Foot and mouth disease,
Information received on 08/01/2018 from Dr Américo Da Conceicao, National Director, Veterinary Services, Ministry of Agriculture, Maputo, Mozambique
Report type Immediate notification
Date of start of the event 25/12/2017
Date of confirmation of the event 07/01/2018
Report date 08/01/2018
Date submitted to OIE 08/01/2018
Reason for notification Recurrence of a listed disease
Date of previous occurrence 14/06/2016
Manifestation of disease Clinical disease
Causal agent Foot and mouth disease virus
Serotype Not Sampled
Nature of diagnosis Clinical
This event pertains to a defined zone within the country
Related reports Immediate notification (08/01/2018)
Follow-up report No. 1 (18/01/2018)
New outbreaks (1)
Outbreak 1 (02/FMD/MOZ/2018) Tchale B, Posto Adminstrative_Sede, Chicualacuala, Gaza
Date of start of the outbreak 25/12/2017
Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
Epidemiological unit Village
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Cattle 2100 180 0 0 0
Affected population Cattle of all ages are affected. Diseased animals showed the following signs and lesions: salivation, lameness, eruptive lesions in the mouth, on the tongue and feet.
Summary of outbreaks Total outbreaks: 1
Total animals affected
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Cattle 2100 180 0 0 0
Outbreak statistics
Species Apparent morbidity rate Apparent mortality rate Apparent case fatality rate Proportion susceptible animals lost*
Cattle 8.57% 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 The affected area is located close to Gonorezoe National Park in Zimbabwe.
Control measures
Measures applied
  • Movement control inside the country
  • Surveillance outside containment and/or protection zone
  • Surveillance within containment and/or protection zone
  • Traceability
  • Quarantine
  • Process to inactivate the pathogenic agent in products or by-products
  • Vaccination permitted (if a vaccine exists)
  • No treatment of affected animals
Measures to be applied
  • Vaccination in response to the outbreak (s)
Future Reporting
The event is continuing. Weekly follow-up reports will be submitted.
Map of outbreak locations