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Classical Swine Fever outbreak in Bulgaria

by 5m Editor
3 January 2003, at 12:00am

BULGARIA - Follow-up report No. 2. An outbreak of Classical Swine Fever (CSF) has been reported (via OIE) in the Stara Zagora region of Bulgaria.

Classical Swine Fever outbreak in Bulgaria - BULGARIA - Follow-up report No. 2. An outbreak of Classical Swine Fever (CSF) has been reported (via OIE) in the Stara Zagora region of Bulgaria.

See also: 20 December 2002, 6 December 2002, 17 May 2002, 26 April 2002, 19 April 2002, 12 April 2002, 29 March 2002

Information received on 29 December 2002 from Dr Nikola T. Belev, Delegate of Bulgaria to the OIE:

End of previous report period: 19 December 2002 (see Disease Information, 15 [51], 269, dated 20 December 2002).

End of this report period: 29 December 2002.

New outbreaks:

Location No. of outbreaks
Kirilovo, Stara Zagora region 1

Description of affected population in the new outbreak: non vaccinated animals in a private pig farm.

Total number of animals in the new outbreak:

species susceptible cases deaths destroyed slaughtered
sui 172 3 2 142 28

Diagnosis:

A. Laboratory where diagnosis was made: National Diagnostic and Research Veterinary Institute, Sofia.

B. Diagnostic tests used:

- enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA);

- direct immunofluorescence test.

Epidemiology: unknown.

Control measures during reporting period:

- control of wildlife reservoirs;

- quarantine and movement control inside the country;

- stamping out;

- screening;

- surveillance and monitoring.

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Source: OFFICE INTERNATIONAL DES EPIZOOTIES - 3rd January 2003

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