Anthrax,
Italy
Information received on 03/09/2020 from Dr Silvio Borrello, Chief Veterinary Officer, Food Safety and Collegial Bodies for Health Protection, Ministère de la Santé, Department for Veterinary Public Health, Rome, Italy
Summary
Report type Follow-up report No. 1
Date of start of the event 22/07/2020
Date of confirmation of the event 31/07/2020
Report date 03/09/2020
Date submitted to OIE 03/09/2020
Reason for notification Recurrence of a listed disease
Date of previous occurrence 08/07/2020
Manifestation of disease Clinical disease
Causal agent Bacillus anthracis
Nature of diagnosis Clinical, Laboratory (basic)
This event pertains to a defined zone within the country
Related reports Immediate notification (12/08/2020)
Follow-up report No. 1 (03/09/2020)
Outbreaks There are no new outbreaks in this report
Epidemiology
Source of the outbreak(s) or origin of infection
  • Unknown or inconclusive
Epidemiological comments On 13 August, 92 animals were subjected to vaccination prophylaxis with a live attenuated vaccine.
Control measures
Measures applied
  • Movement control inside the country
  • Surveillance within containment and/or protection zone
  • Official disposal of carcasses, by-products and waste
  • Disinfection
  • Vaccination permitted (if a vaccine exists)
  • No treatment of affected animals
Measures to be applied
  • No other measures
Future Reporting
The event is continuing. Weekly follow-up reports will be submitted.