Koi herpesvirus disease,
Iraq
Information received on 18/11/2020 from Dr Thamer Al-Khafaji, Director General, Animal Health, Ministry of Agriculture, Baghdad, Iraq
Summary
Report type Immediate notification
Date of start of the event 26/10/2020
Date of confirmation of the event 01/11/2020
Report date 18/11/2020
Date submitted to OIE 18/11/2020
Reason for notification Recurrence of a listed disease
Date of previous occurrence 24/07/2020
Manifestation of disease Clinical disease
Causal agent Koi herpesvirus
Nature of diagnosis Clinical, Laboratory (basic), Necropsy
This event pertains to a defined zone within the country
New outbreaks (4)
Outbreak 1 Babil, Babylon
Date of start of the outbreak 26/10/2020
Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
Epidemiological unit River system
Water type Fresh water
Population type Farmed
Production system Semi-open
Affected animals
Species Morbidity Mortality Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Common carp (Cyprinus carpio) 1 (scale 0 to 5) 1 (scale 0 to 5) 100000 1500 700 800 0
Outbreak 2 Salah aldin, Salah Al-Deen
Date of start of the outbreak 30/10/2020
Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
Epidemiological unit River system
Water type Fresh water
Population type Farmed
Production system Semi-open
Affected animals
Species Morbidity Mortality Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Common carp (Cyprinus carpio) 100 % 50 % 80000 80000 40000 0 0
Outbreak 3 Diala, Diala
Date of start of the outbreak 06/11/2020
Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
Epidemiological unit River system
Water type Fresh water
Population type Farmed
Production system Semi-open
Affected animals
Species Morbidity Mortality Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Common carp (Cyprinus carpio) 100 % 12 % 200000 200000 25000 0 0
Outbreak 4 Baghdad, Baghdad
Date of start of the outbreak 15/11/2020
Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
Epidemiological unit River system
Water type Fresh water
Population type Farmed
Production system Semi-open
Affected animals
Species Morbidity Mortality Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Common carp (Cyprinus carpio) 17.8 % 0.8 % 28000 5000 250 0 0
Summary of outbreaks Total outbreaks: 4
Total animals affected
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Common carp (Cyprinus carpio) 408000 286500 65950 800 0
Outbreak statistics
Species Apparent morbidity rate Apparent mortality rate Apparent case fatality rate Proportion susceptible animals lost*
Common carp (Cyprinus carpio) 70.22% 16.16% 23.02% 16.36%
*Removed from the susceptible population through death, destruction and/or slaughter
Epidemiology
Source of the outbreak(s) or origin of infection
  • Unknown or inconclusive
  • Introduction of new live animals
  • Legal movement of animals
  • Illegal movement of animals
Control measures
Measures applied
  • 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