Classical Swine Fever In Croatia

CROATIA - This is follow up report No.8 via OIE on the Classical Swine Fever outbreak in domestic pigs in Croatia.
calendar icon 18 January 2007
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Information received on 18/01/2007 from Mr Mate Brstilo, Chief Veterinary Officer, Veterinary Administration, Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Water Management, ZAGREB, Croatia


Report type Follow-up report No. 8
Start date 17/07/2006
Date of confirmation of event 19/07/2006
Report date 18/01/2007
Date submitted to OIE 18/01/2007
Reason for notification Reoccurrence of listed disease
Date of previous occurrence 15/06/2002
Manifestation of disease Clinical disease
Causal agent Classical swine fever virus
Nature of diagnosis Clinical, Laboratory (basic), Laboratory (advanced), Necropsy
Report pertains to Entire country
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New Outbreaks

Outbreak 1 Bijelo Brdo, Bijelo Brdo, Erdut, OSIJECKO-BARANJSKA
Date of start of outbreak 05/01/2007
Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not submitted)
Epidemiological unit Farm
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Destroyed Slaughtered
Swine 140 7 7 133 0
Affected population A farm consisting of 140 fattening pigs. On 5 January 2007, the owner noticed clinical signs of constipation, inappetence and apathy. 7 pigs died from 7 to 11 January 2007. Samples were taken and sent to the Croatian Veterinary Institute for analysis.
Summary of outbreaks Total outbreaks: 1
Outbreak statistics
Species Apparent morbidity rate Apparent mortality rate Apparent case fatality rate Proportion susceptible removed*
Swine 5.00% 5.00% 100.00% 100.00%
* Removed from the susceptible population either through death, destruction or slaughter


Source of infection
  • Contact with wild Species
Epidemiological comments The last and the only classical swine fever outbreak in the area of Bijelo Brdo was reported on 31 July 2006.

Control measures

Measures already applied
  • Movement control inside the country
  • Screening
  • Disinfection of infected premises/establishment(s)
  • Quarantine
  • Stamping out
  • Control of wildlife reservoirs
  • Zoning
  • Vaccination prohibited
  • No treatment of affected animals
Measures to be applied
  • None specified

Diagnostic test results

Laboratory name and type Croatian Veterinary Institute, Zagreb (National laboratory)
Tests and results
Species Test Test date Result
Swine enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) 10/01/2007 Positive

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Further Information

Information on Classical Swine Fever

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