Lumpy skin disease,
China (People's Rep. of)
Information received on 29/07/2020 from Dr Huang Baoxu, Secretary of the Party Leadership Group, Animal Health and Epidemiology Centre, Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs, Qingdao, China (People's Rep. of)
Report type Immediate notification
Date of start of the event 07/07/2020
Date of confirmation of the event 12/07/2020
Report date 29/07/2020
Date submitted to OIE 29/07/2020
Reason for notification First occurrence of a listed disease
Manifestation of disease Clinical disease
Causal agent Lumpy skin disease virus
Nature of diagnosis Clinical, Laboratory (basic), Laboratory (advanced)
This event pertains to a defined zone within the country
New outbreaks (1)
Outbreak 1 Dongzhou Village,Bailongqiao Township, Wucheng District, Jinghua, Zhejiang
Date of start of the outbreak 07/07/2020
Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
Epidemiological unit Livestock market
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Cattle 26 3 1 2 0
Summary of outbreaks Total outbreaks: 1
Total animals affected
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Cattle 26 3 1 2 0
Outbreak statistics
Species Apparent morbidity rate Apparent mortality rate Apparent case fatality rate Proportion susceptible animals lost*
Cattle 11.54% 3.85% 33.33% 11.54%
*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
  • Ante and post-mortem inspections
  • Disinfestation
  • Disinfection
  • Zoning
  • Selective killing and disposal
  • Official disposal of carcasses, by-products and waste
  • Official destruction of animal products
  • Quarantine
  • Traceability
  • Screening
  • Surveillance outside containment and/or protection zone
  • Movement control inside the country
  • 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
National Research center for exotic animal diseases ,China Animal Health and Epidemiology Center (National laboratory) Cattle real-time PCR 12/07/2020 Positive
Future Reporting
The event is continuing. Weekly follow-up reports will be submitted.
Map of outbreak locations