West Nile Fever,
Information received on 06/10/2020 from Mr Dr Ulrich Herzog, Chief Veterinary Officer, Verbrauchergesundheit, BMASGK, VIENNE, Austria
Report type Immediate notification
Date of start of the event 20/09/2020
Date of confirmation of the event 05/10/2020
Report date 06/10/2020
Date submitted to OIE 06/10/2020
Reason for notification Recurrence of a listed disease
Date of previous occurrence 04/11/2019
Manifestation of disease Clinical disease
Causal agent West Nile virus
Nature of diagnosis Clinical, Laboratory (basic), Laboratory (advanced), Necropsy
This event pertains to a defined zone within the country
Related reports Immediate notification (06/10/2020)
Follow-up report No. 1 (09/10/2020)
New outbreaks (1)
Outbreak 1 Vetmeduni Vienna, 1210 Wien, Vienna, Wien
Date of start of the outbreak 20/09/2020
Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
Epidemiological unit Other
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Equidae 1 1 0 1 0
Summary of outbreaks Total outbreaks: 1
Total animals affected
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Equidae 1 1 0 1 0
Outbreak statistics
Species Apparent morbidity rate Apparent mortality rate Apparent case fatality rate Proportion susceptible animals lost*
Equidae 100.00% 0.00% 0.00% 100.00%
*Removed from the susceptible population through death, destruction and/or slaughter
Source of the outbreak(s) or origin of infection
  • Vectors
Control measures
Measures applied
  • 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
Austrian Agency for Health and Food Safety (AGES) (National laboratory) Equidae real-time PCR 05/10/2020 Positive
Future Reporting
The event is continuing. Weekly follow-up reports will be submitted.
Map of outbreak locations