Sheep pox and goat pox,
Information received on 02/07/2020 from Dr Tamir Goshen, Acting Director, Veterinary Services and Animal Health, Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, Beit Dagan, Israel
Report type Immediate notification
Date of start of the event 24/06/2020
Date of confirmation of the event 25/06/2020
Report date 02/07/2020
Date submitted to OIE 02/07/2020
Reason for notification Recurrence of a listed disease
Date of previous occurrence 15/07/2018
Manifestation of disease Clinical disease
Causal agent Sheep pox virus
Nature of diagnosis Suspicion, Clinical, Laboratory (advanced)
This event pertains to a defined zone within the country
New outbreaks (1)
Outbreak 1 KAFAR KANNA, Kineret, Hazafon
Date of start of the outbreak 24/06/2020
Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
Epidemiological unit Other
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Sheep 38 2 0 0 0
Affected population The herd contains 38 sheep. The herd was vaccinated against sheep pox about one month ago. It is suspected that the vaccination has been done due to clinical symptoms. The two affected animals have been introduced just a few days ago, were not vaccinated, and showed classical clinical symptoms.
Summary of outbreaks Total outbreaks: 1
Total animals affected
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Sheep 38 2 0 0 0
Outbreak statistics
Species Apparent morbidity rate Apparent mortality rate Apparent case fatality rate Proportion susceptible animals lost*
Sheep 5.26% 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
Control measures
Measures applied
  • Movement control inside the country
  • Vaccination in response to the outbreak (s)
  • Quarantine
  • Zoning
  • No treatment of affected animals
Measures to be applied
  • No other measures
Diagnostic test results
Laboratory name and type Species Test Test date Result
Kimron Veterinary Institute, Virology Laboratory (National laboratory) Sheep polymerase chain reaction (PCR) 25/06/2020 Positive
Future Reporting
The event is continuing. Weekly follow-up reports will be submitted.
Map of outbreak locations