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21 Mar 2017

#MERS-CoV, #Saudi Arabia [four #camels’ #outbreaks] (#OIE, Mar. 21 ‘17)

 

Title: #MERS-CoV, #Saudi Arabia [four #camels’ #outbreaks].

Subject: Middle East Respiratory Syndrome, camels’ epizootics in Saudi Arabia.

Source: OIE, full page: (LINK).

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MERS-CoV, Saudi Arabia

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Information received on 21/03/2017 from Dr Mohammed Alblowi, Director General, Diagnostic Veterinary Laboratories, Ministry of Enviroment, Water and Agriculture, Riyadh , Saudi Arabia

  • Summary
    • Report type Follow-up report No. 4
    • Date of start of the event 29/12/2015
    • Date of confirmation of the event 20/01/2016
    • Report date 21/03/2017
    • Date submitted to OIE 21/03/2017
    • Reason for notification Emerging disease
    • Morbidity 2.36 %
    • Mortality 0 %
    • Zoonotic impact No
    • Causal agent MERS-CoV
  • New outbreaks (4)
    • Outbreak 1 - Mahail, 'ASIR
      • Date of start of the outbreak 07/12/2016
      • Outbreak status Resolved (08/01/2017)
      • Epidemiological unit Farm
      • Affected animals: Species – Susceptible – Cases – Deaths – Destroyed – Slaughtered
        • Camelidae – 17 – 3 – 0 – 0 – 0
    • Outbreak 2 - Almadinah, AL MADINAH
      • Date of start of the outbreak 28/12/2016
      • Outbreak status Resolved (29/01/2017)
      • Epidemiological unit Farm
      • Affected animals: Species – Susceptible – Cases – Deaths – Destroyed – Slaughtered
        • Camelidae – 4 – 1 – 0 – 0 – 0
    • Outbreak 3 - Reniah, MAKKAH
      • Date of start of the outbreak 31/12/2016
      • Outbreak status Resolved (01/02/2017)
      • Epidemiological unit Farm
      • Affected animals: Species – Susceptible – Cases – Deaths – Destroyed – Slaughtered
        • Camelidae – 3 – 1 – 0 – 0 – 0
    • Outbreak 4 - Al Qasim, AL QASIM
      • Date of start of the outbreak 13/02/2017
      • Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
      • Epidemiological unit Farm
      • Affected animals: Species – Susceptible – Cases – Deaths – Destroyed – Slaughtered
        • Camelidae – 4 – 2 – 0 – 0 – 0
  • Summary of outbreaks
    • Total outbreaks: 4
      • Total animals affected: Species – Susceptible – Cases – Deaths – Destroyed – Slaughtered
        • Camelidae – 28 – 7 – 0 – 0 – 0
      • Outbreak statistics: Species - Apparent morbidity rate - Apparent mortality rate - Apparent case fatality rate - Proportion susceptible animals lost*
        • Camelidae - 25.00% - 0.00% - 0.00% - 0.00%
          • *Removed from the susceptible population through death, destruction and/or slaughter
  • Epidemiology
    • Source of the outbreak(s) or origin of infection
      • Unknown or inconclusive
  • Control measures
    • Measures applied
      • Movement control inside the country
      • Screening
      • Disinfection / Disinfestation
      • Traceability
      • Quarantine
      • Surveillance outside containment and/or protection zone
      • Vaccination prohibited
      • No treatment of affected animals
    • Measures to be applied
      • No other measures
  • Future Reporting
    • The event is continuing. Weekly follow-up reports will be submitted.

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Keywords: OIE; Updates; MERS-CoV; Camels; Saudi Arabia.

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