Brucellosis (Brucella abortus),
Information received on 27/09/2020 from Dr Zakaria Mohamed Mustafa Elkhatal, Director General, National Centre for Animal Health (NCAH), Ministry of Agriculture, Animal & Marine Wealth, Tripoli, Libya
Report type Immediate notification
Date of start of the event 27/07/2020
Date of confirmation of the event 24/09/2020
Report date 27/09/2020
Date submitted to OIE 27/09/2020
Reason for notification Recurrence of a listed disease
Date of previous occurrence 18/09/2018
Manifestation of disease Clinical disease
Causal agent Brucella abortus
Nature of diagnosis Clinical, Laboratory (basic)
This event pertains to a defined zone within the country
New outbreaks (1)
Outbreak 1 Misratah, Abdul Rouf, Alghiran, Misratah
Date of start of the outbreak 27/07/2020
Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
Epidemiological unit Farm
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Cattle 36 9 1 0 8
Affected population Signs reported by the surveillance team: abortion in last stages of gestation with retained placenta in some cases
Summary of outbreaks Total outbreaks: 1
Total animals affected
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Cattle 36 9 1 0 8
Outbreak statistics
Species Apparent morbidity rate Apparent mortality rate Apparent case fatality rate Proportion susceptible animals lost*
Cattle 25.00% 2.78% 11.11% 25.00%
*Removed from the susceptible population through death, destruction and/or slaughter
Source of the outbreak(s) or origin of infection
  • Introduction of new live animals
Control measures
Measures applied
  • Screening
  • Traceability
  • Quarantine
  • Disinfection
  • Slaughter
  • Vaccination prohibited
  • No treatment of affected animals
Measures to be applied
  • Surveillance outside containment and/or protection zone
Future Reporting
The event is continuing. Weekly follow-up reports will be submitted.
Map of outbreak locations