Foot and mouth disease,
Palestinian Auton. Territories
Information received on 16/05/2017 from Dr Iyad Adra, Director General of Veterinary Services & Animal Health, CVO, -, Ministry of Agriculture, Ramallah, Palestinian Auton. Territories
Summary
Report type Immediate notification
Date of start of the event 01/05/2017
Date of confirmation of the event 10/05/2017
Report date 16/05/2017
Date submitted to OIE 16/05/2017
Date event resolved 01/08/2017
Reason for notification Recurrence of a listed disease
Date of previous occurrence 11/2016
Manifestation of disease Clinical disease
Causal agent Foot and mouth disease virus
Serotype Pending
Nature of diagnosis Clinical, Laboratory (basic)
This event pertains to a defined zone within the country
Related reports Immediate notification (16/05/2017)
Follow-up report No. 1 (11/06/2017)
Follow-up report No. 2 (01/08/2017)
Follow-up report No. 3 (13/08/2017)
New outbreaks (2)
Outbreak 1 (886) Ramallah, Bietonia, Ramallah, WEST BANK
Date of start of the outbreak 01/05/2017
Outbreak status Resolved (01/08/2017)
Epidemiological unit Farm
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Cattle 200 60 0
Sheep 110 10 0
Affected population The infected fattening farms contained a mixed herd with 200 calves and 110 sheep.
Outbreak 2 (883) Hebron, Yatta, Yatta, WEST BANK
Date of start of the outbreak 09/05/2017
Outbreak status Resolved (01/08/2017)
Epidemiological unit Farm
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Sheep 131 26 9 0 0
Affected population Two farms.
Summary of outbreaks Total outbreaks: 2
Total animals affected
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Cattle 200 60 0
Sheep 241 36 9 0 0
Outbreak statistics
Species Apparent morbidity rate Apparent mortality rate Apparent case fatality rate Proportion susceptible animals lost*
Cattle 30.00% 0.00% 0.00% **
Sheep 14.94% 3.73% 25.00% **
*Removed from the susceptible population through death, destruction and/or slaughter
**Not calculated because of missing information
Epidemiology
Source of the outbreak(s) or origin of infection
  • Unknown or inconclusive
Control measures
Measures applied
  • Movement control inside the country
  • Vaccination in response to the outbreak (s)
  • Surveillance outside containment and/or protection zone
  • Surveillance within containment and/or protection zone
  • Screening
  • Traceability
  • Quarantine
  • Control of wildlife reservoirs
  • Zoning
  • Disinfection
  • No treatment of affected animals
Measures to be applied
  • No other measures
Diagnostic test results
Laboratory name and type Species Test Test date Result
Central Veterinary Laboratory (National laboratory) Cattle real-time PCR 10/05/2017 Positive
Central Veterinary Laboratory (National laboratory) Sheep real-time PCR 10/05/2017 Positive
Future Reporting
The event is continuing. Weekly follow-up reports will be submitted.
Map of outbreak locations