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Classical Swine Fever In Croatia

by 5m Editor
3 November 2006, at 12:22pm

CROATIA - This is follow up report No.4 via OIE on the Classical Swine Fever outbreak in domestic pigs in Croatia.

See also: 21 September 2006, 14 September 2006, 7 September 2006, 20 July 2006

Information received on 31 October 2006 from Dr Mate Brstilo, Director of the Veterinary Administration, Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, Zagreb:

End of previous report period: 18 September 2006 (see Disease Information, 19 [38], 668, dated 21 September 2006).

End of this report period: 30 October 2006.

Identification of agent: classical swine fever virus.

Date of first confirmation of the event: 19 July 2006.

Date of start of the event: 17 July 2006.

Clinical disease: yes.

Nature of diagnosis: clinical, post-mortem and laboratory.

New outbreaks:

First admini-
strative division
(county)
Lower admini-
strative division
Type of epide-miolo-gical unit Name of the location Date of start of the out-
break
Spe-cies Number of animals in the outbreaks
susce-
ptible
cases deaths dest-
royed
slaugh-
tered
Sisac
ko-mosl
avacka
Sela farm Sela 26 Oct. 2006 sui 4 4 1 3 0
Osjec
ko-bara
njska
Erdut farm Lipo
vaca
Prkos
13 Oct. 2006 sui 3,607 157 157 3,450 0

Description of affected population:

- outbreak in Sisacko-moslavacka county: pigs in a small family-run farm.

- outbreak in Osjecko-baranjska county: fattening pigs and sows in a farm with 8 production units.

Diagnosis:

Laboratory where diagnostic tests were performed Species examined Diagnostic test used Date Result
Croatian Veterinary Institute, Zagreb sui ELISA(1) 27 October 2006 positive

Source of outbreaks or origin of infection: swill feeding suspected in the outbreak in Sisacko-moslavacka county; unknown or inconclusive in the outbreak in Osjecko-baranjska county.

Control measures undertaken:

- stamping out;

- quarantine;

- movement control inside the country;

- screening;

- zoning;

- disinfection of infected premises/establishment(s).

Treatment of affected animals: no.

Vaccination prohibited: yes.

Final report: no.

(1) ELISA: enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay

Further Information

Information on Classical Swine Fever

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