Immediate notification (02/06/2020)
Follow-up report No. 1 (11/06/2020)
Follow-up report No. 2 (19/06/2020)
Follow-up report No. 3 (26/06/2020)
Follow-up report No. 4 (03/07/2020)
Follow-up report No. 5 (13/07/2020)
New outbreaks (1)
Outbreak 1 Potocari, Srebrenica
Date of start of the outbreak 28/05/2020
Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
Epidemiological unit Backyard
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Dogs 1 1 0 1 0
Affected population One dog on private property showed clinical signs of rabies, after which it was euthanized. The dog was not vaccinated against rabies.
Summary of outbreaks Total outbreaks: 1
Total animals affected
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Dogs 1 1 0 1 0
Outbreak statistics
Species Apparent morbidity rate Apparent mortality rate Apparent case fatality rate Proportion susceptible animals lost*
Dogs 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
  • Contact with wild species
Epidemiological comments Since there are no farms nearby, contact with wild animals is suspected.
Control measures
Measures applied
  • Surveillance within containment and/or protection zone
  • Traceability
  • Quarantine
  • Official disposal of carcasses, by-products and waste
  • Selective killing and disposal
  • Zoning
  • Vaccination permitted (if a vaccine exists)
  • No treatment of affected animals
Measures to be applied
  • Vaccination in response to the outbreak (s)
  • Control of wildlife reservoirs
Diagnostic test results
Laboratory name and type Species Test Test date Result
Veterinary Faculty in Sarajevo (National laboratory) Dogs direct fluorescent antibody (FAT) test 29/05/2020 Positive
Future Reporting
The event is continuing. Weekly follow-up reports will be submitted.
Map of outbreak locations