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
(county)
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
susce
-ptible
cases deaths dest-
royed
slaugh-
tered
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.

Diagnosis:
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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