Rift Valley fever,
Mauritania
Information received on 19/10/2020 from Dr Baba Doumbia, Directeur, Services vétérinaires, Ministère du Développement Rural, Nouakchott, Mauritania
Summary
Report type Follow-up report No. 1
Date of start of the event 17/09/2020
Date of confirmation of the event 23/09/2020
Report date 19/10/2020
Date submitted to OIE 19/10/2020
Reason for notification Recurrence of a listed disease
Date of previous occurrence 12/2018
Manifestation of disease Clinical disease
Causal agent Rift Valley fever virus
Nature of diagnosis Laboratory (advanced)
This event pertains to the whole country
Related reports Immediate notification (24/09/2020)
Follow-up report No. 1 (19/10/2020)
New outbreaks (2)
Outbreak 1 Maal, Maal, Aleg, Aleg
Date of start of the outbreak 28/09/2020
Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
Epidemiological unit Village
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Sheep 17 4 0 0 0
Affected population An upsurge of abortions was reported in this locality.
Outbreak 2 Tahvedhnee, Tahvedhnee, Moudjeira, Moudjeira
Date of start of the outbreak 29/09/2020
Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
Epidemiological unit Village
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Sheep 41 6 2 0 0
Affected population Abortions were pointed out in this village.
Summary of outbreaks Total outbreaks: 2
Total animals affected
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Sheep 58 10 2 0 0
Outbreak statistics
Species Apparent morbidity rate Apparent mortality rate Apparent case fatality rate Proportion susceptible animals lost*
Sheep 17.24% 3.45% 20.00% 3.45%
*Removed from the susceptible population through death, destruction and/or slaughter
Epidemiology
Source of the outbreak(s) or origin of infection
  • Unknown or inconclusive
Control measures
Measures applied
  • Movement control inside the country
  • Disinfestation
  • Control of vectors
  • Vaccination permitted (if a vaccine exists)
  • No treatment of affected animals
Measures to be applied
  • No other measures
Future Reporting
The event is continuing. Weekly follow-up reports will be submitted.
Map of outbreak locations