Foot and mouth disease,
Colombia
Information received on 19/07/2017 from Dr Luis Humberto Martínez Lacouture, Gerente General, Instituto Colombiano Agropecuario (ICA), Ministerio de Agricultura y Desarrollo Rural, Bogotá , Colombia
Summary
Report type Immediate notification
Date of start of the event 01/06/2017
Date of confirmation of the event 10/07/2017
Report date 19/07/2017
Date submitted to OIE 19/07/2017
Date event resolved 15/08/2017
Reason for notification Recurrence of a listed disease
Date of previous occurrence 04/08/2009
Manifestation of disease Clinical disease
Causal agent Foot-and-mouth disease virus
Serotype O
Nature of diagnosis Laboratory (advanced)
This event pertains to a defined zone within the country
Related reports Immediate notification (19/07/2017)
Follow-up report No. 1 (28/07/2017)
Follow-up report No. 2 (04/08/2017)
Follow-up report No. 3 (11/08/2017)
Follow-up report No. 4 (18/08/2017)
Follow-up report No. 5 (01/09/2017)
Follow-up report No. 6 (08/09/2017)
Follow-up report No. 7 (24/09/2017)
New outbreaks (2)
Outbreak 1 (117136) Yacopi, Vallecita, Yacopi, Cundinamarca
Date of start of the outbreak 01/06/2017
Outbreak status Resolved (15/08/2017)
Epidemiological unit Farm
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Cattle 2279 1298 3 2276 0
Goats 5 0 0 5 0
Sheep 125 18 0 125 0
Swine 72 9 2 70 0
Affected population Note from the World Animal Health Information and Analysis Department: This outbreak was initially notified as three distinct outbreaks, but after investigations, it has been considered as a unique epidemiological unit. Last animal to be killed and buried was on August 15th.
Outbreak 2 (117205) La Laguna, San Luis, Tibacuy, Cundinamarca
Date of start of the outbreak 04/07/2017
Outbreak status Resolved (21/07/2017)
Epidemiological unit Farm
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Cattle 163 16 0 163 0
Affected population The sick animals are male bovines from one to two years old. Killing of diseased animals and those in contact with them ended on July 21st.
Summary of outbreaks Total outbreaks: 2
Total animals affected
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Cattle 2442 1314 3 2439 0
Goats 5 0 0 5 0
Sheep 125 18 0 125 0
Swine 72 9 2 70 0
Outbreak statistics
Species Apparent morbidity rate Apparent mortality rate Apparent case fatality rate Proportion susceptible animals lost*
Cattle 53.81% 0.12% 0.23% 100.00%
Goats 0.00% 0.00% - 100.00%
Sheep 14.40% 0.00% 0.00% 100.00%
Swine 12.50% 2.78% 22.22% 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
  • On-going investigation
Epidemiological comments The outbreak detected in Tibacuy township is epidemiologically related to the outbreaks located in Yacopi township. Epidemiological investigation is on-going to determine the origin of the infection.
Control measures
Measures applied
  • Movement control inside the country
  • Surveillance outside containment and/or protection zone
  • Surveillance within containment and/or protection zone
  • Traceability
  • Quarantine
  • Disinfection
  • Vaccination permitted (if a vaccine exists)
  • No treatment of affected animals
Measures to be applied
  • Official destruction of animal products
  • Official disposal of carcasses, by-products and waste
  • Stamping out
  • Zoning
Diagnostic test results
Laboratory name and type Species Test Test date Result
National Veterinary Diagnosis Laboratory (National laboratory) Cattle antigen (Ag) detection ELISA 10/07/2017 Positive
National Veterinary Diagnosis Laboratory (National laboratory) Cattle ELISA 3ABC 10/07/2017 Positive
National Veterinary Diagnosis Laboratory (National laboratory) Cattle real-time reverse transcriptase/polymerase chain reaction (RRT-PCR) 10/07/2017 Positive
Future Reporting
The event is continuing. Weekly follow-up reports will be submitted.
Map of outbreak locations