Foot and mouth disease,
Morocco
Information received on 02/11/2015 from Dr Abderrahman El Abrak, Directeur des Services Vétérinaires, Office National de Sécurité Sanitaire des Produits Alimentaires (ONSSA), Ministère de l'Agriculture et de la Pêche Maritime, Rabat, Morocco
Summary
Report type Immediate notification
Date of start of the event 23/10/2015
Date of confirmation of the event 29/10/2015
Report date 02/11/2015
Date submitted to OIE 02/11/2015
Date event resolved 13/11/2015
Reason for notification Recurrence of a listed disease
Date of previous occurrence 04/1999
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 the whole country
Related reports Immediate notification (02/11/2015)
Follow-up report No. 1 (11/11/2015)
Follow-up report No. 2 (20/11/2015)
Follow-up report No. 3 (27/11/2015)
Follow-up report No. 4 (03/12/2015)
Follow-up report No. 5 (08/12/2015)
Follow-up report No. 6 (17/12/2015)
Follow-up report No. 7 (28/12/2015)
Follow-up report No. 8 (07/01/2016)
New outbreaks (1)
Outbreak 1 Lammaride, Bouhmane, Sidi Bennour, Centre
Date of start of the outbreak 23/10/2015
Outbreak status Resolved (13/11/2015)
Epidemiological unit Farm
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Cattle 17 10 0 17 0
Sheep 14 0 0 14 0
Summary of outbreaks Total outbreaks: 1
Total animals affected
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Cattle 17 10 0 17 0
Sheep 14 0 0 14 0
Outbreak statistics
Species Apparent morbidity rate Apparent mortality rate Apparent case fatality rate Proportion susceptible animals lost*
Cattle 58.82% 0.00% 0.00% 100.00%
Sheep 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
  • Unknown or inconclusive
Control measures
Measures applied
  • Disinfection / Disinfestation
  • Quarantine
  • Surveillance outside containment and/or protection zone
  • Stamping out
  • Official destruction of animal products
  • Official disposal of carcasses, by-products and waste
  • Surveillance within containment and/or protection zone
  • Vaccination permitted (if a vaccine exists)
  • No treatment of affected animals
Measures to be applied
  • Movement control inside the country
  • Screening
  • Vaccination in response to the outbreak (s)
Diagnostic test results
Laboratory name and type Species Test Test date Result
Casablanca Regional Laboratory for Analysis and Research (National laboratory) Cattle enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) 29/10/2015 Positive
Casablanca Regional Laboratory for Analysis and Research (National laboratory) Cattle reverse transcription - polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) 29/10/2015 Positive
Future Reporting
The event is continuing. Weekly follow-up reports will be submitted.
Map of outbreak locations