Information received on 14/08/2020 from Dr Taina Aaltonen, Chief Veterinary Officer and Deputy Director General, Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, Helsinki, Finland
Report type Follow-up report No. 3
Date of start of the event 05/07/2020
Date of confirmation of the event 22/07/2020
Report date 14/08/2020
Date submitted to OIE 14/08/2020
Date event resolved 09/08/2020
Reason for notification First occurrence of a listed disease in the country
Causal agent Myxoma virus
Nature of diagnosis Laboratory (advanced), Necropsy
This event pertains to the whole country
Related reports Immediate notification (24/07/2020)
Follow-up report No. 1 (31/07/2020)
Follow-up report No. 2 (07/08/2020)
Follow-up report No. 3 (14/08/2020)
Follow-up report No. 4 (24/08/2020)
New outbreaks (1)
Outbreak 1 Espoo, Etelš-Suomi
Date of start of the outbreak 26/07/2020
Outbreak status Resolved (26/07/2020)
Epidemiological unit Other
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Rabbits 4 1 0 0
Affected population A female pet rabbit, 2 years of age, with lesions around eyes , nose and rump/tail. Recovering.
Summary of outbreaks Total outbreaks: 1
Total animals affected
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Rabbits 4 1 0 0
Outbreak statistics
Species Apparent morbidity rate Apparent mortality rate Apparent case fatality rate Proportion susceptible animals lost*
Rabbits 25.00% ** ** **
*Removed from the susceptible population through death, destruction and/or slaughter
**Not calculated because of missing information
Source of the outbreak(s) or origin of infection
  • Unknown or inconclusive
Control measures
Measures applied
  • Screening
  • 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
IDEXX, Germany (Foreign laboratory) Rabbits polymerase chain reaction (PCR) 07/08/2020 Positive
Future Reporting
The event is continuing. Weekly follow-up reports will be submitted.
Map of outbreak locations