BONAMIA OSTREAE IN MOROCCO
Immediate notification report and final report
Translation of information received on 21 November 2005 from Dr Hamid Benazzou, Director of Animal Production Department, Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, Rabat:
Report date: 15 November 2005.
Reason for immediate notification: first occurrence or re-occurrence in a country or zone /compartment of the country, if the country or zone/compartment of the country was previously considered to be free of that particular disease.
Date of first confirmation of the event: 13 October 2005.
Date of start of the event: 20 June 2005.
Clinical disease: yes.
Nature of diagnosis: basic laboratory tests.
Details of occurrence:
First administrative division: Laayoune province; Lower administrative division: Akhfennir rural district; Type of epidemiological unit: farm; Name of the location: Khnifiss lagoon; Species; mol; Number of animals in the occurrence: - susceptible; 700; cases: 580; deaths: 0; destroyed: 580; slaughtered: 0
Description of affected population: flat oysters( Ostrea edulis )in closed farming.
Laboratories where diagnostic tests were performed:
Laboratory for Veterinary Tests and Research, Agadir. Diagnostic tests used: Date: Results: positive.
National Fisheries Research Institute, Casablanca. Diagnostic tests used: Date: Results: positive.
IFREMER(1) (OIE Reference Laboratory for mollusc diseases); Diagnostic tests used: Date: Results: positive.
Source of occurrence or origin of infection: introduction of new live aquatic animals.
Control measures undertaken: official destruction of clinically diseased aquatic animals.
Treatment of affected animals: no.
Final report: yes.
(1) IFREMER: Institut français de recherche pour l'exploitation de la mer (French Research Institute for Exploitation of the Sea)