Anthrax,
Italy
Information received on 17/07/2020 from Dr Silvio Borrello, Chief Veterinary Officer, Food Safety and Collegial Bodies for Health Protection, Ministère de la Santé, Department for Veterinary Public Health, Rome, Italy
Summary
Report type Follow-up report No. 1 (Final report)
Date of start of the event 26/05/2020
Date of confirmation of the event 01/06/2020
Report date 17/07/2020
Date submitted to OIE 17/07/2020
Date event resolved 08/07/2020
Reason for notification Recurrence of a listed disease
Date of previous occurrence 12/11/2019
Manifestation of disease Sub-clinical infection
Causal agent Bacillus anthracis
Nature of diagnosis Laboratory (basic)
This event pertains to a defined zone within the country
Related reports Immediate notification (07/07/2020)
Follow-up report No. 1 (17/07/2020)
Outbreaks There are no new outbreaks in this report
Epidemiology
Source of the outbreak(s) or origin of infection
  • Unknown or inconclusive
Epidemiological comments Seizure of the animals present on the farm, prohibition of animal movement both at entry and exit. All the farms adjacent to the farm where the outbreak occurred were checked. 17/07/2020 Clinical controls (temperature, mucosae) have been carried out every 3-4 days in all the holdings within a 2 km radius with favourable result. Furthermore samples of faeces and water in the herd concerned in order to detect the presence of bacillus anthracis have been taken with negative results. After 45 days of favourable controls the outbreak has been closed.
Control measures
Measures applied
  • Movement control inside the country
  • Surveillance within containment and/or protection zone
  • Official disposal of carcasses, by-products and waste
  • Disinfection
  • Vaccination permitted (if a vaccine exists)
  • No treatment of affected animals
Measures to be applied
  • No other measures
Future Reporting
The event is resolved. No more reports will be submitted.