Foot and mouth disease,
Information received on 24/09/2016 from Dr. Hovhannes Mkrtchyan, Head, Veterinary Inspectorate of the State Service for Food Safety, Ministry of Agriculture, Yerevan, Armenia
Report type Follow-up report No. 3
Date of start of the event 23/12/2015
Date of confirmation of the event 28/12/2015
Report date 24/09/2016
Date submitted to OIE 24/09/2016
Date event resolved 12/01/2016
Reason for notification New strain of a listed disease in the country
Causal agent Food and mouth disease virus (genotype VII)
Serotype A
Nature of diagnosis Laboratory (basic), Laboratory (advanced)
This event pertains to a defined zone within the country
Related reports Immediate notification (15/01/2016)
Follow-up report No. 1 (03/03/2016)
Follow-up report No. 2 (18/05/2016)
Follow-up report No. 3 (24/09/2016)
Follow-up report No. 4 (31/10/2016)
Outbreaks There are no new outbreaks in this report
Source of the outbreak(s) or origin of infection
  • Airborne spread
Epidemiological comments Foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) virus type A was detected by ELISA at the Food Safety Risk Assessment and Analysis Scientific Center (SNCO) of Armenia. Then, the samples were sent to the Federal Governmental Budgetary Institution, Federal Centre for Animal Health (FGBI-ARRIAH) in Russia for advanced analysis. On 15 January 2016, the strain was categorized by FGBI-ARRIAH as genotype VII. In the third quarter of 2016, 566,380 heads of cattle and 53,269 heads of sheep and goats were vaccinated against FMD by AG7 type of vaccine.
Control measures
Measures applied
  • Movement control inside the country
  • Vaccination in response to the outbreak (s)
    Administrative division Species Total Vaccinated Details
    Siounik Cattle 50257 and 2630 sheep
    Armavir Cattle 29971 and 0 sheep
    Aragatsotn Cattle 73279 and 21134 sheep
    Tavoush Cattle 10913 and 2184 sheep
    Lori Cattle 82023 and 0 sheep
    Shirak Cattle 125234 and 0 sheep
    Kotayk Cattle 35469 and 4747 sheep
    Yerevan Cattle 1566 and 0 sheep
    Ararat Cattle 27640 and 0 sheep
    Gegharkounik Cattle 119849 and 21894 sheep
    Vayots Dzor Cattle 10179 and 680 sheep
  • Disinfection / Disinfestation
  • Surveillance outside containment and/or protection zone
  • Surveillance within containment and/or protection zone
  • Zoning
  • No treatment of affected animals
Measures to be applied
  • No other measures
Future Reporting
The event is continuing. Weekly follow-up reports will be submitted.