Small hive beetle infestation (Aethina tumida),
Italy
Information received on 16/10/2020 from Dr Davide Lecchini, Chief Veterinary Officer, Directorate General for Veterinary Health and Veterinary MedicinalProducts (DGSAF), Ministry of Health, ROME, Italy
Summary
Report type Follow-up report No. 43
Date of start of the event 15/09/2015
Date of confirmation of the event 16/09/2015
Report date 16/10/2020
Date submitted to OIE 16/10/2020
Reason for notification Recurrence of a listed disease
Date of previous occurrence 15/12/2014
Manifestation of disease Clinical disease
Causal agent Aethina tumida
Nature of diagnosis Clinical, Laboratory (basic)
This event pertains to a defined zone within the country
Related reports Immediate notification (30/10/2015)
Follow-up report No. 1 (10/11/2015)
Follow-up report No. 2 (02/12/2015)
Follow-up report No. 3 (18/12/2015)
Follow-up report No. 4 (05/05/2016)
Follow-up report No. 5 (05/07/2016)
Follow-up report No. 6 (15/07/2016)
Follow-up report No. 7 (29/07/2016)
Follow-up report No. 8 (22/08/2016)
Follow-up report No. 9 (30/09/2016)
Follow-up report No. 10 (03/10/2016)
Follow-up report No. 11 (13/10/2016)
Follow-up report No. 12 (26/10/2016)
Follow-up report No. 13 (31/10/2016)
Follow-up report No. 14 (22/11/2016)
Follow-up report No. 15 (30/11/2016)
Follow-up report No. 16 (10/01/2017)
Follow-up report No. 17 (08/05/2017)
Follow-up report No. 18 (17/07/2017)
Follow-up report No. 19 (28/07/2017)
Follow-up report No. 20 (31/07/2017)
Follow-up report No. 21 (09/08/2017)
Follow-up report No. 22 (10/11/2017)
Follow-up report No. 23 (26/01/2018)
Follow-up report No. 24 (17/04/2018)
Follow-up report No. 25 (18/06/2018)
Follow-up report No. 26 (10/08/2018)
Follow-up report No. 27 (11/09/2018)
Follow-up report No. 28 (08/10/2018)
Follow-up report No. 29 (16/11/2018)
Follow-up report No. 30 (22/01/2019)
Follow-up report No. 31 (05/07/2019)
Follow-up report No. 32 (03/09/2019)
Follow-up report No. 33 (02/03/2020)
Follow-up report No. 34 (05/03/2020)
Follow-up report No. 35 (14/04/2020)
Follow-up report No. 36 (30/04/2020)
Follow-up report No. 37 (10/08/2020)
Follow-up report No. 38 (03/09/2020)
Follow-up report No. 39 (11/09/2020)
Follow-up report No. 40 (23/09/2020)
Follow-up report No. 41 (01/10/2020)
Follow-up report No. 42 (09/10/2020)
Follow-up report No. 43 (16/10/2020)
Follow-up report No. 44 (04/11/2020)
New outbreaks (1)
Outbreak 1 (10_2020_SN) REGGIO CALABRIA, REGGIO CALABRIA, Calabria
Date of start of the outbreak 08/10/2020
Outbreak status Resolved (08/10/2020)
Epidemiological unit Apiary
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Bees (hives) 1 1 0 1
Affected population The positivity concerns 1 hive a sentinel nucleus used as a device to improve the surveillance system in the area.
Summary of outbreaks Total outbreaks: 1
Total animals affected
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Bees (hives) 1 1 0 1
Outbreak statistics
Species Apparent morbidity rate Apparent mortality rate Apparent case fatality rate Proportion susceptible animals lost*
Bees (hives) 100.00% 0.00% 0.00% **
*Removed from the susceptible population through death, destruction and/or slaughter
**Not calculated because of missing information
Epidemiology
Source of the outbreak(s) or origin of infection
  • Unknown or inconclusive
Control measures
Measures applied
  • Movement control inside the country
  • Surveillance outside containment and/or protection zone
  • Surveillance within containment and/or protection zone
  • Zoning
  • 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
Experimental Zooprophylactic Institute, IZS, Venezie - Padova (National laboratory) Bees entomological investigations 08/10/2020 Positive
Future Reporting
The event is continuing. Weekly follow-up reports will be submitted.
Map of outbreak locations