Peste des petits ruminants,
Information received on 07/10/2020 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 17/09/2020
Date of confirmation of the event 05/10/2020
Report date 07/10/2020
Date submitted to OIE 07/10/2020
Reason for notification Recurrence of a listed disease
Date of previous occurrence 21/05/2019
Manifestation of disease Clinical disease
Causal agent Peste des petits ruminants virus
Nature of diagnosis Clinical, Laboratory (basic)
This event pertains to a defined zone within the country
Related reports Immediate notification (07/10/2020)
Follow-up report No. 1 (01/11/2020)
New outbreaks (1)
Outbreak 1 Sahel Al jafara, Albarunia, Alhshan, Az Zawiyah
Date of start of the outbreak 17/09/2020
Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
Epidemiological unit Farm
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Goats 50 10 4 0 0
Sheep 600 50 18 0 0
Affected population The signs from the reports of the rapid response team are: fever, loss of weight and in some cases diarrhea.
Summary of outbreaks Total outbreaks: 1
Total animals affected
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Goats 50 10 4 0 0
Sheep 600 50 18 0 0
Outbreak statistics
Species Apparent morbidity rate Apparent mortality rate Apparent case fatality rate Proportion susceptible animals lost*
Goats 20.00% 8.00% 40.00% 8.00%
Sheep 8.33% 3.00% 36.00% 3.00%
*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
  • Surveillance outside containment and/or protection zone
  • Surveillance within containment and/or protection zone
  • Traceability
  • Quarantine
  • Disinfection
  • Vaccination permitted (if a vaccine exists)
  • No treatment of affected animals
Measures to be applied
  • Screening
Diagnostic test results
Laboratory name and type Species Test Test date Result
Central veterinary laboratory (National laboratory) Sheep competitive ELISA (c-ELISA) 05/10/2020 Positive
Future Reporting
The event is continuing. Weekly follow-up reports will be submitted.
Map of outbreak locations