Classical Swine Fever In Slovakia

SLOVAKIA - This is follow up report No.2 via OIE on the Classical Swine Fever outbreak in domestic pigs in Slovakia.
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See also: 5 December 2003, 28 November 2003

Information received on 8 December 2003 from Prof. Jozef Bires, Director General, State Veterinary and Food Administration, Bratislava:

End of previous report period: 2 December 2003 (see Disease Information, 16 [49], 267, dated 5 December 2003).

End of this report period: 8 December 2003.

New outbreaks:

Location No. of outbreaks
Bánovce nad Bebravou district 1
Prievidza district 1

Description of affected population in the new outbreaks:

- Outbreak in Bánovce nad Bebravou: breeding pigs;

- Outbreak in Prievidza: fattening pigs.

Total number of animals in the new outbreaks:

species susceptible cases deaths destroyed slaughtered
sui 372 11* 2 370 0

* all 11 clinical cases were reported in Prievidza; no clinical cases were reported in Bánovce nad Bebravou


A. Mode of spread:

- Outbreak in Bánovce nad Bebravou: there is a strong epidemiological link with the first outbreak in Prievidza district (see Disease Information, 16 [48], 264, dated 28 November 2003). The infection spread through the introduction of a live animal (one boar) from the outbreak in Prievidza district on 30 October 2003.

- Outbreak in Prievidza: there is an epidemiological link with the second outbreak in Prievidza district. The infection spread through indirect contact via persons.

B. Other epidemiological details: no clinical signs of classical swine fever were observed on the infected farm in Bánovce nad Bebravou district. The outbreak was detected by serological and virological investigations on the farm based on the outcome of the epidemiological investigation of the first outbreak in Prievidza district.

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

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