Lumpy skin disease,
Chinese Taipei
Information received on 06/08/2020 from Dr Wen-Jane Tu, Chief Veterinary Officer, Director General, Bureau of Animal and Plant Health Inspection and Quarantine, Council of Agriculture, Executive Yuan, Taipei, Chinese Taipei
Summary
Report type Follow-up report No. 1
Date of start of the event 08/07/2020
Date of confirmation of the event 10/07/2020
Report date 06/08/2020
Date submitted to OIE 06/08/2020
Date event resolved 01/10/2020
Reason for notification First occurrence of a listed disease in the country
Causal agent Lumpy skin disease virus
Nature of diagnosis Clinical, Laboratory (advanced), Necropsy
This event pertains to a defined zone within the country
Related reports Immediate notification (10/07/2020)
Follow-up report No. 1 (06/08/2020)
Follow-up report No. 2 (03/09/2020)
Follow-up report No. 3 (14/09/2020)
Follow-up report No. 4 (26/11/2020)
New outbreaks (18)
Outbreak 1 (LSD-2020-Kinmen-6) Jinning Township, Kinmen County
Date of start of the outbreak 12/07/2020
Outbreak status Resolved (01/10/2020)
Epidemiological unit Farm
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Cattle 70 3 0 3 0
Affected population LSD-2020-Kinmen-6
Outbreak 2 (LSD-2020-Kinmen-8) Jinning Township, Kinmen County
Date of start of the outbreak 12/07/2020
Outbreak status Resolved (01/10/2020)
Epidemiological unit Farm
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Cattle 8 5 0 5 0
Affected population LSD-2020-Kinmen-8
Outbreak 3 (LSD-2020-Kinmen-11) Jinning Township, Kinmen County
Date of start of the outbreak 13/07/2020
Outbreak status Resolved (01/10/2020)
Epidemiological unit Farm
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Cattle 12 2 0 2 0
Affected population LSD-2020-Kinmen-11
Outbreak 4 (LSD-2020-Kinmen-10) Jinning Township, Kinmen County
Date of start of the outbreak 14/07/2020
Outbreak status Resolved (14/07/2020)
Epidemiological unit Farm
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Cattle 2 2 0 2 0
Affected population LSD-2020-Kinmen-10
Outbreak 5 (LSD-2020-Kinmen-3) Jinsha Township, Kinmen County
Date of start of the outbreak 15/07/2020
Outbreak status Resolved (01/10/2020)
Epidemiological unit Farm
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Cattle 16 7 0 8 0
Affected population LSD-2020-Kinmen-3
Outbreak 6 (LSD-2020-Kinmen-2) Jincheng Township, Kinmen County
Date of start of the outbreak 16/07/2020
Outbreak status Resolved (01/10/2020)
Epidemiological unit Farm
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Cattle 75 20 0 20 0
Affected population LSD-2020-Kinmen-2
Outbreak 7 (LSD-2020-Kinmen-15) Jinning Township, Kinmen County
Date of start of the outbreak 17/07/2020
Outbreak status Resolved (01/10/2020)
Epidemiological unit Farm
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Cattle 9 2 0 3 0
Affected population LSD-2020-Kinmen-15
Outbreak 8 (LSD-2020-Kinmen-5) Jinning Township, Kinmen County
Date of start of the outbreak 17/07/2020
Outbreak status Resolved (01/10/2020)
Epidemiological unit Farm
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Cattle 3 1 0 1 0
Affected population LSD-2020-Kinmen-5
Outbreak 9 (LSD-2020-Kinmen-14) Jinning Township, Kinmen County
Date of start of the outbreak 17/07/2020
Outbreak status Resolved (01/10/2020)
Epidemiological unit Farm
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Cattle 4 1 0 1 0
Affected population LSD-2020-Kinmen-14
Outbreak 10 (LSD-2020-Kinmen-12) Jincheng Township, Kinmen County
Date of start of the outbreak 18/07/2020
Outbreak status Resolved (01/10/2020)
Epidemiological unit Farm
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Cattle 28 3 0 5 0
Affected population LSD-2020-Kinmen-12
Outbreak 11 (LSD-2020-Kinmen-13) Jinhu Township, Kinmen County
Date of start of the outbreak 18/07/2020
Outbreak status Resolved (01/10/2020)
Epidemiological unit Farm
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Cattle 22 7 0 7 0
Affected population LSD-2020-Kinmen-13
