Foot and mouth disease,
Chinese Taipei
Information received on 30/11/2012 from Dr Kwo-Ching Huang, Chief Veterinary Officer and Deputy Director General, , Bureau of Animal and Plant Health Inspection and Quarantine Council of agriculture, Executive Yuan , Taipei, Chinese Taipei
Report type Follow-up report No. 1
Date of start of the event 24/09/2012
Date of confirmation of the event 27/10/2012
Report date 30/11/2012
Date submitted to OIE 30/11/2012
Date event resolved 28/12/2012
Reason for notification Recurrence of a listed disease
Date of previous occurrence 06/06/2012
Manifestation of disease Clinical disease
Causal agent Foot and mouth disease virus
Serotype O
Nature of diagnosis Clinical, Laboratory (basic), Laboratory (advanced)
This event pertains to a defined zone within the country
Related reports Immediate notification (29/10/2012)
Follow-up report No. 1 (30/11/2012)
Follow-up report No. 2 (15/01/2013)
New outbreaks (1)
Outbreak 1 Dongshih Township, Yunlin County
Date of start of the outbreak 23/11/2012
Outbreak status Resolved (28/12/2012)
Epidemiological unit Farm
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Swine 181 83 0 0 0
Summary of outbreaks Total outbreaks: 1
Total animals affected
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Swine 181 83 0 0 0
Outbreak statistics
Species Apparent morbidity rate Apparent mortality rate Apparent case fatality rate Proportion susceptible animals lost*
Swine 45.86% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%
*Removed from the susceptible population through death, destruction and/or slaughter
Source of the outbreak(s) or origin of infection
  • Unknown or inconclusive
Epidemiological comments During the routine active FMD serological surveillance, NSP antibodies were detected on one pig farm. Serum and throat swab samples for serological tests and virus isolation were collected and sent to the national laboratory (Animal Health Research Institute). The laboratory confirmed positive results with NSP antibody, whereas the results of virus isolation and RT-PCR were all negative. The serotype O was identified by using FMD ELISA kit. The monitoring and epidemiological investigation of the index farm and those surrounding farms that keep cloven-hoofed animals (a total of 31 pig farms, and 4 goat farms within 3-km radius of the index farm) have been done and no clinical or epidemiological evidence of infection was found.
Control measures
Measures applied
  • Movement control inside the country
  • Screening
  • Vaccination in response to the outbreak (s)
  • Disinfection / Disinfestation
  • Quarantine
  • No treatment of affected animals
Measures to be applied
  • No other measures
Diagnostic test results
Laboratory name and type Species Test Test date Result
Animal Health Research Institute (National laboratory) Swine antibody detection ELISA 29/11/2012 Positive
Animal Health Research Institute (National laboratory) Swine Non-structural protein ELISA 26/11/2012 Positive
Animal Health Research Institute (National laboratory) Swine reverse transcription - polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) 26/11/2012 Negative
Animal Health Research Institute (National laboratory) Swine virus isolation 28/11/2012 Negative
Animal Technology Institute Taiwan (Private Laboratory) Swine Non-structural protein ELISA 23/11/2012 Positive
Future Reporting
The event is continuing. Weekly follow-up reports will be submitted.
Map of outbreak locations