Rift Valley fever,
Libya
Information received on 26/10/2020 from Dr Zakaria Mohamed Mustafa Elkhatal, Director General, National Centre for Animal Health (NCAH), Ministry of Agriculture, Animal & Marine Wealth, Tripoli, Libya
Summary
Report type Follow-up report No. 7
Date of start of the event 12/12/2019
Date of confirmation of the event 13/01/2020
Report date 26/10/2020
Date submitted to OIE 26/10/2020
Reason for notification First occurrence of a listed disease in the country
Causal agent Rift Valley fever virus
Nature of diagnosis Laboratory (basic)
This event pertains to the whole country
Related reports Immediate notification (15/01/2020)
Follow-up report No. 1 (03/02/2020)
Follow-up report No. 2 (13/02/2020)
Follow-up report No. 3 (27/02/2020)
Follow-up report No. 4 (09/05/2020)
Follow-up report No. 5 (24/06/2020)
Follow-up report No. 6 (18/07/2020)
Follow-up report No. 7 (26/10/2020)
Outbreaks There are no new outbreaks in this report
Epidemiology
Source of the outbreak(s) or origin of infection
  • Illegal movement of animals
  • Vectors
Epidemiological comments According to the local veterinary services' reports, there are no new outbreaks.
Control measures
Measures applied
  • Surveillance outside containment and/or protection zone
  • Surveillance within containment and/or protection zone
  • Traceability
  • Quarantine
  • Disinfection
  • Control of vectors
  • Vaccination prohibited
  • No treatment of affected animals
Measures to be applied
  • Vector surveillance
  • Ante and post-mortem inspections
Future Reporting
The event is continuing. Weekly follow-up reports will be submitted.