Classical Swine Fever In Croatia

CROATIA - This is follow up report No.4 via OIE on the Classical Swine Fever outbreak in domestic pigs in Croatia.
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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
Lower admini-
strative division
Type of epide-miolo-gical unit Name of the location Date of start of the out-
Spe-cies Number of animals in the outbreaks
cases deaths dest-
Sela farm Sela 26 Oct. 2006 sui 4 4 1 3 0
Erdut farm Lipo
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.


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

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