Classical Swine Fever in Germany

GERMANY - Follow-up report No. 2. An outbreak of Classical Swine Fever (CSF) has been reported (via OIE) in the Bad Dürkheim district, Rhineland-Palatinate (Rheinland-Pfalz) Land, Germany
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See also: 27 September 2002 20 September 2002, 3 May 2002, 12 April 2002, 22 March 2002, 22 February 2002, 8 February 2002 , 25 January 2002, 2 November 2001, 26 October 2001, 26 October 2001, 12 October 2001, 20 July 2001, 29 June 2001

Extract from the monthly report of Germany for February 2003 and information received on 19 February 2003 from Dr Karin Schwabenbauer, Head, Animal Health Division, Ministry of Consumer Protection, Food and Agriculture, Bonn:

End of previous report period: 24 September 2002 (see Disease Information, 15 [39], 185, dated 27 September 2002).

End of this report period: 28 February 2003.

New outbreak:

Location No. of outbreaks
Bad Dürkheim district, Rhineland-Palatinate (Rheinland-Pfalz) Land 1

Description of affected population in the new outbreak: holding for fattening.

Total number of animals in the new outbreak:

species susceptible cases deaths destroyed slaughtered
sui 5 1 0 5 0


A. Laboratory where diagnosis was made: Rhineland-Palatinate Veterinary Research Service, Koblenz, and Federal Research Service, Riems.

B. Diagnostic tests used: virus isolation.


A. Source of agent / origin of infection: not yet known; investigations are in progress.

B. Mode of spread: unknown.

C. Other epidemiological details: the holding is situated in an area where classical swine fever occurs in wild boar.

Control measures during reporting period:

- The animals in the affected holding were killed and their carcasses destroyed.

- Ban on movements of animals of susceptible species in an area around the infected holdings, in accordance with European Union legislation.

- Tracing of animal movements into and out of the infected holding.

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