Outbreak 12 (LSD-2020-Kinmen-7) Jinsha Township, Kinmen County
Date of start of the outbreak 19/07/2020
Outbreak status Resolved (01/10/2020)
Epidemiological unit Farm
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Cattle 16 4 0 5 0
Affected population LSD-2020-Kinmen-7
Outbreak 13 (LSD-2020-Kinmen-17) Jinning Township, Kinmen County
Date of start of the outbreak 21/07/2020
Outbreak status Resolved (01/10/2020)
Epidemiological unit Farm
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Cattle 18 2 0 3 0
Affected population LSD-2020-Kinmen-17
Outbreak 14 (LSD-2020-Kinmen-9) Jinhu Township, Kinmen County
Date of start of the outbreak 21/07/2020
Outbreak status Resolved (01/10/2020)
Epidemiological unit Farm
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Cattle 14 4 0 4 0
Affected population LSD-2020-Kinmen-9
Outbreak 15 (LSD-2020-Kinmen-4) Jinning Township, Kinmen County
Date of start of the outbreak 21/07/2020
Outbreak status Resolved (01/10/2020)
Epidemiological unit Farm
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Cattle 50 24 0 24 0
Affected population LSD-2020-Kinmen-4
Outbreak 16 (LSD-2020-Kinmen-16) Jinning Township, Kinmen County
Date of start of the outbreak 21/07/2020
Outbreak status Resolved (01/10/2020)
Epidemiological unit Farm
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Cattle 95 1 0 1 0
Affected population LSD-2020-Kinmen-16
Outbreak 17 (LSD-2020-Kinmen-19) Jinsha Township, Kinmen County
Date of start of the outbreak 22/07/2020
Outbreak status Resolved (01/10/2020)
Epidemiological unit Farm
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Cattle 2 1 0 1 0
Affected population LSD-2020-Kinmen-19
Outbreak 18 (LSD-2020-Kinmen-18) Jinhu Township, Kinmen County
Date of start of the outbreak 23/07/2020
Outbreak status Resolved (01/10/2020)
Epidemiological unit Farm
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Cattle 340 2 0 2 0
Affected population LSD-2020-Kinmen-18
Summary of outbreaks Total outbreaks: 18
Total animals affected
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Cattle 784 91 0 97 0
Outbreak statistics
Species Apparent morbidity rate Apparent mortality rate Apparent case fatality rate Proportion susceptible animals lost*
Cattle 11.61% 0.00% 0.00% 12.37%
*Removed from the susceptible population through death, destruction and/or slaughter
Epidemiology
Source of the outbreak(s) or origin of infection
  • Unknown or inconclusive
Epidemiological comments Samples from Kinmen County were sent to the National Laboratory, Animal Health Research Institute (AHRI) for diagnosis. LSD was confirmed by AHRI. The infected farms and surrounding farms within 3 km radius of the infected farms have been placed under movement restriction. All infected cattle have been or will be culled in the next few days. The majority of cattle in Kinmen County have been vaccinated after the first outbreak. All of cattle population in Kimmen County has been vaccinated.
Control measures
Measures applied
  • Ante and post-mortem inspections
  • Vector surveillance
  • Control of vectors
  • Disinfestation
  • Disinfection
  • Zoning
  • Selective killing and disposal
  • Official disposal of carcasses, by-products and waste
  • Quarantine
  • Traceability
  • Surveillance within containment and/or protection zone
  • Vaccination in response to the outbreak (s)
  • Movement control inside the country
  • No treatment of affected animals
Measures to be applied
  • No other measures
Diagnostic test results
Laboratory name and type Species Test Test date Result
Animal Health Research Institute (National laboratory) Cattle polymerase chain reaction (PCR) 23/07/2020 Positive
Animal Health Research Institute (National laboratory) Cattle polymerase chain reaction (PCR) 24/07/2020 Positive
Animal Health Research Institute (National laboratory) Cattle polymerase chain reaction (PCR) 27/07/2020 Positive
Future Reporting
The event is continuing. Weekly follow-up reports will be submitted.
Map of outbreak locations