Myxomatosis,
Finland
Information received on 24/08/2020 from Dr Taina Aaltonen, Chief Veterinary Officer and Deputy Director General, Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, Helsinki, Finland
Summary
Report type Follow-up report No. 4 (Final report)
Date of start of the event 05/07/2020
Date of confirmation of the event 22/07/2020
Report date 24/08/2020
Date submitted to OIE 24/08/2020
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 (3)
Outbreak 1 Espoo, Etelš-Suomi
Date of start of the outbreak 05/08/2020
Outbreak status Resolved (09/08/2020)
Epidemiological unit Not applicable
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
European Rabbit:Oryctolagus cuniculus(Leporidae) 2 2
Affected population Two wild rabbits in an urban area, found dead 5/8/2020 and 9/8/2020.
Outbreak 2 Espoo, Etelš-Suomi
Date of start of the outbreak 06/08/2020
Outbreak status Resolved (06/08/2020)
Epidemiological unit Not applicable
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
European Rabbit:Oryctolagus cuniculus(Leporidae) 1 1
Affected population Wild rabbit in an urban area
Outbreak 3 Espoo, Etelš-Suomi
Date of start of the outbreak 07/08/2020
Outbreak status Resolved (07/08/2020)
Epidemiological unit Not applicable
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
European Rabbit:Oryctolagus cuniculus(Leporidae) 1 1
Affected population A wild rabbit in an urban area
Summary of outbreaks Total outbreaks: 3
Total animals affected
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
European Rabbit:Oryctolagus cuniculus(Leporidae) 4 4
Outbreak statistics
Species Apparent morbidity rate Apparent mortality rate Apparent case fatality rate Proportion susceptible animals lost*
European Rabbit:Oryctolagus cuniculus(Leporidae) ** ** 100.00% **
*Removed from the susceptible population through death, destruction and/or slaughter
**Not calculated because of missing information
Epidemiology
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
Finnish Food Authority (National laboratory) European Rabbit real-time PCR 17/08/2020 Positive
Future Reporting
The event is resolved. No more reports will be submitted.
Map of outbreak locations