Classical Swine Fever In Croatia

CROATIA - This is follow up report No.5 via OIE on the Classical Swine Fever outbreak in domestic pigs in Croatia.
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Information received on 16 November 2006 from Dr Mate Brstilo, Director of the Veterinary Administration, Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, Zagreb:
End of previous report period: 30 October 2006 (see Disease Information, 19 [44], 763, dated 2 November 2006).
End of this report period: 15 November 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 outbreak:
First admini-
strative division
Lower admini-
strative division
Type of epide-miolo-gical unit Name of the location Date of start of the outbreak Spe-cies Number of animals in the outbreak
cases deaths dest-
Osjecko-baranjska Erdut farm Lipovaca-Prkos 7 Nov. 2006 sui 5,314 15 2 5,312 0

Description of affected population: a farm which is a dislocated production unit of the farm at Lipovaca-Prkos where the disease was confirmed on 20 October 2006 (see Disease Information, 19 [44], 763, dated 2 November 2006). Clinical signs and dying of pigs were noticed only in one unit, consisting of 156 pregnant sows. The virus was introduced through the movements of farm workers.

Laboratory where diagnostic tests were performed Species examined Diagnostic test used Date Result
Croatian Veterinary Institute, Zagreb sui ELISA(1) 11 Nov. 2006 positive

Source of outbreak or origin of infection: fomites (humans, vehicles, feed, etc.).
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.
Other details/comments: twelve out of 50 samples taken from different pig categories in the affected farm were positive for classical swine fever virus.
Final report: no.
(1) ELISA: enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay

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