Peste des petits ruminants,
Libya
Information received on 01/11/2020 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. 1
Date of start of the event 17/09/2020
Date of confirmation of the event 05/10/2020
Report date 01/11/2020
Date submitted to OIE 01/11/2020
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 (6)
Outbreak cluster 1 Western mountain, Waadaa alhayi, Waadaa alhayi, Gharyan (3 outbreaks)
Date of start of the outbreak 10/10/2020
Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
Epidemiological unit Farm
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Sheep / goats 570 57 23 0 0
Outbreak 2 Sahel Aljafara, Ghwt abwsaq, AL Zuhara, Az Zawiyah
Date of start of the outbreak 13/10/2020
Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
Epidemiological unit Farm
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Goats 750 65 35 0 0
Sheep 850 45 20 0 0
Outbreak 3 Sahel Aljafara, Jamie aljida, Aljida, Az Zawiyah
Date of start of the outbreak 18/10/2020
Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
Epidemiological unit Farm
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Goats 750 65 35 0 0
Sheep 850 45 20 0 0
Outbreak 4 Sahel Aljafara, Jamie alsahaba, Alhaj obeid, Az Zawiyah
Date of start of the outbreak 21/10/2020
Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
Epidemiological unit Farm
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Goats 260 70 23 0 0
Sheep 300 0 0 0 0
Summary of outbreaks Total outbreaks: 6
Total animals affected
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Sheep / goats 570 57 23 0 0
Goats 1760 200 93 0 0
Sheep 2000 90 40 0 0
Outbreak statistics
Species Apparent morbidity rate Apparent mortality rate Apparent case fatality rate Proportion susceptible animals lost*
Sheep / goats 10.00% 4.04% 40.35% 4.04%
Goats 11.36% 5.28% 46.50% 5.28%
Sheep 4.50% 2.00% 44.44% 2.00%
*Removed from the susceptible population through death, destruction and/or slaughter
Epidemiology
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) Goats competitive ELISA (c-ELISA) 26/10/2020 Positive
Central Veterinary Laboratory (National laboratory) Sheep competitive ELISA (c-ELISA) 26/10/2020 Positive
Future Reporting
The event is continuing. Weekly follow-up reports will be submitted.
Map of outbreak locations