Information received on 26/10/2020 from Dr Sigurborg Da­adˇttir, Chief Veterinary Officer, Icelandic Food and Veterinary Authority, Ministry of Industries and Innovation, Selfoss, Iceland
Report type Immediate notification
Date of start of the event 13/10/2020
Date of confirmation of the event 20/10/2020
Report date 26/10/2020
Date submitted to OIE 26/10/2020
Reason for notification Recurrence of a listed disease
Date of previous occurrence 06/03/2020
Manifestation of disease Clinical disease
Causal agent PrPSc
Nature of diagnosis Laboratory (advanced)
This event pertains to the whole country
New outbreaks (1)
Outbreak 1 Stˇru-Akrar 1, Akrahreppur, Skagafj÷r­ur, Skagafjar­ar
Date of start of the outbreak 13/10/2020
Outbreak status Resolved (05/11/2020)
Epidemiological unit Farm
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Sheep 720 1 0 720 0
Summary of outbreaks Total outbreaks: 1
Total animals affected
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Sheep 720 1 0 720 0
Outbreak statistics
Species Apparent morbidity rate Apparent mortality rate Apparent case fatality rate Proportion susceptible animals lost*
Sheep 0.14% 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
  • Unknown or inconclusive
Control measures
Measures applied
  • Surveillance within containment and/or protection zone
  • Surveillance outside containment and/or protection zone
  • Movement control inside the country
  • Vaccination permitted (if a vaccine exists)
  • No treatment of affected animals
Measures to be applied
  • Disinfection
  • Stamping out
  • Official disposal of carcasses, by-products and waste
  • Official destruction of animal products
Diagnostic test results
Laboratory name and type Species Test Test date Result
Institute for Experimental Pathology at Keldur, Univeristy of Iceland (National laboratory) Sheep antibody detection ELISA 15/10/2020 Positive
Institute for Experimental Pathology at Keldur, University of Iceland (National laboratory) Sheep western blot 20/10/2020 Positive
Future Reporting
The event is continuing. Weekly follow-up reports will be submitted.
Map of outbreak locations