Classical Swine Fever in Slovakia

SLOVAKIA - A report via OIE on the Classical Swine Fever outbreak in the Prievidza district of Slovakia.
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(Date of previous outbreak of classical swine fever in domestic pigs in Slovakia reported to the OIE: June 2001).

Emergency report

Information received on 24 November 2003 from Prof. Jozef Bires, Director General, State Veterinary and Food Administration, Bratislava:

Date of the report: 24 November 2003.

Nature of diagnosis: clinical and laboratory.

Date of initial detection of animal health incident: 19 November 2003.

Estimated date of first infection: 10 October 2003.


Location No. of outbreaks
Prievidza district, in the central part of the country 2 farms

Description of affected population: a breeding farm with one fattening unit on a separate farm.

Total number of animals in the outbreaks:

species susceptible cases deaths destroyed slaughtered
sui 4,286 670 30 4,256 0


A. Laboratory where diagnosis was made: State Veterinary Institute, Zvolen.

B. Diagnostic tests used: virological.


A. Source of agent / origin of infection: not yet known; under investigation. The farms are in an area where the wild boar population is infected with classical swine fever virus.

B. Mode of spread: there have been direct and indirect contacts between the two farms.

Control measures: in accordance with Directive 2001/89/EC of the Council of the European Union.

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