Published Date: 2017-06-26 14:08:24
Subject: PRO/AH/EDR> Foot and mouth disease - Colombia: (AR) bovine, serotype O, OIE
Archive Number: 20170626.5131526
FOOT AND MOUTH DISEASE - COLOMBIA: (ARAUCA) BOVINE, SEROTYPE O, OIE
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Date: Sat 24 Jun 2017
Source: OIE, WAHID weekly disease information 2017; 30 (26) [edited] http://www.oie.int/wahis_2/public/wahid.php/Reviewreport/Review?page_refer=MapFullEventReport&reportid=24136
Foot and mouth disease, Colombia
Information received on 24 Jun 2017 from Dr Luis Humberto Martinez Lacouture, Gerente General, Instituto Colombiano Agropecuario (ICA), Ministerio de Agricultura y Desarrollo Rural, Bogota, Colombia
Report type: Immediate notification
Date of start of the event: 11 Jun 2017
Date of confirmation of the event: 23 Jun 2017
Report date: 24 Jun 2017
Reason for notification: Reoccurrence of a listed disease
Date of previous occurrence: 4 Aug 2009
Manifestation of disease: clinical disease
Causal agent: Foot and Mouth Disease Virus
Nature of diagnosis: Laboratory (advanced)
This event pertains to a defined zone within the country.
New outbreaks (1)
Summary of outbreaks: Total outbreaks: 1
Outbreak 1: La Marota, Curipao, Tame, Arauca
Date of start of the outbreak: 11 Jun 2017
Outbreak status: Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
Epidemiological unit: Farm
Total animals affected:
Species / Susceptible / Cases / Deaths / Killed and disposed of / Slaughtered
Cattle / 136 / 7 / 0 / 0 / 0
Affected population: Beef cattle, females 2 and 3 years old.
Species / Apparent morbidity rate / Apparent mortality rate / Apparent case fatality rate / Proportion susceptible animals lost*
Cattle / 5.15 percent / 0 percent / 0 percent / 0 percent
*Removed from the susceptible population through death, destruction and/or slaughter.
Source of the outbreak(s) or origin of infection: unknown or inconclusive, on-going investigation
Epidemiological comments: The area has high vaccination coverage, the farm has vaccination in force and the corresponding epidemiological investigation is being carried out.
Measures applied: surveillance outside containment and/or protection zone, surveillance within containment and/or protection zone, quarantine, disinfection, vaccination permitted (if a vaccine exists), no treatment of affected animals
Measures to be applied: movement control inside the country, traceability, official destruction of animal products, official disposal of carcasses, by-products and waste, stamping out, zoning
Diagnostic test results:
Laboratory name and type / Species / Test / Test date / Result
National Veterinary Diagnosis Laboratory (National laboratory) / Cattle / antigen (Ag) detection ELISA/ 23 Jun 2017 / Positive
National Veterinary Diagnosis Laboratory (National laboratory) / Cattle / polymerase chain reaction (PCR) / 23 Jun 2017 / Positive
The event is continuing. Weekly follow-up reports will be submitted.
[The location of the outbreak can be seen on the interactive map included in the OIE report at the source URL above].
[The OIE suspended Colombia's status of "FMD free zone where vaccination is practised".
According to the OIE - FMD Portal : "Following an immediate notification received from the OIE Delegate of Colombia on an outbreak of FMD in Arauca Department, the "FMD free status where vaccination is practised" for a zone of Colombia resulting from the merge of 5 distinct zones designated by the Delegate of Colombia in documents addressed to the OIE Director General in January 2003, in December 2004 (2 zones), in January 2007 and in January 2009, and as recognized by the OIE World Assembly of Delegates in terms of Resolution No. 19 in May 2009, is suspended with effect from 11 June 2017". http://www.oie.int/en/animal-health-in-the-world/official-disease-status/fmd/lossreinstatement-of-status/
The following map provided by the OIE (last update June 2017), shows the current FMD free zones in Colombia, see map at http://www.oie.int/fileadmin/Home/eng/Animal_Health_in_the_World/map/A_Colombia.jpg. - Mod.CRD
A HealthMap/ProMED-mail map can be accessed at: http://healthmap.org/promed/p/10094.]