Foot and mouth disease,
China (People's Rep. of)
Information received on 09/02/2017 from Dr Yu Kangzhen, National Chief Veterinary Officer , Veterinary Bureau , Ministry of Agriculture , Beijing, China (People's Rep. of)
Report type Immediate notification
Date of start of the event 25/01/2017
Date of confirmation of the event 03/02/2017
Report date 09/02/2017
Date submitted to OIE 09/02/2017
Reason for notification Recurrence of a listed disease
Date of previous occurrence 01/2015
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 (09/02/2017)
Follow-up report No. 1 (05/04/2017)
Follow-up report No. 2 (09/05/2017)
Follow-up report No. 3 (23/05/2017)
Follow-up report No. 4 (08/10/2017)
Follow-up report No. 5 (02/11/2017)
Follow-up report No. 6 (19/12/2017)
New outbreaks (1)
Outbreak 1 Shigatse, Rinbung, Tibet
Date of start of the outbreak 25/01/2017
Outbreak status Resolved (03/04/2017)
Epidemiological unit Backyard
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Cattle 82 28 0 82 0
Sheep 34 0 34 0
Affected population Cattle were affected; there are 34 sheep in the same herd.
Summary of outbreaks Total outbreaks: 1
Total animals affected
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Cattle 82 28 0 82 0
Sheep 34 ** 0 34 0
Outbreak statistics
Species Apparent morbidity rate Apparent mortality rate Apparent case fatality rate Proportion susceptible animals lost*
Cattle 34.15% 0.00% 0.00% 100.00%
Sheep ** 0.00% ** 100.00%
*Removed from the susceptible population through death, destruction and/or slaughter
**Not calculated because of missing information
Source of the outbreak(s) or origin of infection
  • Introduction of new live animals
Control measures
Measures applied
  • Movement control inside the country
  • Vaccination in response to the outbreak (s)
  • Disinfection
  • Quarantine
  • Stamping out
  • Official disposal of carcasses, by-products and waste
  • 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
National Foot and Mouth Disease Reference Laboratory (OIE Reference Laboratory) Cattle reverse transcription - polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) 03/02/2017 Positive
Future Reporting
The event is continuing. Weekly follow-up reports will be submitted.
Map of outbreak locations