Classical Swine Fever in Italy

ITALY - This is an update on an earlier report (via OIE) on an outbreak of Classical Swine Fever (CSF) in the Ardara district, Sassari province, Sardinia region.
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See also: 26 September 2003

Information received on 10 October 2003 from Dr Romano Marabelli, Director General of Veterinary Services, Ministry of Public Health, Rome:

End of previous report period: 22 September 2003 (see Disease Information, 16 [39], 213, dated 26 September 2003).

End of this report period: 30 September 2003.

Description of affected population in the outbreak: domestic pigs (7 pigs over 24 months old, 2 pigs over 9 months old and 3 piglets).


A. Laboratory where diagnosis was made: Istituto Zooprofilattico Sperimentale della Sardegna - Sede di Sassari.

B. Diagnostic tests used: fluorescent antibody test (FAT).


A. Source of agent / origin of infection: unknown.

B. Mode of spread: possible contact with infected animals.

C. Other epidemiological details: in 2002-2003, 35 seropositive boars were identified in the municipalities of Ozieri, Tempio, Nuoro, Lanusei, Cagliari.

Control measures during reporting period:

- stamping out;

- zoning.

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