SARS-CoV2,
Lithuania
Information received on 30/11/2020 from Dr Darius Remeika, Director of the State Food and Veterinary, State Food and Veterinary Service, Ministry of Agriculture, VILNIUS, Lithuania
Summary
Report type Immediate notification
Date of start of the event 26/11/2020
Date of confirmation of the event 26/11/2020
Report date 30/11/2020
Date submitted to OIE 30/11/2020
Reason for notification Emerging disease
Morbidity 1.7 %
Mortality 1.7 %
Zoonotic impact No
Causal agent SARS-CoV2
Related reports Immediate notification (30/11/2020)
Follow-up report No. 1 (31/12/2020)
New outbreaks (1)
Outbreak 1 (1) Jonava, Kaunas
Date of start of the outbreak 26/11/2020
Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
Epidemiological unit Farm
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
American Mink:Neovison vison(Mustelidae) 60000 324 324
Affected population The minks were bred for their fur in a farm. Evidence of contamination was established within the framework of passive surveillance due to increased mortality. 169 minks were found dead and randomly 10 were sampled and tested by PCR and were positive to SARS-CoV2. Next day out of 155 found dead 22 were sampled and all tested positive to SARS-CoV2 by PCR. In total 5 farm workers were detected positive to COVID-19.
Summary of outbreaks Total outbreaks: 1
Total animals affected
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
American Mink:Neovison vison(Mustelidae) 60000 324 324
Outbreak statistics
Species Apparent morbidity rate Apparent mortality rate Apparent case fatality rate Proportion susceptible animals lost*
American Mink:Neovison vison(Mustelidae) 0.54% 0.54% 100.00% **
*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
  • contact with infected workers
Control measures
Measures applied
  • Movement control inside the country
  • Quarantine
  • Selective killing and disposal
  • Disinfection
  • Vaccination permitted (if a vaccine exists)
  • No treatment of affected animals
Measures to be applied
  • No other measures
Diagnostic test results
Laboratory name and type Species Test Test date Result
National Food and Veterinary Risk Assessment Institute (National laboratory) American Mink polymerase chain reaction (PCR) 26/11/2020 Positive
Future Reporting
The event is continuing. Weekly follow-up reports will be submitted.
Map of outbreak locations