Foot and mouth disease,
Chinese Taipei
Information received on 23/05/2013 from Dr Ping-Cheng Yang, President, Agriculture Technology Research Institute, Council of Agriculture, Hsinchu City, Chinese Taipei
Report type Immediate notification
Date of start of the event 17/05/2013
Date of confirmation of the event 17/05/2013
Report date 23/05/2013
Date submitted to OIE 23/05/2013
Date event resolved 12/07/2013
Reason for notification Recurrence of a listed disease
Date of previous occurrence 28/12/2012
Manifestation of disease Sub-clinical infection
Causal agent Foot and mouth disease virus
Serotype O
Nature of diagnosis Laboratory (basic), Laboratory (advanced)
This event pertains to a defined zone within the country
Related reports Immediate notification (23/05/2013)
Follow-up report No. 1 (17/06/2013)
Follow-up report No. 2 (26/08/2013)
New outbreaks (1)
Outbreak 1 Baozhong Township, Yunlin County
Date of start of the outbreak 17/05/2013
Outbreak status Resolved (12/07/2013)
Epidemiological unit Farm
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Swine 106 10 0 0 0
Summary of outbreaks Total outbreaks: 1
Total animals affected
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Swine 106 10 0 0 0
Outbreak statistics
Species Apparent morbidity rate Apparent mortality rate Apparent case fatality rate Proportion susceptible animals lost*
Swine 9.43% 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 a 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. The virus isolation and RT-PCR were all negative. The serotype O was identified 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 49 pig farms, and 2 goat farms within 3-km radius of the index farm) have been completed and no clinical or epidemiological evidence of infection was found.
Control measures
Measures applied
  • Movement control inside the country
  • Screening
  • Disinfection / Disinfestation
  • Quarantine
  • Vaccination permitted (if a vaccine exists)
  • 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 20/05/2013 Positive
Animal Health Research Institute (National laboratory) Swine Non-structural protein ELISA 19/05/2013 Positive
Animal Health Research Institute (National laboratory) Swine reverse transcription - polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) 18/05/2013 Negative
Animal Health Research Institute (National laboratory) Swine virus isolation 23/05/2013 Negative
Animal Technology Institute, Taiwan (Private Laboratory) Swine Non-structural protein ELISA 17/05/2013 Positive
Future Reporting
The event is continuing. Weekly follow-up reports will be submitted.
Map of outbreak locations