Foot and mouth disease,
Information received on 26/10/2018 from Dra. Deyanira Barrero León, Gerente General, Instituto Colombiano Agropecuario (ICA), Ministerio de Agricultura y Desarrollo Rural, BOGOTA, Colombia
Report type Immediate notification
Date of start of the event 09/10/2018
Date of confirmation of the event 25/10/2018
Report date 26/10/2018
Date submitted to OIE 26/10/2018
Date event resolved 10/12/2018
Reason for notification Recurrence of a listed disease
Date of previous occurrence 15/08/2017
Manifestation of disease Clinical disease
Causal agent Foot and mouth disease virus
Serotype O
Nature of diagnosis Laboratory (advanced)
This event pertains to a defined zone within the country
Related reports Immediate notification (26/10/2018)
Follow-up report No. 1 (02/11/2018)
Follow-up report No. 2 (09/11/2018)
Follow-up report No. 3 (15/11/2018)
Follow-up report No. 4 (23/11/2018)
Follow-up report No. 5 (30/11/2018)
Follow-up report No. 6 (19/12/2018)
Follow-up report No. 7 (18/01/2019)
Follow-up report No. 8 (18/02/2019)
Follow-up report No. 9 (15/03/2019)
New outbreaks (1)
Outbreak 1 (118254) El Paraíso, Carraipia, Maicao, La Guajira
Date of start of the outbreak 09/10/2018
Outbreak status Resolved (10/12/2018)
Epidemiological unit Farm
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Cattle 82 0 0 82 0
Sheep 80 0 0 76 0
Swine 27 23 20 7 0
Affected population The affected animals are 20 unweaned piglets, which died, and one male and two females under six months of age. In addition, four sheep died from other diseases before the stamping out process, so they were not counted under Killed and disposed of.
Summary of outbreaks Total outbreaks: 1
Total animals affected
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Cattle 82 0 0 82 0
Sheep 80 0 0 76 0
Swine 27 23 20 7 0
Outbreak statistics
Species Apparent morbidity rate Apparent mortality rate Apparent case fatality rate Proportion susceptible animals lost*
Cattle 0.00% 0.00% - 100.00%
Sheep 0.00% 0.00% - 95.00%
Swine 85.19% 74.07% 86.96% 100.00%
*Removed from the susceptible population through death, destruction and/or slaughter
Source of the outbreak(s) or origin of infection
  • Unknown or inconclusive
  • Investigation is ongoing
Epidemiological comments This farm is located 10 kilometers from the border with the Republic of Venezuela. An epidemiological investigation is being carried out to determine the spread of the disease and the possible origin of the virus. All control and eradication measures will be implemented.
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
  • Disinfection
  • Vaccination permitted (if a vaccine exists)
  • No treatment of affected animals
Measures to be applied
  • Vaccination in response to the outbreak (s)
  • Official destruction of animal products
  • Official disposal of carcasses, by-products and waste
  • Stamping out
Diagnostic test results
Laboratory name and type Species Test Test date Result
National Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory (National laboratory) Swine antigen (Ag) detection ELISA 25/10/2018 Positive
National Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory (National laboratory) Swine polymerase chain reaction (PCR) 25/10/2018 Positive
National Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory (National laboratory) Swine real-time reverse transcriptase/polymerase chain reaction (RRT-PCR) 25/10/2018 Positive
Future Reporting
The event is continuing. Weekly follow-up reports will be submitted.
Map of outbreak locations