Foot and mouth disease,
Algeria
Information received on 06/04/2017 from Dr Djamila Hadj Amar, Directrice des Services Vétérinaires , Services Vétérinaires, Ministère de l’Agriculture, du Développement Rural et de la Pêche, Alger, Algeria
Summary
Report type Follow-up report No. 1
Date of start of the event 24/03/2017
Date of confirmation of the event 28/03/2017
Report date 06/04/2017
Date submitted to OIE 06/04/2017
Date event resolved 12/08/2017
Reason for notification New strain of a listed disease in the country
Causal agent Virus de la fièvre aphteuse
Serotype A
Nature of diagnosis Clinical, Laboratory (advanced)
This event pertains to a defined zone within the country
Related reports Immediate notification (31/03/2017)
Follow-up report No. 1 (06/04/2017)
Follow-up report No. 2 (21/05/2018)
New outbreaks (2)
Outbreak 1 Boussena, Ouzna, Medea
Date of start of the outbreak 02/04/2017
Outbreak status Resolved (20/05/2017)
Epidemiological unit Farm
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Cattle 3 1 0 0 3
Outbreak 2 Bordj Ghedir, Bordj Ghedir, Bordj Bou Arreridj
Date of start of the outbreak 02/04/2017
Outbreak status Resolved (20/05/2017)
Epidemiological unit Farm
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Cattle 13 4 0 0 13
Summary of outbreaks Total outbreaks: 2
Total animals affected
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Cattle 16 5 0 0 16
Outbreak statistics
Species Apparent morbidity rate Apparent mortality rate Apparent case fatality rate Proportion susceptible animals lost*
Cattle 31.25% 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
  • Movement control inside the country
  • Disinfection
  • Stamping out
  • Vaccination permitted (if a vaccine exists)
  • No treatment of affected animals
Measures to be applied
  • Vaccination in response to the outbreak (s)
Diagnostic test results
Laboratory name and type Species Test Test date Result
Laboratoire central vétérinaire (National laboratory) Cattle real-time reverse transcriptase/polymerase chain reaction (RRT-PCR) 04/04/2017 Positive
Laboratoire central vétérinaire (National laboratory) Cattle typing ELISA 04/04/2017 Positive
Future Reporting
The event is continuing. Weekly follow-up reports will be submitted.
Map of outbreak locations