International Collating Centre

Information Exchange on Infectious Equine Disease

Information

Equine disease outbreak information, from around the world, has been obtained and collated by the International Collating Centre (ICC) for over 30 years and is generously supported by the International Thoroughbred Breeders’ Association. National and international equine disease outbreaks are reported on an almost daily basis, through e-mail alerts sent to subscribers. (To sign up for reports, contact us). A quarterly summary report is also produced and emailed to subscribers four times a year and available in the resources and archive section of this site.

Outbreak information is obtained from multiple sources and these mainly include country based infectious disease reporting systems, such as the USA’s Equine Disease Communication Centre (EDCC) and France’s Réseau D’épidémio-Surveillance En Pathologie Équine (RESPE). Reported outbreaks are predominately made up of at least one case that has had the diagnosis confirmed through laboratory testing. Outbreaks may be reported to the disease reporting sources by the testing diagnostic laboratory or by vets voluntarily reporting outbreaks.

This interactive website was designed in partnership with jDATA (Pty) Ltd and enables analysis of all international infectious disease outbreaks reported through the ICC. This website was launched in August 2019 and outbreak data for all of 2019 so far is available through this platform and will be maintained going forward. Through the ICC and this new interactive reporting system, infectious disease outbreak information is shared with stakeholders throughout the world. This should ensure people can be aware and up to date and provides a great communication network.

Navigation

Period report tables

  1. This section shows a tabular summary of disease outbreaks per body system and country affected for the period queried

Disease analysis sections

  1. These sections depict disease reports on a country or regional level
  2. Select your condition of interest and the date range within which reports were submitted
  3. The map will show where (at country or region level) reported outbreaks that have occurred and coloured by number of outbreaks relative to other areas
  4. Click on an area to get the number of outbreaks that have been reported for your query criteria as well as a description of the various outbreaks reported relative to the search criteria you have entered

Country-level reports - all diseases

  1. This section shows which countries have reported outbreaks for the period queried
  2. Click on a country to view a summary of the outbreaks reported for the period queried

Resources and Archive

  1. Here find more information on the ICC system as well as links to previous quarterly reports

Data and Disclaimer

Please note - the data presented in this report must be interpreted with caution, as there is likely to be some bias in the way that samples are submitted for laboratory testing and subsequently reported. Consequently, these data do not necessarily reflect true infectious disease frequency within the international equine population. A country with no reported outbreaks of disease does not necessarily equate to the disease not being present in that country.

Each report involves a disease outbreak, defined as a discrete foci of infection, usually a premises, which may involve one or many animals. Therefore each reported outbreak may involve more than one case and not all cases may have samples taken for laboratory confirmation of disease. Outbreaks report dates are based on the date of reporting by the external source. When available, the date of presentation of clinical signs for a case and the date of laboratory confirmation will be made available in the epidemiological outbreak report.

These data are based on information received by the ICC which cannot accept any responsibility for the accuracy or completeness of such information. Please email us us with any queries.

Period based summary of the number of outbreaks reported per disease categorised by country and body system affected

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Country and period based spatial depiction of outbreaks reported with detailed information per outbreak

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Run Analysis

Click on an affected area for total outbreak count and outbreak information


Region and period based spatial depiction of outbreaks reported with detailed information per outbreak

NOTE: Not all outbreaks are reported on region level and outbreaks reported on a country level with no indication of the region will not feature in the region orientated analysis

Select Condition

Select report date range of interest

Run Analysis

Click on an affected area for total outbreak count and outbreak information


Period based spatial depiction with a summary of outbreaks reported per disease categorised by country

Select report date range of interest

Load and see countries with available data from this period

Click on a country for the summary of outbreaks reported