Glanders,
Kuwait
Information received on 16/09/2020 from Dr Ali Al-Qattan, Deputy of Director General of Animal Wealth, Animal Wealth, Public Authority of Agriculture Affairs and Fish Resources, Safat, Kuwait
Summary
Report type Follow-up report No. 5 (Final report)
Date of start of the event 09/07/2019
Date of confirmation of the event 28/07/2019
Report date 16/09/2020
Date submitted to OIE 16/09/2020
Date event resolved 17/09/2019
Reason for notification Recurrence of a listed disease
Date of previous occurrence 19/12/2010
Manifestation of disease Sub-clinical infection
Causal agent Burkholderia mallei
Nature of diagnosis Laboratory (basic), Laboratory (advanced), Necropsy
This event pertains to a defined zone within the country
Related reports Immediate notification (31/07/2019)
Follow-up report No. 1 (08/10/2019)
Follow-up report No. 2 (31/10/2019)
Follow-up report No. 3 (24/12/2019)
Follow-up report No. 4 (09/05/2020)
Follow-up report No. 5 (16/09/2020)
Outbreaks There are no new outbreaks in this report
Epidemiology
Source of the outbreak(s) or origin of infection
  • Unknown or inconclusive
Epidemiological comments This event is closed and a self-declaration from Kuwait of glanders free as of 16 September 2020 will be sent to the OIE.
Control measures
Measures applied
  • Movement control inside the country
  • Surveillance outside containment and/or protection zone
  • Surveillance within containment and/or protection zone
  • Traceability
  • Quarantine
  • Official destruction of animal products
  • Official disposal of carcasses, by-products and waste
  • Selective killing and disposal
  • Zoning
  • Disinfection
  • Ante and post-mortem inspections
  • Vaccination permitted (if a vaccine exists)
  • No treatment of affected animals
Measures to be applied
  • No other measures
Future Reporting
The event is resolved. No more reports will be submitted.