Koi herpesvirus disease,
Information received on 26/08/2020 from Dr Thamer Al-Khafaji, Director General, Animal Health, Ministry of Agriculture, Baghdad, Iraq
Report type Follow-up report No. 3 (Final report)
Date of start of the event 01/11/2018
Date of confirmation of the event 05/12/2018
Report date 26/08/2020
Date submitted to OIE 26/08/2020
Date event resolved 24/07/2020
Reason for notification First occurrence of a listed disease in the country
Causal agent Koi herpesvirus
Nature of diagnosis Clinical, Laboratory (basic), Laboratory (advanced)
This event pertains to the whole country
Related reports Immediate notification (16/01/2019)
Follow-up report No. 1 (06/05/2019)
Follow-up report No. 2 (18/11/2019)
Follow-up report No. 3 (26/08/2020)
Outbreaks There are no new outbreaks in this report
Source of the outbreak(s) or origin of infection
  • Unknown or inconclusive
Epidemiological comments Mixed infection with Branchimycosis and Aeromonas hydrophila.
Control measures
Measures applied
  • Movement control inside the country
  • Surveillance outside infected and/or protection zone
  • Surveillance within infected and/or protection zone
  • Screening
  • Traceability
  • Quarantine
  • Emergency harvest
  • Official destruction of animal products
  • Official disposal of carcasses, by-products and waste
  • Selective killing and disposal
  • Zoning
  • Disinfection
  • Vaccination permitted (if a vaccine exists)
  • Treatment of affected animals (Varconko)
Measures to be applied
  • No other measures
Future Reporting
The event is resolved. No more reports will be submitted.