Foot and mouth disease,
Algeria
Information received on 20/04/2017 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 07/04/2017
Date of confirmation of the event 09/04/2017
Report date 20/04/2017
Date submitted to OIE 20/04/2017
Date event resolved 27/04/2017
Reason for notification New strain of a listed disease
Manifestation of disease Clinical disease
Causal agent Foot and mouth disease virus
Serotype A
Nature of diagnosis Clinical, Laboratory (advanced)
This event pertains to a defined zone within the country
Related reports Immediate notification (10/04/2017)
Follow-up report No. 1 (20/04/2017)
Follow-up report No. 2 (20/05/2018)
Outbreaks There are no new outbreaks in this report
Epidemiology
Source of the outbreak(s) or origin of infection
  • Unknown or inconclusive
Epidemiological comments The OIE/FAO reference laboratory in Brescia (IZSLER) denied serotype SAT1 and confirmed serotype A. Note from the World Animal Health Information and Analysis Department: from this date, the immediate notification published on 10 April 2017 will be rectified with serotype A.
Control measures
Measures applied
  • Movement control inside the country
  • Official disposal of carcasses, by-products and waste
  • Stamping out
  • Disinfection
  • Vaccination permitted (if a vaccine exists)
  • No treatment of affected animals
Measures to be applied
  • No other measures
Diagnostic test results
Laboratory name and type Species Test Test date Result
Lombardy and Emilia Romagna Experimental Zooprophylactic Institute (IZSLER), Brescia (OIE Reference Laboratory) Cattle virus isolation 13/04/2017 Positive
Future Reporting
The event is continuing. Weekly follow-up reports will be submitted.