Information received on 13/07/2016 from Dr Ingrid Eilertz, Chief Veterinary Officer Director and Head, Swedish Board of Agriculture Department for Animal Welfare and Health, Ministry for Rural Affairs, Jönköping, Sweden
Report type Immediate notification
Date of start of the event 07/07/2016
Date of confirmation of the event 12/07/2016
Report date 13/07/2016
Date submitted to OIE 13/07/2016
Date event resolved 10/09/2016
Reason for notification Recurrence of a listed disease
Date of previous occurrence 26/11/2013
Manifestation of disease Clinical disease
Causal agent Bacillus anthtracis
Nature of diagnosis Laboratory (advanced)
This event pertains to a defined zone within the country
Related reports Immediate notification (13/07/2016)
Follow-up report No. 1 (18/07/2016)
Follow-up report No. 2 (28/07/2016)
Follow-up report No. 3 (29/07/2016)
Follow-up report No. 4 (01/08/2016)
Follow-up report No. 5 (03/08/2016)
Follow-up report No. 6 (09/08/2016)
Follow-up report No. 7 (19/08/2016)
Follow-up report No. 8 (29/08/2016)
Follow-up report No. 9 (09/09/2016)
Follow-up report No. 10 (19/09/2016)
New outbreaks (1)
Outbreak 1 Ödeshög, Farm, Ödeshög, Östergötlands Län
Date of start of the outbreak 07/07/2016
Outbreak status Resolved (10/09/2016)
Epidemiological unit Farm
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Cattle 216 7 7 0 0
Affected population A beef cattle herd on pasture. Three of the animals were found dead. An animal has undergone an autopsy and anthrax was confirmed. Additionaly 4 animals have died in this herd 3 of them are confirmed Anthrax.
Summary of outbreaks Total outbreaks: 1
Total animals affected
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Cattle 216 7 7 0 0
Outbreak statistics
Species Apparent morbidity rate Apparent mortality rate Apparent case fatality rate Proportion susceptible animals lost*
Cattle 3.24% 3.24% 100.00% 3.24%
*Removed from the susceptible population through death, destruction and/or slaughter
Source of the outbreak(s) or origin of infection
  • Unknown or inconclusive
Epidemiological comments The animals are believed to have been infected by spores from soil on the pasture.
Control measures
Measures applied
  • Movement control inside the country
  • Traceability
  • Official disposal of carcasses, by-products and waste
  • Vaccination permitted (if a vaccine exists)
  • No treatment of affected animals
Measures to be applied
  • Vaccination in response to the outbreak (s)
  • Disinfection / Disinfestation
Diagnostic test results
Laboratory name and type Species Test Test date Result
National Veterinary Institute (National laboratory) Cattle real-time PCR 12/07/2016 Positive
Future Reporting
The event is continuing. Weekly follow-up reports will be submitted.
Map of outbreak locations