Foot and mouth disease,
China (People's Rep. of)
Information received on 01/03/2013 from Dr Zhang Zhongqui, Director General , China Animal Disease Control Centre, Veterinary Bureau, Ministry of Agriculture, Beijing, China (People's Rep. of)
Summary
Report type Immediate notification
Date of start of the event 18/02/2013
Date of confirmation of the event 27/02/2013
Report date 01/03/2013
Date submitted to OIE 01/03/2013
Date event resolved 27/03/2013
Reason for notification New strain of a listed disease
Manifestation of disease Clinical disease
Causal agent Foot and mouth disease virus
Serotype A
Nature of diagnosis Suspicion, Clinical, Laboratory (basic), Laboratory (advanced)
This event pertains to a defined zone within the country
Related reports Immediate notification (01/03/2013)
Follow-up report No. 1 (27/03/2013)
New outbreaks (1)
Outbreak 1 Shange town, Maoming, GUANGDONG
Date of start of the outbreak 18/02/2013
Outbreak status Resolved (27/03/2013)
Epidemiological unit Farm
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Swine 948 88 0 948 0
Summary of outbreaks Total outbreaks: 1
Total animals affected
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Swine 948 88 0 948 0
Outbreak statistics
Species Apparent morbidity rate Apparent mortality rate Apparent case fatality rate Proportion susceptible animals lost*
Swine 9.28% 0.00% 0.00% 100.00%
*Removed from the susceptible population through death, destruction and/or slaughter
Epidemiology
Source of the outbreak(s) or origin of infection
  • Unknown or inconclusive
Control measures
Measures applied
  • Movement control inside the country
  • Screening
  • Vaccination in response to the outbreak (s)
  • Disinfection / Disinfestation
  • Dipping / Spraying for control of vectors or parasites
  • Quarantine
  • Stamping out
  • Zoning
  • No treatment of affected animals
Measures to be applied
  • No other measures
Diagnostic test results
Laboratory name and type Species Test Test date Result
Lanzhou Veterinary Research Institute (National Laboratory) (OIE Reference Laboratory) Swine enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) 27/02/2013 Positive
Lanzhou Veterinary Research Institute (National Laboratory) (OIE Reference Laboratory) Swine reverse transcription - polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) 27/02/2013 Positive
Lanzhou Veterinary Research Institute (National Laboratory) (OIE Reference Laboratory) Swine virus isolation 27/02/2013 Positive
Future Reporting
The event is continuing. Weekly follow-up reports will be submitted.
Map of outbreak locations