Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex (Infection with),
Belgium
Information received on 21/12/2020 from Dr Herman Claeys, Chef du Service Politique sanitaire : Animaux et Végétaux, Directorat-général Animaux, Végétaux et Alimentation, Service Public Fédéral Santé publique, sécurité de la chaîne alimentaire et environnement, Bruxelles, Belgium
Summary
Report type Immediate notification
Date of start of the event 16/11/2020
Date of confirmation of the event 18/12/2020
Report date 21/12/2020
Date submitted to OIE 21/12/2020
Reason for notification Recurrence of a listed disease
Date of previous occurrence 06/2019
Manifestation of disease Sub-clinical infection
Causal agent Mycobacterium tuberculosis bovis
Nature of diagnosis Laboratory (basic)
This event pertains to a defined zone within the country
Related reports Immediate notification (21/12/2020)
Follow-up report No. 1 (06/01/2021)
New outbreaks (1)
Outbreak 1 Liège, Liège
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
Cattle 278
Summary of outbreaks Total outbreaks: 1
Total animals affected
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Cattle 278 **
Outbreak statistics
Species Apparent morbidity rate Apparent mortality rate Apparent case fatality rate Proportion susceptible animals lost*
Cattle ** ** ** **
*Removed from the susceptible population through death, destruction and/or slaughter
**Not calculated because of missing information
Epidemiology
Source of the outbreak(s) or origin of infection
  • Unknown or inconclusive
Control measures
Measures applied
  • Vaccination prohibited
  • No treatment of affected animals
Measures to be applied
  • No other measures
Diagnostic test results
Laboratory name and type Species Test Test date Result
Sciensano (National laboratory) Cattle histological test 18/11/2020 Negative
Sciensano (National laboratory) Cattle pathogenic agent isolation on culture 18/12/2020 Positive
Sciensano (National laboratory) Cattle real-time reverse transcriptase/polymerase chain reaction (RRT-PCR) 19/11/2020 Negative
Future Reporting
The event is continuing. Weekly follow-up reports will be submitted.
Map of outbreak locations