Foot and mouth disease,
Information received on 24/05/2018 from Dr Ye Tun Win, Chief Veterinary Officer Director General, Livestock Breeding and Veterinary Department, Ministry of Livestock and Fisheries, Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar
Report type Immediate notification
Date of start of the event 13/05/2018
Date of confirmation of the event 17/05/2018
Report date 24/05/2018
Date submitted to OIE 24/05/2018
Reason for notification Recurrence of a listed disease
Date of previous occurrence 06/02/2017
Manifestation of disease Clinical disease
Causal agent Foot and mouth disease virus
Serotype O
Nature of diagnosis Clinical, Laboratory (basic), Laboratory (advanced)
This event pertains to a defined zone within the country
Related reports Immediate notification (24/05/2018)
Follow-up report No. 1 (06/08/2018)
Outbreaks There are no new outbreaks in this report
Source of the outbreak(s) or origin of infection
  • Unknown or inconclusive
  • Contact with infected animal(s) at grazing/watering
Epidemiological comments Contact with infected animals at the grazing point. According to the National foot and mouth disease laboratory, serotype is confirmed as "O". Township Veterinary Officer and staff, and Community animal health workers also went to the infected villages for disease control, vaccination and investigation.
Control measures
Measures applied
  • Movement control inside the country
  • Vaccination in response to the outbreak (s)
  • Surveillance within containment and/or protection zone
  • Quarantine
  • Disinfection
  • No treatment of affected animals
Measures to be applied
  • Zoning
Diagnostic test results
Laboratory name and type Species Test Test date Result
Foot and mouth disease laboratory (Yangon) (National laboratory) Cattle enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) 24/05/2018 Positive
Future Reporting
The event is continuing. Weekly follow-up reports will be submitted.