Anthrax,
Azerbaijan
Information received on 17/07/2020 from Dr Galib Abdulaliyev, Head, CVO, Animal Health Department, Azerbaijan Food Safety Agency, Baku, Azerbaijan
Summary
Report type Immediate notification
Date of start of the event 12/07/2020
Date of confirmation of the event 17/07/2020
Report date 17/07/2020
Date submitted to OIE 17/07/2020
Date event resolved 28/07/2020
Reason for notification Recurrence of a listed disease
Date of previous occurrence 09/05/2020
Manifestation of disease Clinical disease
Causal agent Bacillus anthracis
Nature of diagnosis Laboratory (basic)
This event pertains to a defined zone within the country
Related reports Immediate notification (17/07/2020)
Follow-up report No. 1 (28/07/2020)
New outbreaks (1)
Outbreak 1 Bayimly, Zardab
Date of start of the outbreak 12/07/2020
Outbreak status Resolved (28/07/2020)
Epidemiological unit Farm
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Cattle 87 1 1 0 0
Sheep 1000 4 4 0 0
Affected population 1000 sheep and 87 cattle are in a the farm. The farmer has his own separate grazing pasture. Sheep and cattle are grazing in the same pasture. All susceptible animals were vaccinated.
Summary of outbreaks Total outbreaks: 1
Total animals affected
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Cattle 87 1 1 0 0
Sheep 1000 4 4 0 0
Outbreak statistics
Species Apparent morbidity rate Apparent mortality rate Apparent case fatality rate Proportion susceptible animals lost*
Cattle 1.15% 1.15% 100.00% 1.15%
Sheep 0.40% 0.40% 100.00% 0.40%
*Removed from the susceptible population through death, destruction and/or slaughter
Epidemiology
Source of the outbreak(s) or origin of infection
  • Unknown or inconclusive
  • Fomites (humans, vehicles, feed, etc.)
Control measures
Measures applied
  • Vaccination in response to the outbreak (s)
  • Quarantine
  • Official disposal of carcasses, by-products and waste
  • Disinfection
  • No treatment of affected animals
Measures to be applied
  • No other measures
Diagnostic test results
Laboratory name and type Species Test Test date Result
Central Veterinary Laboratory of Azerbaijan Food Safety Institute (National laboratory) Cattle bacteriological examination 17/07/2020 Positive
Central Veterinary Laboratory of Azerbaijan Food Safety Institute (National laboratory) Cattle real-time PCR 17/07/2020 Positive
Central Veterinary Laboratory of Azerbaijan Food Safety Institute (National laboratory) Sheep bacteriological examination 17/07/2020 Positive
Central Veterinary Laboratory of Azerbaijan Food Safety Institute (National laboratory) Sheep real-time PCR 17/07/2020 Positive
Future Reporting
The event is continuing. Weekly follow-up reports will be submitted.
Map of outbreak locations