Peste des petits ruminants,
Information received on 06/08/2020 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 28/07/2020
Date of confirmation of the event 04/08/2020
Report date 06/08/2020
Date submitted to OIE 06/08/2020
Date event resolved 24/08/2020
Reason for notification Recurrence of a listed disease
Date of previous occurrence 28/10/2019
Manifestation of disease Clinical disease
Causal agent Peste des petits ruminants virus
Nature of diagnosis Clinical, Laboratory (advanced), Necropsy
This event pertains to a defined zone within the country
Related reports Immediate notification (06/08/2020)
Follow-up report No. 1 (13/10/2020)
New outbreaks (1)
Outbreak 1 (MAON) MAON, Hebron, Yerushalayim
Date of start of the outbreak 28/07/2020
Outbreak status Resolved (24/08/2020)
Epidemiological unit Farm
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Sheep 500 20 12 0 0
Affected population The herd contains 3 males, 337 females and 150 lambs. Clinical symptoms as respiratory signs and diarrhea have been observed. The mortality of 12 animals occurred in the 2-3 months old lambs. The herd has been vaccinated in March 2020. Vaccination has been applied immediately after the outbreak.
Summary of outbreaks Total outbreaks: 1
Total animals affected
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Sheep 500 20 12 0 0
Outbreak statistics
Species Apparent morbidity rate Apparent mortality rate Apparent case fatality rate Proportion susceptible animals lost*
Sheep 4.00% 2.40% 60.00% 2.40%
*Removed from the susceptible population through death, destruction and/or slaughter
Source of the outbreak(s) or origin of infection
  • Unknown or inconclusive
Epidemiological comments The herd is located in an area where free ranging unregistered herds are roaming.
Control measures
Measures applied
  • Quarantine
  • 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
Kimron Veterinary Institute, Virology Laboratory (National laboratory) Sheep reverse transcription - polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) 04/08/2020 Positive
Future Reporting
The event is continuing. Weekly follow-up reports will be submitted.
Map of outbreak locations