Foot and mouth disease,
Tunisia
Information received on 21/07/2014 from Dr Hichem Bouzghaia, Directeur Général, Services Vétérinaires, Ministère de l'Agriculture, Tunis, Tunisia
Summary
Report type Follow-up report No. 8
Date of start of the event 25/04/2014
Date of confirmation of the event 26/04/2014
Report date 21/07/2014
Date submitted to OIE 21/07/2014
Date event resolved 04/11/2014
Reason for notification Recurrence of a listed disease
Date of previous occurrence 03/1999
Manifestation of disease Clinical disease
Causal agent Foot and mouth disease virus
Serotype O
Nature of diagnosis Clinical, Laboratory (advanced)
This event pertains to the whole country
Related reports Immediate notification (29/04/2014)
Follow-up report No. 1 (06/05/2014)
Follow-up report No. 2 (13/05/2014)
Follow-up report No. 3 (21/05/2014)
Follow-up report No. 4 (29/05/2014)
Follow-up report No. 5 (12/06/2014)
Follow-up report No. 6 (01/07/2014)
Follow-up report No. 7 (07/07/2014)
Follow-up report No. 8 (21/07/2014)
Follow-up report No. 9 (15/08/2014)
Follow-up report No. 10 (27/08/2014)
Follow-up report No. 11 (18/09/2014)
Follow-up report No. 12 (13/10/2014)
Follow-up report No. 13 (03/11/2014)
Follow-up report No. 14 (24/11/2014)
New outbreaks (7)
Outbreak 1 Bdarna, Bdarna, Sakiet eddaier, Sfax
Date of start of the outbreak 29/06/2014
Outbreak status Resolved (30/07/2014)
Epidemiological unit Farm
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Cattle 43 2 0 0 0
Outbreak 2 Rabiaa, Rabiaa, Fernana, Jendouba
Date of start of the outbreak 01/07/2014
Outbreak status Resolved (30/07/2014)
Epidemiological unit Farm
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Cattle 8 8 0 0 0
Outbreak 3 Mguassim, Mguassim, Boussalem, Jendouba
Date of start of the outbreak 04/07/2014
Outbreak status Resolved (31/07/2014)
Epidemiological unit Farm
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Cattle 21 21 0 0 0
Outbreak 4 Ouled Lahjallah, Bouhajla, Bouhajla, Kairouan
Date of start of the outbreak 07/07/2014
Outbreak status Resolved (05/08/2014)
Epidemiological unit Farm
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Cattle 70 1 0 0 0
Outbreak 5 Boughrara, Boughrara, Medenine sud, Medenine
Date of start of the outbreak 11/07/2014
Outbreak status Resolved (05/08/2014)
Epidemiological unit Farm
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Cattle 6 1 0 0 0
Outbreak 6 Zouitina, Zouitina, Elbattan, Mannouba
Date of start of the outbreak 11/07/2014
Outbreak status Resolved (05/08/2014)
Epidemiological unit Farm
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Cattle 6 2 0 0 0
Sheep 150 0 0 0 0
Outbreak 7 Borj toumi, Borj toumi, Elbattan, Mannouba
Date of start of the outbreak 14/07/2014
Outbreak status Resolved (07/08/2014)
Epidemiological unit Farm
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Cattle 4 2 0 0 0
Summary of outbreaks Total outbreaks: 7
Total animals affected
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Cattle 158 37 0 0 0
Sheep 150 0 0 0 0
Outbreak statistics
Species Apparent morbidity rate Apparent mortality rate Apparent case fatality rate Proportion susceptible animals lost*
Cattle 23.42% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%
Sheep 0.00% 0.00% - 0.00%
*Removed from the susceptible population through death, destruction and/or slaughter
Epidemiology
Source of the outbreak(s) or origin of infection
  • Illegal movement of animals
Control measures
Measures applied
  • Movement control inside the country
  • 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
Lombardy and Emilia Romagna Experimental Zooprophylactic Institute (IZSLER), Brescia (OIE Reference Laboratory) Cattle serotyping 28/05/2014 Positive
Future Reporting
The event is continuing. Weekly follow-up reports will be submitted.
Map of outbreak locations