Scrapie,
Iceland
Information received on 23/11/2020 from Dr Sigurborg Dašadóttir, Chief Veterinary Officer, Icelandic Food and Veterinary Authority, Ministry of Industries and Innovation, Selfoss, Iceland
Summary
Report type Follow-up report No. 1
Date of start of the event 13/10/2020
Date of confirmation of the event 20/10/2020
Report date 23/11/2020
Date submitted to OIE 23/11/2020
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
Related reports Immediate notification (26/10/2020)
Follow-up report No. 1 (23/11/2020)
New outbreaks (3)
Outbreak 1 Syšri-Hofdalir, Akrahreppur, Skagafjöršur, Skagafjaršar
Date of start of the outbreak 26/10/2020
Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
Epidemiological unit Farm
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Sheep 675 1 0 106 0
Outbreak 2 Gręnamżri, Akrahreppur, Skagafjaršar, Skagafjaršar
Date of start of the outbreak 26/10/2020
Outbreak status Resolved (19/11/2020)
Epidemiological unit Farm
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Sheep / goats 1049 2 0 1049 0
Outbreak 3 Minni-Akrar, Akrahreppur, Skagafjaršar, Skagafjaršar
Date of start of the outbreak 16/11/2020
Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
Epidemiological unit Farm
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Sheep 99 1 0 0 0
Summary of outbreaks Total outbreaks: 3
Total animals affected
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Sheep 774 2 0 106 0
Sheep / goats 1049 2 0 1049 0
Outbreak statistics
Species Apparent morbidity rate Apparent mortality rate Apparent case fatality rate Proportion susceptible animals lost*
Sheep 0.26% 0.00% 0.00% 13.70%
Sheep / goats 0.19% 0.00% 0.00% 100.00%
*Removed from the susceptible population through death, destruction and/or slaughter
Epidemiology
Source of the outbreak(s) or origin of infection
  • Legal movement of animals
Control measures
Measures applied
  • Movement control inside the country
  • Surveillance outside containment and/or protection zone
  • Surveillance within containment and/or protection zone
  • Vaccination permitted (if a vaccine exists)
  • No treatment of affected animals
Measures to be applied
  • Official destruction of animal products
  • Official disposal of carcasses, by-products and waste
  • Stamping out
  • Disinfection
Diagnostic test results
Laboratory name and type Species Test Test date Result
Institute for Experimental Pathology at Keldur, University of Iceland (National laboratory) Sheep antibody detection ELISA 16/11/2020 Positive
Institute for Experimental Pathology at Keldur, University of Iceland (National laboratory) Sheep western blot 16/11/2020 Positive
Future Reporting
The event is continuing. Weekly follow-up reports will be submitted.
Map of outbreak locations