Foot and mouth disease,
Palestinian Auton. Territories
Information received on 02/04/2019 from Dr Iyad Adra, Director General of Veterinary Services & Animal Health, CVO, -, Ministry of Agriculture, Ramallah, Palestinian Auton. Territories
Report type Immediate notification
Date of start of the event 26/03/2019
Date of confirmation of the event 01/04/2019
Report date 02/04/2019
Date submitted to OIE 02/04/2019
Date event resolved 19/06/2019
Reason for notification Recurrence of a listed disease
Date of previous occurrence 04/10/2018
Manifestation of disease Clinical disease
Causal agent Foot and mouth disease virus
Serotype Pending
Nature of diagnosis Clinical, Laboratory (basic), Laboratory (advanced)
This event pertains to a defined zone within the country
Related reports Immediate notification (02/04/2019)
Follow-up report No. 1 (09/04/2019)
Follow-up report No. 2 (21/04/2019)
Follow-up report No. 3 (19/06/2019)
New outbreaks (1)
Outbreak 1 (416) Hebron, Bani Naeem, West Bank
Date of start of the outbreak 26/03/2019
Outbreak status Resolved (19/06/2019)
Epidemiological unit Farm
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Sheep / goats 433 80 10 0 0
Affected population Mixed farm with sheep and goats that showed clinical signs (lameness, mouth lesion and sudden death of kids).
Summary of outbreaks Total outbreaks: 1
Total animals affected
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Sheep / goats 433 80 10 0 0
Outbreak statistics
Species Apparent morbidity rate Apparent mortality rate Apparent case fatality rate Proportion susceptible animals lost*
Sheep / goats 18.48% 2.31% 12.50% 2.31%
*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 farm was vaccinated for the last time on 26/12/2017 as the Palestinian Autonomous Territories are experiencing a shortage of vaccine supplies.
Control measures
Measures applied
  • Movement control inside the country
  • Vaccination in response to the outbreak (s)
    Administrative division Species Total Vaccinated Details
    West Bank Sheep / goats 293 Inactivated, polyvalent, O,A
  • Surveillance outside containment and/or protection zone
  • Surveillance within containment and/or protection zone
  • Screening
  • Traceability
  • Quarantine
  • Control of wildlife reservoirs
  • Zoning
  • 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 Al-Arub (National laboratory) Goats real-time reverse transcriptase/polymerase chain reaction (RRT-PCR) 01/04/2019 Positive
Future Reporting
The event is continuing. Weekly follow-up reports will be submitted.
Map of outbreak locations