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Classical Swine Fever in Slovakia

by 5m Editor
28 November 2003, at 12:00am

SLOVAKIA - A report via OIE on the Classical Swine Fever outbreak in the Prievidza district of Slovakia.

(Date of previous outbreak of classical swine fever in domestic pigs in Slovakia reported to the OIE: June 2001).

Emergency report

Information received on 24 November 2003 from Prof. Jozef Bires, Director General, State Veterinary and Food Administration, Bratislava:

Date of the report: 24 November 2003.

Nature of diagnosis: clinical and laboratory.

Date of initial detection of animal health incident: 19 November 2003.

Estimated date of first infection: 10 October 2003.

Outbreaks:

Location No. of outbreaks
Prievidza district, in the central part of the country 2 farms

Description of affected population: a breeding farm with one fattening unit on a separate farm.

Total number of animals in the outbreaks:

species susceptible cases deaths destroyed slaughtered
sui 4,286 670 30 4,256 0

Diagnosis:

A. Laboratory where diagnosis was made: State Veterinary Institute, Zvolen.

B. Diagnostic tests used: virological.

Epidemiology:

A. Source of agent / origin of infection: not yet known; under investigation. The farms are in an area where the wild boar population is infected with classical swine fever virus.

B. Mode of spread: there have been direct and indirect contacts between the two farms.

Control measures: in accordance with Directive 2001/89/EC of the Council of the European Union.

Source: OFFICE INTERNATIONAL DES EPIZOOTIES - 28th November 2003

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