Sheeppox and goatpox outbreaks in Bhutan
By: Date: 2021-01-11 Categories: foodwarning Tags: ,
  Food Partner Network News According to the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE), on January 6, 2021, the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry of Bhutan reported to OIE that there was an outbreak of sheeppox and goatpox in Bhutan.

   The place where the epidemic occurred is Thimphu, which was confirmed on December 16, 2020. The source of the epidemic is uncertain and may be related to contact with infected animals during grazing/watering. According to clinical and laboratory tests, the specific incidence is as follows:
  Number of affected animals

Varieties

Suspected case

Case

Death

Destroy

slaughter

Sheep/Goat

35

6

0

0

0

Goral

38

12

12

0

0


   Epidemic Statistics

Variety

incidence rate

Death rate

Case fatality rate

Animal loss rate

Sheep/Goat

17.14%

0.00%

0.00%

0.00%

Goral

31.58%

31.58%

100.00%

31.58%

   The epidemic has not yet ended, and the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry of Bhutan will submit follow-up reports every week.
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