Foot and mouth disease,
China (People's Rep. of)
Information received on 26/07/2018 from Dr Zhang Zhongqui, Director General , China Animal Disease Control Centre, Veterinary Bureau, Ministry of Agriculture, Beijing, China (People's Rep. of)
Summary
Report type Immediate notification
Date of start of the event 04/07/2018
Date of confirmation of the event 16/07/2018
Report date 26/07/2018
Date submitted to OIE 26/07/2018
Reason for notification Recurrence of a listed disease
Date of previous occurrence 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 (26/07/2018)
Follow-up report No. 1 (30/09/2018)
New outbreaks (1)
Outbreak 1 Tianhe Market, Tianhe District, Guangzhou, Guangdong
Date of start of the outbreak 04/07/2018
Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
Epidemiological unit Livestock market
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Swine 1244 32 0 1244 0
Summary of outbreaks Total outbreaks: 1
Total animals affected
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Swine 1244 32 0 1244 0
Outbreak statistics
Species Apparent morbidity rate Apparent mortality rate Apparent case fatality rate Proportion susceptible animals lost*
Swine 2.57% 0.00% 0.00% 100.00%
*Removed from the susceptible population through death, destruction and/or slaughter
Epidemiology
Source of the outbreak(s) or origin of infection
  • Legal movement of animals
Control measures
Measures applied
  • Movement control inside the country
  • Screening
  • Quarantine
  • Official destruction of animal products
  • Official disposal of carcasses, by-products and waste
  • Stamping out
  • Disinfection
  • 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
Lanzhou National Reference Laboratory for Foot and Mouth Disease (OIE Reference Laboratory) Swine gene sequencing 16/07/2018 Positive
Lanzhou National Reference Laboratory for Foot and Mouth Disease (OIE Reference Laboratory) Swine reverse transcription - polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) 16/07/2018 Positive
Future Reporting
The event is continuing. Weekly follow-up reports will be submitted.
Map of outbreak locations