Classical Swine Fever outbreak in Bulgaria

BULGARIA - Follow-up report No. 4. An outbreak of Classical Swine Fever (CSF) has been reported (via OIE) in the Sliven and Burgas regions of Bulgaria.
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See also: 31 January 2003, 3 January 200, 20 December 2002, 6 December 2002, 17 May 2002, 26 April 2002, 19 April 2002, 12 April 2002, 29 March 2002

Information received on 20 and 25 February 2003 from Dr Nikola T. Belev, Delegate of Bulgaria to the OIE:

End of previous report period: 29 January 2003 (see Disease Information, 16 [5], 32, dated 31 January 2003).

End of this report period: 25 February 2003.

New outbreaks:

Location No. of outbreaks
Sliven, Sliven region 1
Kermen, Sliven region 1
Yasna Polyana village, Burgas region 1

Description of affected population in the new outbreaks: non-vaccinated animals in private pig farms.

Total number of animals in the new outbreaks:

species susceptible cases deaths destroyed slaughtered
sui 152 30 10 103 39


A. Source of agent / origin of infection:

- Outbreaks in Sliven region: feeding with non-sterilised fats.

- Outbreak in Burgas region: congenital infection.

B. Mode of spread:

- Outbreaks in Sliven region: contact.

- Outbreak in Burgas region: contact with non-immune animals.

Control measures during reporting period:

- control of wildlife reservoirs;

- quarantine and movement control inside the country;

- modified stamping out;

- surveillance and monitoring.

Note from the OIE Central Bureau: Nine outbreaks of classical swine fever have been detected in Bulgaria since 27 November 2002 (see Disease Information, 15 [49], 253, dated 6 December 2002). As from now, any further cases reported to the OIE will no longer be notified in the weekly publication Disease Information but will be recorded in the OIE database, available on the OIE website through the "Handistatus" interface, at the following address:

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